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"The general feeling right now is we want to do everything that we can to keep the Big 12 together...

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"The general feeling right now is we want to do everything that we can to keep the Big 12 together in as close a form as we can to the current configuration," a high-ranking official at a Big 12 university said. "We need stability and a longer-term commitment from the big guys so we can become 12 again down the road."

Pete Thamel in a New York Times article posted a few hours ago. This is the first time I've seen confirmation from a legitimate source that the ultimate goal is to return to twelve teams.

And if Oklahoma and OSU were to climb aboard in the next few days or weeks, then Scott would take...

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And if Oklahoma and OSU were to climb aboard in the next few days or weeks, then Scott would take the time to make sure Texas is off the table … and then he’d move on. How long he’d wait for Texas to decide its future, I have no idea. But eventually the Pac-14 would examine other options for its 15th and 16th teams. (The league has probably done some of that legwork already.) Without question, Kansas and Kansas State would be given serious consideration — and those schools would know they were receiving serious consideration, thus delaying a possible move to the Big East.

Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News. Uh, we got options? Big East? Pac-16 if UT passes?
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