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Pac-12 Conference will not expand

Larry Scott says league wants to retain culture, structure

The Pac-12 Conference announced Tuesday night that it will not seek to expand following rumors of the league adding Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.

An official release said that conference presidents and chancellors made the decision. In the release, commissioner Larry Scott said that “after careful review we have determined that it is in the best interests of our member institutions, student-athletes and fans to remain a 12-team conference.”

“While we have great respect for all of the institutions that have contacted us,” Scott added in the release, “and certain expansion proposals were financially attractive, we have a strong conference structure and culture of equality that we are committed to preserve.”

Scott went on to cite the already procured television deals and launch of a Pac-12 network as reasons to bypass any financial gain from expansion.


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