Pac-12 announces no further expansion

September 21, 2011, 3:22 am
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The Pac-12 conference will not expand to include more teams, commissioner Larry Scott announced Tuesday night.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," Scott said."While we have great respect for all of the institutions that have contacted us, and certain expansion proposals were financially attractive, we have a strong conference structure and culture of equality that we are committed to preserve. With new landmark TV agreements and plans to launch our innovative television networks, we are going to focus solely on these great assets, our strong heritage and the bright future in front of us.

In the past couple of days, reports have indicated that Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, and Texas Tech heading west to form the Pac-16 was imminent.