Texas to continue competing in Big 12; Pac 16 plans breaking up

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas says it is staying in the Big 12. The Longhorns will not make the move to the Pac 10 as speculated.

Shortly after Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott confirmed to The Associated Press in an e-mail that the University of Texas had
declined an invitation to join his conference, the Longhorns put out a statement saying they would "continue competing in the Big

Oklahoma and Texas A&M also say they will stay in the Big 12, which on Friday seemed in danger of falling apart after Nebraska
and Colorado both decided to leave over the next two years.

Texas president William Powers Jr. wouldn't give any details about why the school decided to stay put when asked by the AP. The school has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning.