The University of Texas at Austin
  • Texas remains in Big 12 Conference

    By Nick Voinis
    Nick Voinis
    Published: June 14, 2010
    Texas

    The University of Texas at Austin’s athletics programs will continue competing in the Big 12 Conference, the university announced today.

    University President William Powers Jr., Men’s Athletics Director DeLoss Dodds and Women’s Athletics Director Chris Plonsky will participate in a media availability at 10 a.m. Central, Tuesday, June 15, in the Carpenter-Winkel Centennial Room, located on the 9th floor of Bellmont Hall (west side of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium).

    Watch a webcast of the media availability at 10 a.m. June 15.

    Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe will also address the media on a teleconference at 11 a.m. Central.

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      Angel Morales said on March 7, 2011 at 1:41 p.m.
      Im a good QB haha maybe ill play for you in 6 years(:
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      #Texas remains in Big 12 Conference #highereddev #football « Team Topper Tri said on Nov. 15, 2010 at 8:46 p.m.
      [...] might have happened had we lost the A&M and Oklahoma football rivalry games.   http://www.utexas.edu/know/2010/06/14/big12_conference/   And now to figure out how we get through this state-mandated 10% budget cut.   [...]
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      Richard said on July 31, 2010 at 2:22 p.m.
      Congrats on a good season from the alumni class of 1994.
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      The Biggest NCAAF Expansion Winner Debate… It’s All About the Benjamins « The Sports Debates© said on June 25, 2010 at 2:47 p.m.
      [...] Now that the dust has settled, and we can apply that 20-20 vision which only hindsight allows, there is no doubt that the biggest winner is the University of Texas with its decision to remain with the Big XII. [...]
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      Merudh said on June 24, 2010 at 4:44 p.m.
      Lmao wooooo hoooo!!! gooo horns!! @mk: why are being so pessimistic?
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      daniel canas said on June 17, 2010 at 11:34 p.m.
      Way to go Horns!!!!!!1
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      Baylor … falls in ranks of Med. Schools while Texas Joins UW in Football? /  The Ave said on June 16, 2010 at 12:43 a.m.
      [...] University of Texas at Austin announced late Monday that it would pass up a lucrative invitation to join the Pacific-10 Conference and remain in the [...]
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      Beth Krabe said on June 15, 2010 at 11:57 a.m.
      So glad Texas is staying put! It wouldn't be the same without the Texas tradition of playing A&M at Thanksgiving! Thank you so much Texas!!!!
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      Texas news conference 10am - CycloneFanatic said on June 15, 2010 at 9:55 a.m.
      [...] Texas remains in Big 12 Conference Know 10 a.m. June 15 [...]
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      Joyce Crow said on June 15, 2010 at 9:44 a.m.
      Thank you is hard to say inasmuch as we love to hate you when we play each other. But thank you Texas. And A&M.
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      Texas Remains in Big 12 said on June 15, 2010 at 9:27 a.m.
      [...] By Nick Voinis from Know [...]
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      Jam said on June 15, 2010 at 9:22 a.m.
      mk you must be an OU fan - boo hoo!
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      Matrex said on June 15, 2010 at 2:37 a.m.
      I hope we go out and get two schools that boost the profile and competition of the Big 12 light (Big 10 Already taken.) I think we let the story roll too long, and now A&M wants to let the SEC come into Texas. If they leave they would be doing the same thing we are doing now staying for the promise of money, and A&M would be leaving because of money. Since we are staying though we should offer Big 12 membership to The University of Houston, because they should have been in since the beginning. And to think I got all excited to be going out to watch the Longhorns play in Stanford, Berkley or Seattle instead of Manhattan, Kansas or Ames, Iowa. No offense to anyone from there. I hope we don't get cheated in the end.
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      mk said on June 14, 2010 at 11:02 p.m.
      You stink! Why does everyone think UT has to be in control of everything? Big babies, if you don't get all the money and the TV attention, you threaten you're gonna leave.
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      Nikki said on June 14, 2010 at 10:37 p.m.
      Hook'em Horns!!!!!
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      Phillip said on June 14, 2010 at 9:32 p.m.
      Now why would we not go get TCU and Arkansas and keep it the big 12?
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      JMNull said on June 14, 2010 at 9:23 p.m.
      Lousy move. We remain in a mediocre conference. Why are we afraid of competition? Keep on scheduling LA-Monroe and North Texas and we'll preserve our Big 12 dominance.
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      Heather said on June 14, 2010 at 9:04 p.m.
      Thank you, Texas for making a decision that keeps the Big 12 together!
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      tommy binford said on June 14, 2010 at 8:06 p.m.
      Thank god we still a southwest rivalry. remants of what was old swc plus some. Let's make this last forever.
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      Kablarkin said on June 14, 2010 at 7:56 p.m.
      YAAAAAY!!
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      pat miller said on June 14, 2010 at 7:54 p.m.
      Absolutely no offense to Big 12 schools and in this case, UT. We in the far west are delighted that we remain essentially west coast. We trust that you feel the same. Now, perhaps Colorado will consider rejoining you folks and the Big 12. Cheers!
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      Christine said on June 14, 2010 at 6:54 p.m.
      Thank you, Texas!! From an ISU fan- I may love you even if you kick our %*%!!
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      jb said on June 14, 2010 at 6:48 p.m.
      bitter much, chris??? Long live the Big 12!!!
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      chris said on June 14, 2010 at 6:36 p.m.
      The big12 is awful.
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      Julie said on June 14, 2010 at 6:33 p.m.
      THANK YOU, TEXAS!
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