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Pac-12 staying at 12 schools

The ACC's announcement on Sunday about adding Pittsburgh and Syracuse was the latest domino to fall in the constantly changed landscape of college athletics.

And with that announcement, there was once again wild speculation about which schools would be on the move next.

The Pac-12, however, won't be expanding. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott released this statement late 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. 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."

The Pac-12 added Colorado and Utah in June.

There have been numerous reports about the possibility of the Pac-12 expanding yet again with Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech as the new additions to form a 16-school super conference.

So here are the questions: does the Big 12 work through its problems, find stability and stay intact? What does the Big East do to replace Pittsburgh and Syracuse? There was a report earlier this week about the Big East and Big 12 discussing a merger if the Big 12 fell apart. If the Big 12 stays together, where does the Big East look to add teams?

With news changing by the hour, stay tuned.


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