So much for David Boren and OU holding Texas hostage over a move to the Pac-12.
The league announced tonight that they will stay at an even dozen for now.
The Pac-12 released a statement that said in part:
"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."
In other words he didn't have the nine firm votes he needed, basically because some University Presidents didn't like the idea of expanding before they play even one season as a 12-team league, they didn't like the speed with which things seemed to be unfolding, and they didn't like the unwillingness of Texas to compromise on the LHN.
So now all eyes shift once again the Texas A&M and the SEC -- and the Baylor lawyers.