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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Big 12 decides against expansion, Cougars remain in AAC


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With no teams gaining admittance to the Big 12, Houston will remain a member of the American Athletic Conference for the time being. | File photo/The Cougar

The Big 12 Conference officially decided against expansion on Monday, according to Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle.

The Cougars were one of many teams hoping to gain entrance into a Power 5 conference.

In order for a team to be admitted into the Big 12, a supermajority of 8 out of the 10 schools needed to have approved their candidacy, and no schools garnered enough consensus to be admitted into the conference.

UH had worked diligently to posture UH for entrance into the Big 12 with many of the schools they competed against in the Southwest Conference, but the vote ends the possibility of a move for the Cougars at the present.

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