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Neinas Says Big 12 Set For 10 Teams In 2012

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IRVING (AP) – Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas says the league is set with 10 teams for 2012 with the addition of TCU, even though Missouri is exploring a possible departure.

Neinas says if Missouri decides to go to another conference, it wouldn’t be for the 2012 season. Missouri is investigating whether to join the Southeastern Conference, though the school has not ruled out remaining in the Big 12.

TCU accepted an invitation this week to join the Big 12. The Horned Frogs will replace Texas A&M when the Aggies leave for the SEC next July.

Neinas also said Tuesday that there is no consensus right now among Big 12 members on having 10 or 12 schools. He says that can’t be addressed until Missouri makes its decision.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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