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Texas Governor Blasts Big 12 For Not Expanding

Texas Governor Greg Abbott blasted the Big 12 for its decision to not expand the conference.

The Big 12 decided against adding any other programs after months of vetting and interviews with potential new members. Many people across the country, media personalities, former athletes, and now politicians are weighing in on the conference's decision.

Governor Abbott tweeted his displeasure with the conference after its decision to not add any other programs.

The Texas governor had previously tweeted his support for the Houston Cougars being added to the conference.

The Houston Cougars are the No. 11 team in the country, according to the AP Poll. They beat Oklahoma and the only Big 12 team ranked ahead of them is Baylor, at No. 9.

Conference officials decided the best course of action for the conference was not to add another team. Officials said that the ten teams that make up the conference remain committed to the Big 12.

Could this spell the end of the conference? Texas Gov. Greg Abbott seems to think so.