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Tech fans react to Pac-12 announcement

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

"I think if everybody else is leaving we should leave, too," Texas Tech Junior Matt Smolder said.

Speculation that the Pac-12 would add Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State died when the Pac-12 released a statement Wednesday:

"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."

Many Tech students were disappointed that Tech won't be part of the Pac-12.

"It would have been fun to go to the Pac-12 cause it's better competition," Tech student Michael Lane said.

Other students are still hoping for a spot in the Pac-12 because "the Big 12 is dying."

ESPN reports the Big 12 directors are set to meet to address the leadership status of commissioner Dan Beebe and a way to get the remaining members to make a long-term commitment to the conference. A presidential teleconference will take place Thursday to discuss how to secure longer-term stabilization in the conference.

Stay with KCBD NewsChannel 11 for all the latest on any changes within the Big 12.

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