Big XII Lives

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas officials says they are committed

“long-term'' to the Big 12.

Texas president William Powers, Jr., said Tuesday that Texas led

the way in keeping the foundering league together as the Big Ten

and Pac-10 courted several Big 12 schools. Nebraska (Big Ten) and

Colorado (Pac-10) will both be leaving over the next two years.

Powers says there were no new guarantees of big-money television

revenue, but a key point for Texas staying put was keeping its

media rights.

That keeps Texas on course for possibly launching its own

network.