No Animosity

NEW YORK (AP) _ Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott tells The

Associated Press he has no animosity toward Texas for declining an

invitation to join his league.

Scott said in a telephone interview Wednesday that he never felt

he had a done deal with Texas and the four other Big 12 schools he

was trying to add to the Pac-10. The conference would have become a

16-team league had Texas joined with Oklahoma, Oklahoma State,

Texas Tech and Texas A&M.

Instead, those schools decided to stay in the Big 12.

Scott says when the news came down that Texas and the rest were

not joining Pac-10, he called Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe to

congratulate him for saving his conference.

The Pac-10 landed one Big 12 school in Colorado. Nebraska left

the Big 12 for the Big Ten.