University of Texas regents to meet Tuesday about Big 12 shakeup

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Regents overseeing the University of Texas will meet next week to decide whether the Longhorns will remain in the Big 12 or switch to another conference.

The University of Texas System Board of Regents announced Friday that they will hold a meeting by telephone Tuesday for "discussion and appropriate action regarding athletic conference membership."

The future of the Big 12 is in jeopardy after Colorado agreed Thursday to jump to the Pac-10. The Pac-10 is also reportedly interested in inviting Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech to form a 16-team league.

Nebraska, meanwhile, is expected to make an announcement Friday about whether it will remain in the Big 12 or join another conference, likely the Big Ten.