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Conference partners appeal to Texas

Updated: June 15, 2010, 4:05 PM ET
By David Ubben | ESPN.com

AUSTIN, Texas -- In the Carpenter-Winkel Centennial Room nine floors above the field at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, three decision-makers for the University of Texas outlined the reasons why the Big 12 -- despite now having just 10 teams -- was the best place for the Longhorns to compete.

"There was no single issue that was a tipping point, this is a long-term affiliation," president Bill Powers said Tuesday morning in front of 14 video cameras and more than 50 reporters, ...

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