"Wha… what happened? Specifically? We don't know. We do know that a significant number of Pac-12 presidents were uncomfortable with expansion, in general, and with Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, specifically, because of concerns about their academic cred. (None of the three are members of the Association of American Universities, though neither are five schools already in the conference, including one of the recent additions, Utah.) The presidents may have also been scared away by the prospect of dealing with Texas' Texas-sized ego .."