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React: College paper sports editors on denial of league expansion

“I have to say, I think it’s good. I think 16 teams would be too much right now. I think that people (at UCLA) were more excited about Colorado and Utah than Texas and Oklahoma, because it seems like we have a better chance to compete with those schools.”

— Eric Peck, sports editor, Daily Bruin (UCLA)

“Some people (at USC) were excited about it because we’d get to play schools like Texas and Oklahoma on an annual basis, but at the same time USC is currently sanctioned and the program isn’t in the best state so bringing in more teams and more competition didn’t really appeal to everyone. So it’s been a little bit of a mixed reaction.”

— Joey Kaufman, sports editor, Daily Trojan (USC)

“Personally, I would kind of rather stay in the Big 12 as long as it adds someone like TCU or another big name school that makes sense geographically. I just don’t see OSU as a Pac-10 team.”

— Anthony Slater, sports editor, The Daily O’Collegian (Oklahoma State)

“I’m a little bit surprised. I won’t discount the fact that (the Big 12) could be restored to some stability if they can solve a few things between the members but at the time, it seemed personally that the Pac-12 would have been the best thing for OU.”

— James Corley, sports editor, Oklahoma Daily (Oklahoma)

“I’m just wondering where this is going to leave the Big 12 now that OU has kind of sparked some controversy saying they want to leave. … I don’t think I can say I was for or against it.”

— Brett Winegarner, sports editor, The Daily Toreador (Texas Tech)

— Compiled by Zack Rosenblatt

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