For the time being, Syracuse and Pittsburgh’s move to the Atlantic Coast Conference appears to be delayed at least until 2014, while Texas A&M’s move to the Southeastern Conference may be slowed due to the possibility of pending legal action. In the end, it is hard to imagine that there is much legal leverage to enforce universities to remain in their current conferences for any extended period of time. Therefore, we are reminded of the famous quote: "The only thing constant in life is change" and with the relative daily fluidity that is taking place, it’s possible that even the PAC-12 ‘s declaration of no further expansion may have a shorter shelf-life than a quart of milk.
Although, for now, the Big-12 will remain as a conference, in the long run it appears to be weak due to the damage done by the University of Texas and its Longhorn network deal. In addition, the silence of the Big-10 eerily looms like a specter. It is hard to believe that a conference who shrewdly added Penn State and Nebraska isn’t taking a hard look at adding more.