Lawmakers supporting Houston bid to join Big 12

HOUSTON (AP) - About two dozen Texas lawmakers are supporting efforts to get the University of Houston admitted to the Big 12 Conference.

State Reps. Garnet Coleman and Bill Callegari, both from the Houston area, co-wrote a letter Thursday asking Big 12 officials to consider adding the university to the conference.

Houston, the third largest university in Texas, is a member of Conference USA. It was a member of the Southwest Conference until 1995.

The Big 12 is set to lose two schools after Nebraska committed to the Big Ten and Colorado to the Pac-10.

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