Take a deep breath, the standoff is over.
After a week of speculation that the Longhorns were set to take their show out west, an eleventh hour plea by Commission Dan Beebe appears to have saved the Big 12 Conference.
The ten remaining members of the conference will stay put, throwing a cold bucket of water on Larry Scott and the Pac-10's plans to annex five South-division schools.
Aside from a few probable aftershocks (Utah to Pac-10), this round of expansion appears to be finished.
Not surprisingly, it looks like the Big Ten is the big winner.