Apparently not. From the 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 was in the old Southwest Conference -- for you youngins, that's before the Big 12. They're currently in Conference USA.
Thus far in the all the Big 12 talk, politicians haven't done much good.