Iowa State basketball coach Fred Hoiberg is glad the future is clear for the program. After weeks of speculation that the Big-12 Conference was about to break up Texas spurned an offer from the Pac-10 and the league will go on with ten members. Hoiberg says there were a lot of questions from current players and from players who they are recruiting and he’s glad it has been resolved.

With ten schools remaining the league will adopt an 18-game double round robin format for basketball. Hoiberg says it will be a tougher road for basketball, but he says they’re “excited about that” as they want to play the best.

Hoiberg believes the new format will benefit the Cyclones. He says they will play the best teams twice and while he says it will be tough, they have a chance to open some inroads into Texas and other states for recruiting.