Seemingly once and for all, the Big 12 Conference on Monday announced it will not expand, opting to remain a 10-institution conference.

With BYU having lobbied to join the conference, there was plenty of strong reaction on Twitter from locals as the news unfolded.

BYU fans

Predictably, there was a sense of frustration on the part of Cougar fans that the school was not added to the conference.

https://twitter.com/rtmccombs/status/788125552271962113 https://twitter.com/smashmouth22/status/788143161906372608 https://twitter.com/ryfish65/status/788148083284598784 https://twitter.com/marydblanchard/status/788149159568154629 https://twitter.com/sweetie_sitake/status/788154454918836226 https://twitter.com/jamesthemormon/status/788117822828187648 https://twitter.com/criddler21/status/788156891335491584

Utah fans

Perhaps just as predictably, University of Utah fans chimed in on the matter.

https://twitter.com/LightUpTheU/status/788110824833331200 https://twitter.com/jesset/status/788121324333834240 https://twitter.com/TheUFanCast/status/788132236033830913 https://twitter.com/NEZUofU/status/788133305149296640 https://twitter.com/pmarti9/status/788147392675614720
https://twitter.com/SBartleScout/status/788153283051302912

Donald Trump and other jokes

With the presidential election just over three weeks away, some Twitter users managed to weave references to Republican nominee Donald Trump into the conversation.

https://twitter.com/pistolsguy/status/788153434276896768 https://twitter.com/KevinOnCFB/status/788152220856430592

The Big 12's drawn-out decision to ultimately not expand was the subject of all sorts of jokes.

A sampling:

https://twitter.com/TylerDreiling/status/788109759392120833
https://twitter.com/BryanDFischer/status/788109668144951297 Comment on this story https://twitter.com/RedditCFB/status/788150187554254848 https://twitter.com/zakhicken/status/788124552005943297 https://twitter.com/ESPNRittenberg/status/788148607648206848

Ryan McDonald is a sports reporter at DeseretNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanwmcdonald.