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Louisville To The Big XII Makes Sense

Louisville To The Big XII Makes Sense

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Big XII has golden opportunity

Big XII has golden opportunity

Texas A&M's Departure Leaves Big XII With Greener Pastures

Texas A&M's Departure Leaves Big XII With Greener Pastures

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California or Bust! Conference Realignment Getting Closer. OR: The Okies are Coming part 2

via www.shorpy.com We are getting closer on Conference Realignment.  SEC Presidents are voting today, based on several reports on twitter from various sports writers.  If A&M has enough votes...

Conference Realignment Still Alive And Well And The Big 12 Could Still Be A Player

Conference Realignment Still Alive And Well And The Big 12 Could Still Be A Player

"It's funny you ask. I got a text during dinner from our running backs coach that we're going to...

"It's funny you ask. I got a text during dinner from our running backs coach that we're going to the SEC." - Oklahoma Quarterbacks Coach Josh Heupel

OU To SEC Rumors Growing Stronger!

OU To SEC Rumors Growing Stronger!

Missouri And Nebraska Given A Deadline?

"Nebraska has until 5 p.m. on Friday to tell us what they're going to do," one school official said, according to the The American-Statesman. "The same deal for Missouri. They have to tell us they're not going to the Big Ten." A Dallas Morning News report also cited a deadline for the Cornhuskers but said it was within two weeks.

Time To Perk Up And Pay Attention - Conference Realignment Is Happening Whether You Like It Or Not

One thing is abundantly clear. There is not a consensus agreement among the Big 12 presidents and AD's regarding the future of the conference. Speculation of a possible breakup of the 14-year-old Big 12 exploded this spring when the Big Ten said it might expand and Nebraska and Missouri indicated interest. Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe and Texas president Bill Powers had been scheduled to brief reporters at the end of the day on Thursday, the third day of the league’s spring meetings. But after a separate meeting of the presidents ran an hour long, Beebe emerged to say—as he was pursued by reporters into a waiting elevator—that the news conference would be on Friday. "The board is still in session.We won’t conclude until tomorrow and we’re not going to have any kind of comments about anything the board has been considering or acting upon until tomorrow." He refused to elaborate. In Thursday’s joint meeting of athletic directors and presidents, Oklahoma’s Joe Castiglione said the ADs all gave their recommendation about whether the league should stay together. Apparently, the unanimity that many members were hoping to forge proved elusive. "We all had a chance to express our thoughts," Castiglione said when asked if any of the athletic directors indicated they might want to leave. So does that mean not everyone was united? "Everybody expressed their thoughts," he said.

Stoops: OU Is Attractive To Any Conference

TULSA, Okla. (AP)—Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops believes the Sooners will end up in a good position no matter what happens with schools switching conferences. Stoops said Tuesday night he thinks Oklahoma would "be pretty attractive" to any conference, considering its TV appeal, a run of appearances in the Bowl Championship Series and a streak of sellouts at its 85,000-seat stadium. Stoops also believes the Big 12 could add new teams if needed "or if not, we may end up going somewhere else." Regardless, Stoops says he’ll leave it up to university president David Boren and athletic director Joe Castiglione to decide what’s best for Oklahoma.

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