OSU Statement On Big 12 Expansion

Statements released by Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis.

"We have successfully addressed some critical issues and today have taken important steps forward for the future of the Big 12 Conference. Our member institutions have worked diligently to bring stability to one of the nation's premier conferences. We still have work to do and will continue to do everything necessary to ensure the future of the Big 12 is brighter than it has ever been.

"I appreciate the close working relationship we have with the University of Oklahoma and thank David Boren for his leadership and support. Together, we have made significant progress for the future of our institutions and the Big 12.

"We are delighted to extend an invitation to Texas Christian University to join the conference. TCU is an excellent fit for the Big 12 in terms of its excellent academics, its top-notch athletic programs and its proximity to the other members of the conference. We look forward to the Horned Frogs becoming a member of the Big 12."

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