OSU to the Pac-10?

It may just be a matter of time before Oklahoma State joins the Pac-10 Conference but school officials said Thursday afternooon that reports that the move is a "done deal" are not true. At least not yet.

Tabloid website TMZ.com reported Thursday that a source said that "it's just a matter of time" before Oklahoma State follows the lead of Colorado and leaves the Big 12 Conference for the Pac-10.

However, OSU spokesman Gary Shutt issued a statement Thursday afternoon that said the TMZ.com report was not accurate.

"The report circulating about an immediate announcement today concerning Oklahoma State University and conference realignment is without merit. There are no announcements planned by Oklahoma State University," Shutt said in the press release. "We remain committed to the Big 12 Conference. If there are additional defections, we will have to evaluate our options."

But with the University of Colorado's announcement Thursday that it was leaving the Big 12 for the Pac-10, and the expected announcement by Nebraska on Friday that it will leave for the Big 10, the move by OSU and five other schools to the Pac-10 could be coming sooner than later.

It has been speculated for days that if Nebraska left the Big 12 for the Big 10 that Oklahoma State would join Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Colorado in joining the Pac-10.

However, OSU officials have said they have not had any talks with the Pac-10 leadership but have been told by University of Texas officials that they would be included in any potential conference realignment.


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