Report: OSU Meets With Pac-10 Commissioner

Oklahoma State may have received an offer to join the Pac-10 Conference on Saturday when Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott reportedly met with OSU president Burns Hargis and athletic director Mike Holder. Scott and Pac-10 associate commissioner Kevin Weiberg reportedly met with Hargis and Holder in Oklaoma City about the school joining the Pac-10, according to several reports.

OKBlitz.com, the Tulsa World and The Oklahoman reported that Scott and Weiberg met with Hargis and Holder, and also with officials from the University of Oklahoma on Saturday. Big 12 member Colorado announced Thursday it was leaving the conference for the Pac-10 beginning in 2012.

There was no comment from Hargis or OSU athletic director Mike Holder on Friday after Nebraska announced it was leaving the Big 12 to join the Big Ten, but OSU did issue a release that read as follows, "We are pleased Oklahoma State University has opportunities and we believe it is a reflection of the strength of our overall athletic and academic programs. We believe the investments we have made during the past five years to upgrade our athletic facilities, especially football, as well as several new and upgraded academic and research facilities have placed us in a good position."

Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Texas Tech are reportedly following the lead of Texas.

The Texas board of regents have scheduled a special meeting for 11 a.m. Tuesday for "discussion and appropriate action regarding athletic conference membership." Texas Tech's regents have scheduled a special meeting for 2 p.m. Tuesday. OU's regents have scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday afternoon.

Oklahoma State's regents have a regular meeting scheduled for Friday morning, but could still call a special meeting for earlier in the week by giving 48 hours notice.


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