OU Board Exercises Executive Session

TULSA — The OU Board of Regents has voted to move into an executive session regarding conference alignment, among a couple other items on the agenda.

The BOR unanimously approved the proposal of Item No. 28, which states the following: "The Board of Regents will discuss potential legal ramifications of athletic conference realignment options and/or consider new athletic conference membership and take any appropriate action. An executive session may be proposed pursuant to Section 307B.4 of the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act."

According to multiple sources, the Sooners are close to a leap to the Pac-12 and the Board of Regents will approve that move this afternoon.

OU, along with OSU, Texas and Texas Tech are reportedly all looking west as a package deal.

Texas has also ordered an executive session today, and OSU's Board of Regents are also planning to meet this week on Wednesday.

But throughout the process, reports have also surfaced that Texas is hesitant to head west because of its $300 million Longhorn Network, and OU prefers the Longhorns to move along with the Sooners and Cowboys.

Tech would likely go only if the Longhorns come along with the other two.

In the last couple days, though, according to sources, Texas is starting to come around on the plan to jump to the Pac-12.

Additionally, two other items are under discussion in the OU executive session this afternoon.

The first, Item No. 27, is a group of administrative and professional personnel actions, including but not limited to a review of compensation and contract of employment for head coach Bob Stoops and athletic director Joe Castiglione.

A possible raise for baseball hitting coach Tim Tadlock from $104,000 to $110,00 is also on the proposal as well as others.

Item No. 29 is for "the purpose of meeting with General Counsel for a report on pending and possible litigation pursuant to Section 307B.4.

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