OU Regents Give Boren Power To Choose Conference

Monday, September 19th 2011, 10:03 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- The landscape of college football in Oklahoma may be changing, with the Sooners and Cowboys right in the middle of it.

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents voted Monday to give President David Boren the power to choose a new athletic conference for the Sooners, if he decides that's the best path for OU.

The move could seal the fate of the Big 12.

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A Texas newspaper, the Austin-American Statesman, is reporting the PAC-12 is in serious discussions with OU, OSU, Texas and Texas Tech. If that is true, the PAC-12 would become a 16-team super conference.

According to the Statesman, in the new PAC-16 there could be four pods, or regions, with four schools in each pod.  OU's region would include OSU, Texas and Texas Tech.

News On 6's John Holcomb, Dean Blevins and Chuck Fisher will be covering this story from all angles Monday at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

You can also follow Dean, John and Chuck on Twitter as they discuss what's happening during the meeting.