Oklahoma State Gives Prez Power To Change Leagues

STILLWATER, OK (AP)  Oklahoma State’s governing board has granted university president Burns Hargis the power to move the school’s teams to a different conference.

Hargis says Wednesday’s move was important even after the Pac-12 was taken off the table as a potential destination because “there are a lot of moving parts here and we may have to make decisions fast.” He says it’s important to have the power in hand rather than waiting 48 hours to hold a regents meeting.

Hargis says his “first priority” is to stabilize the Big 12 and remain in that conference, but he rejected the notion that Oklahoma State’s current home is its only option.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • Sgt. Dread

    I hope that OSU creates it’s own destiny instead of waiting around for OU and Texas to make their move to where ever their best interests lie. Boone Pickens should take an active hand in the negotiations with other conferences and if thats not possible create a new conference so that other interested parties (and I’m sure there are some) can get a new source of TV revenue and publicity and allow OSU to recruit from a wider field than we currently have. I’m sick of greedy Texas and OU calling all the shots for the big 12.

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