Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma has had an excruciating extra week to stew over the disappointment of the one-point loss to Kansas State that likely dashed its hopes at making the playoff.
The seismic shift in college athletics has once again been diverted. Most likely, the latest round of conference realignment will only produce a handful of changes. The 16-team superconference is again on hold.
Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton says the Big 12’s fate largely rests with Oklahoma. Deaton said he and other university leaders “are working every day to hold the Big 12 together” but the next move is largely dependent on the Sooners.
A person with knowledge of the situation says Texas and Oklahoma officials met over the weekend amid speculation that the Sooners are considering leaving the Big 12.
With half the Big 12 heading into an off week, after all 10 teams won their openers at home, there are more questions about the future of the league.
Being voted preseason No. 1 is a tradition at Oklahoma, and this season is no different. The Sooners will start out top-ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the 10th time, more than any program in the country.
The 10 teams in the slimmed-down Big 12 Conference are talking football. Oklahoma is expected to be loaded and Texas is in the mix as usual, though for different reasons.
Bob Stoops doesn’t want anyone looking for a deeper reason why he decided to silence some of his players as No. 16 Oklahoma tries to tackle a growing problem in Big 12 road games.