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It Is Going To Happen...Oklahoma & Okie St To The Pac 12

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by InTheBuff, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

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    http://oklahomastate.scout.com/2/1106772.html

    While nothing is official until announcements have been made and ink is dry on the paperwork, two individuals with official ties to Oklahoma State and a current Pac-12 Conference school said that it is going to happen, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma will soon be joining the Pac-12 making it at least the Pac-14.

    There is plenty of talk that Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott does not want to sit at 14 conference members and that two other Big 12 schools will be joining the Oklahoma contingent. It is known that the Pac-12 greatly values Texas and has designs on Texas and Texas Tech being that pair. However, the Longhorns stubbornness in wanting to keep it's third tier rights and partner with ESPN in the Longhorn Network is a sticking point for both Texas and Scott and the Pac-12. The other pair in lieu of Texas and Texas Tech appear to be Kansas and Missouri or Kansas and Kansas State.
    One journalist with plenty of experience and contacts throughout the conferences and schools most heavily involved in the current state of realignment is George Schroeder of the Eugene (Ore.) Register Guard. Schroeder, who also writes for national publications, including Sports Illustrated, has covered Arkansas and the SEC, Oklahoma and the Big 12, and has been in Oregon covering the Ducks, the Pac-12, and national college football for the past four years.

    Schroeder says his sources tell him the Pac-12, as reported, will take Oklahoma State and Oklahoma, with or without Texas.

    "It's clear that Oklahoma and Oklahoma State that the Pac-12 is ready to invite them and that they have that indicated to them regardless of whether or not Texas or anybody else is willing to come along," said Schroeder. "I have heard that from people that are high up at the Pac-12 that will happen. I'm also hearing that they really want Texas and that they don't want to be at 14.
    "Now as things continue to happen and as we wait for the SEC and Texas A&M (to be official), I think we are going to continue to hear wilder and wilder things," added Schroeder. "The KU and K-State thing would be mildly surprising to me. They would love to have Kansas, academically and basketball. It would not be a monetary thing with football, but it would give you a flagship basketball program on one side of the league and one on the other side of the league with UCLA. It just gets weirder and weirder as time goes on."
     
  2. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

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    so....if this becomes reality and CU has to now compete with OU & Okie St in the 'arms' race facilities wise I think CU needs to spend $$$$$
    within the next two years on MAJOR improvements-

    new scoreboards & sound system
    indoor practice facility
    Field House renovation

    I'd even go as far as trying to close in the north end zone and expand seating to 58K-60K
     
  3. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Uptown Club Member

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    That will cost a lot of $$$ . . . but not as much as it will cost to move OSU out of Stillwater. :laugh:
     
  4. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Meh...I'll believe it when I see it is official.
     
  5. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing that has not been talked about for the last 8 months. Wake me up when this is over
     
  6. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    No new information here.
    No worries on the arms race. Okie state can't build a beach on the Pacific or the Flatirons. They are stuck in hot and humid Okie State.
     
  7. Pale Ale

    Pale Ale Well-Known Member

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    The good news is we have a leg up on recruiting the west coast and connections there.
     
  8. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    Wow. Another dude from the NW talking up how great a Pac-8 division would be. What a shock.
     
  9. pwbuffan

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    Better to have OU than Texass is all I can say.
     
  10. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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  11. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
     
  12. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    I'm not losing any sleep, the "news" seems to change every 15 seconds or so.
     
  13. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    I hope some of the PAC presidents are talking. Namely, UA, ASU, UU, CU, etc. Block this crap.
     
  14. HUFset

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    I'm so sick of this. Don't want. The Big 12/UT/Deloss needs to get their **** together and restructure the money, add BYU, BSU and Houston.
     
  15. SuperD

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    Who knows now...Big 12 meeting for today was cancelled, but there was also some chatter on OU maybe coming back to the table and another story with the Mizzou president more confident about the Big 12's future now compared to last week.
     
  16. Alfred91

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    It's pretty obvious the Big 12 is dead and the feeding frenzy is going to begin.

    What we now have to worry about is who comes in and where we go. The mountain schools HAVE to block the expansion until they get concessions (ie, no east/west division).

    I have to say, the OU/OSU/KU/KSU option is freaking ridiculous. There is no way the same Larry Scott who pulled off that tv coup would be stupid enough to try that. Hell, if KSU is on the table, CSU should apply.
     
  17. JimmyBuff

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    LOL the Pac is going to allow KjSU in its conference? Yeah right.
     
  18. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Now is the perfect time for OU to swoop in and save the day by recommiting to the Big 12, just like the Whorns did last year.
     
  19. InTheBuff

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    why was the Big 12 meeting cancelled today?
     
  20. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    Looking at the ISU thread, I am very interested as to where this may lead. I don't think this stuff is going to be resolved anytime soon, so all this stuff is probably posturing.
     

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