OrangeBloods.com reports it could happen by end of September
The Oklahoma Sooners, thought to be the big free agent in a world of significant college athletics realignment, will apply for membership to the Pac 12 according to a report by Chip Brown of OrangeBloods.com. If accurate, the report says Oklahoma will apply by the end of September. Oklahoma State is expected to follow the Sooners’ path.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in recent days that the conference was not looking to expand any time soon and that the conference was not actively pursuing potential members, but if a prospective member comes to them that could certainly change things [common opinion, not Scott’s words].
Texas A&M has already applied for membership to the SEC and been voted in but a series of legal actions form Big 12 members is holding up the process for the time being. Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State, are not a part of any of the legal protests against Texas A&M going to the SEC. If they were then news of a potential application to the Pac 12 would be rather confusing. As it stands, the Sooners and Cowboys are not tied down by the Big 12, which continues to take in water on a sinking ship.