AD: Texas looking at options

June 13, 2010


— Texas is still “looking at all options” before deciding whether to stay in the crumbling Big 12 or move to another league, athletic director DeLoss Dodds said Saturday.

Dodds spoke outside of his stadium suite before Saturday’s Texas-TCU baseball game, but declined further comment on what those options are.

Dodds has said he wants to keep the Big 12 together. The Longhorns are considered the key to the league’s survival, particularly after it lost Nebraska (Big Ten) and Colorado (Pac-10) in a matter of two days this week.

The Texas regents have scheduled a meeting Tuesday for “discussion and appropriate action regarding athletic conference membership.”

An official at a Big 12 school with knowledge of the talks confirmed that Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott was traveling to Texas and Oklahoma this weekend to present a case for Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to join the Pac-10.

The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the discussions.

Pac-10 officials did not immediately respond to e-mail messages seeking comment.

Texas President William Powers Jr. and football coach Mack Brown watched the baseball game from Dodds’ suite.


anon1958 7 years, 4 months ago

I hope no one prematurely leaks any definitive stories about the Texas and Oklahoma teams bolting West before Tuesday. I am enjoying all this gnashing of beaks and hand-wringing by the fools in Strong Arm Hall. I would hate for their suspense to end earlier than necessary. There will be plenty of time for recriminations and inane comments spewing forth from KU spokesweasels, no need to start that early.

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