Norman, Okla. — University of Oklahoma president David Boren says multiple conferences have shown interest in the Sooners recently and he expects to decide whether to leave the Big 12 or not within the next three weeks.Boren said Friday that Oklahoma is seeking stability in its conference relationship.
He said he was disappointed that Texas A&M announced this week they would seek to join another conference — the SEC — by next July and leave the Big 12 with nine members.
“Of course, we have some great partners in the existing Big 12. We have interest from other conferences and other universities.” Boren said.
Oklahoma was offered chances to join both the Pac-10 and the SEC last year but decided to stick with the Big 12.
Boren said he would feel better with a 12-team Big 12, but that, “I don’t think OU is going to be a wallflower when all is said and done.”
“There is no school in the Big 12 more active than we are right now,” Boren said.