Pac-12 Expansion: Oklahoma Expected To Submit Application By End Of September, According To Report

Prior to the Arizona State game Friday night, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott met with the media and mentioned that the league is not proactively seeking to add teams, but they are monitoring the situation. Scott has also said that the Pac-12 will consider adding teams if the Big 12 falls apart. He reiterated that comment again today:

"If schools are going to leave the Big 12 and there's going to be a paradigm shift, or a landscape change as people like to describe it, we'll go ahead and step back and look at our options, then reconsider (expansion)."

With the news that Texas A&M to the SEC is official as of this afternoon, the remaining Big 12 teams are now starting to look out for themselves and decide what is best for their future. A pair of teams are looking to head west.

Scott is now going to have a choice to consider: adding more teams to the Pac-12. According to the latest news from Chip Brown, the Oklahoma Sooners are expected to apply for admission to join the Pac-12 by the end of September and the Oklahoma St. Cowboys are expected to follow suit:

If OU follows through with what appears to be a unanimous sentiment on the seven-member Oklahoma board of regents to leave the Big 12, realignment in college athletics could be heating back up. OU's application would be matched by an application from Oklahoma State, the source said, even though OSU president Burns Hargis and mega-booster Boone Pickens both voiced their support for the Big 12 last Thursday.

Also, Oklahoma is having a Board of Regents meeting on Monday Sept. 19, and John Hoover who covers Oklahoma for the Tulsa World said that his source from the Oklahoma Board of Regents said that he was not allowed to talk because "negotiations are sensitive."

For more on the Pac-12 head over to Pacific Takes.

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