Posted by Jerry Hinnen
We've already seen credible reports that Oklahoma wants out of the Big 12 and that their conference-mates expect to hear something official within the next two weeks. So maybe it's no surprise that the Sooner Board of Regents is set to potentially make that looming decision at their meeting this Monday, Sept. 19.
The meeting agenda (PDF) was made public Thursday afternoon, and we'll save you the trouble of scrolling to page 218 of 219 and show you what appears there:
It seems entirely possible that the Oklahoma board "taking any appropriate action" regarding "new athletic conference membership" could well be the exact moment when the Big 12 dissolves for good, and the Pac-12 becomes the de facto Pac-14.
Of course, just because the item is on the agenda doesn't make any specific decision a guarantee, particularly not when "potential legal ramifications" are so present as to be also be listed on the agenda item. But this remains the clearest, most official sign yet that the Sooners aren't just considering their "conference alignment" options; they already have one foot out the door.
HT: Andy Staples.