OU dissension over conference realignment
Ponca City Now - May 10, 2016 10:08 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – University of Oklahoma president David Boren continues to press for expansion of the Big 12, even as the chairman of OU’s board of regents has voiced his opposition to any realignment for now.
Max Weitzenhoffer told CBSSports.com he isn’t in favor of the conference expanding from its current 10 teams.
Boren issued a statement in response, saying expansion could make the Big 12 stronger along with the creation of a Big 12 network. Weitzenhoffer then also told The Norman Transcript he won’t stand in the way if Boren continues pursuing expansion.
The statements come days after Big 12 coaches and athletic directors were shown research suggesting the Big 12’s chances of getting a team into the college football playoffs are slightly greater with the addition of two teams along with a conference title game.