On Thursday, the Oklahoma Board of Regents revealed the agenda for a Monday meeting that will include considering “new athletic conference membership.”
That meeting will take place at 2 p.m. ET; two hours later, their Red River Rivalry counterparts will do the same. And could, in the process, begin pounding the final nail in the Big 12’s coffin.
On their official website, it was announced that the University of Texas Board of Regents have scheduled a special meeting for Monday at 4 p.m. ET that will focus mainly on UT’s conference affiliation.
The first item on the agenda, which will be held in executive session if necessary, will involve the “[d]iscussion and appropriate action regarding potential legal issues related to athletic conference membership and contracting.”
Following the executive session — again, if such a session is needed — the regents will reconvene for an open session to initiate a “[d]iscussion and appropriate action regarding delegation to act on matters related to athletic conference membership and contracting.”
As will be the case with his counterpart at OU, UT president William Powers could be empowered by the board to take action on the school’s future conference affiliation at this meeting.
UT has been connected to a month’s worth of rumors that have them headed to the Pac-12 along with OU, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, as well as recent speculation that has the school headed east to possibly join the ACC.
Come Monday, the conference picture for UT, and perhaps several other schools as well, could become a lot clearer.