OU prez says Sooners, A&M got invite from SEC

By: AP
By: AP

ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) - The president of the University of
Oklahoma says his school and Texas A&M both received invitations to
join the Southeastern Conference during the last round of
conference realignment.

Oklahoma ended up remaining in the Big 12. University president David Boren said Wednesday that the Sooners had offers from both the SEC and the Pac-10.

Boren says the Pac-10 offer was for five Big 12 schools -
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech - to join
as a group. He says the SEC extended offers only to Oklahoma and
Texas A&M, both of which opted to stay in a slimmed-down Big 12
after Colorado left for the Pac-10 and Nebraska left for the Big
Ten.

Boren says because the SEC offer didn't include Oklahoma State
and Texas, he didn't consider it a good option.

SEC spokesman Craig Pinkerton says he "is not in a position to
comment" on what Boren said.

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