Texas Gives President Authority to Pick New Conference

5 years 2 months 2 weeks ago September 19, 2011 Sep 19, 2011 Monday, September 19 2011 Monday, September 19, 2011 3:48:00 PM CDT in Sports
Source: AP
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN, TX (AP) -- University of Texas regents have voted to give president Bill Powers Jr. the authority to move the Longhorns out of the Big 12 to a new conference. Before the vote, Powers told the regents that the school should be able to explore options, which he says could include staying in the Big 12.

Regents at Oklahoma made a similar move earlier Monday, giving President David Boren the same decision-making authority.

Texas A&M has already announced that it plans to leave the Big 12 and pursue membership in the SEC.

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