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

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Posted: Jun 23, 2010 1:10 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: OU, Sooners, Texas A&M, SEC, University of Oklahoma, Southeastern Conference, Big 12, David Boren, Pac-10, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, Colorado, Nebraska, WBRZ

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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