NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- University of Oklahoma president David Boren says the Sooners "expect to stay" in the Big 12 and he believes the likelihood of any other programs leaving to join the Big Ten or another power conference has been "blown out of proportion."
Following a disputed report that fellow Big 12 members Nebraska and Missouri had been offered the chance to join the Big Ten, Boren said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that he believes "if any member decided to leave, they would regret it later on."
Boren says Big 12 schools are contemplating ways to bridge a revenue gap with the Big Ten and Southeastern conferences, including starting its own league-wide network, and he sees a "bright future" for the conference.
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