Pickens: Oklahoma State will end up in Pac-12
Saturday, September 3, 2011
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma State billionaire booster Boone Pickens says he doesn't think the Big 12 will last much longer and believes the Cowboys eventually will end up in what's now the Pac-12 Conference.
Speaking before No. 9 Oklahoma State's season opener Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette, Pickens says the Big 12 probably won't exist in five years.
Pickens says he spoke with top officials at Texas A&M before that university announced last week it planned to leave the Big 12. But he says A&M's leaders didn't heed his advice.
Pickens says TCU is the logical choice if the Big 12 wants to add a 10th team following Texas A&M's departure. He says Notre Dame and BYU wouldn't be good fits for the conference.