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Former University of Oklahoma football wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, right, catches a touchdown before being hit by a Texas Tech defender during a Big 12 game in Norman in October 2017.
Katelyn Howard

The Big 12 announced it will proceed with fall sports after other collegiate athletic conferences postponed their seasons. In light of this decision, the Big 12 released COVID-19 protocols and a revised football schedule that will impact the University of Oklahoma. 

 

University of Oklahoma president David Boren (left) speaks as Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby looks on during a news conference after The Big 12 Conference meeting in Grapevine, Texas, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.
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After months of speculation and discussion, the Big 12 Conference decided against expansion. The announcement came after Monday’s six-hour meeting with the conference's university presidents and the commissioner.

University of Oklahoma president David Boren is the chairman of the conference's board of directors, and he said the decision was unanimous. 

The Dallas Morning News' SportsDay reporter Chuck Carlton analyzes University of Oklahoma president David Boren's comments Wednesday about the possibility of expanding the athletic conference.