Official: SEC invited Sooners, Aggies

ARDMORE, Okla. — The president of the University of Oklahoma said Wednesday that his school and Texas A&M both received invitations to join the Southeastern Conference during the last round of conference realignment.

Although Oklahoma ended up remaining in the Big 12, university president David Boren said the Sooners had offers from both the SEC and the Pac-10. Boren spoke with reporters after a regents meeting for almost 40 minutes about the conference realignment process.

“I’ll put it this way — we were well positioned for whatever worked out,” Boren said.