The Tulsa World, presumably under a Freedom of Information request, obtained emails from Joe Castiglione and David Boren, Director of Athletics and President of Oklahoma University, in reference to the subject of Big 12 realignment. I had some extra time after class today and decided to scour through the email correspondence in hopes of some interesting information.
Most of the info was fan-jab, usually from Realignment Specialists who sent the President or AD a hugely detailed plan on the course OU and the Big 12 in general should take. Probably the biggest waste of ink since the MWC buyout deal.
There were some funny ones:
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President Boren, in response to an series of articles from Pete Thamel of the NYT, sent the writer an email reiterating some of the academic progress Oklahoma University has made over the past years. I guess AD's DO read the papers.
If that wasn't evidence enough, here is an email from the REAL Dan Beebe, sent to Byrne and Loftin (AD & Pres at A&M). Attached is an article from 8/26 written by Dan Wolken from The Daily.
There was apparently a time when Oklahoma thought Texas was giving notice to leave the Big 12. Castiglione's reaction? "Ugh."
They didn't always believe what was reported on the internet...
Remember when the Big 12 decided to impose a one-year moratorium on the broadcasting of high school broadcasts?
|BYU was never a popular candidate. (Both from the fans - See above) OR former conference foes (Below - I SEE YOU AZTEC TROLL!) |
President Loftin informs Commish Beebe of Texas A&M withdrawal. (Cue the Danny Juice)
Dan Beebe and Mike Silve correspond on the acceptance of Texas A&M with the express desire to be free from legal ramifications.
And speaking of those legal ramifications, and last but not least, Ken Starr with an AMAZING schmooze job of David Boren.
Sorry if the formatting is funky. Just wanted to throw these together real quick.