Oklahoma State sticking with Big 12

Oklahoma State University president Burns Hargis says the school remains committed to the Big 12 Conference despite Colorado's decision to leave the league and join the Pac-10.

Hargis says Oklahoma State has invested heavily to be competitive in the Big 12 and he believes that will give the school options if rumors about other teams leaving the league turn out to be true.

The university completed a $286 million overhaul of its football stadium prior to last season, including new weight rooms and luxury suites. Most of the project was funded through about $250 million in donations from billionaire alumnus T. Boone Pickens.

A school spokesman also issued a statement Thursday reiterating that OSU is committed to the Big 12 but would have to evaluate its options if more teams leave.

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