Oklahoma regents will discuss conference realignment at a Monday meeting, based on the agenda posted Thursday by school officials.
A decision by the school to leave the Big 12 (likely in conjunction with Oklahoma State), coupled with Texas A&M's planned move to the Southeastern Conference, could doom the 10-member league.
The OU agenda said regents "will discuss potential legal ramifications of athletic conference realignment options" and "take any appropriate action." The SEC approved an invitation to Texas A&M last week upon the condition that Baylor and other Big 12 schools waive their rights to legal claims.
Although multiple Big 12 sources have said they expect OU to pursue membership in an expanded Pac-12, Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he remains hopeful about the league's future because "there's a legal basis for the Big 12 to go on and, certainly, I would expect that to continue."
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If the Big 12 remained intact for 2012-13 -- without OU, OSU and A&M -- its remaining members could collect substantial withdrawal fees from the three departing schools.
-- Jimmy Burch
UT basketball on LHN
Texas will televise 12 men's basketball games on the Longhorn Network this season, school officials announced Thursday. The first telecast will be Nov. 13 against Boston University, one of 10 games in Austin to be aired by the network.
LHN also will show two games from the TicketCity Legends Classic in East Rutherford, N.J. (Nov. 19 and 21), with those games being simulcast on ESPN3. Among the Texas home games that will be carried by LHN include visits by North Texas (Nov. 29) and UT Arlington (Dec. 6).
Three Big 12 conference games will be aired on LHN: Oklahoma State at Texas (Jan. 7), Iowa State at Texas (Jan. 24) and Texas Tech at Texas (Feb. 4). LHN's final men's basketball telecast will be the Tech-Texas game.
-- Jimmy Burch
Cleve Bryant, former associate athletics director for football operations at Texas, was dismissed from the school in March because a university investigation determined he made unwanted sexual advances toward a female administrative assistant.
ESPN's Outside the Lines show reported the reason for the dismissal Thursday, based on documents obtained from the university's investigation. Bryant, who is married, denied the allegations during interviews related to the investigation. Texas officials declined comment Thursday.
Bryant spent the 1992-94 seasons as the Longhorns' wide receivers coach under former coach John Mackovic and returned in 1998 to oversee football operations for coach Mack Brown.
-- Jimmy Burch
Coach out of hospital
Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill was released from the hospital Thursday, five days after he was stricken with a seizure on the sideline at the end of a Gophers game. Kill later went to the team's entire two-hour afternoon practice. Dr. Pat Smith said the decision whether Kill will coach Minnesota's home game on Saturday against Miami of Ohio was up to the coach.
Olson files suit
Former Arizona coach Lute Olson contends in a lawsuit that he lost more than $1 million by investing in "bogus" bonds with David Salinas, the Houston financial adviser for college coaches who committed suicide while under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Olson's lawsuit is the first known instance of a coach publicly detailing his involvement. Other coaches who invested include Billy Gillispie of Texas Tech and Scott Drew of Baylor.