Tulsa, OK – After a week of speculation and flurries of false reports, it seems the Big 12 conference will survive. OU and OSU have confirmed the schools will stay a part of the Big 12. The University of Texas has also pledged to stay within the conference. Colorado left for the Pac 10 and Nebraska for the Big 10 leaving the Big 12 with 10 schools.
Tulsa, Okla. – As of about 11 a.m. this morning, one lane of eastbound Turner Turnpike at mm209 has been opened, following this morning's closure of all eastbound traffic there as a result of an accident involving a semi truck. The Department of Public Safety reports that traffic is moving slowly.
Tulsa, OK – The short-term future of college conferences going through expansion upheaval might be worked out this week, but long-term, the view still could look cloudy.
Amid reports that Texas and at least three other schools in the Big 12 could soon announce they are leaving for the Pacific-10, Texas' Board of Regents has called a meeting for Tuesday in Austin to discuss conference membership and take "appropriate action if needed," according to a news release.
Oklahoma City, OK – State Representative Randy Terill, best known for his strict immigration legislation, is under investigation for corruption. Reportedly, he wanted to create a new job in the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office for a retiring senator. That's according to Cherokee Ballard, an administrator and spokeswoman for the office. She says Terrill pushed for the new post during a meeting in May.
Tulsa, OK – Both eastbound lanes of the Turner Turnpike near mm209/Kellyville are shut down. An accident involving a semi closed the lanes and OHP gives no estimate of when the eastbound lanes will reopen.