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President Shrum issues statement on developing Big 12 story

Friday, July 23, 2021

We are disappointed by the lack of engagement and transparency from our colleagues at OU over the past months on a matter with serious ramifications for our state. 

We have historically worked together to advance our state and address issues based on a partnership built on trust. 

To that end, we will continue to work with purpose to the advancement of our state and the betterment of our fellow Oklahomans. In the ever-changing college athletic landscape, we will honor our values and ethics as we consider the next steps. 

Our commitment to our student-athletes is top of mind, and their best interests will be represented prominently. We enjoy a proud athletic heritage with more national championships than any other Big 12 university, and we will aggressively pursue the opportunities ahead.

Additionally, our university enjoys a great brand known for education, research, and service, and we will move forward with strength.

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