Story Poster
Photo by Oklahoma State Athletics

Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark Visits Oklahoma State

August 23, 2022
1,808

STILLWATER – Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark has officially been on the job since Aug. 1, but he’s really been working on the future of the Big 12 since the end of June when the Pac-12 schools USC and UCLA announced they were going to the Big Ten Conference in 2024. That was the signal of the summer that conference realignment was back in session. This time just ahead of the multi-media negotiations for multi-media rights for the Big Ten, Pac-12, and Big 12 conferences. The Big Ten recently announced a new $7 billion contract with FOX, CBS, and NBC. There is lots of work to do and our sources have told us that jumping in front of the Pac-12, Yormark and the Big 12 have been in deep discussions with multiple networks including FOX and ESPN/ABC. In between his work, Yormark has been touring the campuses that make up the conference he now works for. On Tuesday (Aug. 23) he was in Stillwater. 

Yormark flew into Stillwater Municipal Airport at 8:30 a.m. and quickly arrived on the Oklahoma State campus. He spent the morning meeting with athletics director Chad Weiberg and his staff including deputy athletics director Reid Sigmon. Also on the trip with Yormark was deputy Big 12 commissioner Tim Weiser. 

You might think that picture on Twitter was super imposed but it wasn’t. Yormark got his cahnce to take off his suitcoat and someone should have had him some chaps and a duster ready, even some Cowboy boots as he climbed into the saddle. 

Oklahoma State Athletics
Yormark sits in his new locker.

Yormark and Weiser also were given a campus tour and a tour of Oklahoma State athletics facilites. That included visiting head coach Mike Gundy in the West End Zone and seeing the football facilities such as the weight room, meeting rooms, offices, weight room, the new turf on Boone Pickens Stadium, and Yormark found he has his own locker in the Oklahoma State newly remodeled football locker room. 

While in the West End Zone Yormark ran into some of the Oklahoma State players including slot receiver Brennan Presley, receiver Braydon Johnson, and freshman Talyn Shettron.

Yormark continued with meetings throughout the morning before heading to Karsten Creek for a lunch with athletic department staff and many of the head coaches in the Oklahoma State athletic department. 

Oklahoma State Athletics
Yormark greeting Oklahoma State football players.

At 3 p.m. he met with Oklahoma State University President Dr. Kasey Shrum where they discussed current conference business and future developments in the Big 12 Conference. Dr. Shrum has already become a key figure with Yormark within the future Big 12. 

Yormark flew back to Dallas after the meeting with Dr. Shrum. 

“He sure said he was impressed with our facilities and our entire staff,” Oklahoma State Director of Athletics Chad Weiberg told me late Tuesday afternoon. He said he liked our people and that we had an impressive program. It was his first time in Stillwater, Okla.

Our sources tell us that Yormark has two of the current Big 12 schools left to visit outside of Oklahoma and Texas, which he does not plan to visit. Schools we know he has been to include TCU, Texas Tech, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, and now Oklahoma State. Simple deduction means he has Baylor and West Virginia left on his itinerary. Baylor is on tap for Wednesday. We are hoping to speak with Yormark on the radio show on Triple Play Sports Radio either Thursday or Friday.

Discussion from...

Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark Visits Oklahoma State

1,673 Views | 9 Replies | Last: 3 mo ago by PaloDuroPoke
GumbyFromPokeyLand
How long do you want to ignore this user?
He's already been to Lubbock.
Joe Khatib
How long do you want to ignore this user?
GumbyFromPokeyLand said:

He's already been to Lubbock.
I would want to make sure I got that one out the way first and quickly!
GumbyFromPokeyLand
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Joe Khatib said:

GumbyFromPokeyLand said:

He's already been to Lubbock.
I would want to make sure I got that one out the way first and quickly!


No kidding. He was looking for a way out 15 minutes after arrival.
TUSKAPOKE
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Lubbock? End of a road going to nowhere. GO POKES!!!
PaloDuroPoke
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Man you guys are harsh. Got to admit I moved to the Panhandle 38 years ago and never left. Second degree from Tech. I love this area. Ag is king here and most of the folks are top notch. Now some of those Tech fans are embarrassing and obnoxious but honestly No worse than goon fans and definitely better than TCU fans. Look forward to the season and keeping these red raiders below us in the standings. Makes life much more pleasant around here. Go Pokes
TUSKAPOKE
How long do you want to ignore this user?
No offense meant. I have lived and worked in the OK Panhandle, SW OK and been to Lubbock many times. Just having fun jabbing the Tech Rail Roaders....I think that is what they go by or something like that....GO POKES!!!!
Joe Khatib
How long do you want to ignore this user?
PaloDuroPoke said:

Man you guys are harsh. Got to admit I moved to the Panhandle 38 years ago and never left. Second degree from Tech. I love this area. Ag is king here and most of the folks are top notch. Now some of those Tech fans are embarrassing and obnoxious but honestly No worse than goon fans and definitely better than TCU fans. Look forward to the season and keeping these red raiders below us in the standings. Makes life much more pleasant around here. Go Pokes
Dodging frozen tortillas on a cold November day in 2004 WASN'T any fun!!!
PaloDuroPoke
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Not offended at all. Dodged a few of those tortillas myself but man it was fun in 2011 and last year sitting in the stands with nothing but orange in the second half. They are going to improve and get it rocking again. Investing money and recruiting at a higher level with their new coach. Just need to keep beating them and all will be good. Lol
PaloDuroPoke
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Refresh
Page 1 of 1
 
×
subscribe Verify your student status
See Subscription Benefits
Trial only available to users who have never subscribed or participated in a previous trial.