OSU and WSU given control over the Pac-12

A judge has ruled that the Pac-12 Bylaws provision that schools leaving the conference forfeit their seats on the Board once they submit their letter of withdrawal is valid, giving OSU and WSU control over the conference’s assets and future. The decision has been stayed until Monday to give the other schools time to appeal.

Unless the Pac-12 can repopulate itself to at least 8 members, it isn’t likely to be eligible for an AQ playoff slot under the 5+7 rule that is expected to replace the 6+6 rule that was adopted earlier.

Wire service story on how WSU and OSU plan to keep the Pac-12 alive while they work out some kind of deal with the Mountain West.