"OU Sports Update" was first aired on Sunday August 15th 2010. Our Guest was Joe Castiglione, Director of Athletics, University of Oklahoma.
Our topics included:
- His thoughts about the recent "reformulation" of the Big 12 Conference with Nebraska and Colorado leading.
- How and why did that come about.
- How the Conference will now be aligned once Colorado and Nebraska leave.
- Will there still be a North and South division or any divisions at all?
- How this will impact scheduling both non-conference and conference games.
- Factors that will be considered in determining whether or not there will be a Big 12 Championship football game and who makes that decision.
- Current state of the OU basketball program.
- Coach Capel's staff and roster for upcoming season.
- Women's basketball program and its extraordinary success.
- What he attributes OU's continued excellence in women's basketball to.
- Other sports from the standpoint of performance this last year.
- Update on facilities for athletics at the University of Oklahoma. (All sports, including rowing)
- Talk about possibility of him being sought out as Athletic Director for schools other than Oklahoma and what he can say about that.
- His biggest challenges in the upcoming several years.
Joe Castiglione, Mick Cornett, Kent Meyers