Today's Gray lady committed the following slanderous libel of the good folks of the God fearing independant sovereign State of Oklahoma. While discussing barriers to OU's and OSU's admission to the PAC-12 et. al., the Paper of Record related: Academically, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State lag far behind top Pac-12 universities like Stanford, California, U.C.L.A., U.S.C. and Washington. Last year, when the Pac-12 presidents were discussing expansion, they took a sour attitude toward Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, which were viewed as a necessary evil for Texas’ potential admission. Sorry Ms. Gray Lady, neither OU nor OSU lag behind southern cal academically--not possible.