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Opinion: Big 12 becomes last league standing, so it's time to decide on football schedule

Earlier Thursday, Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder suggested that patience is “the buzzword” in this pandemic-stricken climate.

I know what he meant. Stay calm. Keep a steady hand. Make rational decisions. That’s good advice for everything concerning life in coronavirus America.

Until you’re boxed out. Until most of the decisions are made for you.

That’s where Big 12 football found itself Thursday, when the SEC voted to play a league-only schedule of 10 games with a Sept. 26 start. Coming on the heels of the ACC decision to play no out-of-state non-conference games, the Big 12 is the last league standing.