OU mulls canceling Washington game over ref dispute

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma would consider canceling its game
at Washington in 2008 if the Pacific 10 Conference doesn't change
its rule requiring league officials to be used at its home
stadiums, Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday.

Jim Muldoon, associate Pac-10 commissioner, said the league will
examine the issue when athletic directors meet Oct. 12.

The Sooners lost 34-33 at Oregon on Saturday, and Pac-10
commissioner Tom Hansen has since said that two incorrect calls by
the league's officials on Oregon's behalf changed the outcome of
the game.

On Monday, Oklahoma president David Boren sent a letter to Big
12 commissioner Kevin Weiberg asking him to pursue having the
Pac-10 remove its officiating policy.

"I think there's no question that [athletic director] Joe
Castiglione and I and President Boren, if that rule is not changed
that we may reconsider that game, and I think it's justified. We'll
look into that."

Oklahoma defeated Washington 37-20 on Sept. 9 in the first game
of the home-and-home series.

The Sooners also played a home-and-home series against UCLA of
the Pac-10 in 2003 and 2005. The game at Oregon concluded a series
that began in Norman in 2004.