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Oklahoma State Athletic Director Chad Weiberg Named to NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Committee

Weiberg’s five-year term starts Sept. 1.



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Oklahoma State Basketball and the NCAA have had an interesting recent history to say the least, but OSU athletic director Chad Weiberg on Monday was named to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee.

Weiberg was appointed to a five-year term that starts Sept. 1. As part of the 12-person committee, Weiberg will help with selecting, seeding and bracketing the field for the annual NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

“It’s a great honor to have the opportunity to serve on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee,” Weiberg said. “I’m grateful to Commissioner (Brett) Yormark for the nomination to represent the Big 12 Conference at this dynamic time in college basketball. The NCAA tournament is one of the premier events in all of sports, and I look forward to working with (NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball) Dan Gavitt, the NCAA staff and every member of the committee to continue that legacy and provide a memorable experience for all involved.”

Weiberg becomes the eighth representative for the Big 12 on the committee since the conference’s inception in 1996. Although his obvious ties are to Oklahoma State — where he earned his bachelor’s from and now serves as AD at — Weiberg has also spent time at Kansas State and Texas Tech.

Basketball runs deep in the Weiberg family. Chad’s brother Jared played a season under Eddie Sutton before moving into a management role with the team. Jared was killed in the Remember the Ten plane crash in 2001. Chad’s other brother Brett is the current head coach at Southwestern Oklahoma State after playing at Sam Houston State. Mick Weiberg, Chad’s father, is part of the Oklahoma Basketball Association Hall of Fame after spending time as a college coach.

And Chad isn’t even the first Weiberg to be part of this committee. Kevin Weiberg is Chad’s uncle. Kevin was the Big 12’s second commissioner and served on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee.

OSU hasn’t made the NCAA Tournament since Cade Cunningham led the Pokes to a 4 seed in 2021. Since that time, the Pokes have been banned one season and the first team out the next. The tournament ban came as part of the FBI’s probe into the sport — repercussions of that are still lingering with the Cowboys, as OSU started the year with 12 scholarship players instead of 13 because of related sanctions.

It’s widely agreed upon that among the programs that got caught up in that mess, OSU received that stiffest punishment — especially when considering OSU’s issues were minor compared to that of other schools. The committee that hammered OSU and the committee Weiberg is joining are different arms of the NCAA, but Weiberg spoke strongly after the sanctions were handed down from the NCAA, saying he was “disappointed, dismayed and disgusted” by the NCAA’s decision to hammer OSU.

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