In an 8-1 decision, the state's highest court affirmed Payne County Judge Donald Worthington's 2007 ruling in the case. It authorized OSU to take title to the tiny ranch house a half-block from the Stillwater campus.
The Supreme Court remanded the case back to Worthington for a jury trial on how much the university must pay for the 631 square-foot property.
The previous owners, Kevin and Joel McCloskey, challenged whether OSU could use eminent domain, or the taking of private land for a public use, for the $316 million athletic complex.
They also claimed the university's Board of Regents was unconstitutional.