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SEC welcomes Texas, Oklahoma after boards accept invitations

Jul. 30, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

Oklahoma and Texas accepted invitations to join the Southeastern Conference in July 2025 on Friday, worried that their storied athletic programs were in danger of losing ground if they stayed in the Big 12. A whirlwind week of official moves —- after who knows exactly...

SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join conference — in 2025

Jul. 29, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

Southeastern Conference university presidents voted Thursday to invite Texas and Oklahoma to the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank. But how soon? The latest step in a move that has potential to help reshape college...

Big 12 accuses ESPN of trying to 'destabilize' conference

Jul. 29, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby accused ESPN of encouraging other conferences to pick apart the league so Texas and Oklahoma can move to the Southeastern Conference more quickly and without paying a massive buyout. “I have absolute certainty that they (ESPN) have been...

Big 12's Texas, Oklahoma make request to join powerhouse SEC

Jul. 27, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

Texas and Oklahoma made a request Tuesday to join the Southeastern Conference — in 2025 —- with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey saying the league would consider it in the “near future.” The wheels are in motion for a monumental move in college sports, but the...

With eye on SEC, Oklahoma, Texas move toward leaving Big 12

Jul. 26, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

Oklahoma and Texas took the first formal step Monday toward moving to the Southeastern Conference and leaving the Big 12 behind. The only schools to win college football national championships during the Big 12's 27-year history notified the conference they would not be...

SEC takeover: Expansion would just mean more power, wealth

Jul. 25, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

Barring a dramatic change of direction, Texas and Oklahoma are moving toward taking the Red River Rivalry to the Southeastern Conference in a seismic shift that will have repercussions in college sports from coast to coast. According to multiple...