Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-07-29 17:40:39 –
The Southeastern Conference president and prime minister unanimously voted Thursday, inviting Oklahoma and Texas to the SEC from 2025.
All sports competition in Oklahoma and Texas will participate in the SEC from 1 July 2025 in the 2025-26 school year.
“Today’s unanimous vote is a testament to the SEC’s longstanding spirit of unity and mutual cooperation, as well as a recognition of the outstanding legacy of academic and athletic excellence established by the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas. “” Said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey.
“Thank you for bringing together the president and the prime minister to consider the interests of the members of each school and act accordingly.”
Voting news arrives the day after the Big 12 Conference is sent Cease and desist letter To ESPN. The conference claimed that the Wide World of Sports colluded with other conferences to poach other Big 12 teams and persuade them to leave the Big 12.
The current broadcast rights transaction between the two schools and the Big 12 will end in June 2025.
Oklahoma and Texas have eight schools left in the Big 12, and it’s not yet clear if they’ll be looking for a new meeting.
News | NS @SEC The President and Prime Minister unanimously voted on Thursday, sent member invitations to the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas, joined the SEC from 1 July 2025, and began competing in all sports in 2025-26. did.
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) July 29, 2021
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