Big 12 Athletic Directors, CEOs Meeting Thursday To Discuss Texas, Oklahoma

With the news of Texas and Oklahoma potentially leaving the Big 12 for the SEC, the longtime Power Five conference is scrambling to come up with a “what’s next” strategy while mitigating the looming damage.

According to a tweet from Dennis Dodd with CBS Sports, Big 12 athletic directors and other key decision-makers are planning to meet on Thursday afternoon to discuss the current situation with its two biggest programs.

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It’s difficult to say what exactly will be discussed at this meeting, but it doesn’t take much to figure out that those discussions won’t be much fun.

If Texas and Oklahoma succeed in making the leap to the SEC, other conferences such as the Pac-12, ACC and maybe even the Big Ten will likely attempt to pillage some or all of the remaining team in the Big 12.

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After dealing with instability for years, the Big 12 is finally on the brink of collapse. It will be interesting to see what — if anything — comes out of this Big 12 officials meeting on Thursday.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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  1. The Big XII is destined to go the way of the SWC…it’s not a matter of “if” but “when.” The SEC is being proactive-as it was with the SEC Championship game-and getting two of the biggest catches out there now! The Power 5 will soon be the Power 4. Get on board now conferences or be left fighting for scraps like Akron or Arkansas State.

    • I agree. Ultimately we will end up with 4, 16 team conferences with the pieces of the Big 12 landing all over the map. This could also be one big power play by Texas and OU to get a better piece of the Big 12 pie.

  2. If Texas and Oklahoma join the SEC, would the SEC jettison other teams? At some point there are too many teams to consider it a conference, especially if you only play every conference team every 5-6 years AND insist on playing Sun Belt opponents, too.

  3. The Big 12(10) won’t survive the coming realignment. Right now, the conference is two with 8 minions.

    A&M won’t allow Texas to join the SEC. TU and their alumni certainly looked down their collective noses at A&M for decades. The stories surrounding the destruction of the SWC where TU people told A&M people that TU would “take care of them” had to be a bur under the saddle for a very long time.

    I would not be surprised if Oklahoma and Oklahoma State enter the SEC though. Those schools would provide more depth and solidify the SEC as THE football conference along with the SEC being THE baseball conference.

    TU would have the choice of joining the withering PAC 12 or begging to be a part of the Big 10(12).

    • Texas A&M has little to no power in the SEC. If the SEC has the opportunity to being in Texas and the tens of millions of dollars that come with them, they aren’t going to let A&M (or Missouri) stand in the way

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