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Texas, Oklahoma Informing Big 12 They Will Not Renew Media Contracts In 2025

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The drama surrounding Texas and Oklahoma trying to make a jump to the SEC continues to pick up steam. After the news broke of the potential departure on Wednesday afternoon, we are now getting more information as more journalists dig into the move.

Joe Trahan, a Sports Anchor/Reporter for WFAA in Texas, tweeted out on Thursday morning that the two schools were planning to inform the Big 12 that they will not be renewing their media contracts after they expire in 2025.

Jason Whitely, who also works for WFAA as a senior reporter, tweeted out something similar, but also had more to add to the story. He says the Longhorns and Sooners are also petitioning the SEC for membership.

So why such as a strong push for change? According to a source who spoke to Whitely, Texas has been concerned with the ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics and wants to position itself for long-term success in the coming era.

With the new NIL laws and transfer rules, college football is changing, and both of these programs know it. The best way to position themselves for the best outcome long-term is to move away from a conference that’s been hanging on by a thread.

And what better destination than the top conference in the sport?

This story is only getting started, folks, but OutKick is going to be with you every step of the way, providing up-to-the-minute news and analysis. If this goes down, it will have colossal implications on the landscape of college football, so be sure to stay tuned!


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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 TideSports.com.

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