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Texas, Oklahoma Officially Requesting Admission To SEC On Tuesday

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With each passing day, we seem to get one step closer to Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC. On Monday, the Big 12 was notified that both schools would opt not to renew their grant of media rights, setting the stage for a departure.

Now, reports say that the Sooners and Longhorns will formally request admission into the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday. That report comes directly from Jason Whitely with WFAA in Dallas.

According to a report from Dawg Sports, the Chairman of the University of Texas Board of Regents, Kevin Eltife, says that Texas and Oklahoma are looking at 2022 as the target date, but 2023 is also an option.

“Texas and Oklahoma are aiming to enter the league in 2022, with 2023 as a backup plan.”

We’ll see where the next step takes us. While some assume the SEC vote for admission will be 13-1 with Texas A&M being the only nay, don’t be surprised if it ends up being unanimous so that the new super-conference can present a unified front.

The Aggies can’t do much of anything about it anyways.


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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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  1. I wonder how this will affect which teams are in the SEC East versus West? Looking at a map Bama and Auburn should move to the east in 2022 so Texas and OU can be in the west. It’s going to cause a big shakeup across the league as a whole.

  2. Just keep going and add Miami, FSU, Clemson, Ohio St, Notre Dame, USC, Michigan, Oregon, UCLA, Penn State and maybe a few others and make it one huge league with 4 divisions and call it the CFL and have their own playoffs and championship. Let the left overs create their own tier 2 league and do the same.

    • That’s great, if your team is one of the invited. For the remainder it is not so fun. I am all for making money but college sports (and high school for that matter) are over. The universities should see this and force the teams to run their own AAA baseball type game, with their own names, funding, etc. Get schools back to their original purpose and just call college football and basketball the minor leagues.

      • Schools do not want to give up the $$ so this would never happen. I also am not sure if college football would do as well with the ties to the schools and thus their fan base. I have always thought I would enjoy watching my Gators play if the players were true student athletes as long as the other team was the same.

  3. Also kick out Vandy, Missouri, Arkansas and one of the Mississippi schools. Or setup a relegation system like soccer has to let the tier 2 schools play their way into the CFL and with poor performers getting knocked down to the lower tier.

      • In my opinion they are blowing up what is good about college football already so let’s go all the way and just make a league of the perinal top 24 in 4 division’s with a tool to replace the bottom few teams with teams that are dominating the tier 2 league. I don’t think any of this will happen but they are throwing out traditions anyway. Just don’t like dying a death by a 100 little cuts. 🙂

  4. The college game just changed forever, doubtful if it’s for the better. Extremely doubtful. How long before the 3 year rule is blown up in court? Will colleges have bidding wars with the NFL for players? Will they just drop the whole education thing altogether and become a competitor? Like the USFL? A strong possibility this hurts both the NFL and college in the not to distant future. Like basketball, an inferior product leading to deteriorating ratings.

  5. Presuming the 18 month notice to the Big X(II) is enforced, the earliest Texas and Oklahoma can move to the SEC would be Fall 2023. If they wanted to leave for next season, then they would’ve had to give notice by January of this year.

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