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Texas, Oklahoma formally request SEC membership beginning in 2025 after announcing Big 12 departure

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Texas
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Oklahoma and Texas have taken the required step towards becoming a member of the SEC and forming college football‘s first superconference. On Tuesday, the 2 colleges filed a joint letter formally requesting admission to the convention starting on July 1, 2025. 

“The College of Texas at Austin and the College of Oklahoma despatched the request under to Southeastern Convention Commissioner Greg Sankey this morning,” the assertion reads. “The joint request seeks an invite for membership within the SEC beginning on July 1, 2025. The 2 universities look ahead to the prospect of discussions concerning the matter.”

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey launched his personal assertion acknowledging the letter, however famous formally that the convention has “not proactively sought new members.” Nonetheless, the transition appears imminent. Convention presidents and chancellors have reportedly scheduled a meeting for Thursday to debate including the 2 blue-bloods. A 3-fourth’s majority vote — equal to 11 of the convention’s 14 members — should approve enlargement in an effort to add groups. 

“The College of Oklahoma and the College of Texas, two esteemed educational establishments with storied athletics applications, at the moment submitted formal requests for invites to grow to be members of the Southeastern Convention in 2025,” Sankey stated. “Whereas the SEC has not proactively sought new members, we’ll pursue vital change when there’s a clear consensus amongst our members that such actions will additional enrich the experiences of our student-athletes and result in better educational and athletic achievement throughout our campuses.”

On Monday, Oklahoma and Texas issued a joint statement asserting they won’t renew their grant of rights settlement with the Huge 12, which expires in 2025. That marked step one of their probably transition to the SEC. Whereas the 2 colleges did say they might honor the rest of their settlement, that could possibly be authorized posturing and never an precise timeline for his or her departure. 

If Texas and Oklahoma have been to go away the Huge 12 early — maybe as quickly as subsequent 12 months — they every might owe as much as $80 million in income distribution as a penalty for leaving earlier than the TV rights contract expires. 

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