Report: Big 12 admins schedule meeting to discuss possibility of Oklahoma, Texas leaving for SEC
Big 12 administrators are reportedly meeting at 5 p.m. CT today to discuss reports that Oklahoma and Texas are preparing a move to the SEC.
That’s per college football insider Dennis Dodd. Multiple other outlets have confirmed this report as well:
Big 12 ADs and CEOs meeting at 5 pm today to discuss Texas, OU situation.
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) July 22, 2021
OU and Texas both released statements about the report, but neither issued a denial.
The Big 12’s Grant of Rights contract is set to expire after the 2024 college football season. However, realignment could happen before that expiration date.
The 5 p.m. meeting today is presumably a way for the other Big 12 schools to strategize about how to respond. The conference could look into adding replacement members or individual programs could attempt to latch on with other conferences.
Per SEC bylaws, 11 of the current 14 SEC teams would have to approve Oklahoma and Texas as new members.