Report: Two Big 12 powers reach out to SEC about joining conference
Have you loved the chaos we’ve witnessed in college athletics in the summer months? Are you hoping to get more of it? Then you’re in luck, because the conference expansion conversation might have been revived this week.
It involves the Big 12’s heaviest hitters and the SEC.
Wednesday afternoon, the Houston Chronicle reported that Texas and Oklahoma have expressed interest in joining the SEC. An announcement might soon be coming, as well.
“Texas and Oklahoma of the Big 12 have both reached out to the Southeastern Conference about potentially joining the powerful league, a high-ranking college official with knowledge of the situation told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday,” wrote Brent Zwerneman. “An announcement could come within a couple of weeks concerning the potential addition of UT and OU to the league, the person said, which would give the SEC 16 schools and make it the first of a national super-conference.”
In 2012, Texas A&M and Missouri left the Big 12 to join the SEC and grow the conference to 14 teams.
During SEC Media Days, commissioner Greg Sankey said he had “no comment on that speculation” regarding Texas and Oklahoma joining the conference.
Nothing is set in stone, but it sounds like we could see more realignment in the near future.