For the second consecutive day, management on the College of Texas and the College of Oklahoma, have taken particular authorized steps to make sure their colleges can go away the Huge 12 Convention and be a part of the Southeastern Convention (SEC) with subsequent to no interference.
Tuesday morning, the presidents of Texas and Oklahoma co-signed a letter asking the SEC for membership, efficient July 1, 2025.
Tuesday’s letter got here at some point after Texas and Oklahoma each notified the Huge 12 Convention that every college’s Grant of Rights (for tv/multimedia) to the Huge 12 would finish with the 2024-2025 athletic 12 months.
The choreographed strikes for Texas, Oklahoma, and the SEC might proceed later this week as the method continues for Texas and Oklahoma to depart the Huge 12 Convention for the SEC.
Texas and Oklahoma have each scheduled Board of Regents conferences for this upcoming Friday, July 30.
In the meantime, early Tuesday afternoon, Huge 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby launched an announcement following the newest motion by Texas and OU. “The Huge 12 Convention has discovered that the College of Oklahoma and the College of Texas have submitted formal requests to the SEC to be thought of for membership starting with the 2025-26 athletic 12 months. The occasions of current days have verified that the 2 colleges have been considering and planning for the transition for months and this formal utility is the end result of these processes. We’re unwavering within the perception that the Huge 12 supplies an excellent platform for its members’ athletic and tutorial success. We’ll face the challenges head-on, and trust that the Huge 12 will proceed to be a vibrant and profitable entity within the close to time period and into the foreseeable future,” mentioned Commissioner Bowlsby.
As soon as the prevailing SEC colleges settle for Texas and Oklahoma into within the convention, the ultimate piece of the puzzle might be for the legal professionals to exercise an official separation date between Texas, OU and the Huge 12.
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