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Reports: Big 12 leaders to discuss potential Texas, Oklahoma exit

Field Level Media
23 Jul 2021, 04:19 GMT+10

Big 12 athletic directors and CEOs will meet early Thursday evening to discuss the apparent intention of Texas and Oklahoma to leave the conference, multiple outlets reported.

The Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday that the two schools want to move to the Southeastern Conference, a shift that likely would lead to the emergence of four super conferences.

The news comes as the SEC is holding its media days in Hoover, Ala. While commissioner Greg Sankey has stayed silent about the potential of adding Texas and Oklahoma, SEC presidents reportedly will meet Thursday in Alabama with expansion certainly a major topic to discuss.

The SEC currently has 14 member teams, and 11 of them must approve new members. The Austin American-Statesman reported that Texas AM and Missouri, which left the Big 12 themselves for the SEC before the 2012 academic year, would cast no votes.

--Field Level Media

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