Two historic programs are reportedly exploring changing conferences. Per reports, the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma have reached out to the Southeastern Conference about the possibility of becoming new members of the SEC.
The news came in a report from Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle.
There have long been conversations about potential superconferences, but the addition of Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC could bring that closer to becoming a reality.
“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,” Zwerneman wrote.
“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.”
If the Longhorns and Sooners were to make the move, the SEC would have 16 teams. Previously, Texas A&M and Missouri made the move from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference.
With SEC Media Days currently underway, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey was asked about the potential realignment but declined comment.
“No comment on that speculation,” Sankey said, via CBS Sports.”We are only worried about the 2021 season. Somebody dropped a report from unnamed people.”
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