The realignment fallout continues after the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners opted to leave the Big 12 Conference for the SEC earlier this year. This time, the drama is going down in the Group of Five conferences, according to a recent report in ESPN.
From ESPN: “Florida Atlantic, Charlotte, North Texas, UTSA, Rice and UAB have each officially requested to join the AAC, a move that was first reported by Yahoo Sports on Monday. It’s the first step in the realignment process, which is expected to move quickly this week after the university presidents and their general counsels have time to review the terms. The AAC’s desire to expand comes after Cincinnati, UCF and Houston decided this fall to eventually join the Big 12. UConn also left after the 2019 season. The addition of six more schools would expand the AAC to a 14-team conference in football and basketball while crippling Conference USA, where all of the schools currently call home.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
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247Sports: Morning Brew: Vic Schaefer says last year’s Elite Eight run only the beginning for Texas
247Sports: The Brew: Another morning kickoff should be least of Texas’ concerns when visiting No. 20 Baylor
Inside Texas: Run game report: Oklahoma State
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Casey Thompson will remain the Texas starting QB moving forward
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247Sports: Where Texas stands with uncommitted targets in the newly-updated Top247
247Sports: Four-star 2023 WR Johntay Cook recaps Texas visit
247Sports: Mike at Night: The tightrope of taking two quarterbacks in one class
247Sports: Four-star 2023 defensive lineman Ashton Porter has three schools at top of mind
247Sports: Four-star tight end Jaleel Skinner breaks down Texas visit, future plans
247Sports: New Texas offer Devin Brown lights up competition in senior film
247Sports: Five-star 2023 wide receiver Jaquaize Pettaway getting ‘more comfortable’ during junior season
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns football and basketball hump day recruiting nuggets
Inside Texas: JTEN: Jacoby Mathews, Tyler Knaak, Will Randle
Inside Texas: Recruiting notes from South Oak Cliff: Muhammad, Thomas, Cauley
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Breaking down the Big 12 title race
Viva the Matadors: Offense explodes for a solid win against the Jayhawks
Frogs O’ War: TCU vs. Oklahoma: 5 things we learned
Cowboys Ride For Free: Going Bowling: 6-0 and on a roll?
The Smoking Musket: Can I convince you it might be OK?
WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Texas women’s basketball earned a No. 25 spot in the Preseason AP Poll.
Starting off the year at 2️⃣5️⃣#TexasFight pic.twitter.com/Eftew1y2JT— Texas Women's Basketball (@TexasWBB) October 19, 2021