After the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners announced their impending departure from the Big 12 Conference for the SEC, the realignment dominoes have continued falling across both FBS and FCS football, with at least three programs moving up to FBS so far.
Now, it seems as though things are slowing down after news broke today that Middle Tennessee State intends to remain in Conference-USA, bringing its membership to eight.
Middle Tennessee is sticking with C-USA.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) November 10, 2021
Why they stayed and what's next for WKU and the MAC: https://t.co/Xy1rtV6mNf
To be clear, this is all Texas and Oklahoma’s fault. And folks, it’s been fun to watch.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Sarkisian must go all-in on portal
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorns ‘everything they’re advertised to be’ in season-opening win
Austin American-Statesman: Slumping Longhorns look for return of fun, wins on the football field
Austin American-Statesman: Texas opens season with a 131-point outburst as No. 3 Stanford awaits
Dallas Morning News: 5 things Texas football fans need to know about Kansas: Pair of teams desperate for wins clash
Dallas Morning News: 3 takeaways from Texas’ win over Houston Baptist: Longhorns flex depth in season opener
247Sports: The Brew: How will Chris Beard’s No. 5 Longhorns deal with No. 1 Gonzaga’s size?
247Sports: Reaction to the Bo Davis video: Players who can’t stand the heat shouldn’t be at a place like Texas
247Sports: With shooters abound, offense for Chris Beard, Texas ‘could be something special’
247Sports: Mike at Night: Searching for perspective in the middle of a poor season
Inside Texas: Texas’ quarterback situation remains clear as mud
Inside Texas: Bo Davis, he’s a Longhorn legend
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: David Pierce: ‘Texas fans will not be disappointed’ with class of 2022
247Sports: 2024 OL Nate Kibble talks Texas offer
247Sports: Future Focus: 23 prospects in 2023 who could become household name
247Sports: National Signing Day: Seven sneaky good classes
247Sports: Texas still standing out for 2023 WR Ashton Cozart
Inside Texas: Recruiting notes: Bravion Rogers, Dylan Raiola, Portal shopping list
Inside Texas: Wednesday: A needed commitment to football
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Baylor ranked No. 13 in CFP rankings
Our Daily Bears: Baylor’s defense will respond against Oklahoma
Viva the Matadors: Relationships and passion will define the new era of Tech football
Viva the Matadors: Previewing the loaded Big 12 conference on opening night
Frogs O’ War: ‘Ohhh the Spencer Sanders roller coaster’: A Q&A with Cowboys Ride For Free
Cowboys Ride For Free: Going Bowling: Throw the CFP rankings out the window!
The Smoking Musket: Sherman, Osabuohien lead West Virginia past Oakland in season opener
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Otzelberger gets his first and hundredth win
Rock Chalk Talk: Recap: Jayhawks pull away from Spartans
WHAT WE’RE READING
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SB Nation: College Football Playoff Rapid Reactions: Wait...why are Iowa and Purdue here?
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Texas women’s basketball is getting off to a hot start.
- Freshman wide receiver Xavier Worthy was named to the Shaun Alexander Award watch list.