“We have heard unconfirmed reports that OU and UT approached Southeastern Conference officials about joining the SEC,” Oklahoma State officials said in a prepared statement after news broke yesterday. “We are gathering information and will monitor closely. If true, we would be gravely disappointed. While we place a premium on history, loyalty and trust, be assured, we will aggressively defend and advance what is best for Oklahoma State and our strong athletic program, which continues to excel in the Big 12 and nationally.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: FAQ on OU, Texas potentially moving to SEC and Big 12’s grant of rights
Austin American-Statesman: OSU ‘would be gravely disappointed’ if OU left Big 12 for SEC
Dallas Morning News: Why Texas is willing to risk aggravation, serious opposition to join SEC, play in the big-boy league
Dallas Morning News: College Armageddon 2.0? What Texas, Oklahoma bolting to SEC would mean for NCAA sports landscape
247Sports: The Insider: Texas, OU talking to SEC - is massive change coming to college athletics sooner than expected?
247Sports: Texas building NFL style personnel department under Steve Sarkisian
247Sports: Nation’s best RB? Heisman? Bijan Robinson is ready to bring the energy
247Sports: Morning Brew: Is A&M System chancellor John Sharp UT’s biggest SEC obstacle?
247Sports: SEC Network proposes new conference alignment with Texas, Oklahoma
Inside Texas: Texas embraces being Goliath
Inside Texas: Burton: The bomb CFB needed went off
Inside Texas: Left Behind: A quick dose of post-Big 12 reality
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Four-star cornerback Jaylon Guilbeau decommits from Texas
247Sports: Mike at Night: Four-star linebacker schedules Texas official visit
247Sports: Recruits react to Texas potentially joining SEC
247Sports: Four-Star ATH Makai Lemon set for CBSSports HQ Announcement in August
Inside Texas: Just In Time Evening News: Texas targets talk UT/SEC news
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Why I think the Big 12 is going to collapse, and how Baylor should react
Crimson and Cream Machine: Some thoughts on reports of OU & Texas eyeing SEC move
Cowboys Ride For Free: What Today’s Texas, OU rumors could mean for OSU
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia’s Leddie Brown Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List
The Smoking Musket: Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC?
The Smoking Musket: Tennessee DL transfers to West Virginia
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Early thoughts on the realignment rumors
Bring On The Cats: Here we go again
Rock Chalk Talk: 43 Days: Previewing the offensive line
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: At least 163 out LGBTQ athletes are headed to the Tokyo Summer Olympics, by far a record
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- In case you missed the original bomb going off last night.
- You love to see it.
Oklahoma & Texas: We're joining the SEC!— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) July 21, 2021
- Texas baseball’s Ivan Melendez is returning for his junior season in 2022.
I wanted to thank the Miami Marlins for selecting me in this years draft, but I will be returning to Texas this fall. I also wanted to congratulate my teammates who have been selected and chosen to move on with their careers. #hookem #needit pic.twitter.com/cOtY4KK96N— Ivan Melendez (@ivanmelendez17_) July 21, 2021