The Big 12 is currently floating in a sea of political maneuvering.
“Oklahoma and Texas are founding members of the Big 12 and we value their traditions and history of success,” the statement read, per CBS Sports. “The eight members strongly desire to retain the current composition, which has proven it can compete at the highest levels.”
“There is a recognition that institutions may act in their own self-interest, however there is an expectation that members adhere to Conference bylaws and the enforcement of Grant of Rights agreements. This is a time of dramatic change within intercollegiate athletics that presents both opportunities and challenges, and the Big 12 Conference looks forward to continuing to play a major role in its evolution.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Texas expected to take ‘the first step’ to leaving Big 12 next week
Austin American-Statesman: Eight remaining Big 12 schools discuss life without Texas, OU
Dallas Morning News: A&M wants to preserve its split from Texas. Will other SEC schools stop Longhorns from joining?
247Sports: The latest on where things stand with Texas, Oklahoma and the SEC
247Sports: Morning Brew: Is A&M System chancellor John Sharp UT’s biggest SEC obstacle?
247Sports: Vic Schaefer dishes on trial-and-error from his career for high school coaches at THSCA
Inside Texas: The latest on the SEC move
Inside Texas: Burton: You better believe
Inside Texas: What does an SEC move entail for Texas Longhorn baseball?
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Head coaches of Texas commits speak highly of new Texas staff
247Sports: The State of Recruiting: Football and basketball recruiting mega show
247Sports: Four-star LB Lander Barton talks Texas, fall visits
247Sports: Looking at in-state 2022 cornerbacks that could land a Texas offer
Inside Texas: More recruits talk Texas and the SEC
Inside Texas: Harold Perkins has heard the chatter
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Frogs O’ War: Realignment rumors should concern TCU fans
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Cleveland unveils new team name, logos: Cleveland Guardians
SB Nation: NFL says 2021 games postponed for COVID outbreaks could be forfeited
SB Nation: How leaked Seattle Kraken Draft picks ruined fans’ excitement for the Expansion Draft
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Funny timing, Longhorn Network.
- Gotta love these summer conditioning updates.