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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Why the ACC, Pac-12, Big Ten alliance left the Big 12 out in the cold

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On Tuesday, the ACC, Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences announced a historical alliance between the three Power Five conferences, countering the SEC’s recent move to add the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners. By and large, the alliance was cheered on as a historical move.

Then again, without any actual contracts signed between the three conferences, it wasn’t.

But why was the Big 12 Conference, undeniably the conference with the most already at stake during the latest round of realignment, left out in the cold when all was said and done?

The easy answer: Frankly, no one’s sure the Big 12 will even exist come 2023.

For more insight, read the The Athletic’s reporting on the issue.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: New Alliance arises to ‘stabilize college athletics’

Austin American-Statesman: Breaking down the Texas football roster, from top to bottom

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Banks found his niche in special teams, his home in Texas

Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Can Dicker the Kicker successfully pull triple duty in 2021?

Austin American-Statesman: Toppmeyer: The SEC must be laughing at ACC, Pac-12, Big Ten alliance

Dallas Morning News: Big 12′s exclusion from CFB Alliance isn’t a death blow, but raises concerns for those remaining

247Sports: Insider nuggets from Tuesday’s practice

Inside Texas: Steve Sarkisian: The quarterback whisperer

Inside Texas: Five biggest Texas Longhorns camp surprises add immediate impact, depth

Inside Texas: X’s and O’s glossary for the Steve Sarkisian era

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Hudson Card reportedly leads in Texas QB battle

Kyle Flood hoping for steady improvement from Texas OL

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

247Sports: Longhorns one of several schools standing out for 2023 cornerback Rodrick Pleasant

247Sports: Stat Sheet: How Texas commits and targets fared in Week Zero

247Sports: The latest on five-star CB Denver Harris heading into the fall

247Sports: Elite WR Evan Stewart still sorting through recruiting options

Inside Texas: 10 Texas high school football players who could emerge as offer candidates

Inside Texas: Just In Time Evening News: Finkley, Bryant, Robertson + Arch Manning nugget

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Viva the Matadors: Tyler Shough named the starting quarterback for Texas Tech

The Smoking Musket: 2021 Opponent Preview: A preseason look at TCU

The Smoking Musket: 2021 Opponent Preview: A preseason look at the Baylor Bears

Wide Right & Natty Lite: 2021 Iowa State Position Previews: Cornerbacks

WHAT WE’RE READING

SB Nation: Vic Fangio names Teddy Bridgewater starting quarterback heading into season

SB Nation: The ‘Milk Crate Challenge’ is turning the entire world into ‘Jackass’ stars

SB Nation: The forgotten tale of Harry Colliflower, baseball’s worst ever pitcher

NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND

  • Bijan Robinson just launched an apparel company with Centre.
  • The LSU Tigers are officially requiring Covid vaccinations or negative tests to watch games in person.
  • Coming to a Longhorn amusement park near you ...