The Austin American-Statesman reports that the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners, who previously were expected to join the SEC by 2025, are now aiming to join by 2024.
The Statesman’s source called it “a realistic target date.”
The news comes after the Big 12 announced the official additions of the BYU Cougars, the Houston Cougars, the Cincinnati Bearcats and the UCF Golden Knights in 2023. It remains unclear how the conference will be divvied (division’ed?) up before and after Texas and Oklahoma depart.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Texas’ Horns are up in sports, but haters will keep them down
Austin American-Statesman: CWS predictions for NCAA baseball championship in Omaha
Dallas Morning News: What reported SEC schedule formats could mean for Texas rivalries with Oklahoma, A&M
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Game time set for No. 9 seed Texas vs. Notre Dame in the College World Series
247Sports: Longhorns preparing for much anticipated weekend with five-star quarterback Arch Manning
247Sports: Recruiting roundup: Thoughts on Arch Manning’s upcoming OV, stock up recruits from Elite Bash
247Sports: Five-star safety Peyton Woodyard gets red carpet treatment on trip to Texas
247Sports: Afternoon Delight: Updates on five major prospects on the Texas board
247Sports: Morning Brew: Texas and its new class of freshmen offensive linemen could learn a thing or two from Dan Neil
247Sports: Five-star 2024 QB Julian Sayin recaps Texas visit
Inside Texas: Wednesday: Additional background on Texas official visitors
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns: Official visit week yes, maybe or no
Inside Texas: New 2023 linebacker visiting Texas this weekend, notes on other LB recruits
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Oklahoman: Tramel’s Scissortales: Will 14-team Big 12 football play with divisions?
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Sooners Football: What would a nine-game SEC schedule look like?
The Smoking Musket: JT Daniels thinks Morgantown is dope
Wide Right & Natty Lite: An ode to the 10-team Big 12
Bring On The Cats: Kansas State Basketball: Desi Sills commits!
Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas Football Summer Enrollee Report: Ethan Vasko
WHAT WE’RE READING
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SB Nation: Why Avalanche vs. Lightning should be the best Stanley Cup Finals matchup in years
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Be there.
Y’all ready for a Texas sized send-off starting at 11:30AM? #HookEm pic.twitter.com/7gXRXq1aL8— Texas Longhorns (@TexasLonghorns) June 14, 2022