News and analysis on conference realignment.
"Legally speaking" silently prefaced everything Hartzell said on Monday about how the Horns moving to the SEC went down. In between shenanigans.
The artist variously known as Dear Bob and NUTTTTTTTUUY, II went down to the Texas state capital on Monday for some good old political theater. Some friends joined him.
A report from the Perryman Group laid out the high potential economic costs to the remaining eight members of the Big 12. Now strong university leadership and public-policy decisions will influence those outcomes.
After the proper amount of posturing, the Aggies will fall in line with the rest of the conference.
Texas was already perpetually framed as the big, bad bully in the conference. But maybe getting "bullied" wasn’t so bad while those fat checks cashed. And maybe the remaining eight schools are so mad now because they never truly appreciated what they had.
With the second big step for SEC membership completed, now the conference presidents have to approved membership for the two schools.
As expected, the joint statement is the first official step towards joining the SEC.
Exacerbating the conference’s power imbalance is not a particularly viable solution for its problems.
A story about when it becomes necessary to appease the worst elements of a ridiculous fanbase.
Despite working with Sankey on the College Football Playoff Board, Bowlsby never saw SEC expansion coming.
Texas and Oklahoma may be hoping for the Big 12 to quickly fall apart to avoid paying large exit fees.
Does anyone in Texas have the political clout to keep the Longhorns in the Big 12? Ann Richards and Bob Bullock aren’t walking through that door.
Where DeLoss Dodds failed, Chris Del Conte and an ambitious university leadership team look to succeed.
Realignment news is back, baby.
Revenue isn’t the problem for the beleaguered conference.
Laugh. Out. Loud. Nice work, Bowlsby.
Well, it looks like expansion is dead again. For now, at least.
The Big 12 will announce something about expansion early Monday evening.
The conference can’t afford to add an expansion school that already unapologetically violates Big 12 bylaws.
There is another choice other than expanding or maintaining the status quo.
The networks may be the only thing standing between the conference and the addition of four schools.
The ‘Horns have been outed.
Texas politics, y’all!
Some stuff happened and we decided to talk about it for your enjoyment.
Politics is the Lone Star State is nothing if not consistently looney.
Oh, you too? Great.
Given the nature of the conference, perhaps it wasn't surprising that the real news was the relative lack of big news.