College Football

Texas, OU make move to SEC official

(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Oklahoma and Texas accepted invitations to join the Southeastern Conference in July 2025 on Friday, worried that their storied athletic programs were in danger of losing ground if they stayed in the Big 12.

A whirlwind week of official moves -- after who knows exactly how long the schools worked behind the scenes -- came to a conclusion when regents at both Texas and Oklahoma unanimously jumped at the chance to join the SEC.

"After thorough consideration and study it became obvious that standing pat would be falling behind," Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione said.

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