It’s happening, everyone.
Early Monday morning, the two schools notified the Big 12 of their intent to not renew their media rights when the deal ends for the 2025 season. It is widely expected that both programs will end up in the SEC starting in 2025.
Here is a statement released regarding the news this morning:
“The University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas at Austin notified the Big 12 Athletic Conference today that they will not be renewing their grants of media rights following expiration in 2025. Providing notice to the Big 12 at this point is important in advance of the expiration of the conference’s current media rights agreement. The universities intend to honor their existing grant of rights agreements. However, both universities will continue to monitor the rapidly evolving collegiate athletics landscape as they consider how best to position their athletics programs for the future.”
After the news dropped last week during SEC Media Days, this has been the topic of discussion around the college football world, as the SEC is looking to become the first national super-conference that will feature some of the biggest names schools and programs across all athletics.
For both programs to be accepted into the SEC after their application process, current schools will vote on letting them into the conference. There must be 11 out of 14 who vote in favor for the league to continue with adding the two schools.