Big 12 powers Texas, Oklahoma inquire about joining SEC in potentially massive shakeup, per reports
With College Football Playoff expansion on the horizon and the sport as a whole undergoing radical change, another round of conference realignment may be on the horizon. Texas and Oklahoma have reportedly "reached out" to the SEC about joining the league should the two Big 12 powerhouses choose to leave their home conference.
Citing "a high-ranking college official with knowledge of the situation," the Houston Chronicle's Brent Zwerneman first reported that the SEC could announce the additions of the Longhorns and Sooners "within a couple of weeks."
Texas initiated the conversation, according to an Associated Press source. The 'Horns are expected to inform the Big 12 that they do not plan to extend their grant of media rights deal with the conference, according to Stadium's Brett McMurphy, who also reports that there is interest on both sides of the conversation. The Big 12's grant of rights agreement expires in 2025.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey would not address the reports while in attendance at 2021 SEC Media Days on Wednesday.
"No comment on that speculation," he told CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd. …
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