Morgantown, West Virginia – According to multiple sources, including Longhorns Insider Chip Brown, Oklahoma and Texas are officially leaving the Big 12 Conference.
According to Brown, the two founding members of the conference have been working on leaving the Big 12 and joining the SEC for over six months now. If/when the teams leave for the SEC, they will owe the Big 12 Conference over $76 million each.
The only remaining obstacle to Oklahoma and Texas joining the SEC is a vote among the schools that requires 11 yes votes. If that happens, Oklahoma and Texas appear to be headed to the Southeastern Conference.
What this means for West Virginia is unclear at the moment. The Mountaineers can remain in the Big 12 and hope that the conference can add schools that would keep them a Power 5 conference, or they can reach out to a conference like the ACC and hope to gain membership there.
This is a very fluid situation with a lot of moving parts, so stay tuned!
JUST IN: Oklahoma and Texas are leaving the Big 12, per @ChipBrown247 🚨
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) July 23, 2021