SEC unanimously votes to invite Texas, Oklahoma

SEC unanimously votes to invite Texas, Oklahoma

Southeastern Conference presidents and chancellors unanimously voted Thursday to extend invitations to Texas and Oklahoma to join the league, beginning with the 2025-26 academic year.

The vote was 14-0.

“Today’s unanimous vote is both a testament to the SEC’s longstanding spirit of unity and mutual cooperation, as well as a recognition of the outstanding legacies of academic and athletic excellence established by the Universities of Oklahoma and Texas,” SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said in a release. “I greatly appreciate the collective efforts of our Presidents and Chancellors in considering and acting upon each school’s membership interest.”

The SEC will become a 16-team superconference on July 1, 2025.

Oklahoma and Texas formally applied to join the conference on Tuesday.

The Texas A&M board of regents voted earlier this week to recommend president Dr. M. Katherine Banks to support the league’s expansion, not long after Texas A&M athletic director said in an interview that the Aggies “love being the only school in the state of Texas in the SEC.”

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