- Sep 9, 2015
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In a joint statement, Oklahoma and Texas announced they've formally notified the SEC that they are seeking "an invitation for membership" beginning July 1, 2025.
Oklahoma and Texas have formally notified the SEC they are seeking "an invitation for membership" beginning July 1, 2025, according to a joint statement from the flagship programs of the Big 12.
According to the release, OU and Texas sent SEC commissioner Greg Sankey their request Tuesday morning.
"The two universities look forward to the prospect of discussion regarding the matter," the statement read.
According to the letter, which was dated July 27 and made public, Texas president Jay Hartzell and Oklahoma president Joseph Harroz Jr. wrote, "We believe that there would be mutual benefit to the Universities on the one hand, and the SEC on the other hand, for the Universities to become members of the SEC."