SEC presidents expected to meet on Thursday; will extend invitations to Texas, Oklahoma

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RX Summit opens on Monday April 22, 2019. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto
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[caption id="attachment_300052" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Mark Cornelison | UK Photo [/caption] It's only a matter of time before Texas and Oklahoma are officially members of the SEC. On Wednesday night, Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated reported that the Southeastern Conference presidents will meet on Thursday where they are expected to extend invitations to Texas and Oklahoma to join the SEC. On Tuesday morning, Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic reported that Texas and Oklahoma formally requested invitations to join the SEC starting on July 1, 2025. 11 of the SEC's 14 schools are required to approve the addition before it can become official. It is expected that the minimum requirement of 11 votes will be met. This process is moving rapidly throughout the public eye, as it was only a few days ago on Monday that news broke about Texas and Oklahoma's desire to leave the Big 12 and request to join the SEC. Also on Wednesday, it was reported first by Yahoo Sports that Big 12 commissioner, Bob Bowlsby, essentially accused ESPN of meddling in the Big 12's affairs, intentionally helping Texas and Oklahoma defect from the conference. Bowlsby also alleges that ESPN is actively trying to break up the remaining Big 12 programs. Everything is progressing quickly and Thursday's meeting should give us a good idea of just how much both sides (Texas/Oklahoma and the SEC) want to get this deal completed.

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