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Not even 48 hours have passed since the biggest piece of news in college sports since the last great news item the NIL. Per CBS Sports: “Texas, Oklahoma expected to declare intent to leave Big 12 in '24-48 hours' with SEC as landing spot.” This is despite the objections by the current Texas SEC team: Texas A&M,
This move neuters the Big 12 as a conference since besides Texas and Oklahoma all other teams do not have the historic or the recent success needed to maintain the conference at the Power 5 level. With that in mind, the internet has been abuzz with speculation about what the rest of the Big 12 would do (Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, University of Kansas, and West Virginia).
Some schools have begun reaching out to other conferences like the Big 10. Which with the addition of KU would provide the conference with a
As a whole, they have truly become desperate and have reached out to the Pac-12 to form the ...
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The thoughts on flying from Morgantown, WV to Berkeley, then back, then to Seattle Washington? In the words of the WVU fans:
Of course, the college football Twitter has been having a lot of fun at the expense of the two defectors:
Or at the expense of the Big 12:
Or just pointing out how dependent on the Texas and Oklahoma the Big 12 teams are:
Maryland and Cal can both agree that Texas is merely running away from the clearly superior flagship state colleges.
And some SEC coaches got in on the fun as well :