Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC: The history, the drama and why it's happening now
Last Tuesday, the Big 12 conference athletic directors had the same weekly call they've been having since the onset of the pandemic. All 10 schools participated, along with commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
According to multiple sources on the call, Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione, whose program now intends to move into the SEC, volunteered to be on a committee to review the Big 12's women's basketball championship. The following day, the Houston Chronicle reported Texas and Oklahoma intended to leave the conference. While it's unlikely Castiglione knew the best-kept secret in college sports was about to explode, there's now a realization throughout the league he was part of keeping it.