Votes are soon to be tallied within the SEC as to whether or not both Oklahoma and Texas will be added to the Southeastern Conference as early as June 1, 2025.
Texas A&M was expected to be the lone holdout in the matter, with the SEC needing at least 11 of the 14 current members to vote yes on the pending additions.
However, according to The Stadium's Brett McMurphy, Texas A&M's board of regents has notified their president Katherine Banks to vote yes to the potential additions.
This all but confirms that beginning in 2025, Texas and Oklahoma will be joining the conference.
The Southeastern Conference also released a statement on Tuesday morning:
"The University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas, two esteemed academic institutions with storied athletics programs, today submitted formal requests for invitations to become members of the Southeastern Conference in 2025.
While the SEC has not proactively sought new members, we will pursue significant change when there is a clear consensus among our members that such actions will further enrich the experiences of our student-athletes and lead to greater academic and athletic achievement across our campuses. The Presidents and Chancellors of the SEC, in their capacity as the conference's Chief Executive Officers, will consider these requests in the near future. Per the Bylaws of the SEC, a vote of at least three-fourths of the SEC's 14 members is required to extend an invitation for membership."
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