After the Southeastern Conference unanimously approved the addition of Texas and Oklahoma to the conference on Thursday, the University of Texas Board of Regents followed suit on Friday morning by unanimously approving Texas' move to the SEC.
This is all according to the official meeting notes from the board. Board Chairman Kevin Eltife released the following statement after the conclusion of Friday's meeting:
“Our board met today to discuss the ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics and the invitation from the Southeastern Conference to The University of Texas at Austin. Recognizing the impact this would have on our athletics programs, the board unanimously voted to approve this conference realignment upon the expiration of our current agreement with the Big 12.”
The unanimous decision doesn't come as much of surprise, considering that most officials within the UT system have been eager to get the wheels turning on the move towards the SEC.
University of Texas System Chancellor James B. Milliken released a statement following the boards approval, citing the decision as what was in the best future interest of Texas athletics,
“Today’s action by the Board of Regents is in the best interests of UT student athletes, the UT Austin athletics program overall, and the university. This move ensures a strong future for an outstanding athletics program, providing the opportunity for our student athletes to compete at the highest levels.”
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