Guys, it’s officially official

John E. Hoover

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Staff member
OU and Texas formally applied for SEC membership today. Here’s the letter from OU and Texas to SEC commissioner Greg Sankey.

Guess it wasn’t “fake news” after all?

What do you guys think? Is it gonna work out good for the Sooners and Horns?

 

Les Cowbell

New member
One thing not being talked about much is we should be able to watch more of the sports like softball and baseball in the regular season through the SEC network. Bally Sports is a joke; the only way for streamers to watch was through one service and if you didn't have that or cable you were out of luck.

There will be many other benefits, but if people expect a warm welcome and equality with the founding members I doubt that will happen. I sometimes read Missouri forums and they complain almost as much about how they are treated as they did in the Big 12 days.

Bottom line is we may be headed to a much bigger divide between the haves and have nots in college sports and OU has positioned itself to continue to be one of the haves.
 

JD C&CFan

New member
If we could win a natty this year *knocks on wood*, then start in the SEC next year, that would work out smooth as melted butter on a slice of recruiting bread. But seriously, probably too soon to answer until we know the conference format.....2 divisions, 4 pods or 4 divisions. If its not 2 divisions, Tennessee will probably be the most happy. Also, if its not 2 divisions, we stand a good chance of being in a mini throwback SWC group. Personally, I am hoping for 4 divisions so we can have playoffs for the conference championship instead of a selection based on tiebreakers. Had enough of that in the Big 12.
 
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OU and Texas formally applied for SEC membership today. Here’s the letter from OU and Texas to SEC commissioner Greg Sankey.

Guess it wasn’t “fake news” after all?

What do you guys think? Is it gonna work out good for the Sooners and Horns?

If we could win a natty this year *knocks on wood*, then start in the SEC next year, that would work out smooth as melted butter on a slice of recruiting bread. But seriously, probably too soon to answer until we know the conference format.....2 divisions, 4 pods or 4 divisions. If its not 2 divisions, Tennessee will probably be the most happy. Also, if its not 2 divisions, we stand a good chance of being in a mini throwback SWC group. Personally, I am hoping for 4 divisions so we can have playoffs for the conference championship instead of a selection based on tiebreakers. Had enough of that in the Big 12.
 
of all of the story, that the discussions have been going on for months, and were kept secret, is the wildest thing. Then orchestrated the release of the "rumor." i know its not what senator boren would want. no place in the sec for academics. but now, LR can load up on partial qualifiers, to, if he chooses to. never lose a mcclellan again. and a crafty commish instead of as dolt has to work better. and shedding the sooner hating 12 zebras, is big, too.
 
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Smiles

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Smiles

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With OU’s first Victory over Bama, they will be 4-2 All time vs Tide !!
80 Championships & Counting!!!!
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MichSooner

New member
Glad to see this move. Feel bad for the Big XII simply because I believe regional sports leagues are important. But times are changing. The goal of any team is doing your best to have a chance at winning championships. We have to beat everyone in a tournament to win the championship so might as well play the very best to qualify to get into the tournament. This move will help recruiting. Lincoln and staff have been doing a great job-but losing choice athletes to the SEC or B1G. For those on the academic side, OU Athletic Department has given cash every year for the past several years to support the University--and still maintained the profits of the Department. This move to the higher revenue SEC will only continue to support the academic side of OU.
 

Ryan Chapman

Administrator
Staff member
Glad to see this move. Feel bad for the Big XII simply because I believe regional sports leagues are important. But times are changing. The goal of any team is doing your best to have a chance at winning championships. We have to beat everyone in a tournament to win the championship so might as well play the very best to qualify to get into the tournament. This move will help recruiting. Lincoln and staff have been doing a great job-but losing choice athletes to the SEC or B1G. For those on the academic side, OU Athletic Department has given cash every year for the past several years to support the University--and still maintained the profits of the Department. This move to the higher revenue SEC will only continue to support the academic side of OU.
Excited to see what it means for the facilities for some of the non-football sports too. Especially softball and baseball
 
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