SEC presidents and chancellors will meet this week to discuss adding Oklahoma and Texas, both Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated and Heather Dinich of ESPN are reporting. The meeting, scheduled for Thursday, will mark another step in seismic conference realignment as the two powerhouses make their departure from the Big 12 and likely help form the first 16-team superconference.
The Sooners and Longhorns could make their intentions of joining the SEC known as soon as Tuesday by filing a formal letter to the conference, according to Jasoon Whitely of WFAA. A SEC source told Dinich and Mark Schlabach of ESPN that the two schools could officially seek membership as early as this week but did not identify a specific date. Also unknown is whether the conference's decision-makers would actually vote on adding Oklahoma and Texas due to the amount of work involved with television contracts.