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Wally Hall Brings Up “Unwritten Gentleman’s Agreement” that Would Bar Texas from Joining SEC

There were no smoke-filled backrooms and clinking of whisky glasses in the gentlemen’s agreement from a decade ago that some SEC football fans still hope will hold true.

With Texas and Oklahoma on the way out of the Big 12 at some point in the next few years, most signs point to their destination as the SEC.

On Tuesday, the schools formally notified the SEC they are seeking “an invitation for membership” beginning July 1, 2025, according to a joint statement.

Sources told the SEC presidents and chancellors are meeting Thursday to consider Oklahoma and Texas to the SEC in what would become the first 16-team superconference.