UT System board votes to accept invitation for UT-Austin to join the SEC

The University of Texas System Board of Regents voted unanimously Friday morning to accept an invitation for the University of Texas at Austin to join the Southeastern Conference in 2025.

“Over the last 25 years, we’ve benefitted from our strong relationship with our valued Big 12 Conference partners,” board Chair Kevin Eltife said Friday during the meeting. “They’ve provided great competitive contests. Together we created a shared history during this chapter. As our relationship evolves, we will continue to fulfill our obligations to them through the end of our time together.”

The news comes after the SEC voted to invite UT and the University of Oklahoma to join its 14-member league during a meeting with the league members’ presidents and chancellors Thursday afternoon.

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