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SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join league — in 2025

Southeastern Conference university presidents voted to invite Texas and Oklahoma to join the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank. The latest step in a move that has potential to help reshape college sports came two days after Texas and Oklahoma requested to join the SEC in 2025. That’s when the schools’ media rights…

No. 2 Baylor still undefeated after 84-72 win over Auburn

WACO, Texas (AP) — Davion Mitchell had 13 points and seven assists against his former team, and No. 2 Baylor stayed undefeated with an 84-72 win over Auburn in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The Bears are 16-0. Mitchell swished a 3-pointer with 11 1/2 minutes left to extend Baylor’s lead to 59-43, getting the pass from Jared Butler and making…

Harmon scores 18; No. 24 Oklahoma tops No. 9 Alabama

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — De’Vion Harmon scored 18 points to help No. 24 Oklahoma defeat No. 9 Alabama 66-61 on Saturday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Oklahoma played without leading scorer Austin Reaves and starting guard Alondes Williams because of COVID-19 protocols. Elijah Harkless scored 14 points and Brady Manek added 12 for the Sooners. Oklahoma became the second team…

Texas Governor blasts Big 12 for punting on expansion

AUSTIN, Texas  (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the Big 12 should apologize for not expanding after spending three months vetting and interviewing potential new member schools. The governor, who had previously tweeted his support for Houston being added to the Big 12, blasted the conference on Twitter on Monday night. “The Big 12 owes a lot of people…

Mahomes, Shimonek each throw for 4 TDs to beat Kansas 55-19

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Backup quarterback Nic Shimonek threw for four touchdowns and 271 yards to lead Texas Texas past Kansas 55-19 Thursday night in each team’s Big 12 opener. Shimonek came in after starter Patrick Mahomes, who also threw for four TDs, got injured in the third quarter. Mahomes, who threw for 277 yards and had one interception, left…

Bowlsby keeping quiet on Big 12 expansion

HOUSTON (AP) – Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says he is confident the conference’s university presidents will make progress on their exploration of expansion by the time they meet in mid-October. But Bowlsby, speaking before the game between No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 15 Houston at NRG Stadium, had little to say about where the Big 12 stands as it…

Big 12 commissioner emails Houston about expansion procedure

HOUSTON  (AP) — An email Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby sent late last month to the president of the University of Houston says the conference has “finalized our procedures for consideration of potential” new members. The email was first reported by ESPN on Thursday and later obtained by The Associated Press. The Big 12 announced July 19 that its presidents had…