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Conference Carousel: College Sports Landscape Continues to Shift Through

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The college sports landscape is continuing to rapidly shift as the conference carousel spins around faster and faster. About a week or so ago, we at Rocky Top Insider wrote about how the initial move from Texas and Oklahoma into the SEC has created a domino effect that slowly has been climbing to the boiling […]

The Jump to 16: Texas and Oklahoma Looking to Join the SEC in 2024

Texas SEC

The Big 12 conference officially announced on Thursday afternoon that the exit date for the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma has been altered. The new exit date officially paves the way for Texas and Oklahoma to join the Southeastern Conference on July 1, 2024. Prior to this announcement from the Big 12 […]

Greg Sankey Talks Texas/Oklahoma Addition Timeline at SEC Media Days

Where the SEC Ranks in Initial College Football Playoff Rankings Release

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey recently addressed a topic that has had the college football world talking for the last year. During the question and answer portion of Sankey’s SEC Media Days opening press conference on Monday, the SEC Commissioner gave his latest thoughts on the addition of the University of Texas and the University of […]

Texas, Oklahoma Officially Request Entrance Into SEC

A day after informing the Big 12 it would not be renewing their grants of media rights after 2025, Texas and Oklahoma formally requested entrance into the Southeastern Conference Tuesday. “The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Oklahoma request invitations for membership to the Southeastern Conference starting on July 1, 2025,” the […]

Another UT Coming Soon to the SEC Super-Conference?

SEC Texas Oklahoma

Another UT could be headed into the SEC as the University of Texas, along with the University of Oklahoma, have reportedly expressed their interest to join the Southeastern Conference with a response seemingly in their favor. According to The Houston Chronicle on Wednesday, which cited “a high-ranking college official with knowledge of the situation”, the […]

Former Tennessee RB Has Already Been Given Big 12 Preseason Award

Eric Gray Preseason

A former Tennessee running back has already turned heads in Norman, OK as Oklahoma Sooner back Eric Gray has been named the preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. The news was released by the Big 12 conference, who listed all of their preseason awards on Wednesday. Gray, who led Tennessee in rushing yards in […]

Rick Barnes Is Headed Back To Austin, As Vols Will Play Longhorns

As if the Tennessee basketball schedule couldn’t get any better for the 2021-2022 season, the SEC announced its opponent for the Big12/SEC Challenge. Tennessee is headed to Austin, on January 29th, 2022 for a showdown with the Longhorns. This will be the first time since Rick Barnes took the Tennessee job that he has faced […]