Go back about 20 years and you’ll see where the Big 12 conference went wrong.
Essentially, by remaining pat in terms of drawing in the top-rated programs to go along with the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners, among other programs in the conference, it failed to thwart eventual momentum from the SEC and the Big Ten. This is how we have come to today.
But as the Pac-12 shrivels to 10 following the departures of the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins in 2024, the Big 12 — with its new media-minded commissioner — can capitalize by adding leftover Pac-12s, including including the Phoenix and Seattle Markets, if possible.
Again, there’s a lot to shake up before you get to that.
WHAT THE SAGES SAY ABOUT LONGHORNS
Austin American Statesman: Why did Ivan Melendez wear the soon-to-retire No. 17 in Texas?
Dallas Morning News: Dallas resident Tommy Morrison loses final round of North and South Amateur
Dallas Morning News: Another round of realignment leaves more money for top dogs, mere crumbs for everyone else
247Sports: Morning Brew: How the latest seismic realignment changes affect Texas
Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: Neyor at Work, Fab Five Frosh OL + Osborne, Hale, Toviano Notes
Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: Texas, SEC and realignment
Inside Texas: Monday: The Impact of Texas on Realignment
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
4-star DT Sydir Mitchell commits to Texas against Georgia and Texas A&M
Report: Texas hires Woody Williams as pitching coach
BON panel discussion: The Arch Manning effect
Podcast: West Virginia Snapshot
Austin American Statesman: Golden: Texas should embrace recent recruiting criticism
Dallas Morning News: Quarterback Analysis in SportsDay’s Top 100 Region Rookies for the Class of 2023
247Sports: The Stampede: Where Texas stands with the 10 most important remaining prospects
247Sports: Breakfast Bites: Scattershooting on the last two weeks of recruiting in Texas
247Sports: College Football Recruiting: 4th of July Fireworks Recap
247Sports: Sunday Night Huddle: Latest on Texas Longhorns recruiting
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns: Who could be next to commit
BIG 12 DISTRIBUTION
Oklahoma: Tramel: Big Ten expansion could mean early Big 12 exit for OU, Texas
Oklahoma: Tramel: USC-UCLA move to Big Ten could help Big 12 realign
Austin American Statesman: Five things to know about the next Big 12 commissioner, Brett Yormark
Dallas Morning News: How will SMU, TCU and the Big 12 be affected by UCLA and USC’s stunning move to the Big Ten?
Dallas Morning News: Where are they now? Tracking SportsDay’s Dallas Area Former No. 1 Rookies
Our Daily Bears: 2022 Baylor Football Quick-Hitter Opponent: Oklahoma State
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Sooners Football: Thoughts on USC and UCLA Joining the Big Ten
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Skepticism of further conference realignment
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football Recruiting: 2023 LB Phil Picciotti Commits to Oklahoma
Wide Right & Natty Lite: In The Ring For Round 3 Of Cyclones BOLD Football Takes
Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas Football Transfer Enrollees Report: Jarrett Paul
Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas Football Summer Registrant Report: Jalen Dye
WHAT WE READ
SB Nation: Breaking down false narratives about Aidan Hutchinson
SB Nation: USWNT vs. Haiti, 2022 Concacaf W Championship: What to watch
SB Nation: NBA 2022 Free Agent Signings: Live Updates Tracking All Trades & Transactions
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Get ready for more shoes to drop.
NEW: Since USC and UCLA moved to the Big Ten on Thursday, 10 schools have contacted Commissioner Kevin Warren. No formal applications have been submitted, but it’s clear the league will give serious thought to adding anyone else – except Notre Damehttps://t.co/AiVWVQFKVw
— Wool Higgins (@woolhiggins17) July 5, 2022