The news cycle in college football has moved rapidly over the summer between College Football expansion and newly-implemented name, image and likeness rules. Nothing truly gets college football fans going like college football and conference realignment drama, however, and that's exactly what's been dropped in our laps this week. Texas and Oklahoma intend to announce their decision to leave the Big 12 in favor of a move to the SEC within the next "24-28 hours," sources tell CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd.
Citing "a high-ranking college official with knowledge of the situation," the Houston Chronicle's Brent Zwerneman was first to report on Wednesday that the SEC could announce the additions of the Longhorns and Sooners "within a couple of weeks."
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey, along with officials from Texas and Oklahoma, have all refused to comment on the initial reports, but there have been no outward denials. Smoke is only growing exponentially with each passing hour. This despite resistance from some tangential parties, namely Texas A&M (not wanting another Lone Star State team in the SEC) and Oklahoma State (not wanting to be left alone in the Big 12).
The additions of Texas and Oklahoma would make the SEC the first 16-team superconference while simultaneously adding massive brand power to a league already seen as the best in college sports. Whether these programs leave now or leave for the SEC specifically, their departure from the Big 12 appears inevitable. CBS Sports will continue covering this developing story with live updates below.