The speculation and rumors regarding the future of the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma in the BIG 12 appear to be dominating most sports activities circles.
The matter has no scarcity of opinions and was closely mentioned Thursday on the Matt Thomas Show on SportsDiscuss 790.
Thomas advised KPRC 2 he believes that the transfer to the Southeastern Conference is inevitable however mentioned it’s not primarily based on a need to resume rivalries however moderately to realize income.
“They’re going to get more money than any other network. They’re going to make more money than any other conference. They’re going to have more prestige, more limelight,” mentioned Thomas.
Thomas mentioned one factor to think about is the affect on different universities together with the University of Houston.
“I’d like to see what a Pac 12-Big 12 merger looks like, and how the Cougars can sneak in that way,” Thomas mentioned.
Joe Pogge, a long-time fan and former President of the UH Alumni Association, mentioned he’s hopeful that Cougars would possibly lastly make a transfer to a Power 5 convention.
“We have a lot to offer. Number one: you got a basketball team where March Madness is an opportunity and the Final Four is a possibility. You have a world-class track team, a world-class golf program, a good baseball team and a tradition-rich football team,” mentioned Pogge.
Pogge mentioned what U of H does subsequent may have a big affect on fans, alumni and boosters particularly if the Coogs can capitalize and make a constructive transfer.
“I think you’ll see more fans in the seats and I think you’ll see more dollars put into the school,” Pogge mentioned.
Texas and OU have been each requested about the potential transfer however each mentioned they don’t reply to rumors.
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