Danny White issues statement on SEC expansion

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The Southeastern Conference granted membership to Oklahoma and Texas on Friday.

Membership is slated to begin for the Longhorns and Sooners on July 1, 2025.

Following the SEC granting membership to Oklahoma and Texas, University of Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Danny White issued a statement on league expansion.

“From a proud charter member of the Southeastern Conference, and the city in which the league was founded, the University of Tennessee welcomes Oklahoma and Texas to the most powerful and competitive conference in intercollegiate athletics,” White said in a UT press release. “This is an exciting time for all SEC fans as we develop new rivalries in the years to come, expand our league’s footprint and continue to elevate its unrivaled student-athlete experience.”