LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech Chancellor Tedd Mitchell broke the Red Raider silence Thursday evening amid reports that the University of Texas and The University of Oklahoma want to leave the Big 12. The two asked to join the Southeastern Conference (SEC), according to a report by the Houston Chronicle.
“Like many across our state and within the footprint of our league, I’ve been extremely disappointed by the actions and intentions of our friends in Austin and Norman,” Chancellor Mitchell said. “From day one of the Big 12 Conference’s existence, Texas Tech has been a proud and trustworthy partner.”
Mitchell continued, “As the landscape of collegiate athletics shifts, I can promise Red Raider Nation that our leadership will diligently pursue all options to best position Texas Tech for long-term success.”