New-look SEC won’t affect annual Texas-Oklahoma football game

OMAHA, Neb. — Sunday’s action at the College World Series offered up big drama with the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry.

But the Longhorns always have the Oklahoma Sooners on their mind as well, whether it’s baseball at the CWS this month or the football feud at all times.

Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione confirmed that Texas and OU will play each other annually in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas, no matter what configuration the new, expanded SEC will look like when those two Big 12 power brands join.

“Regardless of the format of eight or nine conference-game schedules, we will always play Texas,” Castiglione told the American-Statesman. “If the SEC sticks with its current model of just eight league games, the format will be one permanent rival (OU-Texas) and seven rotating teams.”

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