Texas lawmakers file bill to block UT-Austin from leaving Big 12 for SEC

The move is largely symbolic as the legislative session has been ground to a halt by the quorum-busting Democrats who fled Texas 11 days ago. Even if the Democrats returned, Abbott would have to add the item to his special session agenda for it to have a chance at passing.

By Heidi Pérez-Moreno, The Texas Tribune
Posted 7/24/21

 A group of Texas lawmakers filed legislation Friday that would prohibit Texas public colleges and universities from switching their affiliations with collegiate athletic conferences without …

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