University of Texas president defends decision to join SEC as lawmakers criticize timing and impact on other schools

Jay Hartzell said the switch to the Southeastern Conference was the best thing for UT-Austin’s student athletes and the university. Texas senators expressed disdain for the move and questioned how it came about.

By Heidi Pérez-Moreno, The Texas Tribune
Posted 8/2/21

University of Texas at Austin President Jay Hartzell on Monday publicly defended the school’s decision to leave the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference along with the University of Oklahoma …

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