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THREAD: UCF Officially Joins the Big 12 Conference

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The ink is finally dry.

UCF Big 12 logo
UCF joins the Big 12 Conference
Photo: Derek Warden | @DampFrijoles

Today is the big day. The UCF Knights are joining the Big 12 Conference.

Here’s our thread of today’s monumental events. We’ll keep this updated as everything happens throughout the day:


4 p.m. ET: UCF holds a press conference officially announcing the move:

Present are VP/AD Terry Mohajir, President Alexander Cartwright, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and Big 12 Board Chairman/Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec:

3 p.m. ET: The UCF Board of Trustees is meeting this hour to formally vote on accepting the invitation to the Big 12.

Watch live:

The moment:


Noon E.T.: Our friends at Fear The Wave released a copy of UCF’s application letter to the Big 12.

Check it out:

UCF Big 12 letter application
UCF’s application letter to the Big 12
UCF/@FearTheWave via records request

Earlier this morning, Terry Mohajir got the call:

Big 12 off the top rope with the Tweet of the Day. We like these guys already:


10 a.m. ET: The Big 12 announces its presidents have officially voted to invite UCF, Cincinnati, BYU and Houston.

Reaction from UCF:

UCF has a Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for 3:15 p.m. ET:

Brett McMurphy reports the Knights will join the league officially on July 1, 2023.

UCF’s official statement: