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:
Our first @Big12Conference hype video...— UCF Knights (@UCFKnights) September 10, 2021
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:
September 10, 2021
3 p.m. ET: The UCF Board of Trustees is meeting this hour to formally vote on accepting the invitation to the Big 12.
TFW… pic.twitter.com/ZMXmRJYzty— Why so salty? (@rolly128) September 10, 2021
Noon E.T.: Our friends at Fear The Wave released a copy of UCF’s application letter to the Big 12.
Check it out:
Earlier this morning, Terry Mohajir got the call:
Official invite ✔️ #ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/tU3JDVJCcd— UCF Knights (@UCFKnights) September 10, 2021
Big 12 off the top rope with the Tweet of the Day. We like these guys already:
pic.twitter.com/Q0JIJTPo41 https://t.co/LrfW1mZdlZ— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) September 10, 2021
10 a.m. ET: The Big 12 announces its presidents have officially voted to invite UCF, Cincinnati, BYU and Houston.
The announcement you’ve all been waiting for…— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) September 10, 2021
Big 12 Extends Membership Invitationshttps://t.co/YLZFxp0N48
Reaction from UCF:
September 10, 2021
UCF has a Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for 3:15 p.m. ET:
#ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/ry9cbPeFA4— UCF Knights (@UCFKnights) September 10, 2021
Brett McMurphy reports the Knights will join the league officially on July 1, 2023.
BYU, Cincinnati, Houston & UCF’s 1st season in Big 12 will be 2023, sources told @ActionNetworkHQ. That allows new members to play in conference 2 years w/Oklahoma & Texas still there - unless OU & UT get out early to SEC— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 10, 2021
UCF’s official statement:
Official statement from #UCF:— Black & Gold Banneret (@UCF_Banneret) September 10, 2021
“UCF is excited to receive an invitation to the Big 12 Conference, and we look forward to the conversation with our Board of Trustees this afternoon.”