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Texas has filed an official request to switch conferences to the SEC alongside Oklahoma. (Texas Football/Instagram)

The University of Texas and Oklahoma have submitted formal requests to switch from the Big 12 Conference to the Southeastern Conference, the SEC reported Tuesday morning.

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The University of Texas and The University of Oklahoma took the first official step toward leaving the Big 12 on Monday as they notified the conference they would not be renewing their media rights after they expire in 2025.

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Texas Football could once again face rivals Texas A&M if new talks on shifting to the SEC prove true. (Texas Football/Twitter)

It's been long enough that many University of Texas and Texas A&M fans have but a vague memory of the last big Texas football matchup in 2011, before the Aggies made a landmark shift to the Southeast Conference and the heated Lone Star State rivalry was put on hold.

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Austinite and former University of Texas diver Alison Gibson is going for gold at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. (University of Texas Swimming and Diving/Twitter)

Austinite and former University of Texas diver Alison Gibson says she's good at "turning off her brain."

The 21-year-old diver said it's all a mental game as she heads to Tokyo ready to represent herself, her alma mater and her country at the 2021 Olympics.

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