Oklahoma and Oklahoma State football will no longer be played in the same conference following the conclusion of the college football 2023 season.

The Sooners and the texas longhorns it will depart from the Big 12 conference for the SEC beginning in 2024, ending Oklahoma’s run in the conference dating back to the 1990s.

Oklahoma State Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy walks across the field before Bedlam against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 19, 2022 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

With the departure of Oklahoma comes the end of the rivalry against the enemy in the state oklahoma stateaccording to Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy.


«When Oklahoma decided to leave the Big 12, they chose to end Bedlam. It’s a one-sided deal. People, we’re trying to decide what happened and what needs to happen for it to continue. They continued to push Oklahoma State to do it.» We had nothing to do with it,» Gundy said. action network. «They left the conference, Bedlam goes with it.»

Gundy was skeptical that the two schools could play each other in non-conference time.

Brent Venables and Mike Gundy shake hands

Oklahoma Sooners head coach Brent Venables greets Oklahoma State Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy before Bedlam at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 19, 2022 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

«The SEC will eventually go to a nine game schedule, I’m sure Oklahoma has a Power 5 team that they play every year,» Gundy told Action Network. «We’d have a hard time matching them outside of the conference. We’re scheduled through ’37. We’re not responsible for changing what we do because they left the conference. It’s very simple. They chose to go into the SEC. That’s the choice they made.»


The rivalry, known as «Bedlam,» dates back to 1914.

He 12 grand is going through big changes as both Texas and OU prepare for the final season of the conference.

The conference will play 14 teams next season before returning to 12 teams when the two schools leave the Big 12.

Mike Gundy gets lost during a bowling game

Oklahoma State Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy looks on during the Guaranteed Rate Bowl college football game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Oklahoma State Cowboys on December 27, 2022, at Chase Field in Phoenix. (Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

While the Big 12 is losing two of its most prominent members, the conference has added four schools to the mix in 2023.


UCF, Cincinnati, BYU, and Houston were officially added to the conference on July 1.

«It’s July 1. Great day,» commissioner of the Big 12 brett yorkmark said July 1. «Great day for the Big 12 Conference, our fans. Welcome UCF, Cincinnati, Houston, BYU. We are so excited to have you at the conference. We have waited a long time for this moment. Can’t wait to be on campus this fall. Welcome Welcome, welcome. Glad to have you in the Big 12.»

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will meet on November 4 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.