Sunday, August 14, 2011

Texas A&M To SEC?

They almost pulled the trigger on a move to the SEC during the conference reshuffling last summer that led to Nebraska and Colorado leaving the Big 12 and heading to the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences. 

This time Aggie anger over along with the rest of the Big 12 the soon to launched Longhorn Network and agitation over being in UT's considerable shadow has Texas A&M seriously considering a move to the SEC as early as next season.   

The SEC noted that Texas A&M approached them and they are interested because bringing A&M into the conference adds Texas to its markets.  The SEC presidents are meeting later today to consider the possibility of extending an invitation to the Aggies and a yet unnamed 14th team that has been rumored to be either Florida State or Clemson.

Of course the presidents of both institutions have denied being contacted by the SEC. 

There will be a special Texas A&M board of regents meeting on Monday in which this issue is one of the items on the agenda, and should be interesting to see what is said in the press conference that immediately follows it.   It'll also be interesting to see if this sets off another round of musical schools in the various athletic conferences as well.

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