Expansion: All eyes on Texas A&M

What is next in the conference expansion drama? It seems Texas A&M dominates the conversation tonight. Meanwhile, Texas is like a suzerain as it leads its vassals Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech to the Pac-10 or Pac-16. Here is an update on the Texas A&M situation.

From the AP: Texas A&M, which is reported to be considering a move to the Southeastern Conference, has not scheduled a regents meeting.

A&M president R. Bowen Loftin told The Associated Press on Friday that the school was content to stay in the Big 12, but the rapid changes are forcing A&M to consider other options.

“We’re still working through the issues,” Loftin said. “We’re also waiting to see what happens with other schools. We were very happy to stay in the Big 12, the way it was. It’s changing now, and we need to figure out what that means.

“The Big 12 is not what it was, and we have to think about its future, and ours.”

Loftin would not comment on speculation that A&M is considering moves to the SEC or the Pac-10, or say if the school was leaning toward one league over another.

“We have not made any decisions at this point in time,” he said. “I can say that the first consideration in any decision involving conference realignment is the athletes’ well-being. Geography has to be a part of the equation, and then, maintaining a strong academic program and keeping that in place will be paramount.

“We’re also a school that has a very strong consciousness for traditions, and that’s a part of this, too,” he said. “You have many factors in play here, none of which I would say is dominant.”

Loftin said he would like A&M and Texas to continue their annual football rivalry, even if the teams end up in different leagues. (read the entire AP story on the Big XII (12) situation below)

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  1. 3
    Crimsonite from the planet Crimson in a galaxy far far away. FormerlyE.G. White

    I’m just wondering what we’d do with 4 Cow Colleges in the western division? What? You didn’t know that? Besides Auburn and A&M we have Miss State, and while LSU is not an Ag school per se, it is a high end Veterinary School. Damn pig humpers all. Of course Ole Miss is a bunch of Hotty Totty Fags. Anybody know what Arkansas is?

  2. 4
    Indianavol

    ND will finally join the Big 10, along with Nebraska, Mizzou, OK State and Iowa State bring the league to 16 teams and be named the Big 16.

    The SEC will get TX, T A/M, TX Tech and OU keeping the SEC as THE BEST conference in college football.

    The Mountain West will take Boise and the remainder to the dissolved Big 12 and finally get BCS recognition.

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    Indianavol

    “I’m just wondering what we’d do with 4 Cow Colleges in the western division? What? You didn’t know that? Besides Auburn and A&M we have Miss State, and while LSU is not an Ag school per se, it is a high end Veterinary School. Damn pig humpers all. Of course Ole Miss is a bunch of Hotty Totty Fags. Anybody know what Arkansas is?”

    I would have expected nothing less from EGG HEAD White! What would be funny is for Bammer to become a doormat for these schools!

  4. 6
    Pluto

    The Aggies don’t do a whole lot for me. College Station is an Backwater and the Football Team has done very little lately.
    How big is the Fan Base ? Can it pull in Houston ?

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    Crimsonite from the planet Crimson in a galaxy farfar away. FormerlyE.G. White

    What would be funny is for Lame Kitten to return to UcheaT. Are you an imposter IV? I’ve never read one of your posts that was coherent before. Where’s all the snide, derogatory remarks laced with 90% cursing. Are you sick? Or after the crystal football, the Heisman, 6 All Americans, and the slaughter of the #1 and #2 teams, you finally realize who your daddy is? Actually according to some reports I’m getting this morning, your post makes some sense in this clusterfuck of a week. Of course as the Nebraska, Colorado and Boise State bombs proved, nobody really knows what’s going on behind closed doors. But get ready for more ice water baths. This morning I’m hearing that the SEC is negotiating with Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Va. Tech. Don’t know who the 4th team is, but would hope it is Fla. St. That would make a hell of a conference. Sure, who wouldn’t love the prestige that Texas would bring, but having my business located close to Austin, Texas, believe me nobody wants their arrogance in the SEC.

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