REPORT: Texas A&M calls meeting to consider move to SEC

According to the Houston Chronicle the Texas A&M Board of Regents will hold a meeting Monday and consider giving “Authorization for the President to Take All Actions Relating to Texas A&M University’s Athletic Conference Alignment, The Texas A&M University System.”

The obvious meaning is that Texas A&M is ready to bolt from the Big XII to the SEC.

The move to a Monday meeting is important since has pointed out the Texas legislature intends to hold a hearing on the potential move on Tuesday. The purpose of the hearing? “We want to be in position to have a discussion about a potential move to a new athletic conference for one of our major universities – that it’s in the best interest of the state of Texas,” Branch told

The desire to hold a hearing on the potential move looks to be an attempt to put political pressure on Texas A&M. The Aggies appear to have sensed the political pressure and moved the Board of Regents meeting up from Aug. 22 to Aug. 15 (Monday).


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    # 1 al. fan

    Question? Does the SEC drop one of our long time member of the conference or does it plan to expand even more in a couple of years? RTR

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      The SEC will add a 14th member immediately after Texas A&M to keep balanced divisions. The larger question is when or if the conference will push toward 16 teams. I’d expect that to come within the next few years. It could happen faster, but who knows? I don’t think the SEC has anything set in stone as far as its plans.

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