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SEC Expansion: The Latest Scuttlebutt

Two conflicting, expansion-related stories are being reported on Big 12-related websites this afternoon.  Both are behind paywalls, so we’ll simply provide you with summary information.  (Sort of silly considering the info will be copy and pasted into a million messageboard posts this afternoon, but hey, we’ll play by the rules).

First, AggieYell.com — the Rivals site for Texas A&M — is reporting that all of the SEC’s presidents and chancellors are at Hartsfield International Airport this afternoon.  AggieYell believes this could be the final vote to invite A&M and to discuss other potential targets for expansion.

However, PowerMizzou.com — the Rivals site for Missouri — is claiming that according to their sources in College Station, “the SEC might be slowing things down.”  According to PowerMizzou, the SEC felt fine bringing in A&M and then taking its time to find School #14.  They do not — supposedly — feel comfortable inviting A&M in the face of total armageddon.  Instead, the site claims, the SEC would rather have a full 14-16 school lineup in place.

Andy Staples of SI.com reports that the SEC should know by tonight whether or not A&M has the nine votes necessary to land an SEC invite.  If so, a deal could be announced tomorrow and then the dominoes could start falling in other leagues.

 


7 comments
Jamie Thornton
Jamie Thornton

with a vote of 10-2, it looks like the aggies are in the sec. (some are saying Vandy and Ole Miss gave them the two no votes)

Allen King
Allen King

I've heard 11-0-1 with Vandy abstaining, 12-0 and 11-2 with Vandy and Old Miss Against, but also hearing the vote was contingent on no litigation and Baylor is dead set on filing a complaint. May muddle up the situation for a while.

Mizzougunner
Mizzougunner

I'm a Powermizzou subscriber, the post you are referring to was retracted.

hartlrs
hartlrs

With the addition of Texas A&M to the SEC, wouldn't it make sense that OU, OK State & Mizzou follow A&M to the SEC West & they'd move Alabama & Auburn over to the SEC East? Or, does that make too much sense?

JarrenBlake
JarrenBlake

OU does not want to go to the SEC. The presidents like the PAc-12 Academics and the AD/Coaches prefer the lessened competition aspect of the PAC as compared to what they are calling a "Murders row" in the SEC. Each are valid reasons, their winning percentage would be better in the PAC-12 while still giving them a BC title shot for going undefeated there.

HoustonVol
HoustonVol

I still find it hard to believe that the SEC would have allowed TAMU to leave the B12 if the votes were not there to add them. If the expansion falls apart at the last second because of a no vote from the SEC Presidents, then the SEC will look horrible.

Micheal Cummings
Micheal Cummings

Billy Liucci from TexAgs.com has tweeted that SEC presidents is meeting today in Atlanta and TAMU application has been turned in to SEC. So they will vote on it tonight and tomorrow that Official announcement, maybe tomorrow and all heck will break loose after that.

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