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Texas A&M moves Regents meeting to Monday

Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

In what's likely the most ominous sign for Texas A&M's future with the Big 12, a Texas A&M Regents meeting originally scheduled for August 22 has been rescheduled -- to next Monday, the next possible business day.

Here's the link to the official meeting notice. There are 15 items, and the first 14 aren't related to athletics. Oh, but Item 15:

15) Authorization for the President to Take All Actions Relating to Texas A&M University's Athletic Conference Alignment, The Texas A&M University System

That is not a discussion. That is not a consideration. That is allowing school president R. Bowen Loftin to send A&M to the SEC, something that wouldn't be authorized for the heck of it.

This doesn't appear to be a major concern to Dan Beebe or the rest of the Big 12 anymore, however. Texas A&M RapidReporter Brent Zwerneman posted that the conference is ready to move on without the Aggies:

There appears to be no turning back for the Aggies to the SEC. Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe has told Texas A&M the Big 12 will survive without the Aggies, and that Texas holds the key to the conference’s future, according to an A&M official. The Big 12 also said Houston will be a viable replacement for the Aggies, according to the A&M official.

In other words, the split is basically done, and neither side is interested in stopping it. Now the only question is who else the SEC takes -- and whether any any other Big 12 teams are on the way out as well. According to RedRaiderSports.com's Chris Level, a "high ranking Texas Tech official" (and for the record, TTU athletic director Kirby Hocutt was previously Miami's AD) says the SEC is "in talks with Texas A&M and an ACC school," but once the SEC acquisitions begin, what's to stop SEC head honcho Mike Slive from going past 14 teams?

Comments

Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Texas A&M moves Regents meeting to Monday

A&M is DONE with texas university too.  I honestly hope we never play you guys in anything ever again.  Good luck with the network, now guy buy yourself another t-shirt.



Since: Feb 15, 2010
Posted on: August 13, 2011 8:51 am
 

Texas A&M moves Regents meeting to Monday

Local sports radio tried making that point yesterday to all those clamoring for the addition of four strrong teams to the SEC.  The radio guys thought that if the SEC added A&M and another solid team such as VATech then they would follow with 2 weaker teams.  The conference is already tough enough and adding even more strong teams just means more losses for the current teams.  



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 2:47 am
 

Texas A&M moves Regents meeting to Monday

take fsu or ga tech.  all the others don't fit.  florida, tennesee, alabama, lsu and auburn aren't getting excited to go play Va Tech, Mizzou nor OK State, i promise you.



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 2:32 am
 

Texas A&M moves Regents meeting to Monday

SEC needs to take Georgia Tech,  We don't need the Florida Women's College. 



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 2:06 am
 

Texas A&M moves Regents meeting to Monday

Why would the SEC want FSU?  They already have UF to cover that market.  FSU does not add more TV viewers.

Why would FSU want the SEC?  They have a better chance of making a BCS game from the ACC.

Something people seem to forget is that even if you put the best 8, 12, or 16 teams in a league together, half of them will be losers.   Mathematically, the in conference wins and losses must be equal.



Since: Aug 12, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 10:40 pm
 

Texas A&M moves Regents meeting to Monday

c'mon



Since: Aug 29, 2010
Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:10 pm
 

Texas A&M moves Regents meeting to Monday

LSUSMC.... I don't believe we are raiding other conferences. I feel it is a bit like Hollywood's top movie star living next door to a married couple on the brink of divorce. That marriage has so many things going on with it, that one of the spouses begins to look elsewhere. And what better place to move than to the top conference? A&M is merely exercising its right to exist on an equal playing field. I applaud them for putting on their boots and taking action, rather than to grab their ankles like the rest of the Big XII.

We are the SEC, and we will value the newcomers as equal partners!

But I agree that we should do this honorably.   



Since: Sep 19, 2010
Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:06 pm
 

Texas A&M moves Regents meeting to Monday

TEXAS is DONE with A&M, they are the biggest whinners, crybabies, losers, so go ahead and leave! We don't need you in our conference and anybody else who agreed to the terms last year BUT now want to change the rules, go ahead and follow them! 



Since: Sep 19, 2010
Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:06 pm
 

Texas A&M moves Regents meeting to Monday

TEXAS is DONE with A&M, they are the biggest whinners, crybabies, losers, so go ahead and leave! We don't need you in our conference and anybody else who agreed to the terms last year BUT now want to change the rules, go ahead and follow them! 



Since: Nov 18, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2011 7:59 pm
 

Texas A&M moves Regents meeting to Monday

A&M gets their feelings hurt and now the whole landscape of traditional conference play is about to change to 3 power conferences by 2013;with the all powerful ,money loving Longhorns standing in the playground alone..Alabama has all the clout and money as Texas but you won't catch them or any other sec team running rough shod over the rest of the league...I say let the aggies expand on an already good program and take on Texas and the big whatever  and blazea thereown trail!Same goes for all their conference buds.. Quit being the longhorns whipping post


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