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Baylor puts Texas A&M move to SEC on hold

Posted on: September 7, 2011 9:39 am
Edited on: September 7, 2011 11:46 am

Five days ago, the Big 12 institutions agreed received “written assurance” from the Big 12 that the SEC could add Texas A&M without any legal issues. Well, a funny thing happened on the way to expansion: Baylor has changed its mind and has the SEC, at least for now, in a holding pattern.

Consequently, Texas A&M officials are left in a wait-and-see mode, releasing a statement from school president R. Bowen Loftin.

"We are certainly pleased with the action taken last night by the presidents and chancellors of the Southeastern Conference to unanimously accept Texas A&M as the league’s 13th member. However, this acceptance is conditional, and we are disappointed in the threats made by one of the Big 12 member institutions to coerce Texas A&M into staying in Big 12 Conference. These actions go against the commitment that was made by this university and the Big 12 on Sept. 2. We are working diligently to resolve any and all issues as outlined by the SEC."

Can Baylor’s threat of a lawsuit really keep Texas A&M out of the SEC? Baylor's Bad News Bears is going to stop the Big 12 from crumbling? Stay tuned.

Here’s the SEC’s official statement from Florida President Dr. Bernie Machen, Chair of the SEC’s Presidents and Chancellors.

“After receiving unanimous written assurance from the Big 12 on September 2 that the Southeastern Conference was free to accept Texas A&M to join as a new member, the presidents and chancellors of the SEC met last night with the intention of accepting the application of Texas A&M to be the newest member of the SEC,” Machen said. “We were notified yesterday afternoon that at least one Big 12 institution had withdrawn its previous consent and was considering legal action.

“The SEC has stated that to consider an institution for membership, there must be no contractual hindrances to its departure.  The SEC voted unanimously to accept Texas A&M University as a member upon receiving acceptable reconfirmation that the Big 12 and its members have reaffirmed the letter dated September 2, 2011.”

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Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: September 8, 2011 10:36 am

Baylor has misdirected ire

Baylor should be suing Texas for destroying yet another conference with its greed.  You do have to give credit to Baylor for knowing their place: a remora on Texas' ample belly.

Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2011 10:24 pm

Baylor puts Texas A&M move to SEC on hold


wrote:   "...the SEC didn't woo TAMU they contacted the SEC after TEXAS lied to them and everyone else in the conf..."


Well hello freakinpaulee!   I see you just joined this very day.... your parents must not be at home and you jumped at a chance to use daddy's PC.  

But you seem to be terribly gullible since you seem to believe all the bullcrap and cover-stories some people use to conceal their true actions or motives.     You should realize that a whole lot of things/situations just aren't what they appear to be.  

TAMU was asked by Texas University if they wanted to be partners in forming a TV Network back when Texas was first considering it.   TexasA&M refused.  A couple of months ago TAMU said  they were considering leaving was because they couldn't put up with the Longhorn Network showing High-School games.   But the NCAA vetoed airing High-School football games on the LHN which should have erased TAMU's concerns.   But TAMU is still clinging to that excuse,  an excuse that is no longer valid.  

For over a year now the SEC and TAMU have been secretly setting all this up in order to keep both of them from getting bad-publicity and also to alleviate possible law-suits.   They saw how Nebraska managed to cast Texas as the villain when the Huskers were seduced by visions of mega-bucks from Jim Delaney of the Big-10,  so the Aggies and the SEC decided blaming it on Texas worked so good for the Huskers it should work for them..... and as your comments vividly points out,  their ruse is working like a charm.

Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2011 6:43 pm

Baylor puts Texas A&M move to SEC on hold

Looks like Baylor is grasping at straws trying to stay in a BCS conference. They know that if the Big 12 disolves they will be lucky to get into the WAC or the Mountain West. I don't know why it really matters to them they have always been a horrible football program and always will be so its not like the will actually ever go to a BCS bowl. They actually would get to more bowl games if they were in a smaller conference like the WAC were they would be more competitive and could get to 6 wins. Quit holding things up out of jealousy be a man Baylor.

Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: September 7, 2011 6:21 pm

Baylor puts Texas A&M move to SEC on hold

Good luck to all my old brothers (OU, Mizzou, KU).  I know you'll all find new homes where you're treated equally if this house of cards collapses.  I still don't understand the Pac 16 plan though.  How is Oklahoma anywhere near the Pacific Coast again?  The travel for away games would be gnarly.

Since: Apr 10, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 6:12 pm

Baylor puts Texas A&M move to SEC on hold

I guess I'm severely confused on why the Big 12 seems to be doing nothing to fix this problem. Other conferences are adding schools, yet the Big 12 is doing nothing!!! There are dozens of schools who would jump at the first chance to join the Big 12. Boise State, TCU, Fresno State, BYU, Houston, ANYBODY!!!! The president of the Big 12 should be fired for sitting back and letting the entire conference die, rather than taking action and show that the Big 12 is still a major conference. Until then, bye bye Big 12. Hello superconferences.

Since: Jul 31, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 5:16 pm

Baylor puts Texas A&M move to SEC on hold

go with gaylor they dont stand a chance of holding us up..they suck

Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 4:59 pm

Baylor puts Texas A&M move to SEC on hold

Why is the Big 12 allowing the SEC and PAC to decide the future of their conference? Be proactive Big 12! If we really are moving to Super Conferences then why not the Big 12 as one of them. If the SEC wants in Texas, return the favor and get into Florida by inviting the Seminoles. Maybe Georgia Tech and Clemson too. The ACC is a joke. Snap up Louville, Pittsburgh and TCU. The Big East is even worse. How about Boise State or BYU. Quit being a victim. Make some offers. What have you got to lose.

Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 3:46 pm

Baylor puts Texas A&M move to SEC on hold

the SEC didn't woo TAMU they contacted the SEC after TEXAS lied to them and everyone else in the conf.

Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 3:36 pm

Baylor puts Texas A&M move to SEC on hold

Baylor was LUCKY in the first place!!! They have no pull!!! Texas and OU will be out the door before this makes it to court. This is just showing me that no school would ever want to join this POS conference if Baylor is going to sue. Hell, I'd never join!!! Watch them sue SMU for sucking if they join their conference.....HA HA HA. TAMU didn't start this. Big "N" did and all they asked for was a simple say in things. Hey Baylor....nice win.....but you still are not wanted!!!! You've been mooching for 17 years and have yet to give back and actually think you can take a school to court?!?!?!

Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 2:51 pm

Baylor puts Texas A&M move to SEC on hold

Why is the big 12 pointing fingers and threatening lawsuits?  They should be actively pursuing other teams.  They should be having talks with Boise State, TCU, etc.  This is why that conference is falling apart.  They lose two members and dont even try to talk to other schools.  Are they afraid to add boise state?  What about Fresno State?    They are too content to just cruise their crappy "rivals" and try to make a BCS bowl.

Living in the past where you can play nobodies and get a national title are over.  Pac is at 12 teams, Big ten is at 12 teams.  Why did they change?  Its because the SEC has been getting non stop BCS title shots,  2 BCS Bowls, 9 out 12 schools making bowl games.  The SEC has changed the college football landscape. 

Big 12 is living in the past.  It still thinks Texas is the best team in the world, and everyone will pay to see their greatness.  Newsflash!  You were 5-7 last year, and no one is buying your private channel.

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