Well, what seems to be like a never ending soap opera has just started approaching it’s final season.
Texas A&M officially told the Big XII today that they are preparing to leave, and would like to explore other conference options. Most likely, they want to take their talents to the SEC. We have all heard that rumor lately, no?
If the Aggies will be added to the SEC as the thirteenth team is yet to be seen, but I have a feeling this is going to happen rather quickly now. The Aggies have not be formally invited yet.
Here is the letter that Texas A&M President Loftin submitted to Big XII commish Dan Beebe:
Dear Commissioner Beebe:
As you know, the Texas A&M Board of Regents has authorized me to take action relating to Texas A&M University’s (“Texas A&M”) conference alignment. While this letter is not a notice of Texas A&M’s withdrawal from the Big 12 Conference (the “Conference”), we are exploring our options. There has been a great deal of speculation and comment in the media about Texas A&M leaving the Conference, including discussions of other institutions joining the Conference.
If Texas A&M withdraws from the Conference, we want to do so in a way that complies with the Bylaws and is supportive of your efforts to seek a new member of the Conference. We would appreciate your conferring with the other member institutions and outlining for us the process to be followed by Texas A&M should it withdraw from the Conference.
We look forward to hearing from you.
R. Bowen Loftin
Your move SEC…