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SEC commissioner reportedly meets with Texas A&M; Pac-10 meets with Oklahoma, Okla. State
sporting news ^ | Saturday, Jun. 12, 2010 - 8:05 p.m. ET

Posted on 06/12/2010 7:41:28 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo

College conference realignment isn't taking the weekend off.

Two media sources -- Jackson, Miss., television station WJTV and A&M blogger/radio host Billy Liucci -- report that Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive is meeting with Texas A&M officials today in College Station, Texas.

Meanwhile, The Oklahoman newspaper reports Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott met today with officials from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in Oklahoma City, presumably to invite them to join his conference. Scott also plans to meet with Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech, according to the newspaper.

Sporting News' Matt Hayes reported Thursday that the SEC will likely only expand with Texas and Texas A&M.

OU is still deciding whether to stay in the Big 12, which officially lost Colorado to the Pac-10 and Nebraska to the Big Ten this week. The Oklahoman reports athletic directors from the remaining schools will meet Monday in a last-ditch effort to save the league.

Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds said Saturday that his school

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1 posted on 06/12/2010 7:41:28 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
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To: Bad~Rodeo

OU ain’t gonna sign on to face USC every year.


2 posted on 06/12/2010 7:45:19 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: Bad~Rodeo

im a mizzou fan....this is a nightmare what’s happening to our conference. the television contract we put together a few years ago was waaaay to low and now teams are bailing for more money in other leagues. some B-12 teams are going to wind up out in the cold after this is all over and it just flat out sucks that it could be my school.


3 posted on 06/12/2010 7:47:56 PM PDT by Shamrock498
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To: arrogantsob
OU ain’t gonna sign on to face USC every year.

Playing Bama would be SO much easier....

4 posted on 06/12/2010 7:48:10 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (Flame away...)
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To: arrogantsob

Why not, Carroll’s gone, Reggie’s gone, Linert’s gone, Lyndell’s gone, USC’s post season is gone, Why not?


5 posted on 06/12/2010 7:49:04 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
If so, good news for Arkansas and Louisiana recruiting...
6 posted on 06/12/2010 7:53:55 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce with this one strong, it is...)
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To: Shamrock498

My Texas Longhorns do not seem to be out in the cold.


7 posted on 06/12/2010 7:59:38 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Shamrock498

Word is going around that the remnants of the Big 12 are looking at the Mountain West to bring in teams ie Air Force and BYU


8 posted on 06/12/2010 8:00:44 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: arrogantsob

Why not? USC is toast for at least a decade and probably 15 years with those incredible sanctions.


9 posted on 06/12/2010 8:02:38 PM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: Bad~Rodeo

A&M will take a beat down each week in the SEC.


10 posted on 06/12/2010 8:06:41 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Shamrock498
im a mizzou fan....this is a nightmare what’s happening to our conference. the television contract we put together a few years ago was waaaay to low and now teams are bailing for more money in other leagues.

I'm wondering if the NCAA didn't go too far with the USC sanctions. "Things fall apart, the center cannot hold." Ha ha! "The center..." Get it?

11 posted on 06/12/2010 8:07:17 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Shamrock498

Mizzou started this whole mess. Alden pushed for about two years to join the Big 10. Now they got shafted and screwed the other members of the Big 12.

Father Tom Osborn showed he was the worlds biggest whore. He just couldn’t beat Texas so he destroyed the big 12 being the 2nd one out the door. Osborn didn’t give a dam about rivaly or tradition. What a fool Father Tom turned out to be.


13 posted on 06/12/2010 8:19:47 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: trumandogz

SEC don’t care about that. They’re looking for new TV markets in the southwest


14 posted on 06/12/2010 8:20:34 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

That’s true, but A&M does not bring the number of TV sets that Texas does. Moreover, A&M does not bring the desirable TV viewers like Texas.


15 posted on 06/12/2010 8:36:48 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

You’re right but all the SEC cares about is the potential for new TV markets in the southwest


16 posted on 06/12/2010 8:39:54 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

oops, sorry for the repeat


17 posted on 06/12/2010 8:40:59 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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i agree that missouri was the first to say they’s be willing to move; mizzou has a long list of complaints with the Texas dominated big 12...they want nothing more than to be in the big 10 and out from under texas’ thumb. having said that, them expressing interest in the b10 after the commish of the big 10 said back in dec that they were going to expand didnt get us to where we are today. texas being jealous of NU getting a better deal than they have is what will break up the conf eventually. if missouri had been invited instead of NU, the B12 would/could have replaced MU without losing any sleep. texas and nebraska have been in a pissing contest since day one about who has the biggest wee wee. tom osborne has made no bones about his dislike for texas and vice versa.


18 posted on 06/12/2010 8:43:41 PM PDT by Shamrock498
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To: trumandogz

A&M will take a beat down each week in the SEC.

They’ve been taking regular beatdowns where they are now. All they need is a first class Coach which they have not had since Bear Bryant. They’re recruiting is still good and if they had the added benefit of playing in the SEC it would be incredible. I hope Texas goes to the PAC 10 and A&M goes to the SEC. Texas should easily win that Conference the first few years they are there with USC being knocked down and out by the NCAA. The Aggies will be “re-buiding” for a few years but the future looks bright for ‘em if they solve the Coaching problem.


19 posted on 06/12/2010 8:44:16 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: Shamrock498

You got to love the way Missouri parlayed their invite to the Big 10 into an invite to the Mountain West.


20 posted on 06/12/2010 8:47:12 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

BTW, do you what you call an Aggie 10 years after graduation?...............Boss!


21 posted on 06/12/2010 8:51:31 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: trumandogz

yeah...sure looks that way dont it? :)


22 posted on 06/12/2010 8:52:51 PM PDT by Shamrock498
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To: Bad~Rodeo

I don’t think Texas wants to face Alabama, LSU, Ark....every year. They’d have a better shot in the PAC 10.


23 posted on 06/12/2010 8:53:06 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: dr_lew

certainly opens the door for other teams to step up and take over as the top dog in the conf


24 posted on 06/12/2010 8:54:39 PM PDT by Shamrock498
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To: BnBlFlag

A&M certainly would improve the quality of players that they get in Texas, by joining the SEC, it would be a huge selling point over Texas.


25 posted on 06/12/2010 8:55:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: trumandogz

Aggies have fans all over the world. In a little town like College Station they’re sold out with a 1-9 record. And on Friday nights you can’t find a motel woom within 75 miles.


26 posted on 06/12/2010 8:55:56 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Shamrock498

Texas is poison. They should just go independent. They have ruined every conference they have been in.

Would serve them right to go to the Pac 10 and put with bunch of fans who will get more entertainment protesting the “mistreatment” of Bevo than watching the game.

Word is that A&M is going to SEC.


27 posted on 06/12/2010 8:58:05 PM PDT by Diggity
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To: Terry Mross

Sure we do


28 posted on 06/12/2010 8:59:00 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: trumandogz

They will be motivated now to upgrade their program. They have the money to pay $5m+ for a coach.

They have an endowment of $5B, 50k students and are ranked as the #22 public university in the country.


29 posted on 06/12/2010 9:00:49 PM PDT by Diggity
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To: Shamrock498

Tom is that you?


30 posted on 06/12/2010 9:02:03 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: Diggity

i totally agree. when the b12 conf started they wouldnt allow a strong conf office to be established. the rules they implemented are impossible to get changed and now they are potentially pulling the rug out from everybody else. if they could leave the b12 and the conf survived with maybe the addition of TCU or something, i’d be completely happy.


31 posted on 06/12/2010 9:04:26 PM PDT by Shamrock498
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To: Shamrock498

I’m suggesting deeper dislocations.


32 posted on 06/12/2010 9:06:01 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Shamrock498

Nah, it will wind up in the Big Ten thousand.


33 posted on 06/12/2010 9:06:15 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: Bad~Rodeo

LOL...no, im sure he’s partying it up as we speak


34 posted on 06/12/2010 9:06:28 PM PDT by Shamrock498
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Sounds good to me.


35 posted on 06/12/2010 9:06:56 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Don’t know that this will make much difference.


36 posted on 06/12/2010 9:07:40 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: Crimson Elephant

Well will see.


37 posted on 06/12/2010 9:08:26 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: Shamrock498

it’s not just the money, there have been problems with the big 12 since it started!


38 posted on 06/12/2010 9:11:59 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Bad~Rodeo

The SEC should go after the ACC and merge with them. Then turn around and get A&M and Mizzu. That would solve so many problems in College football. It would also take us one step closer to a National Championship.


39 posted on 06/12/2010 9:13:17 PM PDT by grapeape (Don't rally around BP. Hang them out to dry. They deserve it.)
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To: ncfool

I wouldn’t expect anyone from Kansas to like Tom Osborne. Neither Kansas nor Kansas State ever beat a Nebraska team that Tom coached - 25 years w/o a Jayhawk or Wildcat victory over the Huskers. Oklahoma State never beat an Osborne coached Nebraska team either, btw.

No, I am not a Big Red fan, though I lived in Lincoln 12 years and was somewhat inundated with Husker hype. I am an Iowa State alum. I am a Big 8 fan, and liked it better when it was still the Big 8.

Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State and maybe Oklahoma State will be left of the ‘Big 8’when it is all said and done. Missouri will likely go to the Big 10, though that is not a done deal yet.

It is too bad that the NCAA is all about money. And it is too bad that there is a BCS. That is no playoff and it reeks of politics. If there had been a good playoff system in place, this would likely not be happening now.


40 posted on 06/12/2010 9:22:08 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: trumandogz

Breaking News!

Missouri to leave NCAA to Join the NAIA. Will get to play in KC Tourneyment every year.

Mike Alden declears that they will own the NAIA.


41 posted on 06/12/2010 9:34:05 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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“A&M does not bring the desirable TV viewers like Texas.”

You’re kidding, right? A&M would bring with it money, huge Texas media markets, tradition and a fanatical fanbase to the SEC. There are Aggie clubs all over the U.S. and in dozens of foreign countries. They are concentrated very heavily in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. The concentration of clubs is much heavier in the southeastern states than in the west.

A&M would be a natural fit for the SEC. The Arkansas–Texas A&M rivalry has been renewed with the Southwest Classic played annually in Dallas. The 2009 game drew a national television audience. A&M also has another traditional rivalry with LSU, which brings another national audience.

Adding A&M and another team would allow the SEC to shift Alabama and Auburn to the East Division, where Auburn especially would be a better fit than in the West.

- JP


42 posted on 06/12/2010 9:36:01 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("Every time a Democrat mocks Sarah Palin, an independent gets its wings." - JP)
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To: arrogantsob
OU would only play USC every four years and would only visit SoCal every eight years. A sixteen team conference is really two conferences with a joint television contract. The worst thing about the new conference would be picking up Arizona and Arizona State every year. Nothing against them, but there's no history or tradition between them and any of the schools in the current Big 12.

Besides, as others have noted, with the probation and other stuff **Lane Kiffen**, SoCal will probably be a slightly above average team for the next few years.

43 posted on 06/12/2010 9:41:41 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: ncfool

NO, No. I am sure Mizzou will end up in the Big MO conference. Schedule options for MU:
Opening game will be Harris Stowe Teachers College in St Louis. A good warm up for MU and sure to fill the Edward Jones Dome
Second game at Mizzou will feature power house Missouri Valley. Mizzou hoping the bus trip from Marshall will wear down their opponents.
Third game at Warrensburg. Need I say more?
Fourth game will be Homecoming. Hoping we can get Lincoln University to make the commute.
And so on....


44 posted on 06/12/2010 10:07:06 PM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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A&M does not have the TV sets, does not have the fan base and does not bring in half the income of UT.

UT can write it’s own ticket and Tech and A&M can only follow.


45 posted on 06/12/2010 10:18:02 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

You forgot Mizzou playing MIT

Meramec In Town.


46 posted on 06/12/2010 11:03:28 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: Shamrock498
Mizzou may find out they were getting a pretty good deal in the Big 12. After flirting with the Big 10, they found out they weren't desirable enough. The Big 10 could pick up any of a dozen schools that could bring as much to the table as Mizzou. Now, they're at a point where they're hoping to be mistreated by Texas and the rest of the conference for a few more years.

Re: Nebraska. The Nebraska press conference explained the reasons the Cornhuskers have had a problem. "We're doing what's best for NEBRASKA! The heck with previous rivalries! The heck with the league! The heck with the other schools who will end up taking a financial hit on this! We're out for NEBRASKA!" Then, their big complaint with the Big 12 was that votes didn't go their way. When Oklahoma was asked what they wanted to do, they said they wanted to stay with Texas. Dittos for Oklahoma State, Tech, and Baylor (Baylor probably doesn't have an option.) A&M is only dithering over the SEC cause they don't want to break up the Texas rivalry. Course, part of that may also be that the SEC is really only interested in a package deal for both schools.

That's the reason, though, that Nebraska didn't have that much clout in the Big 12. They were only out for Nebraska. UT may be heavy handed (I went there, I know first hand) but UT could get an invitation to any conference in the country, and they're trying to work a package deal to get other schools into a conference with them. Maybe that's why the other schools were more willing to work with the Horns than the Huskers.

The Pac 10 issued the invitation to Colorado to stave off the possibility of Baylor coming into the league. They wouldn't have done that if Texas hadn't been pushing for a package deal for all the south schools. For Tech, Oklahoma State and Baylor, they didn't have that much of an option, as Texas is their ticket to the big league. Oklahoma has choices, though, and they went with Texas over trying to work with the Huskers.

47 posted on 06/12/2010 11:44:40 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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Texas now could stay in the Big 12. Be the king establish the New Big 12 tv network.

They got what they want no Nebraska. Texas stays and can’t rebuild with a couple of new teams. Keep their rivalries in place and the history of the big 12 in place.


48 posted on 06/13/2010 7:15:24 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: ncfool

Maybe Stephens College could be scheduled. A new way for Mizzou to help with their title IX problems.


49 posted on 06/13/2010 7:35:56 AM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

I can see Mizzou winning the Providence Road series with Columbia College.


50 posted on 06/13/2010 9:31:02 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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