Skip to comments.aTm, FSU, Clemson and Missouri to the SEC as per ESPN
Posted on 08/13/2011 8:37:28 AM PDT by pburgh01
Can't be about politics all the time huh? Anyways semi political as the BCS system maybe coming to a swift end with the apparent formation of 4 super conferences and the Big-10, Pac-10 and the ACC\Big East look to consolidate and create a defacto playoff system.
Just reading an AP article, too:
One possible reason for Texas A&M’s renewed interest in leaving the Big 12 could be because the school isn’t happy about The Longhorn Network - created through a 20-year, $300 million deal with ESPN.
Texas hopes that Texas A&M remains in the Big 12.
‘’At this point we do not know if Texas A&M is leaving the Big 12,’’ Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds said in a statement. ‘’All we know is what we read and hear in the media. We are actively looking at every possible option we have and have been talking to other Big 12 schools. We are strong supporters and members of the Big 12. We’d be disappointed if Texas A&M leaves but, if they do, we wish them well.’’
Baylor also weighed in on the subject, with athletic director Ian McCaw issuing a statement that said Baylor is ‘’fully committed to the Big 12 Conference.’’
It is an honor to welcome FSU and Clemson into the SEC. Great teams and great fanbase!
I’m hip. BCS is FOS anyways. All the other college sports have playoffs don’t they ?
ESPN/ABC and Texas will be the death of the Big 12. They have all the money and have felt free to throw their weight around. I hope the rest of the schools in the conference will find a better situation elsewhere, and that Texas and Baylor will be happy playing each other.
Off hand, do you know if all Big-12 schools have baseball programs?
Right now A&M is the only confirmed school, they will make their announcement on Monday. ESPN is ‘projecting’ the other schools for a reason, and it’s intended to protect their interest in the LHN, but it’s an epic fail. The SEC schools vote today on admitting A&M (although they all have formally agreed except Vandy), and A&M’s Board of Regents meet on Monday, and ESPN is trying to stir the pot a little to shake up A&M and the Texas Legislation to try and protect their investment. It’s not going to work. These people are shameless, and eventually ESPN is going to pay for it.
It’s all over boys.
SEC + TX is the national championship.
The more the big programs consolidate, the more the outliers like TCU and Boise State in football and Butler and VCU in basketball seem to rise to challenge the mega programmers.
Iowa State does not have a baseball program.
When the SEC finally becomes man enough to play a December game in the cold, then can then talk about being elite.
And Clemson plays SEC teams every year anyway. SEC: Super Elite Conference. Time to renegotiate that TV contract! Wow. Curious how they will set up the divisions. War Eagle!
Thanks. I’m pretty sure Colorado didn’t/doesn’t either (Pac-12 now).
Perry’s an Aggie. And he needs the SEC states for his presidential run. He isn’t going to let the liberals at UT get in the way.
Play? Don’t you mean, ‘win’ an outdoor game in December? ;)
It is not the SEC’s fault the BCS keeps putting the National Championship game in the warmer climate states.
UT really effed up...they (Big 12) should’ve gone and grabbed TCU and either SMU or BYU once CU and NU left the conference- now they are really in a watered down league and the PAC Ten is done expanding...
as a college football fanatic all my life and someone in the football business i HATE these super conferences...
Texas can go play Rice, Baylor, Okie Lite, and Zero U.
And how many Yankee teams dare come play in the Swamp - or Baton Rouge, or Tuscaloosa, or Knoxville in September? The Swamp in Gainesville has triple digit temperatures on the field.
Yeah, as an SEC and Vol fan I love bringing in Texas A&M, Clemson, and FSU. But Missouri? Perhaps there are some Missouri fans who can set me straight. It seems they have been playing much better in recent years.
Could be a good time for the SEC to swap Vanderbilt for FSU.
Pigs are flying over Baton Rouge.
What happens to OU?
Are they forced to the big 10?
It's interesting to note that the SEC team came into most of those title games as the #2 ranked team. This is because it's damn near impossible to get out of that conference without at least one loss. At any given time there are usually 6-8 SEC teams ranked among the Top 25 in the country.
SI.com speculates on UNC..but with all their NCAA problems..could that happen....also..that would tell if FB or BB is more important at UNC..it's hard to imagine an ACC basketball season & tournament without Duke v. UNC..
It will be nice to be able to only have to drive a few hours down to College Station for me to watch the Gators play A&M.
We few but proud Horned Frogs really don’t want to have anything to do with a BIG XII (-II) that is run as a DeLoss Dodds de facto dictatorship. Don Beebe is simply Dodds sock-puppet.
UT greed drove the Aggies towards greener pastures. UT greed destroyed the old SWC, now it is destroying the BIG XII (-II) as well. They are well on their way to being an only, which is probably how they want it. They can have it.
Never happen. A conference has to have at least one private school, there are ramifications if every school in a conference is a public university, as opposed to being mixed.
We saw this movie before, when Arkansas’ move to the SEC doomed the old Southwest Conference.
That’s why I would have gone after Kansas, instead of Mizzou....Kentucky, Kansas and UF would bring the SEC on par with the ACC in basketball.
September 30, 2010. OSU 38 TAMU 35
I think Missouri is a good addition but I would have rather seen Georgia Tech in the 4th slot.
That's in the late afternoon. The humidity is atrocious. I am so thankful that the first two games this year are at 7 PM.
Georgia Tech used to be part of the SEC. In other words I’ve been watching Gator football since 1953.
This Tiger hopes it comes to pass and welcomes the challenge.
The last time the Gators played a non-conference game outside of the State of Florida was 1992 against Syracuse.
in fact my uncle played for GT under Pepper Rogers when they were still in the SEC...
Dude, lets get a couple things straight.
First and most importantly, there
is no such thing as a national champion in div.I football. There is a BCS champion, not a national champion. A national champion would be determined by a playoff. A BCS champion is determined by by taking 3 to 5 weeks off (huh?) from your last game, getting stuffed and celebrated on the banquet circuit, and then playing one game when you’ve lost your timing and game mindset.
Second, it’s all about the money, it not about the best football team.
I know the Rambling Wreck used to be in the SEC. Like everything else for Slive and Company it will come down to money and they are looking to expand television markets but as an SEC purist from a Vol/Gator family (went to UT for grad school and have a family farm about 35 minutes east of Ben Hill/Hogtown) I would rather see GT.
FSU is interesting but I am surprised they are not trying to go after a North Carolina school, Virginia school, or even Maryland for the market expansion.
It used to be that each state except Florida had two teams in the SEC.
Georgia: GT and GA
Alabama: AL and Auburn
Tennessee: UT and Vandy
Louisiana: Tulane and LSU
Mississippi: MSU and UM
Then we lost Tulane and GT.
Now we have twelve, but with the addition of two to four more schools, we would really be beating up on ourselves.
>>That’s in the late afternoon. The humidity is atrocious. I am so thankful that the first two games this year are at 7 PM.<<
Aw, but that’s half the fun, sitting in the hot sun and watching the visitors melt while the home fans laugh at their discomfort. (Sick sense of humor)
One year, a team from Illinois came down to the Swamp with WOOL uniforms. They were out of gas at the end of the first quarter. It was 110 degrees on the field - and humidity to match!
man it’s like the world revolves around you? Ain’t that grand? :)
“But Missouri? Perhaps there are some Missouri fans who can set me straight.”
Mizzou AD says ‘No, no, no.’
You sound like an Ohio State fan. Is that the excuse they’ve been giving around campus over the last few years? LOL.
As a kid growing up in NYC in the 50's..I followed the underground railroad of NYC HS stars to UNC...Lenny Rosenbluth was my first sports hero. But football still rules in the ACC..to the schools fan base..
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