College Expansion Updates

NC NighthawkAnalyst IJune 13, 2010

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07:  Quarterback Garrett Gilbert #3 of the Texas Longhorns drops back to pass against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the Citi BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl on January 7, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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  • Media sources, including Sporting News, a Texas A&M radio host and blogger, and Jackson, Mississippi TV station WJTV, are reporting that Mike Slive, the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) was in College Station, Texas today (Sunday), meeting with Texas A&M officials.
  • reported that the Texas A&M regents may take two days to decide between the Pac-10 and the SEC.
  • Larry Scott, the commissioner of the Pac-10, met today with officials from both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, probably to invite them to join the Pac-10 Conference.
  • Scott also has plans this weekend to meet with Texas, Texas Tech, and Texas A&M.
  • As of now, the Big 12 has 10 teams and the Big 10 has 12 teams.
  • What’s the most frequent quote found from athletic directors and college presidents?  “Our choice is to keep the Big 12 Conference intact.”
  • Sporting News reported that the SEC will likely only expand with Texas and Texas A&M.
  • The Oklahoman reports that athletic directors from the remaining 10 Big 12 schools will meet tomorrow (Monday) in a final effort to save the league.
  • Oklahoma is reportedly still deciding whether to stay in the Big 12.
  • It’s also reported that the SEC will not invite teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), despite rumors that ACC members Georgia Tech, Florida State, Miami, Clemson, and Virginia Tech are possible invitees.
  • Meanwhile, the Mountain West Conference reportedly has expressed interest in inviting both Kansas and their rival, Missouri, to join their conference.


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