Report: Texas A&M to the SEC, but Is It Really a Done Deal?
At least two media outlets -- ESPN and the San Antonio News-Express -- reported this morning that Texas A&M is headed to the SEC, possibly as early as next year.
Now the New York Times' outstanding college writer, Pete Thamel, says that might not be the case.
In a story on the Times' website, Thamel wrote that "11 of the 12 Southeastern Conference presidents will meet Sunday at a secret location to discuss the admission of Texas A&M to the league, according to a high-ranking SEC official with first-hand knowledge of the talks, but that there was a 30 to 40 percent chance that the presidents could vote against Texas A&M’s membership. He also said there was the issue of which university would become the 14th team, something many in college sports will monitor."
According to the story, “We realize if we do this, we have to have the 14th,” the SEC official said. “No name has been thrown out. This thing is much slower out of the chute than the media and blogs have made it.”
Moments after the story was posted on the Times' website, Thamel then tweeted: "A DIFFERENT high ranking SEC official just called to say (angrily) that any report involving Clemson, FSU and Missouri is totally wrong."
So, where is this story headed?
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