Texas A&M To Join the SEC, but Baylor Objects
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The Houston Chronicle is reporting this morning that the Aggies will hold a press conference today to officially announce that they have accepted an invitation to join the Southeastern Conference.
The only delay now, which may push back the celebration and announcement scheduled for this afternoon, is Baylor has yet to send its approval of the move and may threaten legal action, also according to The Houston Chronicle.
The SEC will not move forward until every Big 12 institution has approved the move and agrees to no legal action against the SEC.
Stay tuned to this evolving story.
I am also hearing from other sources that the SEC could be focusing their efforts towards Missouri and West Virginia as the top targets for the 14th team.
It is unknown whether the conference will add a 14th team before 2012, or not. The SEC may even have plans for a larger 16 team conference.
If this goes through as planned, it will end the Big 12 and create a domino effect throughout the college sports landscape.
Where will Texas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State end up? Could be the Pac-12 or a reinvented Big 12.
Will the Big East and ACC break up, or join forces? Does the Big Ten join the arms race and look to add new teams?
It should be a wild few weeks of conference realignment.
Check back to Bleacher Report often to stay up date on all of the forthcoming changes.