Texas A&M SEC Expansion: Will the Big 12 Dominos Finally Start to Fall?
Texas A&M will officially be a member of the SEC in 2012 but the announcement was a mere formality.
The Aggies have repeatedly said they would be leaving the Big 12 regardless of whether or not the conference would stay together so their move should not be the final nail in the coffin for the conference.
Texas is still the lynchpin in all of this because of their refusal to let anyone else touch the money they are getting from the Longhorn Network. Missouri also holds more power than Texas A&M’s move because the Tigers were apparently offered a spot in the SEC which would all but doom the conference should they accept.
The Big 12 has lost Colorado, Nebraska and Texas A&M in the past two years and it would likely not be able to survive the loss of another team from a state in which it is the only conference member.
Maybe some schools were waiting for Texas A&M to move to the SEC before doing anything themselves or maybe the threat of a lawsuit will cause more instability in the Big 12 but it is unlikely that anything new happens directly because of the Aggies’ move.
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