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Report: Texas A&M to join the SEC - UPDATE

Posted on: August 11, 2011 8:27 pm
Edited on: August 11, 2011 10:01 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

UPDATE: The Sporting News is reporting that a "high-ranking SEC" source says the report of Texas A&M accepting an invitation to the SEC is "just not true." So there goes that. For now. Prepare yourselves for a new report on Friday saying that A&M is going to the SEC.

There has been a lot of talk about the possibility of Texas A&M leaving the Big 12 to join the SEC in recent days. However, that's all it has been: talk. Rumors spreading throughout the internet like wild fire with some saying that it's going to happen and other saying they believe Texas A&M is bluffing.

Well, now there's at least one site reporting that it's a done deal and Texas A&M will be leaving the Big 12 for what it sees as the greener pastures of the SEC.

According to -- a subscription site -- Texas A&M has already decided that it will join the SEC, but it can't officially announce the move until August 22nd. As you'd expect, this report has generated a lot of response online with some people buying it completely, and others expressing serious doubts.

Personally, I fall on the side of the line filled with doubt. As Aubrey Bloom of Gigem247 tweeted, this is the same website that reported A&M to the SEC was a done deal last year, and said as recently as a month ago that there was no chance that the Aggies would leave the Big 12. I'm also bothered by the fact that this story is behind a subscription wall and has only one source.

If you were that confident in the information, wouldn't you want to put the story somewhere the entire world could see it, and not just on a message board for subscribers?

Now this does not mean that I don't think Texas A&M is going to leave for the SEC at some point, nor does this mean I'm saying the report is false. All I'm saying is that I'd approach this story with caution. Until Texas A&M comes out and makes an official statement about its intentions, then everything else is just hearsay.

Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2011 9:05 pm

Report: Texas A&M to join the SEC

Can't blame them.  The Big 12 has proven that they care about the well-being of one school.  And it isn't A&M.

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2011 9:04 pm

Report: Texas A&M to join the SEC

Ha ha, Texas A&M!  You go from the 2nd best football conference (which you can't win) to the best football conference.  Great move!  By the way, you still have to recruit against Texas...genius!

Oh Texas A&M...good luck!  Laughing 

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 11, 2011 9:03 pm

Congrats to the Guv...

It sounds like that multi-million dollar deposit to the Governor's offshore bank account finally went through.

Since: Jan 22, 2010
Posted on: August 11, 2011 8:58 pm

Report: Texas A&M to join the SEC

So why not take your own advice and not report a half truth till it becomes a done deal?? ........Laughable article.

Since: Jan 4, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2011 8:50 pm

Report: Texas A&M to join the SEC

I say this is only a rumor right now, but I would not be surprised if it becomes true. 

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