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Deadline for Texas A&M could be coming from Big12

Posted on: August 17, 2011 11:15 am
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

If Texas A&M is making to make a move to the SEC, they might have to do so sooner rather than later.

On Monday, the university's regents authorized president R. Bowen Loftin to explore realignment and he cautioned that the school would explore all options and there would be no timetable for any move. Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe has not been a happy camper about the whole situation and told The Dallas Morning News on Tuesday that an ultimatlum could be coming for the Aggies to make up their mind about staying or going.

“We can’t operate with an institution waiting to decide if it wants to remain in the conference. There has to be a very short time for an institution to commit,” Beebe said.

Beebe also told the Morning News that any school leaving the conference could face additional penalties on top of the current rules regarding withdrawal penalties. Following the departure of Nebraska and Colorado during last summer's realignment craze, Big 12 schools made a 10-year pledge to stay committed to the conference but according to the commissioner, it isn't binding enough to keep a team from leaving.

Specifically one team.

“What we do, if anything, will be in the best interest of Texas A&M and the state of Texas,” Loftin said. “We’re also very concerned about the members of the Big 12. We don’t want the Big 12 to go away. We have no intention of doing anything that might precipitate that.”

The commissioner could approach the Big 12's board of directors to set a date and force the school into making a decision but has not done so yet. If his current strategy of begging the Aggies not to go doesn't work, it's possible we could see the realignment timetable moved up however.

“Ultimately, our strong main desire is to keep A&M and address whatever needs to be done to keep them as happy, fulfilled members of the conference,” Beebe said.
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Since: May 27, 2010
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:23 pm
 

Deadline for Texas A&M could be coming from Big12

And by the way, way to use 1 sentence of your retarded post about the subject again. I think the best part of you ran down the crack of your mom's ass.



Since: May 27, 2010
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Deadline for Texas A&M could be coming from Big12

Jacky,

Your post doesn't even make sense. Judging from the way you write, you didn't make it past the 10th grade. Meanwhile, I'm halfway through grad school and will soon get my MBA from UCF down here in Orlando. Got my bachelor's from Alabama in December of '08. So kiss my educated ass you dolt.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Deadline for Texas A&M could be coming from Big12

You ask everyone for facts, but you continue to spew BS. You sure you did not go to Texas Tech? You are kind of a tard. First, it was $16 million not $18. And it was termed an internal loan to avoid calling it a subsidy during a time when many believed that too much money was being spent on athletics. It came to light in 2009 as a result of open records requests, but the monies were mostly spent from 2004-2009. And not just football...yes, some went to cover raises for coaches, but much went into other programs, including improvements to our track and field facilities (and can you count our National Championships in T&F?). Most whorn fans (with a brain) have dropped this issue because it is too convoluted to have any merit. Our football program has brought in plenty of cash and operates with substantial black ink. Sorry to burst your bubble (owned again)..links to Knight Commission reports are below (hint:you just click on the link and it takes you to the page) http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sp



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Well, you are good at calling names, so congrats for that. You win in that category.

However, you are not so strong in the categories of 'posts that make sense' or 'bursting bubbles.'

hint: you didn't post a 'link,' you posted a dismembered URL...but in total non-support of your 'point', the second article says A&M is EXPECTED to BEGIN repaying the loan! (well, to be honest it says being instead of begin). 

I don't know if $16 MM seems like a lot to you, but it does to me. Your lengthy explanation of the $16 million loan/subsidy to the A&M athleitc department somehow fails to convey the notion that your people have been doing a great job turning a profit (or even know where to begin). Your attempt to explain how this is not a black eye for A&M is what seems truly convoluted. And by the way, most Texas fans are still laughing about it, your opinion to the contrary. That, and the charging for toilet paper on campus idea.

We both know the real reason Texas is the 'Bad Boy' - we make a boatload more money than the other conference schools do. So thanks for the 'link' to the other article that shows Texas in the #1 spot.  We are so sorry that we aren't willing to hand over the money we make off of merchandising and alumni donations so that the 'playing field is level.'  We really should have offered A&M a 50-50 split of revenues for a TV network, since we all know they would bring in half the revenue...that is, half as much as Texas brought in.


And to the Nebraska fan - you're probably right. Leaving the conference was the only time Nebraska did anything to benefit the other schools in the Big XII.  The conference's collective academic profile went up instantly.











Since: Mar 28, 2010
Posted on: August 19, 2011 12:22 am
 

Deadline for Texas A&M could be coming from Big12

huskerwil- I don't know why you think I have not gotten around NU or CU leaving. They are gone. I hate being redundant but you still are not addressing the issue which I have stated in my posts. My issue is not about anything but T A&M making a committment and backing out on that committment. I am not in favor of what the Longhorns are doing. But if everyone folds up the tent and runs whenever they find something not to their liking there can never be any stability. Just like Dr. Tom Osborne stated clearly last year when announcing NU's departure. He said one team leaving a conference doesn't ruin a conference, 6 teams leaving ruins a conference. Well one team is not the ruination of the Big 12 still. The remaining members need to stand up and work together for solutions to the problems. I'm not talking about individual plans by conference members but a unified plan of growth. Without this the conference is doomed. The Big Eight was a good conference before expansion. The same cannot be said about the former SWC. Texas seems to be at the heart of both issues. So the question to answer is "fight or flight". I'm not acquainted with how you approach matters and quite frankly don't care. But where I'm sitting the "bitches" are the ones who choose flight. I respect one who fights with integrity and loses the battle much more than one who runs from the fight as a means of self preservation. Our whole nation has been founded on that principle. It takes courage and committment though. Two things that seem to be manifesting themselves less and less in our society. The issue remains the same as when I 1st stated it. Is it an act of integrity to commit to the battle and then flee before it begins? Be careful how you respond, you may be revealing more than you realize.    




Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 11:23 pm
 

Deadline for Texas A&M could be coming from Big12







Grow up man!   moron   Idiot!


I would expect much more from you, doesnt matter if the glass is half full or half empty, it still contains liquid, and as long as its cold draft beer, suits me fine.  Dude, you didnt go to Tuscaloserville, you went to Walmart, like the rest of you rednecks, bought T-shirts claiming you went to the school.  Too bad you were taken from your momma's teete way to soon, like about the time you turned 15.  Why does everthing have to be about money, or the lack of.  Why not appreciate what you have.  Go back to your double-wide, throw on a burger or 2 and suck down a mtn. dew.  Subject at hand, TAM to the SEC, I think not.



Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 7:35 pm
 

Deadline for Texas A&M could be coming from Big12

CardsN'Hawks,

huskerwil-- I could give a SH er crap about Nebraska. I'm not upset they left, I'm glad. What you don't seem to get, is the nature of my post. It has nothing to do with CU or NU, the Big 10 or the SEC. It has to do with Texas A&M. The fact that they made a 10 year committment one year ago and are now looking to break that committment. If you find that to be an act of integrity I pity you. Again this has nothing to do with your beloved 'huskers.
But you guys seem to want everyone to follow your lead and leave because of Texas. Why do you care? You left and got what you wanted. Stay out of Big 12 discussions. That's the choice Husker Nation made when they left. Good riddance! And in the future, try to read the context of other's comments for what they have stated and quit trying to put your pathetic, and biased spin on it. 
Ok, let's take NU and CU out of the discussion since you can't get around that. A&M have gone against their commitment because Texas is trying to do something that is ridiculous, not to mention the Big 12 brass only cares about what is good for Texas. Texas will decide who joins the big 12 not any other team in the conference. Does that not scare you? Why do you want to be the Texas bitch so bad. Texas is walking around and the rest of the Big 12 are following with their fingers in Texas back pocket just waiting to be told to bend over. Nebraska and CU said no thanks to that and now A&M is doing the same. A&M just realized that Texas wants a commitment while they refuse to commit to the good of the conference. 

To answer the Texas idiot, what did NU do for the big 12, it was simple they asked Texas if they would committ to the conference and turn over all tv rights and revenue to the conference and Texas said no. Nebraska wanted an even playing field and Texas is the only one who does not.

I think it is funny how all the Big 12, excuse me, Texas bitches, defend Texas on this issue when it is screwing you. Here is a prediction, OU gets tired of it and when they leave the Big 12 is no more.  



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Deadline for Texas A&M could be coming from Big12

My comments are directed at HTownSmitty BTW...



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Deadline for Texas A&M could be coming from Big12

You ask everyone for facts, but you continue to spew BS. You sure you did not go to Texas Tech? You are kind of a tard. First, it was $16 million not $18. And it was termed an internal loan to avoid calling it a subsidy during a time when many believed that too much money was being spent on athletics. It came to light in 2009 as a result of open records requests, but the monies were mostly spent from 2004-2009. And not just football...yes, some went to cover raises for coaches, but much went into other programs, including improvements to our track and field facilities (and can you count our National Championships in T&F?). Most whorn fans (with a brain) have dropped this issue because it is too convoluted to have any merit. Our football program has brought in plenty of cash and operates with substantial black ink. Sorry to burst your bubble (owned again)..links to Knight Commission reports are below (hint:you just click on the link and it takes you to the page) http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sp

orts_college/2009/07/how-much-reven

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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Deadline for Texas A&M could be coming from Big12

How conveniently one sided your memory is dork wad. TAMU wants some fairness and equality. They have that in the SEC. Every time t.u. proposed a new conference network, they got to keep the lion share of revenue! What a deal....FOR THEM! Who would bite off that kind of deal? (maybe Baylor, who is happy to eat the table scraps from the longwhorn table) Don't patronize us with your BS propoganda that the teasips were trying to be fair.



Since: May 27, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 10:30 am
 

Deadline for Texas A&M could be coming from Big12

Jacky55,

Everyone else was calling you out for your dumb remarks as well. Why didn't you go on some tirade with them? Because you didn't see an Alabama avatar by their name? Grow up man!

So your a believer in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it? Well the horse-drawn carriage wasn't broken...guess we shouldn't have invented the car?

The cross-oceanic ships weren't broken...guess we shouldn't have invented the jet plane?

The postal service wasn't broken...guess we shouldn't have invented e-mail?


It's called progress, moron.....look into it.


I'm a firm believer in "if it will bring in more money and open up recruiting hotbeds, then let's consider it" and "if it's a step toward a playoff, let's consider it"

Keep living in the dark ages.

Nice to talk about the subject of the thread, I know it's a stretch for you....

Now let's hear some more about the Auburn-Alabama rivalry since it has absolutely nothing to do with this thread, little brother.

Idiot!




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