Baylor launches new campaign to help save Big 12

POSTED: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 3:52pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

COLLEGE STATION -- The Aggies still have a lot of roadblocks to overcome before they can officially make the move to the SEC and if one Big 12 school has anything to say about it, that move won't happen.

Ever since the talk of a conference change started months ago, Baylor has been against the idea of A&M leaving and now that the SEC has voted to add the Aggies to their conference, Baylor has not only considered taking legal action, they've also launched a campaign on their website to keep the Texas teams together.

"Baylor is just trying to just you know make a stand and try to be the one school to hold the Big 12 together," said Cody Comiskey, a Baylor graduate student.

The "Don't Mess with Texas Football" campaign ask Texans to not stand by while, "Texas football legacies are cast aside" but Aggie fans don't think that's the reason behind the campaign.

"I think Baylor is scared. I think they don't know what they are going to do and they are just trying to have a scapegoat for the future," said A&M student, Andrew Dubinski.

"I think Baylor is just trying to protect themselves so they don't have to go to conference USA or another conference of that sort," said Ross Miller, another A&M student.

Many speculate the Big 12 will fall apart if A&M leaves, which would leave Baylor with nowhere to go and Comiskey thinks A&M would be to blame for this.

"I think that a lot of the Big 12 schools just feel like that A&M said they were going to stick with this and everything and they got upset by the TV contract and so they just wanted to get out so I think that's why. They just got tired of living in Texas' shadow so they really don't care what everybody else thinks."

If you want to take a stand, on their website the University provides you a way to contact the Texas schools to ask them to protect our Texas rivalries.

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