Legal threats delay A&M's move to the SEC

POSTED: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 4:16pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

COLLEGE STATION -- It's really no surprise at this point to hear the Aggies are back in the spotlight again.

This morning, the SEC announced they unanimously voted to accept A&M into the Southeastern Conference but one Big 12 school isn't happy with the announcement and is now delaying the process.

SEC's announcement to Texas A&M has the campus talking. We even broke the news to some students.

"It was news to me. I just got up actually, I just came from a test so that is the happiest thing I've heard all morning," said A&M student Rachel Wales. 

But just when it looked like the move to the new conference was a done deal, one Big 12 school delayed A&M's official acceptance and some students aren't surprised.

Freshman, Faith Carroll said, "Well it's a lot of university drama and a lot of people are just on the fence about it so I can understand that there's a lot of conflict about change."

Despite written assurance from the Big 12 on September 2nd that the SEC was allowed to accept A&M into it's conference, Machen said Tuesday, the president's received word that Baylor withdrew it's previous consent and is now considering legal action, leaving some confused.

"We haven't done anything wrong. We've done everything legally, we turned in the applications, we've done everything slowly, we announced that we wanted to do it and so we haven't done anything to get us in trouble with any other school or the Big 12 or the SEC," Wales said.

The Big 12 scheduled a conference call Wednesday afternoon with all 10 member schools to discuss the matter.

"Of course it's a big deal so people are going to create drama, I mean drama sells," said student Josh Cooper.

And both the students and the University can agree, all just want these issues resolved


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