SEC releases 2012 football schedule

POSTED: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 5:54pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

COLLEGE STATION -- This season has undoubtedly been full of changes for the Aggie football team.

And most can agree the biggest announcement came earlier this year when A&M was accepted into the SEC.

Since then fans have been anxiously awaiting next year's line up but the wait is over.

As the Aggie football team prepares to take the field Saturday for one last time as a Big 12 team, fans are already looking forward to next season in the SEC.

"I'm definitely excited," said Matthew Thompson. "I'm looking forward to playing all the tougher teams in the nation and I think it'll definitely bring in a more competitive side to A&M football."

After months of wondering, the SEC finally announced it's 2012 football schedule Wednesday and even though the first conference game isn't until September 8th against Florida, plans are already in the works.

"I think everyone kind of had everything on hold and it's finally like we can breath again and we're ready to start finishing planning out," said Shannon Overby, director of the Visitors and Conventions Bureau.

The two other SEC teams making way their way to College Station next year are LSU in October and the Missouri Tigers in November.

But with only approximately 32-hundred hotel rooms in the Bryan-College Station area, Overby says rooms are already filling up.

"I would venture to say that things are going to sell out pretty quickly. I really think since the announcement yesterday morning they probably have gotten a ton of phone calls already."

Even though some fans may be worried the Aggies won't be able to hold their own next fall, Matthew Thompson says that won't matter.

"Moving to a conference like the SEC will definitely keep the fans attention for Aggie games."

Aggie football schedule for 2012:

Sept 1: McNeese St.
Sept. 8: FLORIDA
Sept 15: vs SMU
Sept. 22: Open or Opponent TBD
Sept. 29: vs. Arkansas (Location TBD)
Oct. 6: at Ole Miss
Oct 13: Open or Opponent TBD
Oct. 20: LSU
Oct. 27: at Auburn
Nov. 3: at Mississippi State
Nov. 10: at Alabama
Nov. 17: Open or Opponent TBD
Nov. 24: MISSOURI

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