Inching Closer

Posted on: September 20th, 2011 by SECAG No Comments

Tonight, the PAC 12 released the following statement–

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.– In light of the widespread speculation about potential scenarios for Conference re-alignment, the Pac-12 Presidents and Chancellors have affirmed their decision to remain a 12-team conference. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said, “after careful review we have determined that it is in the best interests of our member institutions, student-athletes and fans to remain a 12-team conference. While we have great respect for all of the institutions that have contacted us, and certain expansion proposals were financially attractive, we have a strong conference structure and culture of equality that we are committed to preserve. With new landmark TV agreements and plans to launch our innovative television networks, we are going to focus solely on these great assets, our strong heritage and the bright future in front of us.””

So what does this mean for the Aggies? Well it should clear the way for us to leave and for the Big 12-2-1 to send us on our way without a hassle. At this point it is in everyone’s best interest. The Big 12-2-1 will be staying together and it should now start to focus on who it is going to replace us with and if they should pick up more teams to go back to being a 12 team conference. With the team staying in tact and maybe even growing, Baylor should be OK to and even encouraged by conference mates to back off.

The SEC made the following tweet today, “The Southeastern Conference has not agreed, formally or informally, to accept any institution other than Texas A&M and there have not been conference discussions regarding changes in divisional alignments.” With this it just reiterates what we already knew that we were going. Now we can just expect the barriers to be pulled from both the Big 12-2-1 as well as the SEC sides.

Could September 21, 2011 be the day we remember being officially added to the SEC? We will soon know, and if tomorrow isn’t the day, it should be very very soon!

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