clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Report: Texas A&M 'Expected To Choose SEC' Next Week

And the intrigue surrounding Kansas, Missouri and the Pac-10 just got a lot more interesting. Brent Zwerneman, via the Houston Chronicle, cites "an Aggies insider" that Texas A&M is leaning towards choosing the SEC.

A&M’s board of regents likely will meet late this week — perhaps as soon as Thursday — to decide the Aggies’ sporting future, a person with knowledge of the situation said. And that future appears to be the SEC, as the powerful league to the east is prepared to lure A&M away from the clinging-to-hope Big 12, a proposed Pacific-10 affiliation and its storied league rivalry with Texas.

Per the report, a decision is expected as soon as Thursday.

The reasons for A&M to make the move are plentiful: A higher national profile, more money through TV deals and drawing big crowds from well-traveling SEC fanbases.

It's all coming together. If the Aggies make the leap to the SEC, it opens the door for Kansas to be invited to the Pac-10.

And the Pac-10 Commissioner just so happens to be flying into Kansas City and he's expected to be meeting Kansas AD Lew Perkins.

See what KU fans are thinking of the move at SB Nation's Rock Chalk Talk.