Among the Texas A&M to SEC rumors that began circulating this afternoon were the following:
1. A&M and SEC officials have been working on a membership agreement for the Aggies.
2. Representatives from all 12 SEC schools have voted in favor of accepting A&M into the league.
3. A “letter of intent” has already been sent from A&M to the Southeastern Conference.
Now, we’ve been hearing rumors all summer about Texas A&M becoming a member of the SEC and nothing has changed in that regard- they’re just rumors. With that being said, it appears twitter feeds are blowing up by rumor mongering coming from fans and nobody in the mainstream media. No reputable journalist or newspaper has confirmed anything, yet. That doesn’t mean an announcement couldn’t come in the next 24 hours, but we’re not betting on it.
A highly reputable beat writer from the Houston Chronicle, Brent Zwerneman stated that the rumors are unconfirmed and likely untrue. So as far as we’re concerned, Texas A&M is still a member of the Big-12 conference, for now. Zwerneman tweeted the following.
“High-ranking A&M official just told me there have been ‘no precipitating events that have led to today’s rumors & speculations’ about SEC. Official also said there will be no imminent announcement or anything of that matter concerning the SEC. A&M official was mum on whether something might happen with SEC at some point, citing Ags’ general unhappiness with the Big 12 right now.”
The Aggies athletics department has made no secret about their disgust with the Big 12, particularly with respect to how they have handled the Longhorn Network situation. SEC commissioner Mike Slive has been unavailable for comment, but stay tuned for more on this story, or rumor, or whatever you want to call it!