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SEC Meets, Opts Not To Take Action on Texas A&M

The Southeastern Conference has met and decided to not extend an invitation to Texas A&M, or anything other school for that matter.

Per a press release from University of Florida president Dr. Bernie Machen, the conference's presidents and chancellors have "reaffirmed our satisfaction with the present 12 institutional alignment."

"We recognize, however, that future conditions may make it advantageous to expand the number of institutions in the league," Machen said. "We discussed criteria and process associated with expansion. No action was taken with respect to any institution including Texas A&M."

While both the SEC and Texas A&M would like to join forces, the road blocks in the way seem a little too daunting to make this move now. There are league contracts, TV contracts, a state government that got involved, lawyers in the wings, and no clear cut 14th member in place. This move and announcement to stay at 12 also may be a play by the SEC as it sets them up as not interfering with with the Big XII or their contracts, especially if Texas A&M continues to pursue leaving the conference. At this time, the important thing here is that the Aggies are still Big XII members.

For more on the Texas A&M Aggies and reaction to this non-move, check out I Am The 12th Man.

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