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Texas A & M requests admission to SEC

Brett Gray, Sports Editor

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    There’s been a buzz surrounding the SEC for the past few months, and it’s not all about Georgia’s new uniforms.
    Texas A&M has requested a leave from the Big 12, in hopes to join the South Eastern Conference. However, there are major legal issues that come with such a transition.
    First of all, this process can only get started if Oklahoma decides to stay put in the Big 12. After that is sorted out, the SEC stated that they will only accept the Aggies if six of the remaining nine teams in the Big 12 agree to waive their right to sue.
    So far, only three teams have done so: Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas Tech.
    The remaining six teams, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Iowa State, and Oklahoma State stated that they would not waive their right to litigation, and that is for a very good reason.
    Say, for instance, Texas A&M leaves the conference, along with Oklahoma. A&M would join the SEC, and Oklahoma would look west to the PAC-12.
    If that took place, then that would potentially create two super-conferences, leaving smaller schools, such as Baylor, and Iowa State out in the cold. By not waiving their right to sue, not only are they keeping a hand in the money that comes with the Big-12, but also hanging on to their pride as a school and a football program.
    However, if the Aggies are able to join the SEC, and the Sooners head to the PAC-12, the Big-12 would pursue BYU as a tenth team, according to sources at ESPN.

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