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A few Big 12 schools are going to make it difficult for A&M to leave

First, Baylor was contesting Texas A&M’s leaving for the SEC.  Then, they weren’t.  Now they are again – and they have company.  According to Suzanne Halliburton of the Austin American-Statesman, Baylor is now joined by Kansas and Iowa State in stating that they will not waive their legal rights and just watch the Aggies leave the Big 12 behind.  In the short-term, it’s a pretty smart move on the part of three schools that could potentially be left searching for a comfortable landing spot after the conference splits.  In the long-term, it doesn’t appear that it will make a huge impact in keeping the Aggies out of the SEC.  You’re now free to focus on more important things….like who’s coming with them?

Article written by Thomas Beisner

17 Comments for A few Big 12 schools are going to make it difficult for A&M to leave



  1. Big Blue 66
    7:59 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    Iowa State and Kansas had better be on the phone with the Big 10 begging for a spot when they go up to 16



  2. ZombieLibrarian
    8:01 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    I just think it’s laughable that Nebraska and Utah didn’t meet with this resistance. They need to stop getting pissy with TAMU and put the blame on their conference’s breakup where it belongs – Texas and their attempt to dominate everyone in the league. Can’t blame the smart schools for getting out as fast as possible. Or they can all hang around undet Texas’ boot heels if that’s what some of these schools would prefer.



  3. CatFanForever
    8:15 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    FREE TEXAS A&M!!!!! Lol



  4. Dave
    8:19 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    Id like to stick my head in between them legs and eat me a peach.



  5. greg
    8:23 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    theyre wasting their time, welcome aggies!



  6. bring em on
    8:42 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    jealousy is a biatch!!1



  7. bring em on
    8:47 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    jealousy is a biatch



  8. nate dizzle
    9:01 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    so, what exactly can these schools do, to try and prevent A&M from leaving?
    What can they ask for exactly? and why do they care?
    Don’t be a hater cause A&M is smart enough to want to get into the best conference in college sports (esp football) and they didn’t get there first!



  9. Cals Cats
    9:14 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    8) I want to know the same thing…this is America, unless A&M is under a contract with the Big 12 and the contract states you can’t leave until such and such date then I don’t see how anyone can tell them what to do with their own program.



  10. terrencejonesrighthand
    9:18 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    that article that Baylor wrote about how important it is to keep all of Texas schools together is laughable. Apparently Texans cant remember history very well, considering their conference used to be all Texas schools, but they didnt give two craps about TCU, Rice, and SMU. All three of those schools would have joined the Big 12….where were they then?



  11. BlueFins
    9:33 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    So, the three of them, who could possibly be looking for a conference, want to be dicks. Yeah, that should endear them to other conferences looking to expand. And one of those three could dealing with the NCAA in the very near future.



  12. Ol Blue
    9:35 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    “…but they didnt give two craps about TCU, Rice, and SMU. All three of those schools would have joined the Big 12….where were they then?”

    Don’t forget Houston.



  13. Charles
    9:38 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    one ……………..ONE ……………….and MORE (1)……ONE



  14. GasStationSamwich
    9:41 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    Baylor, Iowa st,Kstate, Kansas and even Oklahoma all made statements they would not waive legal rights yet, big 12 just signed a billion$ deal with Fox. Youre slow if you think big12 schools are gonna be left out in the cold.
    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/college/football/big_east_thinking_big_ou8JdQKJUhWEeCUtGv7dNP



  15. Texas can have Mossakowski
    11:06 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    If the “gentlemens agreement” about not adding teams from states where SEC teams already exist is true (or for the simple fact you won’t add more viewers) then WVU, VaTech and Missouri should be next. If not, then FSU and GaTech should be in play.

    I also like the idea of adding Pittsburgh, UNC/NC State (because they will be a package deal), Wake, or Cincinnati if you want primarily basketball upgrades while making the lower half of the football schedule marginally “better looking”.



  16. cats11
    11:22 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    Baylor? I hardly even know her.



  17. Poco Chang
    6:01 am September 8, 2011 Permalink

    Damn Baptists! Always trying to stop everybody else from having fun.