I’d cry too if I found out my favorite team might end up playing in the SEC every year. Er… wait.
If that news posted by Beisner just below me turns out to be legitimate, the SEC is now looking at a 13 team league. Now I’m not superstitious, but I do like my divisions to have the same number of teams (and so does the SEC,) so look for the conference to add at least one more school before the year is through to bump it to 14. There’s been passive speculation about who the SEC might court next while the TAMU ‘will they, won’t they’ drama unfolded, but a few names continued to rise to the top.
ESPN blogger Chris Low gives his take:
Oklahoma is the other team the SEC was wooing last year, so the Sooners make a lot of sense. Talk about a tough league if those two teams come aboard. The other team I’ve said would make a lot of sense in the SEC is Virginia Tech, although I’m not sure the Hokies would want to move.
Oklahoma joining the SEC would make the conference stupid good when it comes to football. Personally I would love to see the conference add another basketball power, but the money that football brings in means it’s not likely to happen. Oklahoma has a fairly decent hoops team though, when it has Blake Griffin, so it wouldn’t be a total loss.