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Chris Low Thinks Oklahoma Could Join TAMU

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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.

Article written by Will Lentz

35 Comments for Chris Low Thinks Oklahoma Could Join TAMU



  1. Madtex
    8:08 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    Holy Moly Batman!!!!



  2. mocha
    8:11 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    Bring em on



  3. tdogg4033011
    8:13 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    football wise that would be insane, basketball it doesn’t really matter ….. UK is gonna
    own the SEC in basketball every year !!!



  4. Jerry Tipton
    8:31 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    I have nothing wrong with Oklahoma however I was thinking that Florida State seems like the most logical next to come on board.

    Football tradition, Basketball is decent, Baseball is good, and the chicks are very flexible. Yet unlike Louisville girls, they’re hot and don’t stink of cheap deodorant.



  5. Jordan
    8:33 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    Forget that… get a basketball school like Memphis



  6. Old Henry Man
    8:34 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    The SEC already has the Flordia market. Look for OU, Va Tech and WVA to join the league with A%M



  7. kramer
    8:40 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    Get a half decent basketball team, UK football will have trouble ever winning a game adding all the good football teams.Although their schedule would probably be top 10 every year.



  8. boyd crowder's bible
    8:42 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    as a SEC fan OK is better choice. as a cats fan i would much rather have VT. we can compete in fball & VA is better recruiting ground for us in bball & fball



  9. SaveUofL
    8:45 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    How about going after Maryland? Good basketball, average at best football and you get into the Northeast TV market.



  10. Madtex
    8:51 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    I wouldn’t mind seeing WVU or even PITT join the SEC. Maryland wouldn’t be too bad either – how ’bout UNC? LOL!!!!



  11. UK rifle > WVU rifle
    8:55 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    I told you guys this over a year ago, but you did not listen

    BoR meets on Aug 22 to discuss ratification, with probable signing on Sept 1st

    Look for probable adds:
    TAMU
    VT
    2 acc schools, probably NCST and UNC (Duke and UVA to the B1G with MD and ND / Pitt)

    the ACC as you know it today will not exist

    OU + oSu + 2 other current B12 members join the PAC



  12. Mr Schwump
    9:02 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    Y’all need to understand the SEC doesn’t give a rat’s ass about basketball. Always has been and always will be. Only a sissy plays basketball.



  13. Juan4UK
    9:04 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    Here is the only thing I care about, WHO GETS THE MONEY??” Do the tv packages go up, or is each schools share watered down to split?



  14. WildcatsDominate
    9:18 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    @mark_gottfried: Hearing that Texas A&M and FSU may join SEC.That would be interesting…



  15. jlove
    9:23 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    Would love it if TAMU joins and in their first season they go 5-6.



  16. Irishhooliganx
    9:25 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    OU, Clemson, and FSU would make for a great conference.



  17. Just saying
    9:26 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    let UK move to the Big ten so we might have a chance of winning more than 2 conference games a year. We’d still win the Big10 in basketball so it wouldnt matter



  18. NowsThe Time
    9:29 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    Loserville, Loserville, Loserville!!! We’ll have one win in fooball every year with them in.



  19. Ghostofbearbryant
    9:37 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    The SEC does not care about basketball. It doesn’t produce enough revenue and only has widespread interest (tv ratings) one month a year. UK should consider leaving if it just wants to be a basketball school. Oh wait, football money pays for everything.



  20. Nurd83
    9:43 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    Uh- no. Latest Texas A&M, SEC Rumor Shot Down By Beat Writers: http://www.sbnation.com/2011/8/11/2358390/texas-a-m-sec-rumors

    Not yet anyway



  21. NJCatFan
    10:03 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    Mu understanding is OU and OSU are bound by Oklahoma State Law to play in the same conference, in spirit of the state keeping the playing field leveled. Read it in one of the TAMU to SEC articles. Can’t find any proof in Google though.



  22. Madtex
    10:07 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    You’all fool of bull honkey….



  23. Calipari'sInYourEar
    10:21 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    #22 – Madtex – “You want the bull honkey? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE BULL HONKEY!!!”



  24. Tbone
    10:23 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    Yet another cog falling into place. 16 team conferences (Big East, SEC, ACC and Big 12) will yield the end of the NCAA. It will be the big 4 and they will take their ball and go home.



  25. Irishhooliganx
    10:29 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    @24
    yay



  26. JeffCat
    10:52 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    That picture is priceless. It could only be better if he was wearing Cards gear.



  27. Common Sense
    10:57 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    24. Wouldn’t the Big 12 fold? I’m thinking you mean the Big 10. The Big 10, SEC, PAC 12, and probably ACC (after they steal some more teams from the Big East) would be the four mega conferences.



  28. Gillespies Tab
    11:02 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    I’ve read articles that West Virginia is extremely happy this is happening. Why you ask? When TAM joins the SEC the Big 12 will set a domino effect for the Big 12 to dissolve and either superconferences forming, WVU joining another conference, or the Big East gaining new members. They are tired of playing in a butthole football league and not being able to compete competitively.



  29. Han
    11:20 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    21) That floated around a lot back in the spring.

    Odds are better for TAMU to come and then 3 from FSU, Clemson, Va Tech, GA Tech, Memphis, WVU, UNC, etc. Assuming we go for 16 and not just 13 or 14.



  30. UK rifle > WVU rifle
    11:37 pm August 11, 2011 Permalink

    Folks, 16 teams gets you 8 team divisions, or 4 team pods. This is important as the CCG’s will become the defacto first round of a playoff system for each of the 3 major conferences – Big 10 / PAC / SEC. The remaining scraps of the Big 12 / ACC / BE / IND will form the final component and we will have the playoff system in place.

    Realignment is about new markets. as FSU / Clemson / Ga Tech / Miami are already in the SEC footprint don’t hold your breath for them as future members. Look at large state schools in new footprints like TAMU or VT. West Virginia is a very small state, so will probably not make the cut for SEC membership.



  31. Go cats
    12:34 am August 12, 2011 Permalink

    I think eventually the college conferences will look something like this.
    SEC 1. kentucky 2. tennessee 3. florida 4. georgia 5. south carolina 6. vandy 7. miss st 8. ole miss 9. alabama 10. auburn 11. lsu 12. arkansas 13. texas a&m 14. oklahoma 15. west virginia 16. texas tech
    ACC 1. duke 2. nc st. 3. unc 4. miami 5. florida st 6. virginia 7. virginia tech 8. boston college 9. clemson 10. maryland 11. wake forest 12. georgia tech 13. south florida 14. pitt 15. uconn 16. syracuse
    Big 10 1. ohio st 2. purdue 3. michigan 4. michigan st 5. penn st 6. northwestern 7. iowa 8. minnesota 9. indiana 10. illinois 11. louisville 12. cincinnati 13. rutgers 14. iowa st 15. missouri16. oklahoma st
    pac 12 1. cal 2. oregon 3. oregon st 4. stanford 5. washington 6. washington st. 7. arizona 8. arizona st 9. colorado 10. usc 11. ucla 12. utah 13. texas 14. kansas 15. kansas st 16. baylor



  32. Cale Barr
    12:41 am August 12, 2011 Permalink

    Would like to see Clemson and WVU added to the east and Texas AM and Oklahoma added to the west.



  33. GummyBear
    9:27 am August 12, 2011 Permalink

    There’s an obvious pattern and strategy here. The SEC wants every team in the country that wears maroon/brick red uniforms.



  34. GummyBear
    9:31 am August 12, 2011 Permalink

    We obviously must add UMass and Stanford as the other two schools.



  35. golfcat22
    10:22 am August 12, 2011 Permalink

    WHY? THE SEC IS PERRECT HOW IT IS. 5 straight football national titles. Perfect home and home scheduling with your division. Why water it down with AandM and oklahoma. stupid. welcome to america, land of the free, home of the wateredown sports where a bunch of suits chase the espn buck.