Sunday meeting with SEC presidents for talks of addition of Texas A&M
All but one of the SEC presidents to discuss the possible addition of Texas A & M and other issues related to the expansion of the conference on Sunday.
The New York Times, 11 of the 12 SEC school presidents will meet in a secret location. The addition of Texas A & M has been speculated for over a year. But the talks have heated up with Texas A & M, frustration with his rival to launch its network of Longhorn.
Texas A & M has scheduled a meeting for Monday and regents discussed “realignment Athletic Conference.”
An SEC official said the addition of Texas A & M was not a certainty, making the chances of presidents could vote against the addition of 30 to 40 percent.
One issue to be resolved would be another school would join the league to grow to 14.
“We realize that if we do this, we have to have 14,” the official told The Times. “No name has been expelled. This thing is much slower than the hopper of the press and blogs have done.”
Texas A & M considers joining the SEC last summer, when the Big 12 almost collapsed with Colorado and Nebraska announce their plans to leave. According to the SEC official, the resumption of negotiations between the League and Texas A & M began three weeks ago and a meeting was held between the parties a week later.
Another concern about A & M move is if you can break his contract with the Big 12. The remaining 10 teams committed to staying together last summer and announced a television contract with Fox worth more than $ 1 trillion in April.
“They have a contract,” the official said. “We are very sensitive to be part of breaking a contract. What we ask them to do was go to settle their affairs and we are on the table as the lead agent to leave.”