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Texas A&M to Join SEC - 7/1/2012

Discussion in '2020 NBA Draft' started by Hayesfan, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Hayesfan

    Hayesfan Contributing Member

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    Oh baby... ain't that interesting! :)

    http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NE...texas-am-to-join-southeastern-conference.aspx

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (September 25, 2011) – The Southeastern Conference Presidents and Chancellors, acting unanimously, announced today that Texas A&M University will join the Southeastern Conference effective July 1, 2012, with competition to begin in all sports for the 2012-13 academic year.

    The addition of Texas A&M will increase the SEC membership to 13 institutions. It is the first expansion for the SEC since September of 1991 when the University of South Carolina joined the league. The University of Arkansas joined the SEC in August of 1991. With the addition of Arkansas and South Carolina, the SEC was the first conference to split into divisions and add a conference championship game in 1992.

    “The Southeastern Conference Presidents and Chancellors are pleased to welcome Texas A&M University to the SEC family,” said Dr. Bernie Machen, chair of the SEC Presidents and Chancellors and president of the University of Florida. “The addition of Texas A&M University as the SEC’s 13th member gives our league a prestigious academic institution with a strong athletic tradition and a culture similar to our current institutions.”

    “The Southeastern Conference provides Texas A&M the national visibility that our great university and our student-athletes deserve,” said Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin. “We are excited to begin competition in the nation’s premier athletic conference. This is a 100-year decision that we have addressed carefully and methodically, and I believe the Southeastern Conference gives the Aggies the best situation of any conference in the country.”

    Texas A&M , located in College Station, will also be the third institution in the Southeastern Conference to hold membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, joining University of Florida and Vanderbilt University. Texas A&M has an enrollment of 50,000 students, ranking as the sixth-largest university in the country, with 360,000 former students worldwide.

    Texas A&M also adds to the athletic excellence of the SEC. Last season, the Aggies won three NCAA team titles (men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, women’s basketball) and finished eighth in the prestigious Learfield Sports Director’s Cup all-sport rankings.
     
  2. RocketManJosh

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    We have a 175 page thread going on over here on the CFB board ... As it relates to Bball, Cant wait for the Ags to play in Rupp
     
  3. Hayesfan

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    cfb? college football?

    Ah I'll have to check it out.. I just found out a few minutes before I posted it :) I always think basketball.. our football team is very bad right now!
     
  4. astros99

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    Whats rupp?
     
  5. Ziggy

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    TAMU brings some cred, but the SEC has been down for awhile in basketball. What's the outlook on Florida, LSU, Tennessee, Arkansas, etc? I know UK will always be competitive.
     
  6. J.R.

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    Calipari posted this yesterday after the announcement:

    UKCoachCalipari John Calipari
    Should be interesting. :p
     
    #6 J.R., Sep 26, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011

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