Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive will have to watch games on the league’s new network for opening week.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday that there is “unanimity” among leaders from five power conferences that significant changes are needed now in the NCAA.
Southeastern Conference basketball coaches are getting a lesson in scheduling analytics. It could lead to more NCAA tournament berths.
“It’s a game-changer, it separates us,” Aggies athletic director Eric Hyman said. “All of our teams will get exposure like they’ve never had before.”
The SEC held an official welcoming party for Missouri and Texas A&M, only three months before the Tigers and Aggies open their first football schedules as members of the conference.
BCS executive director Bill Hancock, for once, didn’t mince words. “I can officially say that the ‘status quo’ is off the table,” he said.
Mike Slive says actual change remains a couple years away, even if everyone can agree on changes to the Bowl Championship Series.
SEC athletic directors met to discuss the logistics of Texas A&M’s entry as the 13th member, even though a 14th might soon be on its way.
The two-team per conference limit in the BCS could be up for discussion as the series nears another round of television negotiations.
SEC commissioner Mike Slive said he remains hopeful Texas A&M will join the league, and has started to look at schedules involving 13 teams.