A billboard touting Texas A&M athletics and academics has been taken down in Gainesville, Florida, ahead of the Aggies road football game against the Florida Gators, scheduled for Saturday, September 8.
There are more changes coming for Texas A & M as they transition to the SEC.
Missouri is leaving the Big 12 on top. Kim English capped a phenomenal conference tournament with 19 points, Phil Pressey added 15 points and eight assists, and the fifth-ranked Tigers beat No. 12 Baylor 90-75 on Saturday night to win their second championship in the past four years.
Scott Drew feels badly that conference realignment has wiped away traditional rivalries. He feels terrible that Missouri’s departure for the SEC means a storied rivalry against Kansas has drawn to a close this season. What he doesn’t regret is denying the border rivals one last match-up for the Big 12 title.
Texas A&M has hired Houston’s Kevin Sumlin as its new coach.
Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas says the conference has no plans to expand further prior to next season.
TCU accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 on Monday night, seizing an opportunity to be a part of a conference with natural geographic rivals despite the league’s recent instability.
Tyler Wilson, Jarius Wright and the No. 18 Arkansas Razorbacks gave No. 14 Texas A&M a rude preview of what to expect in the SEC next season.
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive welcomed Texas A&M as the 13th member of the league on Monday and said he doesn’t expect to add another team before the Aggies begin play next season.
The Southeastern Conference says Texas A&M is set to be join the league next year. The move will be effective next July.
The Big 12 dumped its embattled commissioner Thursday and said nine schools had pledged to give their TV rights to the conference for the next six years, a step intended to preserve a fractured league that has lost two members in the past year and is expected to lose another by next summer.
The Associated Press has obtained an email indicating that it was Baylor that raised the specter of legal action to stop Texas A&M from leaving the Big 12.