Ags to SEC heating up again
Posted 11 August 2011 - 12:10 PM
I think the key to all of this is the stability factor.... I think that is our real driver in all of this. After the SWC fell apart we moved to the big12 and that seems on the verge of falling apart as well. I think our brass does not want to do this again and are looking to make one final move to guarantee we would never have to make another conference affiliation move. The SEC is the most stable conference in the country and I think our people like that idea (as well as the true $ sharing) vs the constant attention we would have to pay to the lhn if we stay in the big12.
Posted 11 August 2011 - 12:30 PM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 06:01 PM
BOR will make it official on 22 August.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 06:06 PM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 07:16 PM
I think you may be pleasantly surprised in a couple of weeks.
Posted 11 August 2011 - 08:53 PM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:02 PM
Right now the sec schools are getting ~17 mil per yr. A renegotiated contract would be worth significantly more than that (esp with the leverage of the new pac12 deal worth 21 mil per school).
Either way our exposure would go up significantly even on the non football sports.... the sec always had their basketball and baseball games on espn and I for one welcome that. It's been a travesty how poorly the big12 has been covered the past few yrs.
Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:03 AM
Does anyone else think this move would benefit our student athletes in others sports, as well?
Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:30 PM
Rep. Dan Branch, Chairman of House Higher Education Committee, applauded UT at a February hearing regarding the Longhorn Network. How is Texas A&M moving to the SEC any different?
quote:"I do not think this Legislature ought to penalize people that are going on and being successful in maximizing their assets and getting a higher return and finding revenues that are not a tax base." - Rep. Dan Branch, House Committee on Higher Education, 2/23/11
quote:I certainly will do everything I can to make sure that people who take care of their institutions and raise them up and bring in more revenues and create value that somehow that wouldn’t be a detriment as they go through the appropriations process." - Rep. Dan Branch, House Committee on Higher Education, 2/23/11
See this article for his thoughts on A&M to SEC:
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:12 PM
The Leg will have some say but at this point I think both sides are happy to part ways.
We are tired of the give an inch take a mile mentality and the Horns are tired of us complaining about it every time it happens.
Personally I've wanted to be part of the SEC for sometime so I'm happy this is happening though the constant chaos does get old.
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