Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Never Ending Quest for Freedom

Over the weekend the Dan Beebe sent the SEC a letter that stated the Big 12 nor any of it's members would bring legal action against the SEC if they accept A&M. The SEC presidents came together last night and voted, unanimously, to accept A&M's application....a big moment in time for Aggies everywhere, right?


We got Baylored.

Baylor has re-neged on their initial agreement with the Big 12 to not bring legal action and have now threatened the SEC for tortious interference.

This brought an astrisk to our acceptance to the SEC....
After receiving unanimous written assurance from the Big 12 on September 2 that the Southeastern Conference was free to accept Texas A&M to join as a new member, the presidents and chancellors of the SEC met last night with the intention of accepting the application of Texas A&M to be the newest member of the SEC. We were notified yesterday afternoon that at least one Big 12 institution had withdrawn its previous consent and was considering legal action. The SEC has stated that to consider an institution for membership, there must be no contractual hindrances to its departure. The SEC voted unanimously to accept Texas A&M University as a member upon receiving acceptable reconfirmation that the Big 12 and its members have reaffirmed the letter dated September 2, 2011.

Earlier in the week BU tug at the heartstrings of this great state by writing about how the Big 12 needs to stay the best interest of the state of Texas, of course:

"Football in Texas is more than a passing interest, it is a part of the fabric of this great state.

Will Texans stand by and watch hundred-year-old rivalries be cast aside as the state's largest universities align themselves with other states across the country? Will Texans sit and watch as Texas' flagship universities pledge their loyalties to other states? Will Texans stand by as our most promising student athletes are lured out of Texas by new rivals? Will Texans watch as our most precious resources—the great minds of the next generation—are exported to new conference institutions?

Texans must stand up and call the leadership of the University of Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech to clear-headed thinking about the state's future. Texas' flagship institutions of higher learning are the guardians of the state's future—their loyalties must first be to Texas and to her citizens. Ask these leaders to take a stand for Texas and to stop this madness that will lead to the dissolution of the Big 12 and the end of an era for Texas."

Did Baylor not get the memo that the SWC died in the 90s.....have they not seen the rosters of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Nebraska, etc. They are completely littered with Texas high school athletes.

This isn't over yet but it is just one more thing to drag this out.

Over at Outkickthecoverage they had a great article outlining the legalities of all of'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.

Regardless, our October 15th meeting at Kyle Field will be bonkers. It's sold out already. And it's going to be a bitter and heated game.

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