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Texas, A&M petitioning Big Ten for an invite? Sooners for SEC?

Oh boy.  Here we go.  The rumor mill might just be ready to implode in on itself with the latest speculation that’s just now starting to make the rounds.

Citing “high-level sources in multiple conferences”, KCTV5 in Kansas City is reporting that Texas and Texas A&M have petitioned the Big Ten for membership.

The station reports that there has already been communication between the sides involved and that an agreement could be made as early as Thursday.

On top of that, the station is reporting that Oklahoma is working on petitioning the SEC for an invitation.  The snag, the station reports, is that the Sooners would need to find a partner to bring along to keep the conference at an even number of teams.

We’re not exactly certain of the veracity of this report — coughcoughbullsh-tcoughcough — but thought we’d toss it out there as an additional item to chew on.  If for nothing else, it’d be a bone for the SEC fans to chew on as their beloved conference has had little or nothing to talk about over the last couple of weeks.

We also thought the time stamp on this post was very fitting given the content.

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22 Responses to “Texas, A&M petitioning Big Ten for an invite? Sooners for SEC?”
  1. wavoka says: Jun 10, 2010 4:26 PM

    UT with A&M to the Big Ten
    OU with Missouri to the SEC

  2. magsdad1 says: Jun 10, 2010 4:34 PM

    Per ChipBrown tweet:
    There’s a Kansas City TV report saying Texas and A&M to the Big Ten. That would be news to those schools.
    He’s got close ties to Austin…..

  3. grandavenue says: Jun 10, 2010 4:36 PM

    The report 5 minutes before that was A&M SEC Texas Big Ten OU Pac-10.
    It’s a whirlwind.

  4. Michael says: Jun 10, 2010 4:46 PM

    Something tells me that Oklahoma’s partner wouldn’t necessarily have to be from the former Big 12…insert Florida State

  5. JP says: Jun 10, 2010 5:08 PM

    Crazy. Fasten your seat belts everyone, it’s gonna be one heck of a wild ride the next few days/weeks.

  6. Sunchaser says: Jun 10, 2010 5:53 PM

    To be honest I have gotton over how a conference get’s picked through since I was loyal to the BE. When the ACC came in and swayed VT, UM and BC to the ACC it already brought me to reality. I’m a Syracuse diehard and to this day have a bad taste for what happened. There is no conference loyality anymore. GREED as replaced all that and people want more! So if the $$ are there, get use to change! My son is attending Nebraska this fall, so at this point it’s just another GREED move for more…..and it will not stop!

  7. edgy1957 says: Jun 10, 2010 5:57 PM

    # Michael says:
    Something tells me that Oklahoma’s partner wouldn’t necessarily have to be from the former Big 12…insert Florida State
    *******************
    If you think that the Baylor alum are powerful, wait to see what happens to OU if they don’t take OSU with them.

  8. Hail2ThaRedskins says: Jun 10, 2010 6:20 PM

    edgy1957,
    It has already been reported that OSU has already accepting the Pac10 invite. So, OU wouldn’t be on the hook to bring OSU with them. However, I doubt that OSU would have accepted the Pac10 invite without knowing that OU was also coming. Therefore, I think the OU to SEC rumor is bullchit. There are also other reasons I doubt that the SEC would want OU anyway, but that is another discussion.

  9. 100/24/7 says: Jun 10, 2010 6:24 PM

    If Texas and Texas A&M go to the Big Ten, they’ll probably do it with the knowledge that Notre Dame is following. So they need one more to make it even.

  10. grandavenue says: Jun 10, 2010 6:24 PM

    To Sunchaser
    How is a program accepting an offer given to them, not solicited, thatwould benefit their long term growth greed?
    If someone offered you a better paying job, better benefits, and same industry would you say “oh no, Im too important to my current co workers, I can’t accept this offer”?
    If you would turn down that offer, then you are a fool.

  11. edgy1957 says: Jun 10, 2010 7:03 PM

    Hail2ThaRedskins says:
    It has already been reported that OSU has already
    ************************
    OSU has dismissed those reports. It’s possible that they were accepting it WITH OU. Trust me, OSU has some powerful alumni. Pickens could buy Norman and tear the campus down. :)

  12. kupski says: Jun 10, 2010 7:31 PM

    Texas, Texas A&M , Missouri, Nebraska , N.D. and Rutgers.

  13. Patrick says: Jun 10, 2010 8:50 PM

    Texas, Texas A&M Missouri, ND and Rutgers? I don’t think so as the big 10 is actually the big 11 now with the addition of Penn St years ago. They only need to add 5 teams to be able to have a 2 division conference.

  14. 78Lion says: Jun 10, 2010 8:59 PM

    Kupski, that makes 17. I know that the big 10 is numerically challenged but it’s currently stand at 11.

  15. ROBERT MEANS says: Jun 10, 2010 9:57 PM

    As an SEC fan Oklahoma would be a great addition as would three or so Texas Teams such as Texas A&M, TCU, and Houston and maybe even Baylor. It could be a win win for everybody. The new teams would be better off because they would have access to the fertile Division one production states of the SEC which produce more Division one players than the all of California, Texas, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania combined. In addition it would mean that the new additions would get better with increased competition over time. For the SEC it would mean a foothold in the Houston and Dallas markets along with increased revenue and a foothold into Texas recruiting.

  16. Oso Bryan says: Jun 11, 2010 1:18 AM

    16 teams is too hard to manage. It’s a hoot for
    Husker fans if UT & Aggies show up at Big 10 door for a “me too, me too! type entrance to that
    league. Big 10 never had a clue they would start
    such a landslide when they said they were interested in adding 1 more. Texas football
    parochialism won’t set well regardless of where
    they land. I hope the early departures from Big 12 bode well for a TX kept in its place wherever
    they become the “newest conference member.
    Good Luck to Baylor, KU, K-State. and Iowa St.
    in finding decent connections. They seem to be the step children never mentioned in any of the
    different scenarios out there and do not deserve
    to be.

  17. CDrive28 says: Jun 11, 2010 3:43 AM

    To Robert Means;
    He says:
    “The new teams would be better off because they would have access to the fertile Division one production states of the SEC which produce more Division one players than the all of California, Texas, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania combined.”
    Prove it!!!

  18. kupski says: Jun 11, 2010 8:27 AM

    “# 78Lion says: June 10, 2010 8:59 PM ET
    Kupski, that makes 17. I know that the big 10 is numerically challenged but it’s currently stand at 11.

    Lion, I fully understand your issue with mathematics, however this is about money not even/odd conferences. The Big Ten WILL ask Rutgers because that’s a very hefty T.V. contract. Missouri is St.Louis and Kansas City and that also is a huge t.v. area. The University of Texas would be a great venue as well. If any of the schools would be on the out, I would ten to think It would be A&M and or Nebraska.

  19. SanDiegoDawg says: Jun 11, 2010 4:13 PM

    I can understand why Texas may not be interested in joining the SEC. The SEC has too many powers who could/would whip the Longhorn’s asses each year. Texas folks think their crap doesn’t stink; SEC folks KNOW their crap doesn’t stink. That’s too much for Longhorns fans and admin to accept.

  20. SanDiegoDawg says: Jun 11, 2010 4:15 PM

    I can understand why Texas may not be interested in joining the SEC. The SEC has too many powers who could/would whip the Longhorn’s asses each year. Texas folks think their crap doesn’t stink; SEC folks KNOW their crap doesn’t stink. That’s too much for Longhorns fans and admin to accept.

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