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Rumors of SEC invite for Hokies are 'all rubbish'

Apparently, there was a report from an Atlanta radio station recently stating that the SEC had issued unconditional invitations to both Texas A&M and Virginia Tech.

A&M-to-the-SEC rumors have been running rampant of late, so it’s not surprising that they are attached to speculation involving that league.  The Hokies, however, did not appreciate the talk and quickly looked to shoot down the rumors of a move from the ACC.

All rubbish,” Larry Hincker, a spokesman for Tech president Charles Steger, told the Newport News Daily Press. “There’s been zero discussion among university leaders on topic. Just not on radar.”

“At no time has the Southeastern Conference approached Virginia Tech,” athletic director Jim Weaver said.

Weaver went on to add that he personally believes the ACC will come out of all of this conference realignment unscathed and remain at 12 teams, but did say that he’s “somewhat shocked” at how the collegiate landscape is being altered through expansion.

We tend to agree with Weaver, that the ACC will come out of all this intact — as long as the Pac-10 and Big Ten do not go to 16 teams each.  If those two league do reach “super-conference” status, the SEC would almost be forced to keep up by adding schools.  

And where would they look, if they were to “have” look?  The obvious options would include Florida State, Clemson, Miami, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech — all ACC schools.

At that point, Weaver may become more than just “somewhat shocked”.

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4 Responses to “Rumors of SEC invite for Hokies are 'all rubbish'”
  1. TuckFW says: Jun 11, 2010 1:08 PM

    If we can only keep these rumors going until August kickoff, I might survive the post NBA/World Cup/MLB downtime.

  2. TEflon says: Jun 11, 2010 1:17 PM

    the radio station denied the report as soon as it started circulating.

  3. rbm921 says: Jun 11, 2010 5:39 PM

    I fail to see how the SEC and ACC “need” to expand. Both just signed lucrative new TV deals. Both have stable, 2-division, twelve-team memberships. The ACC is in a down cycle these last four years, but clearly programs are committing to football. Other than a move that would magnitudinally raise either conferences’ profile (Texas for the SEC, Notre Dame for the ACC) why bother?

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