Statement from Dr. Bernie Machen, Chair, Southeastern Conference Presidents and Chancellors:If you want to follow the latest news on this front, you have to follow Aggies beat guy Billy Luicci on Twitter. He's been all over this from the start.
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 We were notified yesterday afternoon that at least one Big 12 institution had withdrawn its previous consent and was considering legal action.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.
TAMU just can't seem to get around third base with Mike Slive, what with Baylor and Beebe walking in the room, turning on the porch light...coming downstairs pretending to get a glass of water from the kitchen.