SEC comish meets with A&M today
College conference realignment isn't taking the weekend off.
Two media sources -- Jackson, Miss., television station WJTV and A&M blogger/radio host Billy Liucci -- report that Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive is meeting with Texas A&M officials today in College Station, Texas.
Meanwhile, The Oklahoman newspaper reports Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott met today with officials from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in Oklahoma City, presumably to invite them to join his conference. Scott also plans to meet with Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech, according to the newspaper.
ESPN.com reports that SEC would have preferred to add and Oklahoma rather than Texas A&M.
The website, though, also reports that OU is still deciding whether to move or stay in the Big 12, which lost Colorado to the Pac-10 and Nebraska to the Big Ten on Friday. The Oklahoman reports athletic directors from the remaining schools will meet Monday in a last-ditch effort to save the league.
Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds said Saturday that his school is considering "all options."
Texas may announce its plans as early as Tuesday after a meeting of the university's regents, while Wednesday is the earliest that regents for Oklahoma and Oklahoma State can meet to approve a move. Per the Oklahoman report, Oklahoma law reqires a 48-hour notice of a special meeting, and no such notice has been given. That means Monday would be their first opportunity to notify the public.
Sporting News' Matt Hayes reported this week that the SEC will not raid the Atlantic Coast Conference as part of any expansion. ACC members Georgia Tech, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Miami have been mentioned as possible targets.
ESPN reports the conference isn't looking to pry Kansas from the Big 12. Kansas may instead wind up in the Mountain West Conference. The league reportedly has expressed interest in adding the Jayhawks and rival Missouri.