Texas A&M may toss a match on expansion tinder

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If it’s true that Texas A&M is leaving the Big 12 Conference to join the SEC, the fun is only beginning as far as conference expansion is concerned.

Florida State from the ACC to the SEC is not difficult to imagine.

Texas, because it can, will throw its weight around:

Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds said Wednesday it would be Texas’ goal to hold the Big 12 together. But if there wasn’t sentiment for that he said Texas and a school like Notre Dame should look at starting their own conference. Dodds has said he is against Texas going independent.

A high-ranking official at a Big 12 school said the Pac-12 could re-enter the picture if Texas A&M leaves for the SEC. The official said Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott has indicated he would love to set up regional networks in Oklahoma and Texas Tech to accommodate Oklahoma and Oklahoma State as well as Texas and Texas Tech.

Get ready, Louisville fans. Could be a wild ride.


Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.