What’s Baylors Problem? Bears Block Texas A&M’s Move To SEC
Finally! After weeks of speculation, today the SEC unanimously decided to invite Texas A&M to join their league…but what should have been a day of celebration for both the Aggies and SEC has been ruined by the Baylor Bears, who are considering legal action against the SEC to keep A&M in the Big 12.
But why? On September 2nd the SEC received a unanimous written assurance from the Big 12 that the SEC was free to accept Texas A&M to join as a new member, but then yesterday Baylor and Baylor alone reversed their field. So why? Well that’s the question we’re here to answer.
Lets say Texas A&M leaves the Big 12 (which is inveitable no matter what legal action Baylor takes), that leaves the Big 12 with nine schools and on the verge of collapsing… a collapse that would leave Baylor as the odd school out.
Lets just say that Texas A&M is the first domino to fall. Which would lead Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to jump to the Pac 12… and Texas would then either follow or just go the independent route. That leaves Baylor, Missouri, Kansas, and Kansas State looking for new conferences.
We already know that Kansas State and Kansas would be welcomed by the Big East should the Big 12 fall… and Missouri will have their pick of the Big East or Pac 12. But what about Baylor. We’ve heard no rumors of them being involved in any conferences expansion plans, in essence they’re SOL.
So you see with nowhere to go, but a non BCS conference (rumor is if the Big 12 were to collapse Baylor would end up in Conference USA)… you can see why Baylor is fighting to save the Big 12. Will they succeed? It’s not really up to them. This lawsuit against Texas A&M and the SEC is not going to stop the Aggies from joining in 2012… the real fate of the Big 12 rest in the hands of Oklahoma, for if they leave the Big 12 is done.