Conference Realignment: MWC, CUSA Merge To Form Supermegaconference

The Mountain West Conference and Conference USA became one on Friday, merging for football only to create what could be a 22-team mega-conference.

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SEC To Hold 'Special Meeting' Over Weekend, According To Reports

If nothing else, the Texas A&M-to-SEC rumors have done a fantastic job of getting lots of different people into rooms together. First, Oklahoma officials met to discuss future plans for their school if the Big 12 folds. Now, the SEC has called for "a special meeting" over the weekend that will include the 12 member school presidents, according to MrSEC.com.

A source inside one of the league’s 12 member institutions has confirmed to us that the meeting — or conference call — will take place.  (We say conference call, because at least one top SEC administrator is expected to be unavailable for a face-to-face meeting this weekend.)

The timing of the meeting coincides quite well with the Texas A&M rumor, so feel free to put two-and-two together there. Of course, don't limit yourself to just one topic of discussion. If the SEC truly is going to pull the trigger on TAMU, they're probably going to want to lock up a 14th member quickly as well. Perhaps that's part of the discussion?

Or perhaps not. Honestly, we're all grasping at straws until someone tells us otherwise.

Keep an eye on SEC expansion chatter over at Team Speed Kills.

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Texas A&M Reportedly Leaning Towards Joining SEC

A report in the Houston Chronicle on Sunday night says that Texas A&M, which has been mulling the possibility of leaving the Big 12 Conference for the Pac-10 along with other teams, will instead join the SEC as its 13th school.

A&M’s board of regents likely will meet late this week — perhaps as soon as Thursday — to decide the Aggies’ sporting future, a person with knowledge of the situation said. And that future appears to be the SEC, as the powerful league to the east is prepared to lure A&M away from the clinging-to-hope Big 12, a proposed Pacific-10 affiliation and its storied league rivalry with Texas.

The SEC is prepared to take on the Aggies as its 13th team, the insider said, with no clear timeframe on when it would add a 14th or whom that would be.

Officially the school says it has not spurned overtures from the Pac-10 and it hasn't closed the door on remaining with the Big 12 as it struggles to maintain an existence.

The move would almost certainly end the school's traditional Thanksgiving Day game against the University of Texas.  Then again, with the Longhorns likely heading to the Pac-10, that might have been a foregone conclusion.

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