SEC Expansion: Texas A&M Board Of Regents Meeting Set For 3 P.M.

Texas A&M is proceeding as planned on Monday, a day after the SEC opted not to take any action on expansion at this time. Of course, at this time meant on Sunday, and it's likely the SEC will revisit expansion after the Texas A&M Board of Regents meets and makes its intention to leave the Big 12 known. And it could happen at around 3 p.m. local time in College Station.

The Board of Regents plans to meet at 3 p.m. on College Station to discuss, among other things, giving Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin the ability to steer the Aggies towards whichever conference he pleases.

Item 15 - Authorization for the President to Take All Actions Relating to Texas A&M University's Athletic Conference Alignment, Texas A&M University

As far as anyone can tell, the agenda item related to alignment is simply a rubber-stamp. By transferring the authority to Loftin, A&M would kick the proverbial domino, setting into motion a chain of events that likely, though not certainly, results in the Aggies joining the SEC, perhaps as early as 2012.

The meeting is scheduled to last an hour and if Loftin does emerge with the ability to make conference alignment decisions, the SEC expansion party will kick back into high-gear.

For consistent updates of this story and all SEC news, follow Team Speed Kills and check with SB Nation Atlanta. For updates on the Texas A&M side, visit I Am The 12th Man.

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