Amid speculation that the Texas A&M Aggies had decided to join the Southeastern Conference and were simply waiting on approval from the league’s hierarchy, the SEC’s presidents and chancellors met on Sunday to discuss expansion and including Texas A&M in their league. University of Florida president and the chair of the SEC’s presidents and chancellors, Bernie Machen, released the following statement on behalf of the league at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon:
“The SEC Presidents and Chancellors met today and reaffirmed our satisfaction with the present 12 institutional alignment. We recognize, however, that future conditions may make it advantageous to expand the number of institutions in the league. We discussed criteria and process associated with expansion. No action was taken with respect to any institution including Texas A&M.”
The short version: We have decided not to take action to expand our conference at this time but reserve the right to do so in the future. Take care of the odds and ends on your end and we will start this process over from the beginning.