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  1. kcal

    kcal Founding Member

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    from an Andy Staples article in the athletic about expanding the sec:


    “So what is happening? Details remain sketchy, but we know that a media consultant hired by the Big 12 delivered a report in May to the league’s presidents that indicated television partners ESPN and Fox do not wish to negotiate a new deal with the Big 12 early. The league’s deals with ESPN and Fox run through the 2024-25 school year. Between now and then, the Big Ten will sign new deals and the SEC’s new deal with ESPN — replacing the game-of-the-week package CBS currently carries — will take effect. Undoubtedly, Texas and Oklahoma officials noted that ESPN moved very quickly to cinch up those SEC rights. The framework of that deal was in place in 2020 — during a pandemic — and the SEC’s CBS deal doesn’t expire until after the 2023 season. ESPN clearly views one league differently than the other. So why should two Tiffany brands remain where they aren’t respected the way balance-sheet peers such as Alabama, Georgia and LSU are?“
     
  2. Buzz69

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    I think it's not a matter of if the SEC expands, it's a matter of when. Just my opinion, but if Texas moves to the SEC they would maintain their deal with their network until the current contract expires or a buyout terminates it.
     
  3. LSUTiga

    LSUTiga TF Pubic Relations

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    I don’t understand why two good teams would be better than two “not as good.” Speaking from our perspective.
     
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    LSUTiga TF Pubic Relations

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    Bruh
     
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  5. TBTrumpet

    TBTrumpet Founding Member

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    I’m all for this. Let the SEC be the first 16 team conference. I’d like to see how scheduling would change. Would it change to pods, four 4 team divisions, or stay with two divisions and mix the teams up and not be based on geography?

    Even if this is true, it probably won’t happen until 2024-2025. Still a few seasons away.
     
  6. furduknfish

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    LMAO
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  7. TerryP

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    A powerhouse within their own conference, sure. On a national scale?
     
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  8. TerryP

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    1) Do they allow the "Horns down" in the SEC? If so, let's go.
    2) I love the idea of seeing a Bama vs OU softball series.
    3) Basketball, across the board, improves and it's already a tough row to hoe.
    4) Damn, baseball?
     
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  9. kcal

    kcal Founding Member

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    it’s happening….

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  10. Winston1

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    From the SEC Network this morning.
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