Commissioner Mike Slive says no other schools are currently
being considered as 14th members of the Southeastern Conference.
Slive said Tuesday that Texas A&M is the only school to apply
for membership. The Aggies will join the SEC next July, a move that
was ushered in with festivities in College Station.
Slive and Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin said in a
conference call that a transition team of senior administrators
from both will work on a transition plan, including scheduling.
Slive declined to discuss what would make a potential 14th
member appealing, saying "we'll just see how the future plays
out." He reiterated that he expects to have 13 teams in 2012-13.
He says the SEC will begin talks this year to rework its TV deals.
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