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Aggies could face legal issues with SEC move

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11:01 AM ET 08.14 | The denials about SEC expansion were in full force Saturday, even by schools not previously reported to be among the discussions. Among the pending issues is the 13-year television deal with Fox Sports worth more than $1 billion that the Big 12, along with Texas A&M, agreed to in April. That contract could potentially be voided if Texas A&M leaves the conference, and that could lead to potential legal claims against the school and possibly the SEC if the Aggies went there.

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August 14, 2011  11:32 AM ET
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sadly nothing is binding these days. Someone will just buy their way out

The SEC can just build the cost of it into their next TV deal...kind of like stores up the price of products because they know they will lose some from shoplifting.

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August 14, 2011  11:49 AM ET
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All hope is not lost yet!!! May the Big 12 have a long relationship with TAM. Its a pretty sure bet that the super conf. are coming, but I would like to see it put off for as long as possible. Should TAM make the switch(shudder), then the feeding frenzy will start.

It's started... Pop the corn

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August 14, 2011  12:15 PM ET
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The SEC can just build the cost of it into their next TV deal...kind of like stores up the price of products because they know they will lose some from shoplifting.

You'll need a bailout package for A&M after all this is over. They're already up to their eyeballs in debt trying to keep pace with UTx athletic facilities and they're facing a $36-39 mil budget reduction from the state thanks to the economy.

It will take thousands of those infamous $500 handshakes to funnel enough money to Loftin in order to keep them afloat.

August 14, 2011  12:43 PM ET
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When you sell your soul to the mass-media devil, the contract is binding.

If FOX handles the lawsuit like they handle their CFB broadcasting, TAMU and the SEC have nothing to worry about. FOX will find a way to f it all up.

August 14, 2011  03:54 PM ET

Even if this deal falls thru, which I hope it doesn't, it has been a blast reading all the posts....

August 14, 2011  04:20 PM ET

"Legal issues" is nothing new in the SEC. With secret payments, rap sheets as long as your arm and cheating so prevalent this is commonplace in the land of the SEC.

August 14, 2011  04:34 PM ET
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Even if this deal falls thru, which I hope it doesn't, it has been a blast poking TU fans in the eye with a stick ...

FIFY

:)

August 14, 2011  06:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

FIFY:)

That too.... LOL

 
August 14, 2011  10:43 PM ET

Please leave. Play Arkansas for 5th place in the SEC West on Thanksgiving every year. 'Bye.

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