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08:39 AM ET 04.12 | A better home for the 12th Man? [Texas A&M] has hired Populous to head up the design of Kyle Field -- and the result might be an overhaul of Kyle or perhaps even a new stadium. ... [Said A&M President R. Bowen Loftin:] "We are seeing an unprecedented demand for football season tickets ... Our football weekends will provide us with a key vehicle for introducing people around the country to Texas A&M, and we are committed to ensuring that Kyle Field reflects the unique traditions and Aggie spirit embodied by this world-class institution." According to a release from A&M: "The design study phase will explore various design options for Kyle Field, including plans for both a renovated stadium and a new stadium."

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Kevin Sumlin, Icon Sports Kevin Sumlin, Icon Sports
April 12, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Buckeyes #1 Baby!!!

April 12, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Bout time. That place is one the most outdated stadiums I've been to

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April 12, 2012  08:56 AM ET

Oh boy. New sheep barn.

April 12, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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SEC money.

They will make less than they have he past 2 years. Throw in the buyout and it will be a decade before they break even

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April 12, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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They will make less than they have he past 2 years. Throw in the buyout and it will be a decade before they break even

You forget they use aggie arithmetic Guido.

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April 12, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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They will make less than they have he past 2 years. Throw in the buyout and it will be a decade before they break even

How's that? Arky's SEC revenue share check last year was $25+ million. TAMU made more than that last 2 yrs?

April 12, 2012  09:18 AM ET

"Our football weekends will provide us with a key vehicle for introducing people around the country to Texas A&M, and we are committed to ensuring that Kyle Field reflects the unique traditions and Aggie spirit embodied by this world-class institution."

Translation - So many more people will now be able to see us get our hides tanned by the SEC that we need a facility upgrade...

April 12, 2012  09:33 AM ET

Welcome to the SEC!

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April 12, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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SEC money.

Oil money... The tackle box will be expanded.

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April 12, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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Yes Sir, I saw your note yesterday, and they do tremble when I show up, they should. They have reason to, I have now won every pinochle tournament every week this year except one, and I took second on that one. Yeah, they should fear me!!!! I am doing better than the past year. In the past I won 17 of 24, taking second twice. So far I have them all but one. Yeah!!!!Plus, I have the most beautiful Wife there too!!!! They be green with envy.

Pretty good record there...nearly as good as your Wildrats.

...but your poor wife has the ugliest husband there! I have sympathy for her!

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April 12, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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How's that? Arky's SEC revenue share check last year was $25+ million. TAMU made more than that last 2 yrs?

They benefited from the unequal revenue sharing plus the buyouts of COC and Colorado. They got somewhere in the mid $20's MM from what I heard.

According to reports this is the SEC rev:

SEC

15 years, $2.25 billion, ESPN (through 2024)
15 years, $825 million, CBS (through 2024)
Annual: $205 million
Average Annual per School: $17.1 million

And b12Big 12

13 years, $1.17 billion, Fox (through 2025)
8 years, $480 million, ABC/ESPN (through 2016)
Annual: $150 million
Average Annual per School: $15 million

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April 12, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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yeah was gonna say the same thing. Its a dump. maybe the will pave over reveille's grave(s).

The new end zone section is nice, but both sides have needed an upgrade for decades. Small bathrooms, bad concessions, tiny passageways, etc...

 
April 12, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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The new end zone section is nice, but both sides have needed an upgrade for decades. Small bathrooms, bad concessions, tiny passageways, etc...

Aggies say it is modeled after the Swamp's North endzone.

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