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RE: Been quiet on the rumors front...
(Yesterday 10:52 PM)BePcr07 Wrote:  
(Yesterday 09:55 PM)murrdcu Wrote:  
(Yesterday 03:03 PM)USAFMEDIC Wrote:  
(11-09-2019 02:33 PM)DawgNBama Wrote:  I'm not from Arkansas, but Arkansas left the SWC (Arkansas never joined the Big 12) is because of political moves made by Texas, if I recall.
You are so right. Don't know how I thought that up. They did leave the SWC for the SEC, but for the same reason as Missouri. Texas. Texas will never give up the control they are so used to.04-cheers

When SWC was about to die, Arkansas looked at moving with Texas and Texas A&M. The Big 8 was not interested in Arkansas, iirc Nebraska opposed for some reason. Once Arkansas found a safe landing spot, we bolted to the SEC and told the two Texas schools to follow. State politics got in the way and the Big 12 was formed.

I don’t recall anything about Nebraska in particular but there was a weird disdain of Arkansas by the Big 8. The Razorbacks would’ve been a great fit geographically and competitively. Also, it would’ve relieved the XII argument of who got the twelfth spot between Baylor, TCU, Houston, BYU, Utah, and New Mexico. I heard all of those schools as rumors.

Regardless, I still think Arkansas and Texas A&M end up in the SEC. However, if the SEC went to 12 with South Carolina but without Arkansas or any other XII school, who would’ve gotten the twelfth spot in the SEC? Florida St said no. I don’t think Miami was all too interested. Any ideas?

You are talking '92 and Virginia Tech had applied. Possibly the Hokies. West Virginia had applied too, but both essentially bring the same markets and Va Tech brings a little bit more. But then in '90 T.C.U. had expressed interest too.
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