July 2, 2012

Making History: Texas A&M Joins The Southeastern Conference

History was made in Aggieland as Texas A&M officially became a part of the Southeastern Conference on July 1, 2012, and the university celebrated with a special ceremony on Monday (July 2) to raise the flags of the SEC schools outside of the McFerrin Athletic Center.

Special events leading up to SEC:

Atlanta Welcomes A&M to the SEC
Texas A&M, SEC Land-Grant Universities Participate At 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

SEC transition coverage from Aggie Athletics:
The Conference of Champions
Texas A&M Athletic Success
Home of the 12th Man
Lone Star in the SEC
Finishing Touches
Texas A&M Officially Joins the SEC

The road to Texas A&M’s move:

  • Aug. 25, 2011 -Texas A&M officially notified the Big 12 Conference that it is exploring options related to the institution’s athletic conference affiliation.
  • Aug. 31, 2011 -Texas A&M officially notified the Big 12 Conference that the institution will submit an application to join another athletic conference.
  • Sept. 7, 2011 – Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin issued a statement regarding the conference situation and addressed the potential move in a video.
  • Sept. 25, 2011 – Texas A&M will join the Southeastern Conference effective July 1, 2012, with competition to begin in all sports for the 2012-13 academic year.

For more on Texas A&M’s move to the SEC, visit the Countdown to the SEC website.

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