Now that Texas A&M and Missouri are officially onboard in the SEC, there are articles from both in-coming regions noting the transitions.
The Monday, July 2, 2012 issue of The State (accessible online @ http://WWW.THESTATE.COM/SPORTS
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Different World, Not Just a Conference, on Tap for Missouri (Kent Babb, The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO.)
Tough Road Awaits Aggies (Kevin Sherrington, The Dallas Morning News)
The Mizzou piece focused on the challenge ahead in a new, tough conference.
The piece on the Aggies mentions Texas A&M in facing a new league, has a new fb coach, a new AD, and a need to remodel Kyle Field.
Included also, was criticism of the remarks by the A&M President, as if he was, instead, suppose to articulate the specifics of the conflicts that caused A&M to leave the B12 .
What I gathered, the article was judgmental, in a negative way, as to A&M's motives, and delivered from a pro-UT (& maybe B12) point-of-view.
To have this printed on the front page of the sports section in the most eastern SEC locale, as one of the "welcoming" articles, seems akin to picking your bitter enemy to sing your praises.
Maybe in Dallas & some other sports in Texas, it shall dawn on them the SEC is now there, and deal with it.
No wonder certain schools, particularly T A&M were ready to get away from every UT whim.