Texas A&M to the SEC
TO: THOSE ATTENDING THE TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION HEARING
FROM: FORMER STUDENTS, CURRENT STUDENTS, AND FANS OF TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
SUBJECT: PETITION TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR CHANGING CONFERENCE AFFILIATION
By signing this petition, we hereby show our support for Texas A&M University changing its athletic conference affiliation from the Big XII Conference. To many, this decision was not reached lightly. However, remaining in the Big XII conference is not in the best interest for Texas A&M University. First and foremost, due to unequal revenue sharing, it appears that stability is something that the Big XII will never again be able to offer. Secondly, the contract between ESPN and the University of Texas regarding the Longhorn Network is a brazen display of arrogance and selfishness by those two entities. In short, the Longhorn Network contract displays the intent of both ESPN and the University of Texas to use the Big XII conference until a solid foundation has been built for the University of Texas to go independent. Therefore, Texas A&M must seek solid ground to ensure that our University continues to strive for excellence for years to come.