Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive welcomed Texas A&M as the 13th member of the league Monday and says he doesn’t expect to add another team before the Aggies begin play next season.
The SEC announced Sunday that Texas A&M would leave the Big 12 to join the conference next July and will compete in all sports for the 2012-13 academic year. The Aggies are the first newcomers since South Carolina and Arkansas joined the conference in 1992.
SEC presidents and chancellors voted unanimously for the move Sept. 6, but the official announcement was delayed because of the possibility of legal action from Baylor and some other members.
CONNECTICUT: The state’s governor confirmed Monday that the University of Connecticut is interested in becoming part of the Atlantic Coast Conference should that league expand to 16 teams.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he no longer expects the ACC to act quickly after adding Pittsburgh and Syracuse from the Big East earlier this month.
“I think there was expectancy built up initially that this was quickly going to be resolved,” he said. “That’s clearly not the case.”
FLORIDA STATE: Cornerback Greg Reid was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and perjury, accusations that his attorney said are bogus.
The police report said Reid, 21, was trying to protect a friend from his hometown of Valdosta, Ga. The friend, Rontrel Frazier, was being pursued for forcefully resisting arrest after being stopped earlier by police while riding a scooter owned by the Seminole defensive back.
ARKANSAS: Coach Bobby Petrino says junior defensive end Tenarius Wright is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after breaking his arm