Our nation’s independence day is only a few days away, but today Aggies celebrate a day only slightly less important. On July 1, 2012, Texas A&M officially entered the Southeastern Conference.
While the Aggies ride through the SEC hasn’t been without disappointment, it’s also had its share of unmitigated successes. We’ve seen a football victory in Tuscaloosa, a Heisman trophy winner, a renovated Kyle Field, a conference title and Sweet 16 in men’s basketball, a conference tournament title and Elite 8 in women’s basketball, College World Series appearances for both baseball and softball, and multiple national titles in track and equestrian. The list could go on, and I’m sure there are some major accomplishments I’ve left out, but the point is, it’s hard to imagine the past five years of Aggie Athletics without the SEC. And I’m thankful for the A&M leaders who had the balls to make the move possible.
Here’s to five more years of never losing to Arkansas and not caring about Texas.
What’s been your favorite aspect of moving to the SEC?
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SEC road trips
The SEC Network
Developing new rivalries
Not being in the Big 12