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SEC invites Texas A&M to join

By RALPH D. RUSSO
AP College Football Writer

The Southeastern Conference said it accepted Texas A&M's application to the league, but the move is being held up because a Big 12 school has threatened legal action if the Aggies leave.

The SEC said in a statement released Wednesday it had already received "unanimous written assurance" from the Big 12 on Sept. 2 that it was free to accept Texas A&M.

The SEC said its presidents approved the invitation to Texas A&M, but Wednesday it received word from the Big 12 one of its schools had withdrawn its previous consent and was considering legal action.

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