Greg Sankey refutes specutlation of the SEC cutting schools, calls it absurd
Greg Sankey is in Columbia, Missouri ready to shut down all the rumors.
For fearful #Mizzou (or other) fans, SEC boss Greg Sankey, here for Tigers opener, completely squashed idea of league looking to drop current members now or in future. Hate to even ask but did because it had been thrown out there.
— Ben Frederickson (@Ben_Fred) September 1, 2022
There has been some speculation, mostly from bored college football fans on fansite message boards, that as the SEC expands more to keep up with the rest of the expansion craze it could drop some schools from the league.
Sankey says that thought is not under consideration.
Sankey quote on speculation of booting current SEC teams: "The absurdity of that conversation knows no boundaries. Never been a conversation. It shouldn't be a conversation." https://t.co/Q2EnRVKlsl
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 1, 2022
Right now the SEC appears to be staying put with the current 14 teams in the conference with the expected additions of Oklahoma and Texas to push the league to 16 teams in 2024.
Meanwhile Sankey has been putting in the travel miles early in the season. He was in Hawaii for Vanderbilt’s opener against last Saturday and is checking out Missouri-Louisiana Tech on Thursday night.
The SEC Commissioner met with Missouri student-athletes and coaches earlier in the day.
— Greg Sankey (@GregSankey) September 2, 2022