News: Texas A&M tells the Big 12 that it's ready to join a new conference if invited.
* "Texas A&M inching closer to the SEC" (go here for ESPN story)
Question: What about Virginia Tech as the SEC's 14th team? "Total poppycock," thundered a Hokie spokesman. (Don't know if you can actually say "poppycock" in a thundering way, but it's not often we get to use the word. Anyway, go here for the Daily Press story.)
The 12th Man: Go here for a capsule history from the school's website. And find out more about Jackie Sherrill's creation of the 12th Man Kickoff Team at the official website here.