COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina President Harris Pastides
would like to see the Southeastern Conference cap expansion at 14
teams within the next year or two once Texas A&M joins the league.
Pastides sat down with The Associated Press this week to discuss
SEC expansion and his role as one of the 50 presidents and
chancellors who were invited to the NCAA to discuss the future of
major college athletics.
It was at that NCAA session in August when Pastides received a
text from Florida President Bernie Machen regarding Texas A&M's
interest in the league. SEC presidents have voted to accept the
Aggies as the 13th member of the SEC.
Pastides says he doesn't think 13 "is a sustainable number,"
but he's not in favor of the SEC expanding to 16 teams.