COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The much anticipated 2012 Southeastern Conference football schedule was announced today and the Texas A&M portion of the schedule was announced by new head football coach Kevin Sumlin in a video announcement that can be found at AggieAthletics.com.
"I am very excited about playing in the best division and in the best conference in the country," Aggie coach Kevin Sumlin said. "The 12th Man set a home attendance record in 2011 and I know they will be in full support again next fall, both at home and on the road."
The Aggies will officially join the SEC on July 1, 2012 and will compete in the Western Division of the league. A&M will open the 2012 season at home on Sept. 1 against McNeese State and the SEC portion of the schedule will open at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 8 as the Florida Gators visit College Station.
The other SEC teams coming to Kyle Field include LSU on Oct. 20 and Missouri on Saturday, Nov. 24.
Texas A&M will be the home team against Arkansas on Saturday, Sept. 29 at a site to be determined. The SEC office stressed that the 2012 schedule is not based on any other previous or future scheduling formats.
One other non-conference contract that has been signed is a road game against SMU on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Ford Stadium on the SMU campus.
Games are still subject to change to accommodate television.
|2012 Texas A&M Football Schedule|
|Sat, Sep 01||McNeese State||College Station||TBA|
|Sat, Sep 08||Florida *||College Station||TBA|
|Sat, Sep 15||SMU||Dallas, TX||TBA|
|Sat, Sep 22||Either open date or non-conference opponent|
|Sat, Sep 29||Arkansas *||TBA||TBA|
|Sat, Oct 06||Ole Miss *||Oxford, MS||TBA|
|Sat, Oct 13||Either open date or non-conference opponent|
|Sat, Oct 20||LSU *||College Station||TBA|
|Sat, Oct 27||Auburn *||Auburn, AL||TBA|
|Sat, Nov 03||Mississippi State *||Starkville, MS||TBA|
|Sat, Nov 10||Alabama *||Tuscaloosa, AL||TBA|
|Sat, Nov 17||Either open date or non-conference opponent|
|Sat, Nov 24||Missouri *||College Station||TBA|