Texas A&M Officially Joining SEC
While it is unclear if all legal hurdles have been cleared, the announcement of the Aggies' official acceptance seems to indicate they have been. It seems that while some Big 12 schools are not willing to agree to waive their right to sue, the SEC is prepared to address that issue if it comes up rather than withhold membership.
This acceptance comes on the heels of a proposal by the Big 12 schools going forward to lock all of the television rights together for the remaining teams. The SEC might see this as an indication that the Big 12 will stay together and not claim they are financially harmed by A&M leaving the conference.
The Aggies will officially join the SEC in July of 2012. It is unclear if the SEC will add another school to make the divisions even, or remain at 13 members.