Slive: SEC exploring expansion just in case

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)—Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive says the league isn’t considering adding teams but is working on a plan to keep up with other conferences if they expand just in case.

The commissioner said Monday that the 12-member SEC hasn’t talked to any institutions about joining and has no plans to do so. The expansion exploration is just an internal look at the potential advantages and disadvantages in case there is a “significant shift in the conference paradigm,” he said.

Slive didn’t elaborate on how much expansion would fit that billing.

“But I’ll know,” he said.