Texas A&M is expected announce that it will leave the Big 12
within the next week.
A person with knowledge of what was discussed during a
conference call of the Big 12 board of directors Saturday told The
Associated Press that Texas A&M officials gave every indication
they were planning to leave the conference.
That person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the
sensitive nature of the talks, says the only thing that could
prevent the Aggies from making public their intentions to leave as
early as next week would be if SEC officials decide they are not
ready to add another team.
Texas A&M has publicly expressed its interest in joining the
Among items discussed during the Big 12 call Saturday was how
much money Texas A&M would forfeit for leaving the conference.
KBTX Update from Texas A&M Spokesman Jason Cook
Texas A&M spokesman Jason Cook said the source for the AP's story is not coming from Texas A&M. Cook did said that University President R. Bowen Loftin was on the first half on the Big 12 conference call. He added the university is still waiting for a response from the Big 12 concerning its letter that officially notified the league that it is exploring options related to the school's athletic conference affiliation. Cook added the response from the Big 12 will dictate the next step.