A Texas legislator doesn't believe Texas A&M will leave the Big
12 to join the Southeastern Conference before a hearing in front of
his committee Tuesday.
State Rep. Dan Branch, the chairman of the Texas House Committee on Higher Education, called a hearing before his committee for Tuesday with Big 12, SEC and Texas A&M officials. Texas A&M soon moved up a meeting of the board of regents from Aug. 22 to Monday that includes an agenda item about conference realignment.
But Branch says A&M officials told him that moving the meeting
wasn't "an attempt to pre-empt legislators questions and that this
will take perhaps a week to two weeks to work out anyway, if a bid
He added that his understanding that the item on the agenda is
simply to "authorize the president to enter into negotiations with
the SEC if a bid is extended."
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