Many media outlets are referring to reports from the Associated Press and New York Times saying that Big 12 Conference officials expect Texas A&M to leave the league within the week.
The AP report, which quoted an unnamed source, said the Aggies’ intentions were clear in a teleconference among the Big 12 board of directors that took place Saturday.
“Obviously now, I think there is a little more urgency to think about if A&M leaves, who’s No. 10, or who’s 11 and 12 as well,” the Associated Press source said.
Meanwhile, the New York Times, also using an unnamed source, reported that R. Bowen Loftin, the president of Texas A&M, essentially said in the conference call that the Aggies were leaving, and there was nothing the Big 12 could do to keep them.
The AP report also quoted Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe.
“The Big 12 Conference members have been and will continue to conduct meetings related to the situation with Texas A&M and conference membership,” Beebe said in a statement Saturday. “There will be public statements as appropriate and necessary if and when action is taken.”