Texas A&M/Big 12 Divorce Could Be Near

Texas A&M is expected to 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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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