Report: A&M Notifies Big 12 it Will Withdraw


August 30th, 2011 by Jim Field

     COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) – The New York Times is reporting Texas A&M has notified the Big 12 it will withdraw from the conference.  The newspaper reported on its website Monday night that Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin sent a letter to Missouri Chancellor and Big 12 board chairman Brady Deaton to inform the league it was
leaving.  The New York Times story cited two unidentified college officials with direct knowledge of the decision.  Texas A&M said earlier Monday it had received a letter from Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe outlining the withdrawal procedure should the Aggies decide to leave the league.  Texas A&M’s departure would cast doubt on the future of the Big 12 and could lead to more major changes to college athletics.