Aggies to leave Big 12 if accepted to new conference (they will)
Texas A&M has informed the Big 12 they will terminate their conference affiliation effective June 30, 2012, the school confirmed with a statement on the university website on Wednesday.
“Texas A&M University today officially notified the Big 12 Conference that the institution will submit an application to join another athletic conference. Should this application be accepted, Texas A&M will end its membership in the Big 12 Conference effective June 30, 2012,” the statement read.
“After much thought and consideration, and pursuant to the action of the (Texas A&M University System) Board of Regents authorizing me to take action related to Texas A&M University’s athletic conference alignment, I have determined it is in the best interest of Texas A&M to make application to join another athletic conference,” President R. Bowen Loftin wrote to Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe in the letter dated August 31, 2011.
And to think, they did this on the anniversary of the first ever Big 12 football game. The irony astounds me.