Below is the full text of Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin's letter to Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe, officially notifying the league that it is exploring another conferencen affiliation ....
As you know, the Texas A&M Board of Regents has authorized me to take action relating to Texas A&M University's ("Texas A&M") conference alignment. While this letter is not a notice of Texas A&M's withdrawal from the Big 12 Conference (the "Conference"), we are exploring our options.
There has been a great deal of speculation and comment in the media about Texas A&M leaving the Conference, including discussions of other institutions joining the Conference.
If Texas A&M withdraws from the Conference, we want to do so in a way that complies with the Bylaws and is supportive of your efforts to seek a new member of the Conference.
We would appreciate your conferring with the other member institutions and outlining for us the process to be followed by Texas A&M should it withdraw from the Conference. We look forward to hearing from you.
R. Bowen Loftin
_ Jimmy Burch