Texas A&M’s board of regents will meet in a Monday teleconference to consider allowing school president R. Bowen Loftin to negotiate a settlement agreement with the Big 12 in regard to the school’s move to the Southeastern Conference in July.
The agenda item, posted today, calls for regents to consider “authorization for the president of Texas A&M University to negotiate and execute a settlement agreement with the Big 12 Conference and its members.” It is the only item on Monday's agenda.
Under Big 12 bylaws, the school would forfeit more than $28 million, based on projected revenues, to leave the Big 12 after this school year. But A&M officials have said they envision cutting that total _ perhaps in half _ through negotiations, a move that worked for former Big 12 members Nebraska and Colorado when those schools left the league.
_ Jimmy Burch