Texas A&M Aggies intend to join Southeastern Conference

COLLEGE STATION, TX (ESPN.com) - Texas A&M intends to move from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference, where it hopes to begin play in 2012, school officials have said.

After 15 years in the Big 12, Texas A&M has been considering the switch for the second time in a year.

A high-ranking source within Texas A&M confirmed to ESPN's Doug Gottlieb on Saturday morning the Aggies were poised to join the SEC. The San Antonio Express-News reported the time frame of their tentative plans to begin competition.

Several possible roadblocks remain, however.

All but one of the SEC's school presidents will meet Sunday to discuss A&M's admission to the league, The New York Times has reported, citing a high-ranking conference official with first-hand knowledge of the talks.

And the Big 12's athletic directors have scheduled a 4 p.m. ET conference call Saturday with commissioner Dan Beebe to discuss the situation, multiple conference sources told ESPN.com's Andy Katz.