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Texas A&M expected to announce that it will leave the Big 12

College Station, TX (AP) - Texas A&M is expected to announce that it will leave the Big 12

within the next week.

A person with knowledge of what was discussed during a

conference call of the Big 12 board of directors Saturday told The

Associated Press that Texas A&M officials gave every indication

they were planning to leave the conference.

That person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the

sensitive nature of the talks, says the only thing that could

prevent the Aggies from making public their intentions to leave as

early as next week would be if SEC officials decide they are not

ready to add another team.

Texas A&M has publicly expressed its interest in joining the

SEC.

Among items discussed during the Big 12 call Saturday was how

much money Texas A&M would forfeit for leaving the conference.

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