Brady Deaton was given authority Friday to negotiate with other conferences about move from Big 12.
The governing board’s members agreed unanimously to give chancellor Brady Deaton authority to look elsewhere.
Chuck Neinas said so after meeting with conference athletic directors this week.
University’s chancellor says the nine remaining conference members will move forward.
In a statement, the Big 12 said its board of directors and Beebe reached a “mutual agreement” for Beebe to leave the job immediately.
“We are being held hostage right now,” Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin said on Wednesday.
Texas A&M, which has been in the Big 12 since its founding in 1996, said it will submit an application to join another, unspecified conference.
The statement by the school spokesman comes a day after The New York Times said on Monday night that university President R. Bowen Loftin sent a letter to inform the league it was leaving.
Brady Deaton says no evidence of an NCAA investigation came up during vetting process of coach Frank Haith.
Chancellor Brady Deaton says MU will allow NCAA to complete its investigation into conduct at Miami before making a decision on coach’s future.