Dan Beebe’s firm to consult on claims of misconduct in athletic department
Now that the Big 12 has moved to implement the ideas Beebe had pushed for in the past, he said it’s “bittersweet.”
In a statement, the Big 12 said its board of directors and Beebe reached a “mutual agreement” for Beebe to leave the job immediately.
The person, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Monday there has been dialogue between athletic directors and high-level officials in the conference offices.
“We are being held hostage right now,” Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin said on Wednesday.
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.
If Texas A&M leaves the Big 12, the move could create a shake-up across college sports.
“I thought it would be important for us to meet face-to-face and take the lead in trying to do things the right way.”
The Texas A&M System board of regents has a meeting slated for Monday that includes an agenda item about conference alignment.
Schools vote to give conference’s lower-revenue schools a pay raise.