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.