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“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.
If Texas A&M leaves the Big 12, the move could create a shake-up across college sports.