The NCAA's Executive Committee has reaffirmed its confidence in the leadership of president Mark Emmert according to a statement released to ESPN on behalf of Michigan State president Dr. Lou Anna K. Simon, leader of the group.
Boise State, which has been in recent talks with the Mountain West about staying in the league instead of leaving next year, has reaffirmed its commitment to join the Big East, a conference official told ESPN's Joe Schad.
UConn president Susan Herbst is aggressively pursuing membership in the ACC to become the 15th or 16th member institution in the conference, according to a source with direct knowledge of UConn's situation.
Texas A&M's move to the SEC ultimately would happen if Oklahoma stays put in the Big 12, but until that occurs six of the remaining nine Big 12 schools will not waive their right to sue the SEC and A&M, a source said.
Texas A&M's R. Bowen Loftin had a phone conversation with Missouri chancellor and Big 12 board chairman Brady Deaton on Monday night about his university's desire to withdraw from the conference, a Big 12 source confirmed to ESPN's Joe Schad on Tuesday.