Texas A&M athletics director Bill Byrne retired on Tuesday, a year before his contract was due to expire, and acknowledged that he had little say about when the school opted to leave the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference.
Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne, who oversaw the school's upcoming departure from the Big 12 and everything from national championships to the end of the storied football rivalry with Texas, is retiring.
Monday morning headline: Statements or suggestions? Statement wins. They're not just for college football anymore! Thankfully, since the only subjective judgment used in basketball's postseason is between No. 64 and No. 65, not No. 2 and No. 3, styl...
The University of Oklahoma's leadership is interested in a move to the Pac-12 from the Big 12, but such a move is far from a done deal, as the school's overriding concern remains assuring a stable future for its athletic programs, a source said.
The SEC will have to drop its request for all nine remaining Big 12 members to waive their rights to sue the conference and Texas A&M if it wants to admit the Aggies immediately, according to a source -- a step Baylor isn't ready to take.
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.
Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?? Everyone's talking about the start of the NFL playoffs, but if your team failed to qualify and you just can't bear to watch, there's plenty more on the docket to keep you busy all weekend.