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A&M president 'disappointed' in threats

9/7/2011

The most famous bow tie in Texas has spoken.

Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin released a statement Wednesday morning in response to an SEC statement and reports that Baylor had threatened legal action toward Texas A&M if it left for the SEC.

“We are certainly pleased with the action taken last night by the presidents and chancellors of the Southeastern Conference to unanimously accept Texas A&M as the league’s 13th member," Loftin said in the statement. "However, this acceptance is conditional, and we are disappointed in the threats made by one of the Big 12 member institutions to coerce Texas A&M into staying in Big 12 Conference. These actions go against the commitment that was made by this university and the Big 12 on Sept. 2. We are working diligently to resolve any and all issues as outlined by the SEC."

The Big 12 said it waived all legal action in a letter to the SEC on Sept. 2, but that reportedly did not include individual schools. Oklahoma president David Boren admitted to reporters on Sept. 2 that Oklahoma was weighing its options regarding conference affiliation.

Will Baylor cede its suit and allow Texas A&M to go on its way? Or will this be decided in a court somewhere?

We may find out soon.