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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A&M: No withdrawal letter sent to Big 12

By David Ubben

Texas A&M says it has not sent a letter of withdrawal to the Big 12 Conference.
"Contrary to media reports this morning, Texas A&M did NOT send a withdrawal letter to the Big 12 on Monday," school spokesman Jason Cook tweeted on Tuesday.

The brief statement comes a day after The New York Times said in a story posted on its website Monday night that university president R. Bowen Loftin sent a letter to Missouri chancellor and Big 12 board chairman Brady Deaton to inform the league it was leaving. The report cited two unidentified college officials with direct knowledge of the decision.