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Texas A&M wants to leave Big 12

Updated: September 1, 2011, 4:29 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

HOUSTON -- The official Texas A&M fight song includes a line that bids farewell to Texas, "so long to the orange and white." By this time next year, Texas A&M may have said goodbye to a lot more than its storied, century-old rivalry with Texas.

Texas A&M announced Wednesday that it will leave the Big 12 Conference by July 2012 if it can find another home, preferably in the SEC.

The decision could set off another round of conference realignment in college sports and it raises questions ...

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