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Big 12, commish Dan Beebe part ways

Updated: September 23, 2011, 1:28 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe is out after the conference nearly collapsed for the second time in just over a year.

In a statement, the Big 12 said its board of directors and Beebe reached a "mutual agreement" for Beebe to leave the job immediately.

Former Big Eight commissioner Chuck Neinas will serve as interim commissioner. He was a unanimous selection by Big 12 university presidents on a conference call Thursday.

The Oklahoman reported Tuesday that the University of ...

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