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A&M AD Bill Byrne retires

Updated: May 9, 2012, 2:58 AM ET
Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- 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.

Byrne became A&M's AD in 2002, and the school won 45 Big 12 championships in 13 different sports during his tenure. But his legacy will always be tied to the school's move to the SEC, starting in July, even though Byrne said he was not involved ...

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