Big 12 Commissioner Beebe out

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 says its board of directors and Beebe
have reached a "mutual agreement" that Beebe will leave his job
immediately.
Former Big Eight Commissioner Chuck Neinas told The Associated
Press earlier Thursday that he had been contacted about serving as
interim commissioner. Big 12 school presidents were meeting
Thursday by telephone to discuss Beebe and stabilizing the
fractured league.
Texas A&M announced earlier this month it will leave in 2012 to
seek membership in the Southeastern Conference.
Oklahoma and Oklahoma State considered leaving the Pac-12 until
Tuesday when the Pac-12 said it would not expand. Texas and Texas
Tech also had considered leaving for the Pac-12 or the Atlantic
Coast Conference.


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