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That future includes finding a replacement for Texas A&M. Boren said an expansion committee within the Big 12 had been restarted, but offered no timeline.

Texas has said it wants the Big 12 to stay at 10 teams. Others may want to go back to 12.

As for the Aggies?

Texas A&M’s president, R. Bowen Loftin, participated in the call as a voting member but Boren said “no one should take that as a signal that they have changed their minds.” Boren said the other nine members did nothing to remove the threat of legal action that has kept A&M’s departure from being finalized.

“I think that it’s highly likely that they will go to the SEC,” Boren said. “They’re so far down the line, I think, with the SEC that I don’t think they are likely to change their mind.”

Texas A&M spokesman Jason Cook said the school is not sticking around.

“Another key to the (Big 12’s) stability will be for the league to assist Texas A&M with our departure. The events of this week were positive in that regard,” Cook said.

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AP Sports Writers Jeff Latzke, Betsy Blaney and AP Writer Alan Scher Zagier contributed to this report.

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