Big 12 preparing to hire new commissioner

Prepare your resumes: The search is on for the next commissioner of the Big 12.

The league's board of directors will meet Thursday, and it will consider a search committee to replace acting commissioner Chuck Neinas, Big 12 spokesman Bob Burda told the Dallas Morning News.

Neinas took over for Dan Beebe in September in an interim role, repeatedly stating he had no interest in replacing Beebe on a full-time basis.

Texas A&M and Missouri both left the league during Neinas' tenure, and the Big 12 officially announced the additions of TCU and West Virginia in October.

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