Texas A&M officially wants out of the Big 12

Texas A&M is done messing with Texas.

Texas A&M has notified the Big 12 that it plans to apply for membership to a new conference, and if accepted, it will end its membership with the Big 12 on June 30, 2012.

The announcement comes after conversations between Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin and SEC commissioner Mike Slive that began on July 21, the day after a meeting of the Texas A&M board of regents.

"I have determined it is in the best interest of Texas A&M to make application to join another athletic conference," Loftin, who was authorized by regents to act on behalf of the university regarding conference affiliation on August 15, wrote in a letter to Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe on Wednesday.