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AP Interview: Former Big 12 commissioner says conference now taking steps he touted
Ousted Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe says he touted equal revenue sharing and members granting their television rights to the conference years ago, but the schools ' and not just Texas ' liked the idea of being able to start their own networks.
Beebe said in a phone interview with The Associated Press that Oklahoma, Nebraska and even Texas A&M were interested in the idea of starting some type of network for their sports programs.
Beebe says he was never given a specific reason as to why he was pushed out of his job last month.
He also said Sunday he was disappointed Texas A&M had already been working toward a move to the Southeastern Conference before he was allowed to address the Aggies' concerns about Texas' Longhorn Network.