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Tony Gutierrez, File, Associated Press
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2011 file photo, Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman, left looks on from the sideline during the second half of the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game against LSU in Arlington, Texas. Texas A&M considered a move to the Southeastern Conference last year before deciding to stay in the Big 12. Now many are wondering if the Aggies' days in the Big 12 are numbered, and what that could mean for the future of the conference.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A Texas lawmaker has indefinitely postponed a Tuesday hearing on Texas A&M potentially leaving the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference.

The announcement came on Monday while the Texas A&M Board of Regents was meeting behind closed doors to discuss conference alignment.

The chairman of the Texas House Committee on Higher Education, state Rep. Dan Branch, says "there is no immediate need to evaluate the merits of an athletic conference reconfiguration involving Texas A&M" and other Texas schools.

The move comes one day after the SEC reaffirmed its 12-school alignment amid reports that the Aggies were leaving.