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Posted: Friday June 29, 2012 3:30PM ; Updated: Friday June 29, 2012 5:45PM

South Carolina's Hyman off to Texas A&M

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South Carolina's Eric Hyman has left after seven years to guide Texas A&M's transition into the Southeastern Conference as the Aggies new athletic director.

The 61-year-old Hyman said in a statement Friday he looked forward to leading his new school in its transition from the Big 12 Conference into the SEC. Hyman will take over for Texas A&M's Bill Byrne, who retired in May.

Texas A&M is officially joining the SEC on Sunday.

During his tenure at South Carolina, the Gamecocks enjoyed an unprecedented level of athletic success. The baseball team under coach Ray Tanner won two national titles and played for a third before falling to Arizona at the College World Series earlier this month.

The football team won a program-record 11 games last fall.

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