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Missouri expected to stay in the Big 12

Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:24 pm
Edited on: September 23, 2011 12:01 pm
 
Indications are that Missouri will stay in the Big 12, a source within the league said Thursday.

Two newspapers reported this week that Missouri seemed to be the favorite to become the SEC's 14th team. The Kansas City Star reported Missouri had an offer on the table from the SEC. The Birmingham News reported that Missouri had "informally agreed" to join the SEC.

Deaton is the current chair of the Big 12 CEOs who one Big 12 source called "an extremely honorable man". Given several chances to commit to the reconstituted Big 12, though, Deaton and other Missouri officials did not commit fully to the league at a Thursday evening press conference. Despite speculation that Deaton would step down as chairman -- a sign of Missouri's interest in the SEC -- he remains in that position as the conference seeks new members.

The Big 12 began to solifidy again this week when the Pac-12 announced late Tuesday it would not expand after widespread speculation -- some of it created by the participating schools -- that at least Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were headed west. The source said Thursday that at "all levels" -- board of curators, athletic director, etc. -- indications are that Missouri will stay in the conference that has been its ancestoral home going back to 1907. That was the year Missouri joined its first conference in the Missouri Valley along with Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Washington University.

That league eventually became the Big Six in 1929, Big Seven in  1948, Big Eight in 1960 and Big 12 in 1996. 

All of this comes with a huge disclaimer: Nothing seems to be final in conference realignment. For Missouri, joining the SEC would mean an end to some of those long-term relationships. Committing to the Big 12 would allow the league to go forward with nine teams as it seeks more schools to expand to 10 or 12 teams.

If Missouri eventually pledges allegiance then the league could move forward on Baylor and other conference schools releasing their rights of claims against Texas A&M.

It is thought that until Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas and Kansas State release those claims against the SEC, that A&M cannot join its new league. CBSSports.com already has reported that Chuck Neinas is expected to be named interim commissioner to replace Dan Beebe.
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Posted on: December 19, 2011 2:06 am
 

Missouri expected to stay in the Big 12

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Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2011 11:43 am
 

Missouri expected to stay in the Big 12





Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2011 11:43 am
 

Missouri expected to stay in the Big 12

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Since: Sep 23, 2011
Posted on: September 23, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Missouri expected to stay in the Big 12

I hope this means WVU will get an offer from the SEC.



Since: Sep 23, 2011
Posted on: September 23, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Missouri expected to stay in the Big 12

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Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 12:10 pm
 

Missouri expected to stay in the Big 12

You are living in dreamland if you think Texas would ever try to pull a stunt like that.  Even if UT did, you are delusional if you think the Big Ten would comply, and there is no way Nebraska would wind up in a non-AQ conference.  Lastly, the only way Texas would be allowed into the Big Ten is if the Horns would agree to equal sharing of TV revenue...including LHN proceeds.  Take your hate-goggles off.

NitroBuck, you are totally missing the point, try reading for meaning. The point was/is a rebuttal to the poster who mused that no conference wants Texas. That could be the most wrong statement in the history of the website. The problem, if you will, with Texas, from a conference invitee standpoint, is what Texas requires from said invitee, in order to stay whole or not take a step back. There is no conference that can offer Texas an invitation as an equal school that makes the situation better for Texas than it already is. Conversely, as I stated before, an association with Texas opens up a world of benefit to the associate: a national audience when they play, exposure to the wealth of recruits in Texas, and the money that goes along with the better TV ratings. 

Granted, insinuating Nebraska would go to C-USA was an exaggeration, again the point is to the poster that Texas is infinitely more attractive to any conference than UN, that is undeniable to anyone, even the homers. The only hate-goggles were from the Husker fan who is probably still steaming over the call in the Big 12 three years ago, which cost them the game. At that point, even though I believe the call was correct, it had to be a bitter pill to know that after years of trying to recapture football glory, UN was still in the supporting cast to UT and OU in the conference. Bolting to a conference with less formidable competitors, though the overall strength is better, was the right move for UN if they are to ever get back to where they were.



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 11:42 am
 

Missouri expected to stay in the Big 12

Texas could have completely blown up the UNL to the Big 10 deal last year by saying "take us not them" which is exactly what those douches in Lincoln did to Mizzou. Texas went with the LHN instead, so you're welcome.  



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2011 11:33 am
 

Missouri expected to stay in the Big 12

Don't kid yourself, if Texas approached the Big Ten and requested membership on the stipulation that they kick your athletically and academically inferior school out of the conference, the Huskers would be in Conference USA in a heartbeat.


You are living in dreamland if you think Texas would ever try to pull a stunt like that.  Even if UT did, you are delusional if you think the Big Ten would comply, and there is no way Nebraska would wind up in a non-AQ conference.  Lastly, the only way Texas would be allowed into the Big Ten is if the Horns would agree to equal sharing of TV revenue...including LHN proceeds.  Take your hate-goggles off.



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2011 11:09 am
 

Missouri expected to stay in the Big 12

Y0 - LSUTiger66 - 

Here's the deal big dog.  The Big 12 would have more than the SEC if the Univ of Oklahoma didn't have to go to Louisiana and Florida to play LSU and Florida. You, more than anyone, should know about home field advantage in the SEC. And OU still almost won those games.  If those games were played in the state of Oklahoma, OU wins 3 out 4 national titles between 2000-2010.  Just the facts my friend.  You don't have to be a hater, just a justifier.  The Univ of Oklahoma is the best collegiate program in America since WW II.  Just google it as defined by ESPN

lol thats the excuse were using...haha no the truth is OU isnt as strong and powerful on the road as it is at home thats the fact. you smacked neb(08) and fsu and miami at home but when you played at miami you lost you lost to neb at lincoln and the fsu game came down to the wire. im tired of some ou fans using that line  the fact is you had tebow and co on the ropes and you blew it same with lsu.

bc of ou n texas choking in the title game you are the reason why the sec thinks their untouchable..


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