That doesn't come from a Kansas Jayhawks athletic department Twitter account or from the student newspaper. That's the university's official Twitter, and that tweet's been left up for almost an entire day now. To say Kansas has a deep, deep rivalry with the Missouri Tigers only begins to tell the story, and the school's policy toward Mizzou leaving for the SEC has not quite been congratulatory.
Drama was likewise not ducked when the chancellor's office sent out an official statement of its own:
We're sorry to see a century-old conference rivalry end. Missouri's decision may have implications for fans and for the Kansas City area, but it won't affect the long-term strength of the Big 12.
Conference rivalry, he said. Couldn't it last as an out-of-conference rivalry? For a little while, at least, it might have to:
But beyond that, it could be many years before they decide to meet again. Missouri fans, for their part, have just about figured out how they'll move on, while KU fans lament the loss of something pretty great: