Conference Realignment: Missouri 'Exploring Options,' May Leave Big 12

A long meeting of the University of Missouri's Board of Curators resulting in some big news for conference expansion: Missouri appears to be ready to leave the Big 12, appointing Chancellor Brady Deaton to explore conference realignment options.

Deaton serves as chair of the Big 12's board of directors and on its committee on expansion, but it appears his roles there will come to an end as he prepares Missouri for a move somewhere else, potentially as the SEC's 14th team to join along with Texas A&M. Things are just going from bad to worse for the Big 12 10 8.

From the Kansas City Star's Mike DeArmond:

MU will not make long term commitment to big 12
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My prediction: Missouri is out of the Big 12 Conference and into the SEC by next season.
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Deaton only said that Mizzou would be looking elsewhere, not commenting on if the SEC was the primary goal or not, but it's the most logical option for the Tigers at this point. But then, since when has logic guided conference expansion?

To hear what Missouri fans think of the decision, head to Rock M Nation.

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