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Report: Mizzou to SEC announced 'early next week'

Posted on: November 5, 2011 6:10 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2011 6:31 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

The long song-and-dance between the SEC and Missouri appears nearly over.

A Sporting News report Saturday cited a "high-placed SEC source" that said the Tigers would be officially announced as the SEC's 14th team "early next week," possibly as soon as this Monday.

The report has since been confirmed by CBSSports.com senior writer Dennis Dodd.

Mike Slive declined to comment on the report.

The source claimed that Missouri will be added to the SEC's East division, balancing the addition of Texas A&M to the West and preserving the Alabama-Tennessee annual rivalry that might have been jeopardized if Auburn had been shifted to the East instead. 

Though the Sporting News report did not mention whether the Tigers would join the league in time to play the 2012 SEC season, the recent leak of a pre-prepared welcome page on the SEC wesbite and Slive's admission the league is preparing for "13 or 14 team schedules" would seem to indicate they will.

The report suggests that the announcement could have been made earlier, but that Slive and the SEC did not want to detract from the buildup to tonight's mega-tilt between LSU and Alabama. 

The Sporting News also reported that the league would be interested in creating its own network for the purpose of airing "low-tier non-conference games." Many of those are currently aired on pay-per-view packages or the regionally-aired "SEC Sports Network."
Comments

Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2011 7:52 pm
 

Report: Mizzou to SEC announced 'early next week'

As expected, lots of sniping from fans of an inferior conference.
As expected fan of crap team from "superior" conference has something to say about it...



Since: Jun 13, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2011 7:17 pm
 

Report: Mizzou to SEC announced 'early next week'

As expected, lots of sniping from fans of an inferior conference.



Since: Mar 19, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2011 7:07 pm
 

Report: Mizzou to SEC announced 'early next week'

Well whiskey, tango, firefox! It must be breaking news to Dodds cause he hasn't written a story on it in almost a week. Way to get the scoop babe, we knew if anyone could, u-da-man! And, damn the luck, missery goes to Baylor tonight. Helluva rivalry with TAM too, your fans should absolutely adore you for it. Bet they'll make all the roadtrips to the SEC like the old BG8. Hopefully this happens before next year so we can ignore ANYthing posted about you at all in the future. But we'll wager that CBS has more "breaking news" on this topic.  Dodds must be in the loop with Brady,ya think? LOL!



Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Report: Mizzou to SEC announced 'early next week'

  The collective IQ's of both conferences just went up.  



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Report: Mizzou to SEC announced 'early next week'

Really? Breaking News CBS??? Didn't everyone already know this like a month ago? Didn't the Big 12 even already fill their spot with West Virginia? Great job Dodd breaking this one...



Since: Apr 10, 2011
Posted on: November 5, 2011 6:41 pm
 

Report: Mizzou to SEC announced 'early next week'

If this news does hold weight, then.....Welcome to the SEC Mizzou!



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Report: Mizzou to SEC announced 'early next week'

Good, now GTFO



Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Report: Mizzou to SEC announced 'early next week'

Lets hope so, it will clear up WVA to get here quicker



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Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: November 5, 2011 6:24 pm
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