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Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

Posted on: October 21, 2011 1:40 pm
Edited on: October 21, 2011 2:27 pm
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton was granted sole authority to negotiate contracts "regarding conference realignment" by the school's board of curators Friday afternoon.

The move seems to be the next incremental step in Missouri removing itself from the Big 12 to go to the SEC. On Oct. 4, the board gave Deaton similar, but narrower authority in seeking a new conference. For the first time on Friday, Deaton did acknowledge communication between Missouri and the SEC. 

Deaton would not put a time frame on Missouri's decision saying only, "we're not putting any immediate timeline on ourselves ... We're not looking at a long time frame."

Meanwhile, a large portion of college football continues to wait on Missouri. The Big East can't move on reconstituting its league until it knows what Missouri is going to do. If Missouri leaves, the Big East may be impacted. Louisville and West Virginia have been mentioned frequently as possible Big 12 replacements. The Big East is also reportedly targeting some Conference USA schools as well.

"The next step will be resolution of the question, final resolution of the question," said curators chair Warren Erdman. "The chancellor has the authority to take all actions necessary to resolve the question."

The board also announced the school would pursue establishing an invitational basketball tournament in Kansas City as well as an annual football game in the city against "a traditional regional rival." The move seems to address concerns over the loss of the Kansas rivalry if Missouri goes to the SEC. Missouri and Kansas have played in football for 119 years and annually at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium since 2007. 

The bitter rivals also participate annually in the Big 12 basketball tournament.

The announcement can be interpreted as Missouri throwing Kansas City a bone as it heads out the door. This city will be particularly impacted by Missouri's departure. The Big 12 basketball tournament has been played here, with few exceptions, back to when the conference was formed in 1996. The annual event has a multi-million dollar impact on the city. Missouri's tournament basketball ties with the city go back to the 1970s when the old Big Eight Holiday Tournament was established.

Missouri is considering severing conference ties that go back to 1907 when it joined the old Missouri Valley Conference. That league eventually morphed into the Big Six, Big Seven, Big Eight and Big 12. It has been in the current Big 12 since the conference formed in 1996.

It is known that certain Missouri officials -- and alums and fans -- are tired of the Big 12's instability. Missouri would be the fourth Big 12 school to leave since June 2010. Each had essentially the same reason: Uncertainty about the future. Nebraska was spooked by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s Dec. 2009 comments about the school’s similarities with Big Ten institutions. Colorado AD Mike Bohn said publicly that Missouri’s apparent desire to the be in the Big Ten had caused his school to find a resting place in the Pac-10.

In September, A&M finally ended a contentious relationship with Texas that goes back decades. The flash point was Texas’ launch of the Longhorn Network. But that was merely a symptom, not a cause. If it hadn’t been the LHN, it would have been something else for the Aggies.

The A&M coaches and AD Bill Byrne weren’t necessarily in favor of the move but president R. Bowen Loftin pushed for the migration to the SEC. The SEC wasn’t necessarily looking for expand according to sources but when A&M came calling it was difficult to turn down a brand name in Texas. 

In this case, any negotiation of contracts by Deaton would be subject to review by university counsel. 


Category: NCAAF
Tags: Big 12, Missouri, SEC
 
Comments

Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 10:29 pm
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

HoosierHorseman ...

You pretty much suck at posting ... you sure you got that post the way you want it, or do you want to edit it a few more times, posting each time?

Great numbers, but totally irrelevant. No one, as far as I can remember has spoken in awe of IU when it comes to football and I've been following college football for 45 years. Hoops? There was a time when that was true, but that was a long time ago. Baseball, don't think so. So, I don't know where all those titles come from, but they don't make IU relevant in the terms of major college sports.

Now, I say this with the knowledge that my undergrad alma mater, Vanderbilt, has only 1 national team title to its name - women's bowling. I can assure you that I don't go around bragging about that. Oh, yeah, and we are AAU, as if anyone cares about that.



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: October 23, 2011 6:10 pm
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

I'm glad you hoosiers have the AAU binkie to hold on to, because you sure can't play football.  IU sucks!  Way to research there buddy!   Hey, can you get your friends at IU to research why you suck so bad at football.  That would be an interesting read.



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 4:49 am
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

Hog Authority- I read where you were dissing Indiana University earlier in the thread for not being strong athletically.

Just so you know;

Indiana University has won 24 National team titles (23 NCAA, 1 AIAW) in six men's sports and one women's sport, including seven in men's soccer, a record-setting six straight in men's swimming and diving, and five in men's basketball.

Indiana student-athletes have won 139 NCAA individual titles. Indiana University student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-Big Ten squad 2,280 times. Overall, IU student athletes have won more than 3,000 academic awards.

Also, this is not directed to you, but some folks were talking about why the Big ten took Nebraska when iot is not an AAU school, actually Nebraska was an AAU school at the time the Big Ten agreed to accept them, but their membership was revoked after that for failing to meet AAU standards in research. So the Big Ten thought they were getting a AAU school when they agreed to accept them.




Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 4:47 am
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

Hog Authority- I read where you were dissing Indiana University earlier in the thread for not being strong athletically.

Just so you know;

Indiana University has won 24 National team titles (23 NCAA, 1 AIAW) in six men's sports and one women's sport, including seven in men's soccer, a record-setting six straight in men's swimming and diving, and five in men's basketball.

Indiana student-athletes have won 139 NCAA individual titles. Indiana University student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-Big Ten squad 2,280 times. Overall, IU student athletes have won more than 3,000 academic awards.

Also, this is not directed to you, but some folks were talking about why the Big ten took Nebraska when iot is not an AAU school, actually Nebraska was an AAU school at the time the Big Ten agreed to accept them, but their membership was revoked after that for failing to meet AAU standards in research. So the Big Ten thought they were getting a AAU school when they agreed to accept them.




Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 4:44 am
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

Hog Authority- I read where you were dissing Indiana University earlier for not being strong athletically.

Just so you know;

Indiana University has won 24 National team titles (23 NCAA, 1 AIAW) in six men's sports and one women's sport, including seven in men's soccer, a record-setting six straight in men's swimming and diving, and five in men's basketball.

Indiana student-athletes have won 139 NCAA individual titles. Indiana University student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-Big Ten squad 2,280 times. Overall, IU student athletes have won more than 3,000 academic awards.

Also, this is not directed to you, but some folks were talking about why the Big ten took Nebraska when iot is not an AAU school, actually Nebraska was an AAU school at the time the Big Ten agreed to accept them, but their membership was revoked after that for failing to meet AAU standards in research. So the Big Ten thought they were getting a AAU school when they agreed to accept them.




Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 4:30 am
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

Just so you know, IU isn't that far out;

Indiana University has won 24 National team titles (23 NCAA, 1 AIAW) in six men's sports and one women's sport, including seven in men's soccer, a record-setting six straight in men's swimming and diving, and five in men's basketball.

Indiana student-athletes have won 139 NCAA individual titles. Indiana University student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-Big Ten squad 2,280 times. Overall, IU student athletes have won more than 3,000 academic awards.




Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 4:26 am
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

Indiana University has won 24 National team titles (23 NCAA, 1 AIAW) in six men's sports and one women's sport, including seven in men's soccer, a record-setting six straight in men's swimming and diving, and five in men's basketball.

Indiana student-athletes have won 139 NCAA individual titles. Indiana University student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-Big Ten squad 2,280 times. Overall, IU student athletes have won more than 3,000 academic awards.




Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:59 am
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

I'm not sure why anyone cares about what MU does. From what I'm hearing from friends who are fans of the various Big XII teams and reading in the threads, nobody's too upset they want to leave. Nor have I seen much evidence that anyone from the SEC is jumping to add a mediocre-in-all-sports team, whose fans cry that their team is being cheated when they inevitably choke, or fall from grace with the pollsters. Frankly I hope they go. Reading the MU fans posts, you might guess they're a school with something to offer. But they're not. As far as Kansas City being "thrown a bone" by them, KU's interest in continuing a ho-hum football rivalry or even the David and Goliath basketball border showdown? No evidence of that either. Please, Big XII officials: give them until the end of the week to decide, then just let them go--don't even make them pay the penalty! When the SEC figures out that they're just adding a tier 2 school with a bunch of whiners for fans, then passes on them, Missouri can petition the Missouri Valley Conference....hell, it's already got their name in it!!



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 9:15 pm
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

Hog ... I have to tell you I am quite impressed with you, you are well educated, I have to give you that.  Sorry it got late last night and I was falling asleep at the keyboard or I would have continued talking with you.

BTW ... in respect to the national championship this year, I do not think any 1 loss team will be playing for the national championship this year. being a Texas man myself I sure do not want OU getting in so they can once again embarass the Big 12 by losing again. I believe LSU and Alabama will both lose games this year thus eliminating them from the NC game. What would you think about Wisconson - Boise St for the NC game?


@JLTexas

Webroke about the same time.  Hogs had a early game and then of course we had a long day with Ole Piss getting out to 17 point lead.  I appreciate the compliment and humor.  You know being from Arkansas living in Dallas I am quite use to jokes but I try to defend the state as best I can.

I believe a 1 loss SEC Champion will have to be in National Champion game regardless to what other teams do.  I can Wisconsin in NC if OU & OSU lose, they play LSU, Bama or long shot Arkansas.  With that said, I am not certain Wisconsin gets past Michigan State tonight?

As far as Boise goes, I am just sick of them.  They are like a fly or pest.  I see no way they make NC game even if they are undefeated and EVERYBODY else has 1 loss. If I had to pick today, I would say OU & LSU.  Hogs got some work to do.



Since: Mar 19, 2010
Posted on: October 22, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

Sorry the typos are awful, I just got up.


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