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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: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:43 pm
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

Razor4life   .... no idea where you folks from Arkansas get information but the NCAA says the following:

As of 2010,<sup id="cite_ref-7" class="reference"></sup> , and have the most NCAA championships; UCLA holds the most, winning a combined 107 team championships in men's and women's sports, with Stanford second, with 101, Southern California third with 93, Oklahoma State with 50, followed by Texas with 48.

Funny you placed Arkasas ahead of Texas and the NCAA says differently.  Geez you and Hog have same education, no wonder you folks are all screwed up. Don't let the facts get in your way.




Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:36 pm
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

Utvols22

Don't have to be bitter because Nebraska beats Tennessee like a drum everytime we play them.

I know when I think of high academic standards the University of Tennessee comes to mind, along with whisky stills and the Dukes of Hazard



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:34 pm
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

My family is pretty much split down the middle between A&M grads and Texas Grads, makes for some interesting holidays let me tell ya. I have 2 degrees from Texas and 2 more from other AAU colleges, my post grad work.  When Texas first approached A&M about the idea of putting up a network 3 years ago A&M said they were not interested. Heck in fact last year when Texas announced they would have the LHN A&M voted along with all the other Big 12 colleges saying it was just fine. Then bang ESPN gives Texas a huge contract and A&M throws a fit along with several other colleges in the Big 12.  Its all about the money nothing more.



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:32 pm
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

HOG..... Damn how can someone really be as stupid as you are and have a degree??? Only an idiot who graduated from an SEC school could be.  ONCE AGAIN, IDIOT, ITS NOT ABOUT THE CLASSES, ITS ABOUT THE PEOPLE TEACHING THE CLASSES.  I am so sorry I forgot your at a disadvantage mentally to be able to figure that out and I had to simplify it so you might be able to understand that
@JLTEXAS

Ah now I see, the Big 10 has better teachers.  So it is all of the SEC school's teachers that are incompetent? I guess the teacher in my the Ohio State University Ergonomic Engineering class was real smart and my Biodynamics Engineering class professor at the University of Arkansas was just making stuff up?  And the fact that post graduation certifications such as EIT, PMP, CQE, CPE and passing the bar is either irrelevant or a coincidence for graduates of SEC schools? 

I find your rhetoric and stereotyping quite amusing.  "A great school does not make another school a poor one."  To that end there are great schools in Big 10, Texas, and all over the country including the SEC. Cal, Stanford, SMU etc.  Stop the lunancy please...



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

HOG ..... Whatever I am sure the Department of Labor just makes up those stats huh.  Now you tell me you would hire someone from Arkansas over a Harvard grad and actually think you could pay a Harvard grad the same as an Arkansas grad when they paid 3 times more for thier degree????  ARE YOU NUTS???????



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:24 pm
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

Lets see A&M was offered partneship in the LONGHORN network. How could they possibly pass that up??? 

A&M usually was mid to upper mid pack in the Big 12 they will be the same in the SEC.



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

Flatsghost .... whether you like it or not part of my family are A&M grads and 1 is a regent there. According to him there have been discussions about the "mistake" of joining the SEC.  Untill A&M is actually a member of the SEC I would not be couting them. A&M was making more money from the Big 12 than they will the SEC because A&M was tier 1 in the big 12. And the only reason A&M had a problem with the LHN was that Texas offered them a partnership in it and A&M never thought it would work so they said no. Its all about bitterness and thier own stupidity, and that is straight from the regents at Texas A&M.



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:14 pm
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

Hog .....  Odd that The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that people with degrees from the AAU colleges make 27% more than non-AAU degreed counterparts.
@jltexas

Are you serious?  You wouldn't be willing to submit to a drug test would you?  Let me try it a different way.  Do you think College graduates that go to the millitary make 27% less in salary than say graduates from A&M that go into the military? What fortune 500 company in America would tell you that they will offer college graduates with equivalent qualification except the school of graduation to give them 27% more money!!!  Still not convinced, most labor grades would not even span a 27% differential so they would have to hire them for an entirely different job at different level which is impossible for new incoming graduates.

Sir, with all due respect you have been hoodwinked.   Now the school does help with making the resume impressive to get interviews and so forth, but the salaries are set before they know who will get the job.
 



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:08 pm
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

HOG..... Damn how can someone really be as stupid as you are and have a degree??? Only an idiot who graduated from an SEC school could be.  ONCE AGAIN, IDIOT, ITS NOT ABOUT THE CLASSES, ITS ABOUT THE PEOPLE TEACHING THE CLASSES.  I am so sorry I forgot your at a disadvantage mentally to be able to figure that out and I had to simplify it so you might be able to understand that.



Since: Dec 28, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:07 pm
 

Missouri takes the next step toward SEC

What????  A&M will never never go back to the Big 12, they will start in the SEC in 2012, what are you talking about?  Equal revenvue, a bigger and better TV contract, not having to put up the the LHN and the arrogance that is UT.  Why would they go back?  For a rivalry?  They are getting one back in LSU and are already on the way to a good one with Arkansas.  Yes, the UT games in all sports will be missed, but UT is the one that closed the door on this deal, not A&M.  As an LSU grad, I welcome A&M with open arms, you better bring your A game.


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