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Missouri to the SEC next week

Posted on: November 5, 2011 6:43 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2011 6:48 pm
 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Missouri will formally join the SEC early next week according to The Sporting News. CBSSports.com was able to confirm the Saturday afternoon report.

After a drawn-out process the began months ago Missouri will leave the Big 12 and an affiliation with some teams in that league that go back to 1907. Missouri will become the SEC's 14th team and join the East Division. It wasn't immediately clear but the school is expected to begin play in 2012.

That will end the SEC’s expansion for now, a process that intensified in early June when Texas A&M began a process to leave the Big 12. Missouri has long been concerned about the stability of the Big 12. Twice within 16 months, Texas and Oklahoma – and others in the Big 12 -- came close to joining the Pac-12.  

NCAA president Mark Emmert addressed conference realignment Saturday before the LSU-Alabama game.

“I’d love to see something like a waiting period, almost,” he said. “Kind of kike the SEC, the Security and Exchange Commission. You’re going to buy a company, you have to vet it out …

“We saw that sometimes. Missouri just announced. Missouri said, ‘Yeah, we’re thinking about this.’ They spent a fair amount of time thinking about it. It was a pretty rational process.” 

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Missouri, SEC
 
Comments

Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: November 6, 2011 6:58 am
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

I think you don't have a clue!



Since: Jun 11, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 5:44 am
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

I think that West Virginiai is going to really regret this decision as they will plummet to the bottom of the Big 12 along with TCU.....The same can be said for WVU and TCU ,  Texas Tech , Kansas will be glad to have them aboard . TCU is going to find out right fast that the Big 12 was a good choice for big money but a dumbazz choice if they thought it would be an easy way to  a BCS championship. T doubt they even smell one of those for several years ,  WVU has a better shot but not until Holgersen learns something about defense ,   As of now they could not come close to competing with the top 8 . They can,t beat they lower teams in they BE .

I think that Missouri is going to really regret this decision as they will plummet to the bottom of the SEC along with Texas A&M.  Both A&M and Missouri have run Big 12 programs for the past two decades and were quite successful at times.  Moving to the SEC where they play very strong defense will stop both of these teams in their tracks.  I think that Kentucky and Vanderbilt must be thrilled that Missouri and Texas A&M are coming to the SEC because they will no longer be the doormats of the SEC. 
In the Big 12 Missouri and Texas A&M were contenders or the championship every year - in the SEC I think that it will take 5+ years for both programs to be successful because they will have to change their recruiting style and their overall operations in how they run their atheltic departments.  
I say goodbye to both schools with a lot of reservations - both were decent members of the Big 12 but both left when they had the opportunity to help stabilize the Big 12 so to me they are quitters rather than opportunists which is quite disappointing.  Best of luck in your future endeavors and good luck selling out your basketball games.  At least in football you'll get the rabid traveling fanbases of the SEC who will keep your stadiums full - unfortunately a lot of the games will sound like home games for the opposition. 




Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: November 6, 2011 5:18 am
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

The SEC is desperately trying to stay relevant
LMAO!!
Comment of the year on CBS Sports, right there folks!!

The SEC has won what, 5 straight national championships and more than likely another one this year??



Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2011 2:52 am
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

The term border war for Kansas/Missouri means a little more than just having states that border each other, you may want to check your history books around the mid 1800's then you will get the point better.



Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2011 2:50 am
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

I wasn't aware that Missouri and A&M contended for the conference title very often. I guess OSU fans are so ecstatic that they are this year they are giving teams more credit than they deserve.  



Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: November 6, 2011 2:23 am
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

"In the Big 12 Missouri and Texas A&M were contenders or the championship every year - in the SEC I think that it will take 5+ years for both programs to be successful because they will have to change their recruiting style and their overall operations in how they run their atheltic departments."

Let me translate that into what you really mean. Missouri will need to join the oversigning club. Once they start stockpiling talent, and have 4 and 5 star back-ups for every 4 and 5 star starter, they will be fine. I fully expect Missouri to sign 46 players this next signing day, just so they will feel like part of the family. 



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:42 am
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

I think that Missouri is going to really regret this decision as they will plummet to the bottom of the SEC along with Texas A&M.  Both A&M and Missouri have run Big 12 programs for the past two decades and were quite successful at times.  Moving to the SEC where they play very strong defense will stop both of these teams in their tracks.  I think that Kentucky and Vanderbilt must be thrilled that Missouri and Texas A&M are coming to the SEC because they will no longer be the doormats of the SEC. 
In the Big 12 Missouri and Texas A&M were contenders or the championship every year - in the SEC I think that it will take 5+ years for both programs to be successful because they will have to change their recruiting style and their overall operations in how they run their atheltic departments.  
I say goodbye to both schools with a lot of reservations - both were decent members of the Big 12 but both left when they had the opportunity to help stabilize the Big 12 so to me they are quitters rather than opportunists which is quite disappointing.  Best of luck in your future endeavors and good luck selling out your basketball games.  At least in football you'll get the rabid traveling fanbases of the SEC who will keep your stadiums full - unfortunately a lot of the games will sound like home games for the opposition.  



Since: Mar 11, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:11 am
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

There is no "Border War" other than kansas. While we do border Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky, those will not be "the Border War." No matter what happens, there will never been a school that can come close to matching our rivalry with kansas. As much as I would love to move to the SEC, I don't know what I would do if we didn't play kansas. No season would seem complete without them.



Since: Apr 25, 2010
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:10 am
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

All the Big 10 has to do is give Mizzou one call and they would leave the SEC in a heart beat.
History would suggest that Missouri is not that much into one night stands as they have been in the B12, B8, B6 etc for 103 years or so.



Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 12:51 am
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

If Missouri goes to the Eastern Division which I think they will and they make Arkansas their permanent Western Division opponent you can argue they will have border wars with:

Kentucky
Tennessee
Arkansas
Vandy

People make comments about the geography but if they would just look at a map they would see if is a very nice fit. 


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