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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 7, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2011 8:45 pm
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

The SEC is desperately trying to stay relevant (in light of the PAC conference rising to Super Star status by its recent expansion) by expanding past 12 teams even after it had vehemently said that it was constitutionally, morally and logistically opposed to such a drastic change in its long-standing philosophy. I see the PAC confernece eventually expanding to 16-20 teams. As in the NFL, NFL or MLB having 4 or 5 teams in a division will lead to more excitement, intense rivalries, increased revenue and less conferences that have no business being around in the first place.

I was hoping that the ACC would have a great season this year. It seems that because the SEc has experienced only a modicum of success that everyone  on the East Coast thinks that the SEC is the best conference in the nation.

As they say...in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

From my own experience as a college student whenever I show up for class and turn my assignments in on time my instructors think of me as some great student...when in actuality I am only doing what is expected of all students. Sadly, many students spend more time taking drugs and getting drunk that they are not able to show up for class and turn in their assignments on time.

Now, I'm not a bad student....I'm just saying...I do what is expected of most students and I get extremely high praise for that. That's a sad commentary of the US social values when doing what is expected is seen as inspirational and outstanding! Many Americans are getting high praise for being average!!! Don't be average. Be the best that you can be.....provided that you do not hurt anyone in the process of doing so.



 



Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

“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 …

I can't belive the word "kike" passed spell check. How messed up is that? Not Jerry Sandusky messed up, but still.




Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2011 7:39 pm
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

Better look again-State and Vandy are not the cellar dwellars in the SEC...



Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

Look at the bright side .. Mississippi State and Vandy will have some competetion for the bottom of the conferenance now. Welcome Mizzou.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2011 7:20 pm
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

I'll believe it when it is announced by The SEC, with a press conference. The reporting has been gawd awful. I hope this is true, as a MIZZOU fan, would love to take trips to Lexington, Nashville, Knoxville, Athens, So many Great college towns and fun places to visit. Hopefully this will help recruiting in the south and Mizzou can compete quickly with such great football tradition in the SEC. Basketball will be tough with UK , UF, and Vandy. Anyway I'll believe it when its not a report from DD...



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2011 7:17 pm
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

So, the Border War is officially no more.  Another great rivalry gone.

College sports is being ruined. I've already given up on football and I'm finding it real hard to get excited for basketball.



Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

Y'know being from South Carolina I was excited to think of the heated rivalries that will develop between Southeast universities and Missouri. Afterall, it's a natural fit -- we in the same hemisphere after all!



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: November 5, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Missouri to the SEC next week

Where is the hot opinions against two very good schools making the easiest decision one could imagine? Both schools will do just fine in the SEC but as any non idiot would know, that was not the objective.  If it were Ole Miss, Miss State, Vandy would be looking to move out. 

I wished they leaked to the cross rivals?  I am assume it will be A&M  & Mizzou?  Although I have herad scenarios where Hogs change to Mizzo and A&M get South Carolina?


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