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SmashMouth 09-20-2011 10:36 PM

Mizzou has informal offer to join SEC
Source: Mizzou has SEC offer, but SEC willing to wait -

The Southeastern Conference has an informal offer on the table for Missouri to join its league, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Star on Tuesday, and SEC officials are willing to wait for an answer from Missouri until the future of the Big 12 is decided.

Word of the informal agreement came from a key Missouri booster who spoke directly to a Missouri official. Another source told The Star on Tuesday that an Oklahoma official said the SEC is interested in Missouri.

The Birmingham (Ala.) News reported later Tuesday that the SEC and Missouri have “informally agreed that, barring new developments, the school will join the league and that Auburn University will move to the SEC East Division.” The report cited two people familiar with the discussions, adding that, “(a) majority of presidents has endorsed the informal agreement.”

The additions of Missouri and Texas A&M, which has already stated its intention to leave for the SEC and been approved by the conference, would bring the number of SEC teams to 14.

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Halo 09-20-2011 10:37 PM


Halo 09-20-2011 10:39 PM

OH, to balance out Texas A&M !!!!!!!!

SmashMouth 09-20-2011 10:45 PM

SEC has informal agreement to add Missouri, according to report - ESPN

The University of Missouri is reportedly headed to the SEC after all.

The SEC has informally agreed to add Missouri to the conference and move Auburn to the SEC East, according to a report in the Birmingham News.

The News, citing two sources familiar with the discussions, said a majority of SEC presidents have endorsed the agreement, though a timetable for the move remains unknown. Missouri would become the conference's 14th member, as the SEC already plans to add Texas A&M as the 13th member.

Earlier Tuesday, the Kansas City Star reported that the SEC was going to offer Missouri a spot in the conference, and would wait until the Big 12 dust settled for an answer. The Star cited a Mizzou booster who spoke directly to a school official. Another source told The Star on Tuesday that an Oklahoma official had said the SEC is interested in Missouri, the Star reported.

But the SEC said Tuesday afternoon that the only invitation it had issued was to Texas A&M.

The Oklahoman, citing a high-ranking Big 12 official, reported Oklahoma president David Boren said Monday the school would decide between applying for the Pac-12 or staying in the Big 12. The source stressed that reforms would be necessary for Oklahoma to remain in the Big 12.

The Pac-12 conference affirmed their decision late Tuesday night against expanding from their 12-team alignment, leaving open the possibility of the Big 12 staying together.

The University of Oklahoma's board of regents and its counterpart at Texas granted their school presidents Monday the authority to take action regarding conference realignment.

Mardigras9 09-21-2011 11:16 AM

SEC is the best conference in college FB, it is a step up for A&M and Mizzou

Ashley 09-21-2011 10:51 PM

Mizzou would LOVE to play in the SEC.

SapperSaint 09-22-2011 09:31 AM

The SEC also didn't offer A&M an invitation.....look how that turned out.

I think it is a good addition to add both A&M and Mizzu. Will they get their butts handed to them? Yes, sure for the first couple of years. Then, watch out. I fully expect both team to do very well in the SEC in the years to come. I wish we could add one of the Virginia teams and maybe Clemson or OK State. Talk about one helluva conference!

RaginCajun83 09-22-2011 11:45 AM

I'd rather Va Tech over Mizzo

SmashMouth 09-22-2011 04:14 PM

We could add OK, OK St, Mizzou in addition to Texas A&M ,,, that'd be the shiznit!

strato 09-22-2011 05:35 PM

Mizzou is staying in the big 12....announced today

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