Missouri's curators met today and authorized chancellor Brady Deaton to move the school to another league, if he deems it in the school's best interest. That could clear the way to the Tigers joining the Southeastern Conference.
Chuck Neinas, the Big 12 interim commissioner, responded with a statement saying league officials "look forward to discussing Missouri's future" during a Monday meeting of league presidents.
Below is the full text of Neinas' statement, distributed by league officials:
“We look forward to discussing Missouri’s future with the Big 12 Conference," said interim commissioner Chuck Neinas. "The school has been involved with the Big 12 and its predecessor conferences since 1907. It is propitious that the Big 12 Board of Directors has a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. Obviously, Conference membership will be thoroughly discussed at that time.”
_ Jimmy Burch