Big 12 interim commissioner Chuck Neinas called Missouri's move to the Southeastern Conference, announced formally today, "a mistake" in a statement released by league officials. He also said the move was "disappointing."
The full text of Neinas' statement is below ...
"The decision by the University of Missouri to leave the Big 12 Conference is disappointing. Mizzou has been a valuable member, with a Conference connection to schools in the Big 12 that dates back to 1907. I personally believe this decision is a mistake and that Missouri is a better fit in the Big 12. Once we have received a formal notice of withdrawal from Missouri, we will furnish it to our Board of Directors. The Board will review the situation and take appropriate action."
_ Jimmy Burch