October 21st, 2011 09:08 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Tags: Andy Katz, MU, Multiple Big, SEC
We’ll have to rely on a lot of headlines this morning as it’s a busy day at MrSEC.com headquarters. We’ll start with three regarding Missouri’s potential move to the SEC:
1. MU’s board of curators literally slipped out a back exit after yesterday’s meetings in order to avoid the press. Also, in a telling sign, Mizzou athletic director Mike Alden was included in the board’s private talks.
2. Orangebloods.com — the Rivals site covering Texas — reports that “a couple officials at schools in the Big 12″ told the site that they expect Missouri to announce a withdrawal from that league today. The site’s sources have also reinforced the commonly held belief that it was MU’s board of curators — and not chancellor Brady Deaton — who steered things toward the SEC. (That story requires a subscription.)
3. Andy Katz of ESPN.com writes that “Multiple Big 12 sources said Mizzou is leaning toward a departure to the SEC, but there is still a chance that the Missouri board of curators could decide to stay in the Big 12 with the new revenue sharing and grant of rights for Tier I and Tier II television games.”
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