The University of Missouri has publicly stated it’s intentions of joining up with the SEC. And in many ways (adding the St. Louis and Kansas City television markets, developing natural rivalries or “border wars” with the state institutions of Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee) the Missouri Tigers are a good for the SEC.
But are they going to get enough SEC presidents to vote in favor of taking them? They currently seem one vote short.
Doesn’t this seem like the SEC is taking the Big Ten‘s scraps? After flirting with the Big Ten and getting shot down in 2010, how the best college football conference in the nation going to go about grabbing the Tigers football program (which means you’d now have 3/14 teams in the league, or 21% named Tigers)?
Well, Missouri is synonymous with the word “compromise.”
According to Alabama.com:
Two sources familiar with the SEC’s discussions about Missouri told The Birmingham News Wednesday that as of now it appears that a majority of SEC presidents and...