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The Southeastern Conference has its 14th member. It's the Missouri Tigers. Sunday the SEC announced that the presidents and chancellors acted unanimously to invite Missouri to join the SEC.“The Presidents and Chancellors of the Southeastern Conference are pleased to welcome the University of Missouri to the SEC,” said Dr. Bernie Machen, President of the SEC Presidents and Chancellors and president of the University of Florida in a release by the conference. “The University of Missouri is a prestigious academic institution with a strong athletic tradition and a culture similar to our current institutions.”“The Southeastern Conference is a highly successful, stable, premier athletic conference that offers exciting opportunities for the University of Missouri,” said Chancellor Brady J. Deaton in a statement released by the SEC. "We believe the Southeastern Conference is an outstanding home for the Mizzou Tigers, and we take great pride in our association with this ...
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About a year after a public flirtation with the Big Ten, Missouri will officially join the SEC on July 1, 2012, the conference office announced Sunday.
The announcement came as no surprise, as Missouri and the SEC have been in discussions for weeks. The release said the SEC member presidents and chancellors had voted unanimously to bring Missouri on board as its 14th member.
Missouri will be leaving the Big 12 for the SEC. When you look at the bottom line (money) I'm sure it stands to be a good move, except from a travel standpoint where moving to the Big Ten would've made more sense for both parties.
The problem I have is from a sports point of view, especially football. I think Missouri will be able to compete in basketball. They have...
Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel and the Tiger football team met with the media on Monday.