In recent weeks, the Big 12 has made several moves aimed at keeping the conference from vaporizing under the defection of key members.But that hasn’t stopped the University of Missouri from flirting with both the Big 10 and the Southeastern Conference. Unfortunately for Mizzou, the Big 12 may be the only conference that wants the Tigers.
Earlier today, it was announced that the Big 12’s 10 members had voted to extend an invitation to Texas Christian University to join the conference. This comes after the Big 12 ousted their commissioner, and voted to share most television revenue (most being everything except for the Texas’ own Longhorn Network).
Both of these moves were made to strengthen the conference. But that hasn’t stopped Missouri from sending out overtures to other conferences.
According to one report, Missouri is hoping to join the SEC after never getting an invite from the Big 10. But it is unclear if the SEC even wants Mizzou. Missouri wanted to become a member of the Big 10 last year, but the conference instead voted to add the University of Nebraska.
The Big 12 is currently debating further additions and may choose to expand to, you know, 12 teams. BYU, Louisville, West Virginia, and Tulane are being considered by the expansion committee. But Missouri’s lack of commitment to the conference is likely slowing that process.
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