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Mizzou and SEC 'inevitable and imminent'

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08:18 AM ET 10.18 | The SEC may have to make room for another team of Tigers. The University of Missouri is heading down a path to join the Southeastern Conference, said a university official with direct knowledge of the situation. The person said that Missouri's decision to apply for membership to the SEC was "inevitable and imminent," although a specific timeframe has yet to be set. Missouri's Board of Curators will meet on Thursday and Friday at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where the process of withdrawing from the Big 12 and applying to the SEC is expected to begin. Expansion is not listed on the agenda, but there is an private session scheduled Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.

The New York Times

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October 18, 2011  08:31 AM ET

In related news I am headed down the path to get some breakfast....


BTW, why a board of curators? Is Mizz some sort of museum or a University?

October 18, 2011  08:48 AM ET

"The SEC may have to make room for another team of Tigers."

That's a good point. If Mizzou joins, the SEC will have too many "Tigers". I suggest LUS change their mascot to the Bayou Bengals and Aubie change their mascot to War Eagles. That would minimize the volume of "Tigers" in the SEC.

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October 18, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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"The SEC may have to make room for another team of Tigers."That's a good point. If Mizzou joins, the SEC will have too many "Tigers". I suggest LUS change their mascot to the Bayou Bengals and Aubie change their mascot to War Eagles. That would minimize the volume of "Tigers" in the SEC.

FNG has to pick up another mascot.

October 18, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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HA!Good points! 3 Tiger teams in the same conference? That is surely a violation that the NCAA will stumble onto 3-5 years from now

But after a lengthy investigation they will find nothing.

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October 18, 2011  09:08 AM ET

IMO, the SEC is selling itself short with this decision. Surely they can find somebody more desireable on the East coast. I think the SEC is in a hurry to add a 14th team and in the long run will be disappointed for settling with an inferior team like Mizzou.

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October 18, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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IMO, the SEC is selling itself short with this decision. Surely they can find somebody more desireable on the East coast. I think the SEC is in a hurry to add a 14th team and in the long run will be disappointed for settling with an inferior team like Mizzou.

Agree...they are all panicking and there will probably another shuffle in 2-3 years. JMO.

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October 18, 2011  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

IMO, the SEC is selling itself short with this decision. Surely they can find somebody more desireable on the East coast. I think the SEC is in a hurry to add a 14th team and in the long run will be disappointed for settling with an inferior team like Mizzou.

Who else was it going to be? WVU boo. ACC locked up all of their schools with the huge buyout clause.

October 18, 2011  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

IMO, the SEC is selling itself short with this decision. Surely they can find somebody more desireable on the East coast. I think the SEC is in a hurry to add a 14th team and in the long run will be disappointed for settling with an inferior team like Mizzou.

I see your point. However, there are no teams in the "elite" status that want to move.

I think you are right. There will be a reshuffling in the next 3-5 years.

October 18, 2011  09:17 AM ET
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Agree...they are all panicking and there will probably another shuffle in 2-3 years. JMO.

13 team schedule would be a nightmare. May be do able for one year, but not multiple years.

October 18, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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Who else was it going to be? WVU boo. ACC locked up all of their schools with the huge buyout clause.

Money talks.

October 18, 2011  09:19 AM ET

Who cares. Mizz would never make it in the SEC

 
October 18, 2011  09:20 AM ET
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13 team schedule would be a nightmare. May be do able for one year, but not multiple years.

That's the biggest issue. We need to get to an even number.

When the re-shuffle happens, we can add (or remove) the necessary teams.

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