Mizzou Pledges Allegiance to Big 12

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri will remain a member of the Big 12 as the nine remaining schools move forward after the conference’s future was in doubt.

Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton pledged the school’s commitment to the league at a packed news conference Thursday night in Jesse Hall.

Deaton’s comments came moments after he and other Big 12 chancellors and presidents agreed to accept conference commissioner Dan Beebe’s resignation. Deaton chairs the conference board.

He did not specifically address reports that Missouri was considering a move to the Southeastern Conference other than to note that many schools, including Missouri, “had one type of communication or  another with every BCS conference” in recent weeks.

Deaton also said the Big 12 will consider adding new members, but did not mention any specific targets.

Copyright Associated Press


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