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Missouri Chancellor Expects Speedy Decision On Realignment

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KANSAS CITY (KMOX) – The University of Missouri Board of Curators is giving Chancellor Brady Deaton the authority to proceed in talks with other conferences about a move from the Big 12.

Deaton emerged from a closed-door meeting of the board today in Kansas City, with his marching orders, “We’re not putting any immediate timeline on ourselves. We would expect it to be very expeditious at this point, let me say. We’re not looking at a long time frame.”

Speculation has mainly centered around MU leaving the Big 12 for the SEC.

Deaton said he realizes the decision Mizzou makes will have implications across the collegiate sports landscape.

One effect would be the annual Missouri versus Kansas football game in Kansas City.

The Board of Curators approved slating one game each season for Arrowhead Stadium against a “traditional” rival, plus the creation of an invitational basketball tournament in Kansas City, should the Tigers leave the Big 12.

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