Missouri would have preferred Big Ten to SEC
The University of Missouri hopes to join the SEC but would have preferred an offer from the Big Ten that never came, ESPN reports a school official as saying. The person, who is familiar with the discussions involving conference affiliation, spoke today on condition of anonymity because the school has not commented publicly about its intentions. Missouri's hopes to join the Big Ten were dashed last year; the league chose Nebraska instead. The official at Missouri reportedly says the Big Ten remains Missouri's top choice but that that conference "has no interest." Missouri's seven voting curators agreed unanimously Tuesday night to give Chancellor Brady Deaton authority to look elsewhere rather than immediately commit to the troubled Big 12 Conference. Just one day earlier, Big 12 leaders—including Deaton—agreed to equally share the wealth from the conference's most lucrative television deals if its members agree to lock those top-tier TV rights into the league for at least six years. Read more at the ESPN website here.
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