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KU fans weigh in on Missouri’s exit from Big 12 Conference

November 7, 2011

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It’s official. The University of Missouri has left the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference, confirming what many have speculated for months.

The SEC announced the move Sunday, making Missouri the second Big 12 team to join the conference this year, along with Texas A&M.; Missouri will begin competing in the SEC next season.

“We came to this decision after careful consideration of the long term best interests of our university,” said Brady J. Deaton, chancellor of Missouri, in a press release. “We believe the Southeastern Conference is an outstanding home for the Mizzou Tigers, and we take great pride in our association with this distinguished league.”

Missouri and Kansas University have been conference members since 1907.

Here’s what some Jayhawk fans thought about Missouri’s exit:

On the street

What do you think of Mizzou joining the SEC?

I think it stinks for Kansas City.

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grammaddy 3 years, 7 months ago

Yay!! Missouri forfeits a century old rivalry. WE WIN!!! Good riddance.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 3 years, 7 months ago

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Ted Gradolf 3 years, 7 months ago

Mizzou is just a reflection of the state of Missouri. The state didn't know what it wanted to be in the Civil War, and Mizzou doesn't know what it wants to be today. Fittingly, the university is led by someone who also displays hypocritical and disingenuous behavior. On the one hand, this guy was the university president charged with leading the Big 12, while on the other hand he is quietly undermining the conference's very existence with his actions.

Then, as now, Kansas is better off without Missouri. Vanderbilt is better off too, I guess. They finally have someone in their division with whom they can compete on the football field!!

Rich Noever 3 years, 7 months ago

Missouri: bad roads, bad bridges, bad politicians, bad state university.

2xhawk 3 years, 7 months ago

Another paper cut for downtown KC.

Speedway is drawing people away, Town Center is drawing people away, troubles in the Plaza are pushing people away. One more slight cut won't kill anything/anyone, but a 1,000 of them will.

puddleglum 3 years, 7 months ago

later dirtballs!

have fun with football! you will probably get a championship within a year or two... oh, and as for basketball-have a good time playing second fiddle to another K school...and say hello to the used car salesman for me.

perpetual losers! I am going to miss allen fieldhouse east.

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