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
I think it stinks for Kansas City.