SEC football
9:42 am
Wed December 28, 2011

SEC football schedule includes Mizzou, despite uncertainty about transfer

Mizzou and SEC officials after Mizzou officially announced on Nov. 6th that Mizzou would join the SEC on July 1, 2012. The conference's football schedule released today includes Mizzou.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

On the football schedule at least, the University of Missouri is officially a member of the Southeastern Conference.

Though Mizzou does not officially join the SEC until July 1, it's included on the conference football schedule released today. Here's what it looks like for Mizzou:

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Mizzou / SEC
3:33 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Mo. budget cuts played role in Mizzou switch to SEC

Brady Deaton (second from right), Chancellor of the University of Missouri and Mike Alden (far right), Athletic Director at the University of Missouri at the announcement that Mizzou would join the Southeastern Conference on Nov. 6, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

University of Missouri-Columbia Chancellor Brady Deaton says state funding cuts played a role in his decision to move the school from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference.

Deaton said Monday that his concern about instability and uncertainty of the Big 12 was enhanced because state funding for higher education has been cut several times in recent years, and still is not at the level originally budgeted in 2001.

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Morning round-up
9:21 am
Mon November 7, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, November 7, 2011

University of Missouri joins SEC

The University of Missouri was officially accepted into the Southeastern Conference Sunday. SEC Presidents and Chancellors unanimously voted Missouri into the conference as its 14th member effective July 1, 2012.

A press conference and celebration were held Sunday evening at the MU student center.

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Mizzou to SEC
11:55 pm
Sun November 6, 2011

Mizzou bolts Big 12 for SEC

Mizzou athletic director Mike Alden after announcing that the school has been invited to join the SEC as its 14th member on July 1, 2012.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated with quotes from press conference. Reporting from KBIA's Ryan Faumuliner, Kaveh Kaghazi and Chris McDaniel was used in this story.

After months of speculation, it's official - the University of Missouri is bolting the Big 12 Conference for the SEC.

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Conference shuffle
11:12 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

Mizzou may bolt Big 12 Conference

Univ. of Missouri football players celebrate after a touchdown during a 2007 game against Texas Tech. The system's Board of Curators on Tuesday authorized Chancellor Brady Deaton to consider moving Mizzou from the Big 12 to another conference.
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Reporting by KBIA's Ryan Famuliner was used in this report.

The University of Missouri is officially looking to leave the Big 12 Conference.

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