Missouri Curators Vote to Leave Big 12

ST. LOUIS (AP) - University of Missouri curators voted Tuesday

to consider leaving the troubled Big 12 for another conference.

The governing board's members agreed unanimously after a 4-hour

closed meeting at the system's St. Louis campus to give Missouri

chancellor Brady Deaton authority to look elsewhere.

Speculation has centered on a possible Missouri move to the

Southeastern Conference, which recently agreed to accept Texas A&M

from the Big 12 starting next year The Big 12 has also lost

Nebraska and Colorado to other major conferences.

Missouri has been a Big 12 member since the conference began 15

years ago and was a charter member of the Big Eight, the Big 12's


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