Source: Mizzou has SEC offer, but SEC willing to wait
September 20, 2011 at 5:14 PM CDT - Updated June 25 at 11:19 AM
COLUMBIA, MO (Kansas City Star) - The Southeastern Conference has an offer on the table for Missouri to join its league, and SEC officials are willing to wait for an answer from Missouri until the future of the Big 12 is decided.
According to the Kansas City Star, that information came through a Mizzou booster who spoke directly to a MU official. Another source told the publication on Tuesday that an Oklahoma official had said the SEC is interested in Missouri.
MU chancellor Brady Deaton has gone on record numerous times that, as chairman of the Big 12's Board of Directors, he is working on keeping the Big 12 together.
But with Texas and Oklahoma regents each authorizing school officials to look elsewhere on Monday, the prospects of a viable Big 12 without either or both of those schools would be in question.
"Apparently they've come to us," the MU booster said of the SEC. "I've been told there is an offer on the table."