Missouri to the SEC finalized

Andrew Krammer

Missouri has become the 14th member of the Southeastern Conference starting in the 2012-13 academic year, ending weeks of speculation.

The Tigers’ move makes it the second Big 12 team to leave for the SEC, following behind Texas A&M who left last month.

It may not be immediate though, ESPN is reporting that the Big 12 might not grant an exit unless West Virginia can officially leave the Big East.

Continuing conference realignment, that many say they worry threatens tradition, takes Missouri away from a conference that it had been a part of since 1907.

The Tigers originally wanted an invite from the Big Ten, but the conference instead chose Nebraska, according to the Chicago Tribune