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Posted on: March 21, 2020 at 14:21:57 CT
ScottsdaleTiger MU
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Colorado left the Big XII for the Pac 10 in 2010 inorder to be associated with the Pac 10's elite academic institutions and escape being associated with the Big XII's lesser academic institutions..

Nebraska's departure not long thereafter followed a dispute with Texas over the continued admission of Prop 48 kids. Nebraska wanted to continue to allow them to receive scholarships, Texas didn't. The conference schools opted to stop allowing them.

Texas A&M left next in order to escape the shadow of Texas.

In the summer of 2011, the PAC 12's Commissioner, Larry Scott, approached Texas, Texas Tech, OU and OState about moving to the Pac !2 and making it the Pac 16.

About the same time Mizzou, KU, KState and Iowa State agreed to work together to keep the Big XII intact. Brady Deaton, Mizzou's Chancellor, was the "leader" of the group.

The move of Texas, Tech, OU and OState quieted down in the summer of 2011, but was raised by David Boren, President of OU, in news conference in the latter part of the summer. Boren made some comments that OU would put its interests above everything else in any re-alinement discussions.

Then (according to a Deaton interview posted in November 2011 on the Tiger AD web site), Mizzou became very concerned that if OU, etc. moved to the PAC 10 that Mizzou would end up in a conference that would not be able to command as good a TV deal and Mizzou's revenue TV would be diminished. Deaton stated in the interview that he and Alden concluded that Mizzou couldn't live with that happening and Deaton instructed Alden to star looking around for alternatives.

Alden went to the Big Ten and it agreed to admit Mizzou, but would require Mizzou take only a partial conference distribution for the first five years (the same deal that it had offered to Nebraska and Nebraska had taken). Aldon then approached the SEC and it offered to add Mizzou with no reduction in Mizzou's conference distributions. Deaton and Alden jumped on the offer.

It is not clear if Deaton informed KU, KState or Iowa State that Mizzou was looking around for other alternatives after Boren gave his press conference. My guess is he didn't.

The bottom line is Deaton and Alden took Mizzou (with the Curators' approval) to the SEC for the $$$$. If the B1G had offered an immediate full share of conference distributions, Mizzou would be in the B1G today.

Edited by ScottsdaleTiger at 14:26:26 on 03/21/20
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I think being in the Big XII conference ruined - Ozland Tiger LSU - 3/20 23:02:07
     Tv deals are a very big deal we fans at Mizzou - justwinbaby KC - 3/22 18:29:04
     We're closer than we are farther apart - Guinny_Ire MU - 3/22 17:55:45
     I love how the high and mighty LSU fan comes here and - ToTheFinishLine MU - 3/21 20:58:55
          I don't take it that way - Guinny_Ire MU - 3/25 15:02:43
     Revisionist History - ScottsdaleTiger MU - 3/21 14:21:57
          MU talking with the Big 10 and then SEC was not - alwaysright MU - 3/21 19:23:37
               || this close to SEC year prior had A&M not gotten cold feet - dewey9 SMS - 3/23 14:24:10
               2010 was well publicized, but there was also contact in 2011 - ScottsdaleTiger MU - 3/21 20:25:41
          kudos(nm) - tmcats KSU - 3/21 17:50:47
          Accurate except MU was offered before the nubs and said... - BandG MU - 3/21 17:44:13
          it was over broadcast rights not prop 48 (nm) - SwampTiger MU - 3/21 17:23:58
               Partial qualifier issue came first - ScottsdaleTiger MU - 3/21 17:39:27
                    that was at the formation of the Big 12 (nm) - SwampTiger MU - 3/22 09:37:44
          Excellent summary. Thanks - samclemens MU - 3/21 15:28:30
          This is revisionist history. Prop 48 was gone at the - TigerMatt STL - 3/21 14:39:48
               I recall that at the formation of the big 12 - justwinbaby KC - 3/22 12:41:18
               See the following: - ScottsdaleTiger MU - 3/21 17:15:40
                    By 2010, prop 48 was a dead issue. Nebraska left because - alwaysright MU - 3/21 19:46:08
               Exactly - the stuff this guy come up with is laughable - Genco98 MU - 3/21 15:18:41
                    Try Stanford, Cal, USC, UCLA and Udub (Washington) - ScottsdaleTiger MU - 3/21 18:00:36
                    Yeah, that was the first I've heard of Mizou - BigDave MU - 3/21 16:50:42
     The Big 8 was great. The Big XII was a **** show (nm) - 90Tiger STL - 3/21 13:39:04
     pandering(nm) - tmcats KSU - 3/21 10:03:39
          The pot calls the kettle. Or I dare you to tell me its not - Nohawks KC - 3/21 10:48:29
               He is right in this case(nm) - Genco98 MU - 3/21 12:07:14
               i've been called many names here but never a panderer(nm) - tmcats KSU - 3/21 11:53:13
          lol - Cosmo MU - 3/21 10:07:51
               indeed(nm) - tmcats KSU - 3/21 11:52:47
     I will never root for Tennessee unless they are playing - Diamond Dave MU - 3/21 09:57:09
     You are being misled by a vocal few - Genco98 MU - 3/21 09:21:20
     Can't argue with that.(nm) - GA Tiger MU - 3/21 08:47:39
     There is a whole younger generation that didn't - mattieo86 MU - 3/21 07:24:32
     What a load of shrimp and grits. - Tony Manero MU - 3/21 07:18:17
          ^^^^^prime example of what TJ Moe said last year. - Grant1818 MU - 3/21 15:53:35
     RE: I think being in the Big XII conference ruined - sarasotatiger MU - 3/21 06:01:51
     SEC fans don't treat us that way, either, though - ChiTownTiger MU - 3/21 01:07:05
          I see it all the time - Genco98 MU - 3/21 14:27:03
     Most fans are delighted with the SEC move. - Newcatbirdseat MU - 3/20 23:08:16
          I love the SEC - Guinny_Ire MU - 3/22 18:06:57
          The move killed our b-ball program. Nm - ClassicTiger MU - 3/20 23:36:28
               you're conflating correlation and causation (nm) - 90Tiger STL - 3/21 13:40:30
               silly - MizzouAstro MU - 3/21 10:14:23
               Poor ADs and poor hires killed the BBall program - MoGold MU - 3/21 01:17:06
               Well actually Kim Anderson killed our basketball - Newcatbirdseat MU - 3/20 23:59:31
                    You misspelled Mike Alden(nm) - escalade MU - 3/21 10:18:17

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