Report: Missouri has an offer from the SEC

The SEC has offered Missouri a spot in an expanded league, according to Mike DeArmond of The Kansas City Star, and SEC officials don't have a problem waiting for an answer from the Tigers until the Big 12's future is decided.

Throughout the recent wave of conference realignment and expansion talk, Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton maintained that, as chairman of the Big 12’s Board of Directors, he was intent on keeping the league together despite Texas A&M's departure to the SEC and the real possibility of losing Oklahoma and Texas as well as others to an expanded Pac-12.

On Monday, Texas and Oklahoma regents each authorized school officials to look elsewhere, so the Big 12's future remains very much in doubt. But because of the recent threat of legal action by Baylor against Texas A&M and the SEC, Missouri and the SEC likely will try to remain mum on this issue until the Big 12 continues to get depleted, thus ceasing to be a viable entity.

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