According to an Austin American-Statesman article, Missouri and Nebraska have been given until the end of the week to decide whether they are going to stay with the Big 12 or try to join the Big Ten.
The article, which cites anonymous sources from the Big 12, said the two schools have until Friday to decide which conference they want to belong to. However, the Big Ten would still have to extend invites to Nebraska and Missouri if the schools decide to leave the Big 12.
In addition to the questions surrounding Nebraska and Missouri, at least six Big 12 schools, including Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Colorado, could consider joining the Pac-10 Conference, according to the Statesman article.
When Missourian reporters tried to verify this information, they were told "no comment" by the Big 12. They were also unable to find a Big 12 university president who would confirm that a deadline had been put in place.
Should a deadline be set for Missouri and Nebraska to declare their conference intentions? Should Missouri join the Big Ten or stay in the Big 12?