MU officials have said for more than a month that the school is a proud member of the Big 12 Conference. But with the Pac-10 and Big Ten conferences each poaching a Big 12 member last week, speculation ran rampant that the Big 12 could be the first conference to go extinct in the era of the super-conference.
Texas decision to stay in Big 12 pleases Missouri officials
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