Although Missouri's conference future remains unclear — Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Silve has denied that his conference offered membership to the Tigers — steps this week have cleared the way for the university's departure from the Big 12.
On Friday, the UM System Board of Curators gave MU Chancellor Brady Deaton the power to make decisions about conference alignment without consulting the board. Then, reports surfaced Tuesday that the Big 12 has decided on a replacement — West Virginia — if Missouri leaves the league.
During a Tuesday morning radio interview with KFRU, Deaton said it would be "days" or "a week or two" before Missouri officially announced its decision. In the meantime, take a look at this interactive graphic to see how Missouri compares to schools in the SEC.