TIMELINE: Missouri and the Big 12 shake it up

November 6, 2011 | 7:17 p.m. CST
Although it remained stable for more than a decade after it’s inception, the Big 12 conference has been shaking things up since Colorado and Nebraska left for other conferences starting in the 2011-2012 season. Missouri became the latest school to leave the Big 12, announcing its departure Sunday. This isn’t the first time Missouri has changed conferences. Since its first conference membership in the Western Interstate University Football Association, which included the Universities of Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, in 1892, Missouri has been a member of four other conferences, including the SEC. This move marks the first time in Missouri’s conference history that it will not compete in the same conference as Kansas.