Missouri to join SEC
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive has checked off two huge items from his to-do list: completing the admission of Missouri and Texas A&M and cutting a deal for an SEC Network.
Mike Alden, MU athletics director, released a list of updates in regards to the fast-approaching 2012 athletic season.
Watch a live stream of Missouri at the SEC Media Days in Birmingham, Ala. The live stream starts at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and three Missouri players and coach Gary Pinkel will be on at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The MU athletics department symbolized its move to the Southeastern Conference with the raising of an SEC flag Monday.
MU Athletics Director Mike Alden called the raising of the Southeastern Conference flag "the beginning" Monday.
Mizzou Arena hosted a flag raising ceremony on Monday to make MU's joining of the Southeastern Conference official.
Missouri's move to the SEC is official on Sunday, ending an association with the Big 12 and its previous incarnations dating to 1907. There's no looking back.
With Missouri's official move to the SEC nearing, the wrestling program is trying to figure out where it belongs.
Kentucky's outspoken men's basketball coach John Calipari has long championed the talent and depth in the Southeastern Conference — even when the NCAA tournament selection committee didn't share his optimism.
Missouri athletics director Mike Alden spoke Wednesday evening to members of the Tiger Quarterback Club at a new $5.6 million gymnastics facility and dance studio.
Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive and the SEC held an official welcoming party for Missouri and Texas A&M, only three months before the Tigers and Aggies open their first football schedules as members of the conference.
The Southeastern Conference on Friday affirmed its football and basketball scheduling formats and set Missouri as Arkansas' cross-division rival.
On Friday, the Southeastern Conference took an official stance in support of a proposed four-team playoff for the national title.
Tiger Town planning committees plan to have what is being called a block party showcasing local businesses ready for the first home SEC football game Sept. 8.
Bob Bowlsby will take over for interim Commissioner Chuck Neinas — who replaced the ousted Dan Beebe in September — on June 15 after six years as Stanford's athletics director.
SEC commissioner Mike Slive addressed the Tiger Club of Kansas City on Tuesday, giving Tigers fans a chance to get a feel for their new conference’s leader and for Slive himself to find out what kind of fans his league just adopted.
Missouri also is waiving any claim to money earned from the television contract the Big 12 has with Fox Sports.
The move to the Southeastern Conference will bring many changes, including increased ticket prices, new uniforms, increased accessible parking spaces and resurfacing of Faurot Field.
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive said a decision could be made later this year but that it's premature to speculate on what changes might be made.
The proposed downtown tailgate area consists of the five to six blocks north of Elm Street. Streets would be closed for three to four hours prior to each game and about two hours after.