Regents at both powerhouse schools gave their presidents the authority to find a new conference.
However conference realignment shakes out for Missouri, chances are that the fans will be hurt the most by the greed of the leaders in college football.
Senior Jacquies Smith returns from a dislocated elbow. His leadership will make a big contribution to the Tigers' effort at Oklahoma on Saturday.
Find out what Big 12 football coaches had to say about Monday's conference realignment news on the Missourian Sports Blog.
The defensive ends did not live up to their billing in Missouri's first two games, rarely applying pressure. Against Western Illinois though, they dominated.
Josey ran for 263 on 14 carries in the 69-0 Missouri win against the Western Illinois Leathernecks. Josey landed himself a spot as fourth in the Missouri record books for a single-game rushing performance.
Before Saturday's game, Missouri's Mike Alden discussed the latest conference realignment news.
On the day Missouri conducted its "Salute to America," long-time Tigers fan Russell Stokes talked about his proposal to Athletics Director Mike Alden to honor those who are veterans of the armed forces, as well as of Missouri athletic teams.
Despite the dreary weather, fans came out to tailgate and participate in the 2011 Tiger Walk before watching the MU football team take on the visiting Western Illinois Leathernecks.
The Missouri Tigers defeated the Western Illinois Leathernecks 69-0 Saturday at Faurot Field. The Tigers set a new school record with 744 yards of total offense and tied the previous record for most points scored in a game.
The Missouri Tigers dominated in the first half against the Western Illinois Leathernecks.
At halftime Saturday in Missouri's game against Western Illinois, the Tigers played a strong offense to advance against the Leathernecks.
Records fall and Missouri overwhelms Western Illinois.
Setting up and tearing down is the constant theme for the athletic department's facilities crew that works the graveyard shift to prepare the Mizzou Sports Park and surrounding campus for football games and other events.
Never before has the current crop of Missouri football players had a loss this early in the season. Add in the team's first overtime game since the 2008 Alamo Bowl, and the team is dealing with a couple new experiences.
Get to know defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton.
Breaking down what you wanted to know, and probably some things that you didn't want to know, about Western Illinois.
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When middle linebacker Will Ebner was injured in the team's first game, Andrew Wilson filled in, moving from his outside linebacker position to the middle.