University of Missouri Joins SEC

The Southeastern Conference has officially announced that Missouri will join the league effective July 1, 2012

According to a release on the SEC website, the University of Missouri, has joined the Southeastern Conference.  The addition of Missouri  increases membership to 14 institutions.

In the release MU's Chancellor Brady J. Deaton said, “ We came to this decision after careful consideration of the long term best interests of our university.  We believe the Southeastern Conference is an outstanding home for the Mizzou Tigers, and we take great pride in our association with this distinguished league. ”

A press conference and celebration featuring Deaton, MU Athletics Director Mike Alden, University of Florida President Bernie Machen and SEC Commissioner Mike Slive will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday November 6 at the MU Student Center.