Interim Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas said Tuesday that the league is set with 10 teams for 2012 with the addition of TCU, even if Missouri is exploring conference realignment to the SEC. “If Missouri was going to change horses, it wouldn’t be for 2012 anyway,” Neinas said.
The Big 12 has given no deadline to Mizzou, but the conference said there would need to be a decision by the end of the current school year. Neinas said the Big 12 needs to know what Missouri plans to do before the league can evaluate whether to stay at 10 members or expand back to 12. Missouri has not ruled out remaining part of the Big 12.