SEC Commissioner Mike Slive confirmed that Missouri will join the SEC East in football with Florida, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Fellow Big 12 member Texas A&M will be in the West with Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
SEC basketball went to one division this season but it’s unclear if that will continue with 14 teams.
Still unanswered is the issue of whether or not Missouri will have trouble leaving the Big 12. West Virginia’s move to the Big 12 in 2012 has uncertainty. At the welcoming party and press conference in Columbia, Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton said, “While there is work to be done, we’re confident we’ll be able to successfully erase any of those concerns. It has not been determined what it will cost Missouri leave the Big 12.”
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