The Big 12 board of directors on Monday expressed a “strong desire” for Missouri to remain in the conference. The Big 12 says in a release that all 10 current members and TCU, which will join next season, participated in the Monday’s meeting.
Three days ago the Missouri Board of Curators gave Chancellor Brady Deaton the authority to move the school out of the Big 12. Missouri is considering a move to the Southeastern Conference. Interim Commissioner Chuck Neinas told The Associated Press that Missouri did not notify the conference that it would be withdrawing at the meeting.
The Big 12 board also reaffirmed its plans to have its members grant their most lucrative television rights to the conference and discussed exploring a conference network.
Missouri has given no timetable on any move it may make. However, chancellor Brady Deaton told KOMU-TV in Columbia that they wish the Big 12 “the best and all that.”