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MU is Officially Part of the SEC

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The Southeastern Conference has announced that the University of Missouri will join the SEC effective July 1, 2012. Competition is set to begins for all sports for the 2012-13 academic year.

“The Presidents and Chancellors of the Southeastern Conference are pleased to welcome the University of Missouri to the SEC,” said Dr. Bernie Machen, President of the SEC Presidents and Chancellors and president of the University of Florida. “The University of Missouri is a prestigious academic institution with a strong athletic tradition and a culture similar to our current institutions.”

KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little today commented on the University of Missouri’s decision to leave the Big 12 Conference:

“We’re sorry to see a century-old conference rivalry end. Missouri’s decision may have implications for fans and for the Kansas City area, but it won’t affect the long-term strength of the Big 12.”

A press conference will be held at MU at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Click here to watch live. The public is invited to attend

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