Today the SEC announced the agreement to accept Missouri into the SEC as a fully fledged member.
"The Presidents and Chancellors of the Southeastern Conference are pleased to welcome the University of Missouri to the SEC," Florida President Bernie Machen, president of the SEC Presidents and Chancellors, said in a statement. "The University of Missouri is a prestigious academic institution with a strong athletic tradition and a culture similar to our current institutions.
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"The Southeastern Conference is a highly successful, stable, premier athletic conference that offers exciting opportunities for the University of Missouri," said Chancellor Brady J. Deaton. "In joining the SEC, MU partners with universities distinguished for their academic programs and their emphasis on student success. The SEC will provide our student-athletes with top flight competition and unparalleled visibility. 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."
Starting next year the University of Missouri is coming on board as a full member of the South Eastern Conference. No mention was made as to which division UofM will be playing it's sports.
"I am pleased to officially welcome the University of Missouri to the SEC family on behalf of our presidents, chancellors, athletics directors, students and fans," SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said in a statement. "Missouri is an outstanding academic institution with a strong athletic program. We look forward to having the Tigers compete in our league starting in 2012."
The addition of Missouri adds to the list of Tigers now in the SEC, making the number three, including LSU and Auburn.
We at TET would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our conference, and invite all Missou fans to enjoy our site.