Missouri athletic director Mike Alden has received a two-year contract extension.
It's not often Texas A&M fans in Georgia have the chance to pose for photos with Reveille, the collie mascot.
Players testing positive for marijuana in the mighty Southeastern Conference do not face the one-year suspension that comes from getting busted by the NCAA.
A decade of declining state funding for the University of Missouri enhanced the appeal of switching conference alignments from the Big 12 to the more financially stable and lucrative Southeastern Conference, the university's chancellor said Monday.
The celebration of Missouri's move to the Southeastern Conference was still in high gear when athletic director Mike Alden acknowledged what until then had largely been unspoken.
Missouri's move to the SEC for the 2012-13 academic year has been completed, ushering in a new era of 14 teams for the conference, which announced the move in a statement Sunday morning.
Missouri's move to the Southeasten Conference was finished Friday, a source told ESPN.com on Saturday.
Commissioner Mike Slive says the Southeastern Conference transition team that includes Texas A&M is working on scheduling for both a 13- and 14-school league just in case the SEC expands further.
West Virginia has been notified by the Big 12 Conference that its expansion process is on hold, a school source told ESPN's Joe Schad on Wednesday.
The Big 12 has told West Virginia it will be accepted into the conference pending formal approval, which could happen as soon as later Tuesday, a Big 12 source said.
Missouri has taken another step toward leaving the Big 12 Conference and there is interest in the SEC in taking the Tigers.
A University of Missouri spokeswoman says its governing board isn't expected to discuss a possible move to the Southeastern Conference until at least Friday.
The New York Times is reporting Missouri's decision to formally apply for membership in the Southeastern Conference is "inevitable and imminent."
Interim Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas says the league is set with 10 teams for 2012 with the addition of TCU, even though Missouri is exploring a possible departure.
The Big 12's revenue-sharing pact was a "bittersweet" development for ousted commissioner Dan Beebe, who said it was something he attempted two years ago but Nebraska stood in the way.
A University of Missouri official says the school hopes to join the Southeastern Conference but would have preferred an offer from the Big Ten that never came.