triggercut wrote:Lotta noise tonight that the final hurdle for Mizzou is cleared with the SEC.
Mizzou was originally thought to be headed to the SEC West, with Auburn eager to move to the SEC East. Alabama was deeply upset because it would move the Iron Bowl to much earlier in the season (as their yearly rivalry game) and would end their yearly Third Saturday In October matchup with Tennessee, their current yearly cross-division rival. Today the obvious compromise was worked out. Auburn stays put, Mizzou goes to the SEC East, Mizzou and Arkansas become yearly rivals, A&M and South Carolina become yearly rivals, and the SEC now is ready to unanimously accept Missouri, perhaps as soon as this weekend.
Meanwhile, Louisville holds a Big XII invitation, conditional on Missouri's departure. BYU stays independent.
Things should be done by early next week.
There seems to be a strong consensus that this means an end to the Border War, especially with no real incentive besides history to keep it going. It would most likely cost KU a non-conference Football victory, since they're not on MU's level. Hoops wise it's kind of the flipside, there would be no incentive to play because it would be more likely to aid MU rather than KU.