Chancellor given authority to "actively pursue" options
by Mizzou Matt 10/4/11
ST. LOUIS, MO- "It was a unanimous action...to give Brady Deaton full authority to explore conference affiliation," said Missouri Board of Curator chairman Wayne Erdman. What does it mean? Nothing, really. It just means we now are now looking at the POSSIBILITY of switching conferences.
Mizzou Chancellor Brady Deaton, who is also the Big 12 Board of Directors chairman, resigned his post tonight to "work actively" on the initiative. "We're not ruling out continuing with the Big 12," said Deaton. Interim MU president Steve Owens was also in on the presser, and was quoted as saying "Now is the time to explore our options." Mike Alden made no comment, but Deaton also said he would be working closely with Alden at keeping Mizzou's best interest in mind.
The announcement came after a 4-hour deliberation (longer than the O.J. Simpson jury) at the Board of Curators meeting today at the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.