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Report: Missouri, SEC reach informal deal

The Birmingham News corroborated an earlier report in the Kansas City Star stating that Missouri and the SEC had reached an informal agreement that would allow the Tigers to become the league's 14th member.

After the Star report surfaced, the SEC released a statement that the only Texas A&M had been invited to join the league.

... The News, citing two sources familiar with the discussions, said a majority of SEC presidents have endorsed the agreement, though a timetable for the move remains unknown. ...

... the Kansas City Star reported that the SEC was going to offer Missouri a spot in the conference, and would wait until the Big 12 dust settled for an answer. The Star cited a Mizzou booster who spoke directly to a school official. Another source told The Star on Tuesday that an Oklahoma official had said the SEC is interested in Missouri, the Star reported. ...