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Missouri: Budget had role in SEC switch

Updated: December 6, 2011, 2:13 AM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- 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 University of Missouri-Columbia plans to join the SEC in July under an arrangement announced with much fanfare last month by university and conference officials. The golden financial opportunities associated with the SEC's ...

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