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So the Rivals network -- both Chip Brown and the folks at Sooner Scoop -- thinks OU is as good as gone, but I'm retaining a healthy scoop of skepticism. As we've learned plenty of times, nobody's gone until they're gone. I was skeptical of A&M leaving, too, of course, but we'll see.
Meanwhile, the major rumor to pick up steam yesterday was the idea of Texas ending up in the ACC if the conference fell apart. Really, in terms of travel and culture, this makes some sense. A) The ACC does have a solid academic reputation, B) the thought of them being in the same conference as Boston College is no more far-fetched than Washington State and C) technically, if you count the Gulf of Mexico, Texas is much closer to the Atlantic coast than the Pacific. That would be a lovely move for the ACC (other than spelling their eventual doom, I guess).
Sooner Scoop: Oklahoma's path is clearing to find greener pastures
ESPN.com: Source: Oklahoma Sooners not near decision on Pac-12 move, seeking stability
OU Will Get An Invite If They Want One, No Matter What Colorado Wants
Mercury News: Pac-12 football: The latest on expansion
Florida State Joins In, Just In Case
CBS Sports: Trustee: FSU forming realignment committee
Palm Beach Post: FSU preparing for realignment possibilities, such as moving to SEC or welcoming Texas into ACC
What Is Texas Going To Do?
Dr. Saturday: If the Big 12 is 'done,' it's time for Texas to start exploring its options
And What About Kansas?
Lawrence Journal-World: Big East best bet for KU
Houston Chronicle (2/24/1994): Baylor regents give OK to Big Eight move
It's Okay, Eamonn
ESPN.com CBB Blog: I'll admit it: Super conferences scare me
Mizzou Football Links
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The Trib (Dave Matter): Dismissed corner could face felony charge
The Trib: Grant Ressel, teammate, Pinkel say timeouts part of plan
KC Star: Punter Trey Barrow dominates field-position battle for Mizzou
The Missourian: Barrow is giving Mizzou leg up
Rivals.com: VIDEO: Dorial Green-Beckham continues fast start
PowerMizzou: DGB and Conference Realignment
We Are Mizzou: JMac Opens NFL Season in Hometown STL
Mizzou Basketball Links
@Englishscope24 lol you shot the 3 bro
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Mizzou Women's Golf
MUtigers.com: Tigers Improve in Oklahoma
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KC Star (Campus Corner): Mizzou baseball continues tornado relief effort for Joplin
MUtigers.com: Tigers Earn Weekly Honors
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