"The one thing that gets lost is we're in this predicament because the SEC invited Missouri," Neinas said. "But the SEC was willing to play with 13 [rather than 14] next season. We made an offer to Missouri that was financially beneficial to stay for another year. Missouri made the decision not to accept.
"We had a teleconference call with those in the SEC, Big East, ACC, Mountain West and Conference USA. We all agreed we could save money and avoid litigation if all held serve for 2012-13. All agreed. But Missouri made a very selfish decision. It's been very disruptive. Missouri gave us notice in November [of 2011] and it's pretty difficult to move forward then."
— Well, that's one way to interpret Mizzou's decision to leave the SEC...saying that "we made Mizzou an offer, but they turned us down because they're selfish" kinda misses the whole point of why Mizzou is leaving in the first place. It shouldn't take a threat of leaving to earn equality. Link [Bumped to front page.]