When you've got a local news outlet giving a live feed of the door of a university building, especially when you know almost nothing is going to come of the meeting you're so enthusiastically covering, that's when you know you've really made it as an athletic program, right?
Dan Beebe Tries to Keep the Gang Together
Dallas Morning News: Dan Beebe lobbies teams to stay; A&M still on fence
Topeka Capital-Journal: Beebe makes pitch to save Big 12
Tulsa World: Reports: Big 12 has a shot
KC Star: Source: Chances of Big 12 survival look 'significantly greater'
The Dagger: A Hail Mary of a proposal leaves Big 12's fate in Texas' hands
Chicago Tribune: Big 12 Conference: Missouri tries to keep Big 12 together
ESPN.com (Andy Katz): Commish: Big 12 should exist regardless
Too Little, Too Late
The Dagger: The Big 12's death spiral began with mistakes by its leadership
Topeka Capital-Journal: A glimpse at the Big 12 afterlife
Joe Posnanski: The Big Zero
Newsy.com: Big 12 Conference Begins to Unravel
What Happens to Mizzou?
The Trib (Dave Matter): Deaton: We're reasonably optimistic
The Missourian: UM System Board of Curators meets for an hour, mulls conference realignment
The Trib (Dave Matter): Nixon on MU: We're a valuable commodity
PowerMizzou: Powered Up: Mizzou has something to sell
The Trib: No wrong in looking, MU officials say
The Missourian: Missouri's conference future is uncertain; fans remain positive
The Missourian: Big 12 uncertainty causes some anxiety in business community
Examiner.com: Without Colorado and Nebraska, MU weighing options
A&M to SEC?
Houston Chronicle: A&M's board of regents expected to choose SEC
ESPN.com: SEC covets Texas, OU for expansion
Here Come the Politicians
SI.com (Andy Staples): Conference realignment to get political in Texas this week
College Football Talk: Texas legislator warns of 'would not be wise' decisions
Pac-16 Still Likely?
Arizona Desert Swarm: Visualize the Pac-16
Dallas Morning News: Pac-10 examines travel logistics while expansion talks sizzle
Mercury News: Pac-10 expansion: Could it be Kansas? (And other recent developments)
Daily Oklahoman (That Fruity Guy): Pac-10 has more to offer than SEC
Anything about the Big Ten?
Frank the Tank: The Real Reason Why Notre Dame's Hand Might Be Forced
Chicago Tribune: Nebraska had it all to attract Big Ten, most importantly AAU membership
College Football Talk: NCAA on realignment? It's none of our business
Mizzou Football Links
This was completely overshadowed by the weekend's other goings-on, but Mizzou scored its tenth football commitment of the 2011 recruiting class over the weekend. His name is Ian Simon, a safety from Mansfield, Texas. According to Rivals, he had offers from the likes of Air Force, Boise State, Virginia and Washington State.
Mizzou Basketball Links
In case you missed it, Larry Drew, the #15 Mizzou Player of All-Time according to Michael Atchison, was officially named coach of the Atlanta Hawks over the weekend. Congrats!
Other Mizzou Links