Kudos to Governor Jay Nixon for sticking up for the state of Missouri and the Big 12 conference.
On Tuesday, Nixon addressed the Big 12 situation and expressed pleasure that the "two weakest basketball programs" -- Nebraska and Colorado -- had left the Big 12, according to the Associated Press.
The Missouri governor says the remaining Big 12 schools could have a better shot of making the NCAA tournament. He said poor win-loss records and weaker schedules by Nebraska and Colorado were dragging down the rankings of other Big 12 schools.
As I've said before, the best part of someone leaving an organization -- or in this case a school leaving a conference -- is all the trash talk that goes on afterward.