The Southeastern Conference recently released a statement following the Presidents and Chancellors meeting that was held earlier today. Per the SEC Digital Network:
"The Presidents and Chancellors of the Southeastern Conference met on Monday for its regularly-scheduled fall meeting. While they discussed a wide range of issues dealing with the changing landscape of intercollegiate athletics, no actions were taken with regards to expansion."
No actions means another day for the Missouri Tigers to ponder their fate amongst the college football landscape. Earlier reports have stated that Missouri would like to join the SEC, even though they were rebuffed by the Big Ten last year who chose Nebraska instead. Former Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe has come out and said that Missouri should stay in the conference that has been their home since 1996.
"My gut is that they stay, they should stay,'' Beebe said. "I was born in Missouri. I have tons of relatives there. Both sides of my family were there prior to the Civil War and fought on both sides. I'm well connected. They have a right to look but I think they'll come back to what their primary connection is. My strong feeling is that they need to be connected to the Midwest and I agree with (Big 12 interim commissioner) Chuck Neinas that they're a Midwest institution, not a Southeastern institution,'' Beebe said.
The Missouri Tigers take on the Iowa State Cyclones at home this Saturday at Faurot Field.