It is officially the University of Missouri's final day in the Big 12. Tomorrow, Mizzou and Texas A&M join the SEC, TCU and West Virginia join the Big 12, and everything that became mostly official months ago, becomes completely official.
All I can say is, not once in the past six months have I had any regrets about this. Even as the Big 12 has begun to gain (and then lose, and then gain again) strong long-term traction, there has not been a single second thought. Everything Mizzou fans said they sought in a new conference -- long-term stability, the feeling of equal treatment, et cetera -- was offered to them last fall, and they accepted it. It has been an incredibly freeing experience. As the EXPANSIONAPALOOZA™