Mizzou looking at all options

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Chancellor Brady Deaton was giving no

assurances Thursday morning that Missouri intended to remain in the

Big 12.

Nebraska and Missouri have both indicated they might be

interested if the more lucrative Big Ten Conference decides to

expand. And that has led to speculation that Oklahoma, Colorado and

Texas might also bolt.

Realignment has been the major point of discussion during the

Big 12's spring meetings this week. The presidents were meeting

with athletic directors on Thursday, while the presidents meet by

themselves on Friday.

Deaton said Missouri remained a proud member of the Big 12, but

he added that, “We're not shutting our ears to anything.''