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Mizzou's Loyalty to Big 12 Is Suspicious

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There was a time not that long ago when Gary Forsee surely believed the ground beneath him was bedrock solid. But now here was the University of Missouri president early Thursday evening surrounded by a swarm of minicams and microphones, and the earth was shifting beneath him.

The Big 12 Conference — Mizzou's athletic home in all its various forms for more than 100 years — was crumbling like a dilapidated house in an earthquake, and despite Forsee's reassuring words that all was well, the facts simply betrayed him. Earlier in the day, Colorado officially became the first member school to bolt out the door, bound for the expansion-obsessed Pac-10.

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