Big 12/SEC bowl alliance is great news for the Big 12 - Article Photos 1/1

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2011 file photo, a Big 12 Conference logo is shown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game between the Missouri and the Western Illinois in Columbia, Mo. Missouri has taken another step toward leaving the Big 12 Conference and there is interest in the SEC in taking the Tigers. The governing curators at Missouri unanimously gave Chancellor Brady Deaton the authority Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, to move the school out of the Big 12 if he decides that is in the school's best interest. He gave no timeline for a decision but indicated that a move, if it happens, would not take much longer. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) ORG XMIT: NY157