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Associated Press Modified: September 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm •  Published: September 20, 2011

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Board of Curators has set a public meeting for Thursday morning followed by an executive session.

The meeting was scheduled after the Southeastern Conference issued a statement Tuesday saying it had not extended an invitation to Missouri to leave the fast-disintegrating Big 12, contradicting a media report.

The school says in a release the executive session would deal with, among other things, lease, contract, personnel and confidential or privileged communications with university counsel.

On Monday, boards of regents at Texas and Oklahoma voted to authorize their presidents to pick a new conference, and Oklahoma State's regents scheduled a special meeting Wednesday afternoon about conference realignment.

University of Oklahoma President David Boren has said the two in-state rivals will remain in the same league whether they decide to stay in the Big 12 or join the Pac-12.

The Big 12 lost Nebraska and Colorado last summer and will lose Texas A&M if that school can resolve legal issues that have put a planned move to the SEC on hold.

Texas officials have said they're not interested in remaining in a Big 12 stripped of those other programs.

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