University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton, middle, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, middle right, and acting University of Missouri system' president Steve Owens, front right, walk to a ... more 
University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton, middle, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, middle right, and acting University of Missouri system' president Steve Owens, front right, walk to a news conference, Friday, Oct 21, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. The university's governing curators unanimously gave Deaton the authority Friday to move the school out of the Big 12 Conference if he decides that is in the school's best interest. (AP Photo/John Hanna) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By John Hanna
Fri, Oct 21, 2011 6:26 PM EDT