Warren Erdman, left, chairman of the University of Missouri system's Board of Curators, discusses the college's potential departure from the Big 12 Conference, as acting system president Steve Owens, ... more 
Warren Erdman, left, chairman of the University of Missouri system's Board of Curators, discusses the college's potential departure from the Big 12 Conference, as acting system president Steve Owens, right, listens, during a news conference, Friday, Oct 21, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. The governing curators gave University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton the authority Friday to move the school out of the Big 12 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 4:47 PM EDT