University Of Missouri
Former University of Miami head basketball coach Frank Haith has gone from being loathed by the Hurricanes fan base to being revered by the fans at the University of Missouri; and he might soon have a national honor to go along with his stellar season.
When Frank Haith left the University of Miami for the University of Missouri, many Hurricanes fans said good riddance. But, based on Haith’s start at Mizzou, they might be regretting that feeling.
While it’s still a year away, starting next season the Missouri Tigers will begin playing in the Southeastern Conference’s eastern division. That means the Tigers could be making a trip to the Swamp to take on the Gators as early as next year.
For weeks, the University of Missouri has been rumored to become the newest member of the Southeastern Conference. Those rumors were accidentally confirmed by the SEC’s website.
The Big East Conference has played host to the University of Miami among others and has a legendary basketball presence. But that may be about to change as the conference re-alignment jumble could put a death nail into the once flourishing conference.
The seemingly never-ending conference realignment dance has come to a screeching halt as the University of Missouri decides its future.
The University of Missouri is expected to announce in a matter of days that the school will withdraw from the Big XII Conference and apply for membership in the Southeastern Conference, according to Rivals.com.
The Florida Gators will have to prepare for a trip to Texas in the coming years after Texas A&M was admitted to the conference. The Gators may also head west to Columbia, Missouri if things fall into place.
Athletic directors from the Southeastern Conference have come together in Birmingham to put together a plan to assimilate Texas A&M into the league. But the meeting is also being held against the backdrop of possibly more conference expansion.
The Nevin Shapiro scandal could be putting University of Missouri men’s basketball head coach Frank Haith’s job in serious jeopardy before his team ever plays a game.