Why would the SEC want Missouri when all Mizzou wants is an invite to the BIG10? They practically begged for an invite to the BIG10.
Because, according to Missouri leadership, "that's what' left" & the SEC is happy to give them a parking space until the B1G offers them an invite in a few years.
The point is why would any school leave the greatest athletic conference in the country unless they planned to discontinue a credible athletic program. GA Tech roamed the wilderness for years after leaving, Tulane has never recovered. Once Missouri is in, they are in for the duration.