Originally Posted by alnorth
No, they left because of a grass-roots movement from Missouri fans and donors lobbying the curators. Left on their own, Deaton and the powers that be were more than likely not going anywhere.
Very good point. However, we know that Jay Nixon publically embarrassed himself, his state, and MU when he begged for the Big Ten and disparaged fellow Big 12 schools
At that point they almost had to leave as they were becoming a nuisance to not only KU but everyone else. On the other fan boards nobody even cared when they left other than KU