Big 12 Conference

Geno Smith of the West Virginia Mountaineers drops back to pass. The Big 12 approved WVU to replace Missouri.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

AP Source: Big 12 approves WVU to replace Missouri

The Big 12 has approved bringing in West Virginia to replace Missouri when the Tigers complete their move to the Southeastern Conference, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Former Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe (AP file photo)

Missouri Curators Vote To Explore Leaving Big 12

University of Missouri curators voted Tuesday to consider leaving the troubled Big 12 for another conference.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Former Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe (AP file photo)

Big 12 Commissioner Beebe Out

Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe is out after the conference nearly collapsed for the second time in just over a year.