KU fires off barbs at Mizzou after exit

Kansas is clearly no fan of Missouri's decision to leave the Big 12 for the SEC.

KU chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little released a statement on Sunday after the Tigers' announcement became official.

"We're sorry to see a century-old conference rivalry end. Missouri's decision may have implications for fans and for the Kansas City area, but it won't affect the long-term strength of the Big 12."

The school's official Facebook and Twitter accounts also posted this: "Missouri forfeits a century-old rivalry. We win."

First off, both statements are petty and Gray-Little's statement is wrong, too. I agree that losing a century-old rivalry is awful, and maybe the worst thing about the move, but losing Mizzou hurts the Big 12. Denying that only makes you look bitter and/or oblivious. It's best to just avoid the subject.

Missouri and Kansas look unlikely to continue their rivalry, but Missouri's exits and Kansas' response prove that if this was going to end, I suppose it had to end in ugly fashion.