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Mizzou AD steps down, will remain until successor found

The University of Missouri will have a new athletic boss.

Athletic director Jim Sterk is stepping down after reaching an agreement to part ways with the state's flagship institution.

Sterk, 65, will stay on through the search process while a successor is found, according to a Monday afternoon news release from the school.

The news comes on the same day that former fellow Big 12 Conference members Texas and Oklahoma officially announced that they'd begun the process for exiting the Big 12, presumably bound for the SEC — the same conference Mizzou now occupies 10 years after leaving the Big 12.