I don't think this is a serious question. Folks who cover Mizzou are plenty respectful.
Yes, he clearly interacted with other players, but not unmasked for more than 15 minutes within six feet over a 24-hour period. That's what constitutes a close contact. The teams are wearing the technology that determines the close contacts. It's the NCAA and the local health officials who are reading those devices for the contact tracing.
But the football program hasn't gone through a decade-long black hole of average to terrible results like the basketball team has. That's the difference. Football recruits grew up watching Pinkel's teams play for championships. Basketball recruits haven't experienced great Mizzou teams in their lifetimes.
Don't know. I don't know if he knows. A few weeks ago I would have guessed probably not, but what are his options? I supposed he could enter the portal and finish his career somewhere else. But it's not like he wouldn't get plenty of playing time and shots if he came back next year. And he's not getting drafted in the NBA.
It's been off my radar today. Joe Lyons will have full coverage for us in tomorrow's paper and online. I'm fully in basketball mode right now.
Getting one win would be a milestone. Obvious sign of progress. Win a game and you can't argue the program has achieved more than at any point in more than a decade. Win a game and you're playing with house money against the Zags.
Yes, but they can also use multiple guys in the slot with rotations or more four- and five-receiver sets.
Most of the cases are still going through the NCAA legal process. Kansas was charged with multiple violations but the case is being adjudicated through the NCAA's IARP process. Similar situations elsewhere. Arizona and Auburn self-imposed postseason bans this year hoping the rest of their punishments would be light.
Schools are saying that they plan to be back to full capacity, Mizzou included, but they're making these announcements knowing that the virus trajectory and local health ordinances will ultimately determine how many people can attend games this fall. The schools need to sell tickets and they want their fans to expect a full house this year. The schools can always pivot and then offer refunds or credits for 2022, but Jim Sterk has said that at this point on the calendar all they can do is prepare for a full house, sell as many tickets as possible, and then adjust once they have to adjust to where we are in terms of COVID spread, vaccinations, herd immunity, etc. So, just understand, when on March 18 Mizzou says it will be at full capacity, they've got their fingers crossed behind their back.
I've got the Ohio Bobcats in the Sweet 16 and Oregon in the Elite Eight.
Simply because that's how coaching contracts work. Coaches want to tell their recruits that they're under contract for the length of their stay in college. Is it a farce? Of course. That's why they have buyout clauses to protect both the school and the coach should either party want to break up the deal. And, like I wrote a few weeks ago, the market could give Martin more leverage here depending on what kind of interest there might be for him. There should be more openings in the coming weeks and it wouldn't be shocking if schools give him a look. Again, I don't expect Mizzou to go crazy with a raise or lengthy extension. Odom's last extension - which came less than 12 months before he was fired - was very school-friendly and didn't leave MU on the hook for much more money or years.
Between Wilmore, Chang and Pinson there could be some movement. When you have two players who barely see the floor in a year that eligibility doesn't count and there is no redshirt option, it's fair to wonder if they'll stick around long-term.
OK, folks, I've got to tackle some other assignments before leaving for Indy tomorrow. Stay tuned in for much more coverage.