Cuonzo isn't messing with the Ball family.
He can interview. He can undergo medical tests, have doctors and trainers look over his knee and MRIs. Last year the Porters had the Bulls' medical staff conduct tests on Michael's back and then made the results available to other teams. Michael's agent - who I presume will be Jontay's agent - is based out of Chicago and has a good relationship with the franchise.
He's living in Dallas and doing well. I caught up with him last fall. There's a good Yahoo Sports story online about Michael that was pretty revealing.
Odem? You mean Barry Odom? He's on T.J. Moe's show all the time.
Fair to say Dru's more athletic and more versatile defensively. He was a better 3-point shooter and a more efficient shooter overall in his time at Evansville. But I think you'll see him play a similar role as a ball-handler and floor leader.
Mizzou will play at Xavier this year and should be in line to host Utah, both as part of home-and-away series. There's also the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City, where MU is part of a four-team field that includes Oklahoma, Stanford and Butler. Off the top of my head that's all I can remember.
Denver didn't spend a second-round pick and around $7 million on a guy they think will be average. Like I wrote earlier, this wasn't considered a great year for elite quarterbacks and there just weren't many teams that had an urgency to draft a QB in the first round.
Mizzou has announced some really reasonable family packages for tickets to next week's series. Not sure we'll see many students there. It's graduation weekend, and underclassmen might be on their way out of town for summer break.
They changed the format this year to include all 13 teams, hence the 12-13 play-in game. (Vandy doesn't have a softball team). Last year Mizzou finished last, and there wasn't the play-in game for the 13th seed.
The NCAA appeals committee works at its own pace. Mizzou and the NCAA haven't even had their formal appeals hearing yet, which probably won't take place until this summer. It was known all along that the baseball and softball seasons would unfold before the appeals process is over. The NCAA softball bracket comes out Sunday. The baseball bracket comes out May 27.
He's down to four teams, so I'd say 25 percent.
At this point there's a required amount of back and forth paperwork. Eventually the appeals committee and Missouri will have a date set for their hearing. MU's lawyers and compliance officers will meet with the committee and offer their final arguments on the appeal. From there, the appeals committee makes its final ruling. There's no telling how long exactly that will take. The whole appeals process is supposed to follow a 110-day timeline, but the process can take longer depending on how complex the case is.
No. The sanctions don't go into effect until the appeals process is complete.
She's already there going through practices. The WNBA preseason games begin tonight. The Mercury play their first game Saturday against the Los Angeles Sparks.
Classes are over this week. She was set to graduate this May or maybe in August, and there's no reason she can't wrap up a few classes while being out of town for some practices or games.
OK, friends. That's all for today. We'll be back next week for more.