Just about every team in the country plays in a neutral-site tournament. Adding SLU to the schedule isn't going to change that.
I really can't pick just one. They're all intriguing other than UT-Martin. Every other came has the chance to be competitive. Easy answer is Alabama because I've never been to Tuscaloosa and I like seeing elite teams play in person. Purdue is pivotal given how last year's game unfolded. Georgia is huge. Great chance for Mizzou to make a statement. (The same goes for the fans. If you can't sell out a home game against Georgia, then why did you join the SEC in the first place? Anything short of a sellout for that game would be embarrassing, especially with a decreased capacity because of the construction.)
OK, but I still plan on covering the football season if that's OK.
It's not an NCAA rule. It's the NBA's rule. And it could come to an end fairly soon.
Martin doesn't play a deep bench, so I'd be surprised if any of the walk-ons get many minutes. Braun is 6-9, but Martin said this week he's a perimeter player at this stage - and I don't see him getting minutes over the scholarship perimeter players.
Sterk has their support. I don't get any sense that he's in trouble with his bosses. If anything he might be a little more cautious with comments about other schools, but the fact that MU paid his settlement fee tells me has the school's full support.
Right at 85 based on current roster but that's counting a walk-on or two moving to scholarship. Either way, they'll be right around the max once the roster is set.
I think Walters has a lot to prove - and Odom's giving him that chance because he believes in him. But I don't sense the fans are convinced Walters has it all figured out. You have to produce results. The secondary was much more disruptive in 2016 than 2017, but the back end is always reflective of the pressure generated up front. Tackling was better during the winning streak last year - spotty in the beginning of the season.
You're now on the record.
Scott was recruited to be the successor, so I think he'll get a fair shot to win the job. But at this point I'm not convinced next year's starter is on the roster. It might be Connor Bazelak's job in 2019.
I'm not sure how to really measure that when you're talking about 100 players. Cutchlow's methods are different than Ivey's, but it's not like Ivey didn't know what he was doing. When he was on the job Mizzou produced a lot of players who developed on his watch.
Ok, chatters. We've run out of time. We'll do this again next week.