The athletics department essentially gets a loan from the university coffers and pays back the loan through revenue generated by the suites at the stadium. The more money athletics can raise before asking for the loan this summer, the less money they'll have to borrow from the university. Sterk didn't anticipate having trouble getting board approval for the project. There are enough influential voices on the board who are pro-athletics and believe Sterk has gone about fundraising the right way for the project.
I'm not sure Mizzou will face more than one elite SEC defense. Maybe Florida? But Florida just lot a ton of defensive talent in the draft. Auburn? Perhaps, but they also lost a good deal of proven players. I'm not sure anyone on MU's schedule will have a top 10 defense like Florida or LSU's last year. I have higher expectations for the offense. I thikn they'll move the ball on most if not every opponent. I'm not sold on the defense.
I can't imagine anybody who's been on a high-major Division I team wants to drop down to Division II. Maybe some current players will transfer to a low or mid-major Division I program - but not the D-II level.
Fair points, but he also needs to be a more reliable 3-point shooter if he wants to play more. He made progress from his freshman to sophomore year, but you have to bring more to the court if you're only shooting 33 percent from 3.
I've heard nothing that would indicate that to be the case.
There are companies that sponsor teams that take care of some costs, but from what I understand the families have to pay for most of the expenses.
Several allegations? Other than Derrick Washington, who else was accused or arrested for sexual assault? We do address Washington's situation and how Gary handled discipline issues. You'll have to read the book to learn more.
Possibly. But is there a real demand for shuttles to other towns to the point where it's worth the cost for Mizzou? I'm not sure that's a worthwhile cause financially.
I'm not sure, but I've never heard a player complain about the uniforms.
Norm's book came out a long time ago, 1990s, so I doubt there's an audiobook. No current plans for an audiobook for Pinkel project.
Quin has found his lane and it's coaching the professional game. He's always known the game. For Quin it was a matter of managing the parts of the program/franchise outside of the game itself that became a challenge at Mizzou. Maybe at 50 he'd be a better college coach now than he was from 32-39, but I don't think we'll ever see him back on a college campus coaching. He deserves votes for NBA coach of the year for the job he's done this season. I don't know Quin personally; only covered him marginally during my time at the Tribune. But I'm genuinely happy for him. A great comeback story - and proof that you can revitalize your career after paying your dues.
Missouri uses the shade of gold that Nike wants Missouri to use for its shade of gold.
Folks, that's all the time I have today. I'll answer a few of the leftover questions on the blog tomorrow. In Friday's paper, look for a story on softball coach Ehren Earleywine. He shared some typically but no less jarring thoughts on last year's investigation and its effect on his program.