It has been Michael's decision not to play and now it's his decision to play today. I haven't talked to either one to see if they're on board but I don't suspect he's defying them by playing today.
We don't have to leave during the practices are open. In the past, we could watch for 30 minutes, then would have to leave while they did team drills (11 on 11). Now, here's the caveat: We're still prohibited from writing about anything we see. So, it's still not fully open access. Also, there are only three days during the five weeks of practice that we're allowed to interview players. That's less than in the past. It's hard to write spring football stories about the players when you can't talk to them, so I don't expect to have as many stories in the paper about spring ball, especially if I'm out of town covering basketball tournaments.
He made it pretty clear after Iowa's last game that he's not coming to Missouri. Moot point, for now.
I was a Mizzou hoops fan but football was completely off my radar. 1. The Tigers were terrible during my childhood. 2. They were never on TV.
Lindsey Scott Jr has a chance to be Lock's backup and compete for the starting job in 2019. He's short. Shorter in person than I expected. But he's pretty well put together. I'm intrigued to see what he can do. I've talked to a handful of coaches who have worked with him and they rave about his character and leadership.
If there was something I could report I would have reported it. We all know why Senior was hired. Anyone who thinks he's on the staff because of his vast coaching experience needs to shake the sand out of their ears.
If by host you mean answering your questions from courtside at the arena, then yes.
There's no reason to expect Sr. on the staff if there's not a Porter on the roster.
More than anything, Mizzou is a better matchup because McLemore is hurt and Auburn hasn't been the same since he's been out. Auburn could get away with being small when it had its elite shot blocker on the floor. They might get exposed without him - especially if MU has another 6-10 scorer on the floor.
He's short. But that's OK. That's not a surprise. Chase Daniel was short last time I checked. I'm partial to short people.
There is some gold in the house. Not a lot.
Fair point. But five-star lottery picks don't come to Mizzou very often. Or ever. So, I understand the hype and interest.
Sure, why not. There's not a team in the country that can't lose a game.
The SEC tourney is locked up through 2025 at other sites, mostly Nashville, so it's not coming back anytime soon. I don't see these four days having any influence on Mizzou recruiting.
I don't understand them either. I just nod and play along.
Scottrade is bigger than Bridgestone. Not sure I would say it's better. I'm not sitting in the crowd so I can't really measure the fan experience.
Good question. I'll go with .... the women. Better seeding.
Cities bid on the process. The St. Louis Sports Commisison puts in bids to host multiple NCAA/SEC championship events and the league decides from there where to host its events. The SEC tourney makes a stop in Tampa in 2022 but otherwise is booked for Nashville for several years out.
Crapshoot. With a mid-range seed like Missouri the proximity for the regional site isn't a priority in the seeding.
I haven't seen the team yet at the arena. I'll update any news as soon as I know something.
OK, folks. I'm checking out. Time to watch some hoops. We'll have wall to wall coverage all day and for the rest of the tournament at STLtoday.com.