Mizzou hasn't announced any plans of any sort. It's not really MU's nature to make big bold decisions ahead of the curve. The college conference commissioners told the vice president this week that college sports won't play games until students are back on campus. I don't see how you can put 100 football players in a locker room and on the practice field and in stadiums if you've decided that campus isn't safe for normal students. It would be especially hard to make that argument while still contending that college athletes are students and not employees.
I'm not sure how it would be feasible to play college football games without crowds. What if the SEC and Big 12 are OK with it but not the Pac-12? What if governors and mayors in Florida and Alabama are OK with opening college football stadiums but not governors and mayors in California and Colorado? I don't know the answers to these questions. College football coaches don't either. Lots of conjecture at this point.
Mizzou has been waiting on Kansas to finalize the paperwork for several weeks. From what I understand the games will be in Columbia and Lawrence. Not 100 percent certain on that but that's what I've been told.
Apologies. Please forgive my typo.
There's been some reporting that the Group of Five schools could undergo some realignments, but I think it's way too early to seriously discuss Mizzou changing conferences or Rutgers leaving the Big Ten or West Virginia leaving the ACC.
Porter Sr. isn't an assistant coach. He's on staff as director of player development. Marco Harris took over Porter's job as one of the three assistant coaches last year. Porter's contract expires in a few weeks. He could re-sign in his current role but I can guarantee you it won't be at the salary he's been paid the last three years ($375K).
I interpreted the question you're referring to as athletics department employees giving back 2 percent of their salaries - not all university employees. I do not think employees outside of athletics should donate any share of their salary to athletics.
Again, I was under the impression the question was about athletics employees, not all university employees.
I wouldn't think so. That's a physical, physical league. I would be surprised if a team invested a contract in him right now.
Relax. I misinterpreted the question. I have since explained several times.
That's all of for today. I've got a lot of writing to do and the trolls have invaded today's chat. Hopefully I got all the serious questions answered. We'll do this again next week.