Not necessarily. Missouri's in good shape with a few of the guys, and Perkins has some really good offers to consider. But, yes, I would think having a brother on the team who's a starter and well-liked by the staff, helps Missouri's chances with Ronnie.
To make it seem like coaches and schools truly care about academics. It's a measuring tool that rewards teams for keeping their players eligible.
Those revenue figures aren't available as of now.
Yes, those teams have good big men, but my point was you can have a functional, competitive team that wins a bunch of games without having a dominant big man. Look at Frank Haith's first team at Mizzou. That team was outstanding with undersized Ratlliffe playing inside. The NBA model is the future. Big men are needed to rebound and play interior defense, but good teams that are smart don't base their offense around post players. It's an outdated model. 3-point shooting and free throws off penetration are how modern offenses are built. Do you still need someone to play inside? Yes, but you can win games without Shaq playing the 5.
On the earlier question about being surprised Walton left the team ... Not really. The former staff couldn't find a consistent role for him. He never developed a jump shot. He was good at getting to the foul line but not good at making free throws. His game needs to develop before he can play 25-plus minutes on a good team. He's just too limited offensively at a position where you need offense.
Athletes work on year-to-year one-year scholarships - unless the school has adopted multiyear scholarships. Missouri has not. The SEC has not. The school doesnt' revoke the scholarship per se, unless there's cause (legal issues, academic issues, etc), but the coach can make it clear that it's in the player's best interest to find a new school if he wants to see the court. It's not a fun conversation to have from the coach's perspective, but it's common after a coaching change. And those conversations happen every year with football teams.
Good question. Without knowing who else Mizzou might add, I'll say Reed Nikko - just because he'll have to play minutes.
Women's basketball adds Kansas transfer Lauren Aldridge to play point guard next year. They add a really talented local high school player in Elle Brown. Amber Smith's minutes will increase next year. I think Pingeton has a preseasson top 20 maybe top 15 team. They'll be very good. As for baseball, Bieser's team has regressed to the mean the last few weeks. They were winning a lot of close games earlier in the year that over time you're going to find yourself on the other end in a bigger sample size. Hitting has been OK but not as clutch as they'd like. Starting pitching has been OK but not always consistent. Bullpen has been excellent. Defense needs sharpening, especially around the infield.
As long as they weren't employed by a school, then technically yes. But that's a dangerous move to make at a place like East St. Louis where you have a lot of Illini support in the building.
Would seem like a long shot. For Mizzou, the emphasis seems to be capitalizing on Porter's presence on the roster for 2017-18 and not load up with transfers who would have to sit out a year. Plus, Martin can't use the "play with Porter" sales pitch with guys who have to sit out this coming season.
I don't see it happening. Missouri already plays one game a year in St. Louis. MU won't want to alienate its supporters on the west side of the state who would love to see a game at Sprint Center. If you're Missouri what's the upside of playing a recruiting rival that you're always expected to be beat? Fair or not, Mizzou would get slammed locally if it would ever lose to SLU. And if Mizzou beats SLU, shrug. No big deal - unless the Bills are nationally ranked. As a writer I'd much prefer to cover Mizzou-SLU than Mizzou-Lipscomb or Mizzou-Miami of Ohio, but I understand the reluctance to schedule the game.
Sure, but I don't think Brad Underwood will be a pushover as a recruiter - especially with his staff hire yesterday. Orlando Antigua was a proven recruiter at Kentucky but was just fired at South Florida in the middle of an academic fraud investigation. That tells me Illinois is serious about recruiting to hire someone with recruiting chops but some baggage.
I never thought the protests had any impact on the basketball program.
I don't know. Man, but if I'm VanLeer and I read half the stuff fans say about him I'd want to leave, too.
A functional big man. No doubt.
The team can't legally disclose that info, so I don't know their status academically.
They have four children younger than Jontay. Coban, Jevon, Izaak and Jayda. I'm not sure on their ages.
Not sure. It seems to change every year.
Mizzou plays Illinois in football. Hoops games are easier to schedule because there are more games available and they're not done 10 years in advance like football, but both MU and Illinois are interested in a football game. Can't say the same about Kansas and a hoops game.
Regression to the mean. All three losses to Florida were one-run games that could have swung differently on one pitch. And Florida's really good.
Six wins and a bowl. If they make a bowl this year I imagine he'll get an extension. That's just how it works in coaching. You're rarely left with only three years, much less two years on your current contract.