Well, if this virus continues to shut down all live sports, all things are possible.
Martin subtly hinted a few times last year that they would have liked to add Whitt because he liked his game a lot ... but the roster wasn't in position to attract a guard on the transfer market. With the Smiths and Pinson returning, MU just wasn't an appealing option for a guard with only one year of eligibility.
Your Google let you donw. Santos plays for Brujos de Guayama, a Puerto Rican professional team.
I have a fondness for Hearnes. Better seating, better acoustics. With some of the upgrades that were possible because of the flood from a couple years ago it's still a good place to watch an event. We took the kids to a wrestling match a few months ago and the arena still holds up.
Bucs have a chance to score a lot of points through the air. OJ Howard is a pretty good tight end.
New York Giants senior offensive assistant. He hasn't done any interviews about Missouri to my knowledge. He was a great quote but didn't like talking to the MU media corps.
I don't know. Most recruits don't see every SEC school. And they never say bad things about any school.
Well, it's my list of the best 30 Mizzou athletes I've covered over more than 20 years. It's a subjective list. I spent a lot of time putting it together and ... that's where he landed.
Yes. Got through it in three nights. Unlike anything I've ever seen. Fascinating from start to finish. I tried explaining it to someone the other day and eventually gave up. "Just watch it. Nothing I say will do justice to how crazy it is."
He's one of the most accurate passers in college football history.
Well, for one, he's entered the NBA draft pool. So, that puts him one step closer to not returning. The staff hopes he returns. From what I've gathered - and a lot is based on conversations that are off-the-record - there's no certainty that he'll return. Pinson has achieved more success than anyone in his family by playing major college basketball for two years. Could he achieve more in the long run if he plays another year or two in college? Definitely. But for some players, it's not worth the risk of waiting. Just before the holidays, Pinson told me his family's only source of income is the money his mother makes babysitting for other family members. That's not uncommon for families in inner-city or lower-income situations. Sometimes those financial needs influence the decision to stay in college or turn pro - even when the feedback says to stay in school. That's not to say Pinson is definitely leaving. In talking to Martin yesterday, he clearly doesn't know how the process will unfold. But it would be naive just to assume Pinson will return.
I think it all depends on the feedback they receive. Tilmon has made it very clear to me in the past that he's not dead set on leaving college just to earn a paycheck. He wants it to be the best decision for him and his future. Tilmon has really benefited from the structure of being in Mizzou's program with all the support players receive from coaches, training staff, tutors, etc. And he realizes that. So, if the NBA tells him he needs a full season on a healthy foot, it wouldn't shock me if he's back at MU. Same for Smith. Pinson, as I just wrote about, I'm not really sure. I don't want to make any predictions. No sense at this point.
OK, friends. That's all for this week. Look for a new Matter's Best of Mizzou on the site soon. Sterk meets with the media later today. Then we'll have more on Mizzou hoops in Friday's paper.