1. More on targeting
"It’s difficult when that player is coming down and … he’s up high and was coming down when Andrew hit him. It wasn’t malicious. Andrew would never want to hurt anybody. But we have to stay below the shoulder pads. That’s just the way it’s going to be. They’re making a statement that this is a priority, the safety, the welfare, the well being of unprotected players. We’ve got to do something about it. I don’t like that he’s suspended, but I understand the rules and I certainly understand why we have them and we’re doing them for all the right reasons for college football."
There will be at least one more change in Mizzou's starting lineup: Harold Brantley has moved ahead of Lucas Vincent at defensive tackle and is slated to make his first career start at Indiana. The redshirt freshman, a late addition to Mizzou’s 2012 class, has six tackles and a tackle for loss through two games — the same as Vincent, whose tackle behind the line was a sack against Murray State.
"First of all, Lucas Vincent is playing well, too," Pinkel said. "I think it’s going to be one of those healthy situations where you’ve got two guys that are going to battle all the time and can move in and out of the starting position. So, they’re both going to play.
2. Bye week boredom
The Trib: MU athletic leaders favor paying players
Alden said he supports a stipend to all athletes, not just those who play in the revenue-generating sports of football and men's basketball.
"You ought to be doing it for soccer, just like you're doing it for football, just like you should do it with softball, just like you should do it with men's basketball," Alden said. "All your kids should benefit from that."
NCAA scandals often revolve around players receiving impermissible benefits. Manziel, for example, was alleged to have signed thousands of items of memorabilia for autograph dealers, presumably for financial gain, although the NCAA could not prove that. To what degree paying players would reduce cheating in college athletics is questionable, Alden said.
"I don't know if it will ultimately solve that. But I know one thing for sure, unless you do something, you have no leg to stand on when you're turning around telling a student-athlete you can't do this when at the same time we're not prepared to be able to help them at all, to be able to counteract that," he said. "So is it going to stop it? No, I don't think so.
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3. Let's check in on basketball
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5. Division IV, etc.
6. These always make me laugh to tears (and make me feel silly for laughing to tears)
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