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Missouri and Missouri State will not be playing each other in softball

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We assume.

An email exchange between Missouri Softball Head Coach Ehren Earleywine and Missouri State Head Softball coach Holly Hesse shows negotiations for a 2016 game between the two schools going every so slightly off the rails. As reported by Kate Fagan of espnW, Hesse can be seen declining the opportunity to schedule a future game with the Tigers. Earleywine, angered by the manner with which Hesse refused, fires back a sharp retort. The following quote from Chad Moller, a media relations official at Missouri, comes via Fagan's article.

I am sincerely sorry for the unprofessional comments I made. I understand that is not the right way to represent the University of Missouri, and serving as a role model and a positive example for our students is very important. I apologize to Coach Hesse, the Missouri State softball program and our fans for the way I reacted and know this was not the proper way to handle the situation.

You can peruse the entirety of the exchange between Earleywine, Hesse, and Missouri Director of Operations Lisa Simmons in the article.

Twitter reactions

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ive known Ehren Earleywine a long time. One of the nicest, most fun guys I worked with. Unless, you know, you insult his character/integrity</p>&mdash; Steven Keers (@stevenkeers) <a href="https://twitter.com/stevenkeers/status/604437951909498881">May 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nobody writes a conclusion like Ehren Earleywine writes a conclusion.</p>&mdash; Joe Walljasper (@JoeWalljasper) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeWalljasper/status/604436719056896001">May 29, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Earleywine is notoriously prickly. Not super shocked. <a href="https://t.co/wg0nj5yMlh">https://t.co/wg0nj5yMlh</a></p>&mdash; Jack Peglow (@JackPeglow) <a href="https://twitter.com/JackPeglow/status/604433817848324097">May 29, 2015</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Compared to the typical Mizzou Athletics &quot;scandals&quot; this one is hilarious. I think/hope we can all have a good laugh.</p>&mdash; Robert O&#39;Neill (@RobertONeill31) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobertONeill31/status/604437353961127936">May 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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