On Thursday night, former Mizzou basketball guard Terrence Phillips released a lengthy statement on Twitter claiming the Title IX investigation into his alleged inappropriate sexual conduct was finished. He also claimed he was cleared by the university in 3 of 4 complaints against him.
My 6 month Title IX investigation is over. See below: pic.twitter.com/PbDsilCH8m— Terrence Phillips (@FloorGeneral03) July 27, 2018
There’s a lot to this statement, and it’s best taken in the non-summarized version. Mizzou has yet to confirm any of Phillips’ claims, but the likelihood of such a confirmation is probably low, so it appears this matter may be reaching its end.
As a website, it’s probably not our place to comment too much on the matter. However, I (Josh) believe PowerMizzou’s Gabe DeArmond summed up the whole situation well on Twitter shortly after Phillips’ statement was released.
Only comment I’d leave here is that there are two sides to every story. We heard the accusations, now we’ve heard Phillips’ side. I have no idea what the truth is and I doubt we’re likely to find out. I’m not expecting any statement/response from #Mizzou— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) July 27, 2018
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- Boy, oh boy, recruiting never slows down does it? First off, several Mizzou basketball targets - E.J. Liddell, Mario McKinney, Caleb Love, Luke Kasubke and more -were in action last night and coaching staffs from across the country were in attendance.
LSU, Oregon, Duke, Mizzou, SMU, Oklahoma, TCU, Ohio St, Purdue, Auburn, Iowa St, Illinois, Arizona, VCU, Wichita St, Wake Forest for @MokanBasketball vs @STLEaglesBBall (Trae Young, Willie Cayley-Stein and Brad Beal on the sidelines) pic.twitter.com/pv0XdNSjkA— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) July 26, 2018
On the football side, three-star St. Louis wide receiver Maurice Massey says he’ll be dropping his top two schools later today.
Top 2 dropping TOMORROW!— FAC✖️TOR (@xfactormaurice) July 26, 2018
Massey was in Columbia earlier this week and is due to visit Illinois this weekend. It’s probably safe to assume the Tigers and Illini will be duking it out for the local star’s talents.
Mizzou also hosted another St. Louis talent on campus yesterday.
Between Simmons, Massey and several other targets out of St. Louis, it’s pretty clear the staff is betting big on this year’s local recruiting class.
- Gabe DeArmond released his weekly podcast at PowerMizzou, this time discussing how important the upcoming season is to Barry Odom and Mizzou football as a whole.
- More basketball news! Mizzou has officially set a date with Temple in Columbia.
Students will be back from Thanksgiving break, so Mizzou Arena should be roaring just in time for the Owls to show up.
- It looks like Karissa Schweizer has another award to take home. Congrats to her, Cunningham, Liitmae and both indoor teams on their academic achievements.
- And in baseball news, #MizzouMade Ian Kinsler has been on an absolute tear since the All Star break and has apparently caught the attention of a few contending teams.