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Missouri Tigers News: National reactions from the NCAA’s decision, plus some thoughts on basketball

Mizzou News for Thursday, November 28— Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday’s news would have been a much bigger story if Missouri was a 9-10 win football team.

That’s just the way it goes, unfortunately. But the NCAA’s decision on the appeal still got the national attention it deserved. Let’s take a look at some reactions.

From The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel noticed how ridiculously long it took for this to happen.

Matt Fortuna pointed out that the timing was just so thoughtful on their part, coming during Thanksgiving week. #blessed

One of the biggest voices when it comes to these NCAA situations chimed in as well. Here’s what ESPN’s Jay Bilas had to say:

You get the point. I haven’t seen one national reporter say Missouri got what they deserved. That’s all you need to know. If you find one, please let me know.

So, yeah... football, softball, and baseball are all banned from this year’s postseason, along with other potentially devastating sanctions. And yet somehow, the Thanksgiving week managed to get even worse. #grateful

On the basketball side, the Tigers had a disappointing performance in the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City, going 0-2. 11 point losses to both Butler and Oklahoma dropped Missouri about 20 spots in KenPom. It was a frustrating missed opportunity, and there’s no other way to put it. Mizzou basketball just isn’t there yet. Luckily, it’s only November and there’s more non-conference resume building opportunities in what’s shown to be a soft SEC. Temple, Illinois, and West Virginia loom large.

On to some Thanksgiving links...

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More Links:

  • The NCAA has issued a statement in response to Missouri’s comments on the appeal decision. #deleteyouraccount
  • It sounds like we could be closing in on Drew Lock getting his first career NFL start. The 3-8 Broncos host the 4-7 Chargers on Sunday afternoon.
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