1. About yesterday.
I’m sure you know by now, but Missouri had some sanctions handed down upon it by college sports’ judicious, thoughtful overloads, the NCAA.
We’ve had plenty of content about that.
But let’s start with the most absurd, enraging moments from the release of sanctions, which included a media call with the NCAA Committee of Infractions as well as a media call with Missouri chancellor Alexander Cartwright and athletic director Jim Sterk.
I’m going to present these without comment, because really, they need no comment. The first group is all from the NCAA COI call:
On the NCAA/Mizzou call with David Roberts, the chief hearing officer for the panel, I asked if schools are now being encouraged not to cooperate or tell the truth. Roberts replied: "You can certainly make that argument."— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) January 31, 2019
On conference call, Ncaa committee spokesman makes it clear that evidence indicates tutor acted on her own without direction from colleagues.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 31, 2019
And these are from the Cartwright/Sterk call:
Sterk is asked how the postseason bans sit with the NCAA's idea of not punishing student athletes who didn't have anything to do with the violations. His answer was very succinct: "Great question."— Summer of Measles (@GabeDeArmond) January 31, 2019
I asked Sterk if he was surprised there were recruiting penalties because the violations weren't in recruiting and if that would be part of their appeal: "Great point and, yes, surprised."— Summer of Measles (@GabeDeArmond) January 31, 2019
Honestly, we could fill dozens of articles with tweets like these from Thursday, but let’s move on.
In case you missed it, here’s some of the national perspective on the NCAA/MIssouri sanctions:
- Andy Staples seeks to answer why Missouri got the punishment that UNC and others in academic fraud situations did not (via Sports Illustrated)
- The NCAA’s random punishment generator hit Missouri at the worst possible time, writes Joan Niesen (via Sports Illustrated)
- College Football Live discusses the Missouri sanctions (first part of video)
- Here’s the impact on the baseball program, from our very own Jack Parodi (via the Columbia Missourian)
2. Statement SZN
There were no shortage of statements released on Thursday, by Missouri administrators, coaches — even politicians.
Here’s the rundown of those. First up, Barry Odom:
Next up, Missouri Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden:
Here’s SEC commissioner Greg Sankey:
I especially like this statement from Missouri signee CJ Boone:
Whatever You heard...— C J B ⁵ . (@Cjay5k) January 31, 2019
See y’all At the Spring Game
Yesterday at Rock M
- Despite postseason ban, Kelly Bryant reportedly staying at Missouri
- Missouri intends to appeal NCAA’s ‘harsh and inconsistent’ sanctions
- What the sanctions mean for Kelly Bryant and Missouri’s football program
- Where should Drew Lock go in the NFL Draft?
- Study Hall: Auburn 92, Missouri 58
- This is a great read: Dave Matter talked with TJ Moe and Elvis Fisher, among others, about their brief time with the New England Patriots to learn how the dynasty works (via STLtoday.com)
- Sorry for the short links today — been a crazy 24 hours. We’ll have plenty more content throughout the day on Friday. Happy weekend, everyone.