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The SEC is comin’ for you, and Mizzou will be missing at least one “noticeable” body on Saturday

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Mizzou News for Friday, October 9

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Bad Boys, Bad Boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when the SEC comes for you?

Y’all.... what is wrong with me?!? First off, I was planning to write a lovely hoops update based on The Athletic’s awesome “State of the Program” article on Mizzou by CJ Moore, and look at what I’m talking about?!? Freakin football. Sigh. And secondly, I’m not sorry about the title of this post. I am nothing if not cheesy.

Don’t want to follow the rules? Well, the SEC is taking action. Mississippi State, A&M, LSU, Georgia — I’m sure some others — I’m looking at you. The conference office is coming for you and it WON’T be pretty.

According to this report by ESPN’s Alex Scarborough, SEC Commish Greg Sankey isn’t playing around. Coaches who fail to follow the task force’s requirements will be assessed a $100k reduction in conference revenue. Keep it up? There goes another $100k. And it continues from there, with more fines and possible suspensions. From a memo, obtained by the network:

“The imposition of any reduction in Conference revenue for failure to substantially comply with or repeated disregard of the SEC masking requirement will be determined at the Commissioner’s discretion,” the memo states. “In addition, individuals who fail to comply with or disregard the masking requirement could be subject to penalties, including but not limited to, suspension for a specified period.”

I can’t imagine Athletic Directors will take too kindly to their coaches costing the school money, so they’d best get it together.

Speaking of coaches that DO believe in sharing results and following the damn safety rules, Drinkwitz said on his radio show Thursday that they did have one positive test will lead to 7 people missing in action on Saturday. From Dave Matter, and this doesn’t sound great, y’all...

Additionally, from his post (where you can read more about the nameless players missing and Drink’s radio show appearance):

Close contacts of positive cases must quarantine for a minimum of 14 days, meaning those six players will also miss the Vanderbilt game on Oct. 17.

Damn. That truly sucks. A winnable game and they can’t play... 2020 is THE WORST.

On to the links! Don’t forget to wake up early, get your fall beverages ready, and settle in for the game at 11! I will be at work and not enjoying anything but water, but will surely be listening in my one faux airpod. M-I-Z.


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  • Really hoping Shawn Robinson sticks this out...

Other Mizzou Sports News

(Special Note: I’ll have the first of a two-parter on mental health and performance, imposter syndrome, and its effects on Black athletes and coaches on Thursday)

  • X-Man.... looking good out there!
  • Mizzou Hoops. Tall.
  • Coach Pingeton’s squad is working hard.

Other Interesting Mizzou-adjacent/Sports News

  • In sad news, rest in peace to former Mizzou Tigers football player, Castine Bridges, who played a key role on the 2007-08 teams.

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