The Schedule Roulette continues...
Going to start this morning off with an internet trend.
How it started:
Sam Pittman isn't convinced they'll get more than 1 or 2 players back for Saturday and they were down to 55 scholly players this weekend. With rounds of testing to go, this game is teetering already.— Nikki Chavanelle (@NikkiChavanelle) November 23, 2020
How it’s going:
That’s how we’re doing it now, right? Just in a single tweet?
All kidding aside, this was pretty easy to see coming. Arkansas — like Missouri, it should be noted — has been struggling with their own roster limit issues, and has more recently been dealing with COVID-19 and contract tracing issues. To be honest, every game feels like it’s on shaky ground these days, but the writing on the wall seemed to be underlined this week.
All is not lost, though. Missouri is still playing (as of now), and will take on Vanderbilt, which had to postpone its game against Tennessee. And they seem just as confused about this as the rest of us.
Anyway, let’s not hold our breath. After all, Missouri is right up against the margins as is, and just lost another body to the transfer portal on Monday. So there’s probably a 50-50 shot this game goes on as is... though Eli Drinkwitz has proven he’ll fudge the numbers a little bit if it means playing.
So today’s lesson is... I don’t know. Don’t get your hopes up for more football? Or at least don’t expect anything to go as planned?
In any case, wear a mask and social distance.
Yesterday at Rock M
- The Good, Bad and Ugly: South Carolina
- MV3: Nick Bolton runs away with the top spot after brilliant performance
- SEC Hoops Preview: #11 Ole Miss Rebels
- Mizzou has a massive front court, but can they take over games?
- BREAKING: Mizzou, Arkansas game postponed, Tigers will face Vanderbilt instead
- Are we actually going to make it to Wednesday for college basketball? Probably... but should we?
Wichita State arrived in South Dakota for the Bad Boy event and then multiple players tested positive, source told @Stadium.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) November 24, 2020
VCU replacing the Shockers.
Tennessee men's basketball is pausing all team activities following multiple positive COVID-19 test results within the program, including coach Rick Barnes. No update on this week's scheduled games yet.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) November 23, 2020
If Kermit Davis is unable to coach to start the Rebels' season, Ronnie Hamilton will serve as the team's interim head coach https://t.co/s1yoyy2Ee0— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 17, 2020
- If we do make it to Saturday, Souichi Terada posits that Mizzou Hoops will have five questions to answer during their 2020-2021 season.
- Dave Matter wrote up some thoughts on the snap counts and PFF player grades from Saturday’s game, making special note of (surprise, surprise) Nick Bolton.
- In his five quick hitters piece for St. Louis Today, Ben Frederickson noted that Eli Drinkwitz has already made a habit of winning close games in his head coaching career.
- Anyone need a good laugh today? Here you go!
Mark Stoops trying to hold back on his radio show tonight after learning more SEC games have been postponed. Sounded like he was about to explode. It’s still bothering him that Mizzou was given two extra days to prepare for his team. Not a fan of how the league has handled things— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) November 24, 2020
Imagine thinking two extra days was instrumental in the, “Road grade them with Larry Rountree,” game plan.
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