There isn’t a lot to say about COVID-19 that hasn’t already been said. Sam already laid out some really cogent thoughts yesterday morning, and you should definitely check them out.
But we’re not the only ones concerned. Ben Frederickson at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch made the case yesterday that college football could be the most complicated sporting situation caused by this hastened return to action.
That’s especially true as concerns continue to mount around the college football landscape. After several reports of programs testing dozens of positive players, Rutgers was the latest hit with the big news of positive tests on Sunday.
All of this comes amongst the UCLA player demonstrations, which may represent the canary in the coal mine of player empowerment in the coronavirus era.
What happens if Mizzou has several players test positive and refuse to play? Does Eli Drinkwitz go the way of Chip Kelly or respect his players’ rights to keeping their health (and the health of others) in order?
Luckily, we’ve yet to hear of any confirmed positive tests. But it seems like only a matter of time until we do... and then we haven’t even started talking about the eventual cases that may pop up during the season.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Dave Matter brings readers the story of Bryndon Minter, who aided the viral effort to call out the NFL’s lack of action amidst the latest round of protests over police brutality in the United States.
- Souichi Terada summed up Eli Drinkwitz’s latest hot streak on the recruiting trail.
- PowerMizzou published a Q&A with Mizzou’s latest commit and detailed some interest in a JUCO DT for the 2021 class — for subscribers, of course. As usual, non-subscribers can vote in the ongoing Ultimate Mizzou Player bracket, which is down to the final four in basketball.
- 247Sports predicts Missouri will go bowling in their first year under Eli Drinkwitz, and against a powerhouse ACC opponent to boot!
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