I'll give you one guess.
About 15 hours after this news came down, I'm left confused over basically one issue: Who was told about this and when? Kim Anderson wasn't told about this investigation during the interview process despite the fact that Mizzou had been given a "verbal notice of inquiry" before Haith left. Hell, Haith himself said he didn't know about the investigation until months later. Meanwhile, when Mack Rhoades interviewed for the athletic director position a year later, he was told. I have no idea what a verbal notice of inquiry is, but that's really confusing.
Mary Ann Austin, MU compliance director, said the reason MU didn't inform Kim Anderson of the NCAA investigation before he was hired was ...— Joe Walljasper (@JoeWalljasper) January 14, 2016
"The NCAA had not provided the institution authority to share any information at the time of the Head Men’s Basketball search."— Joe Walljasper (@JoeWalljasper) January 14, 2016
That doesn't make it less confusing. You're told you're being investigated, but you can't tell coaches or prospective coaches yet? Either someone is being misleading, or the NCAA's processes are even stranger/dumber than we thought.
Or both, I guess. It could always be both.
The more I think about these violations, by the way, the more I think Mizzou's set of self-imposed punishments is pretty appropriate. We'll see if the NCAA's dartboard of random enforcement agrees.
But hey, at least the 2013-14 wins were vacated and not the 2011-12 wins. Though, now that I think about it, Mizzou should have included "vacate the 2012 NCAA Tournament appearance" among the self-imposed punishments...
The recruiting dead period is over. Time for the home stretch.
So apparently landing a JUCO lineman is a fresh priority after the break...
The next big test for the Fightin' Pingetons comes tonight
Baseball expectations: high
A hell of a catcher
Still ain't played nobody
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