Just three days stand between Missouri and a much-needed distraction from the social issues clouding Columbia, Mo. when the Tigers host BYU at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. As has been the case for the past four days, Mizzou remained in the national headlines.
Here are four things to know:
- After a tumultuous Tuesday night, including threats of violence against Mizzou students, coach Gary Pinkel addressed the media on Wednesday’s SEC teleconference, including the status of the recruiting following the events of the Concerned Student 1950 boycott.
- Football players aren’t the only athletes lending support to Mizzou. UNC senior guard Marcus Paige, the co-preseason ACC Player of the Year, also applauded the Tigers for using their status to create change.
- Kim Anderson announced his second recruiting class at Mizzou on Wednesday evening after signing 6-foot-6 forward Willie Jackson, 6-foot-9 center Reed Nikko and 6-foot-10 center Mitchell Smith.
- While the Tigers haven’t lost any current commitments, 3-star defensive end Sci Martin announced that he has removed Mizzou from his top five due to the social unrest on Mizzou’s campus.
Other Missouri news from around the Internet
- Just how close was Mizzou men’s hoops to a potential boycott as well? Steve Walentik took a look.
- Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason, one of two African American coaches in the SEC, told reporters that he supported the actions taken by Pinkel and his team.
- Former UGA walk-on Reuben Faloughi is one of the Mizzou students advocating for change in Columbia, Mo And, much like his time as a walk-on, it is a constant fight for the Georgia native.