The Kansas City Sports Commission has scheduled a news conference for Thursday afternoon in the wake of the announcement of future Big 12 championships at the conference spring meetings in Irving, Texas.
The cost of attendance boost to an athletic scholarship is about to become a reality and some coaches are uncomfortable with the new economic reality of college sports: Athletes will be able to get more at some schools than at others.
Missouri men’s basketball ranked 13th among 14 SEC teams in Academic Progress Rate when the NCAA released its data Wednesday, but the Tigers’ yearly score for 2013-14 was 851. Coach Kim Anderson’s program will need to do a good job retaining players and progressing those players toward degrees to avoid penalties in the coming years.
Missouri isn’t favored in the SEC East by preseason football projections, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Tigers, who reached the SEC Championship Game the last two seasons, are still receiving plenty of top 25 picks.