Comments Off on The Sports Wire: Saturday, November 14
Today on The Sports Wire: BK discussed Gary Pinkel’s legacy at Mizzou, where the Tigers will turn next, why last night’s Mizzou hoops win over Wofford could prove to be a turning point, and it’s time to reflect on the week that was in Columbia.
Plus, BK discussed the Mizzou coaching search with Chris Vannani of CoachingSearch.com. All of that and more from today on The Sports Wire.
Dave Bartoo of CFB Matrix joined Matt and BK for his weekly spot on The Big Show to discuss Mizzou’s matchup against BYU, the formula for the College Football Playoff rankings, and why Dave believes the SEC is being disrespected by the committee.
Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou joined Matt and BK for his weekly guest spot on The Big Show to discuss what’s next for Mizzou’s campus, what he expects to happen this weekend in the Mizzou-BYU game, and how we should grade this Mizzou basketball team.
Bill Connelly joined Matt and BK for his weekly appearance on The Big Show to discuss the football team’s impact in changing the course of history on the Missouri campus, and to discuss the team’s upcoming matchup against BYU.
Comments Off on Mizzou Basketball Media Day: Reaction to Concerned Student 1950 & Previewing Wofford
Mizzou basketball coach Kim Anderson, along with players Terrence Phillips, K.J. Walton, Ryan Rosburg and Kevin Puryear, addressed the media on their thoughts and concerns about #ConcernedStudent1950, and the impact of the football team’s strike. Coach and his players also previewed the team’s upcoming matchup against Wofford.
Comments Off on Concerned Student 1950: Mizzou Football Players Release Statement
The Mizzou football players released a statement in support of Jonathan L. Butler following the news that his hunger strike will come to an end.
“We as a football team have a statement we are about to release our team captain will release a statement
With this statement it speaks to all of us not as individuals but us a football team united as one.
Our main message to destruct the narrative that has been out in the media about us we just wanted to use our platform to take a stance as fellow concerned students on an issue especially being as though a fellow black ma’s life is on the line. Due to the end of the hunger strike we will be ending our solidarity strike to not practice and returning to our normal schedule as football players. It is a privilege to play for the university of Missouri’s football team and we are very thankful for that opportunity we love the game but at the end of the day it is just that, a game. Through this experience we have really begun to bridge the cap between student and athlete and the phrase “student athlete”. By connecting with the community and realizing the bigger picture we shall continue to build with the community and support positive change on Mizzou’s campus. Though we don’t experience everything the general student body does we are all concerned students one nine five zero.
And every body that wants to talk and the real back vibe of the concerned student one nine five zero is right here. Y’all can get the story y’all need.
As a football team we are here to support the movement and use our platform to make a difference.
Let this be a testament to all other athletes across the country that you do have a power. You do have a power, it started with a few individuals on our team and look at what it’s become and where it’s at right now, it’s nationally known.”
Comments Off on BREAKING NEWS: UM System President Tim Wolfe Announces He Will Resign
The University of Missouri system president, Tim Wolfe, announced Monday prior to the MU Board of Curators meeting that he will resign from his position. His resignation comes following the University of Missouri football players came out in support of #ConcernedStudent1950. Tune into 103.1 FM & 1580 AM KTGR all day long for complete coverage of this developing story.
Tim Wolfe: “I am resigning as the president of the University of Missouri system today.”
The resignation comes approximately a month following the creation of #ConcernedStudent1950, and almost exactly one week following the start of Jonathan L. Butler’s hunger strike. Concerned Student 1950 was formed, “because of Wolfe’s inaction in response to a ‘slew of racist, sexist, homophobic, etc., incidents that have dynamically disrupted the learning experience at the University of Missouri,’ ” according to Butler’s letter.
The MSA President, Payton Head, has been vocal on the issues at hand. The entire MSA organization, including its cabinet, released a statement Monday morning asking for the immediate removal of Tim Wolfe as UM System president.
Jonathan L. Butler’s hunger strike has concluded following Wolfe’s resignation, but the list of demands from the Concerned Student 1950 group have yet to be met. It remains to be seen how the group will respond to Wolfe’s resignation.
The story gained steam on Saturday night when dozens of Mizzou football players Tweeted a photo standing in solidarity with Jonathan L. Butler and the Concerned Student 1950 group. Their message grew stronger Sunday when the entire Mizzou football team took a photo along with head coach Gary Pinkel saying that the Mizzou football program stands with Concerned Student 1950.