The last time Kentucky played Missouri, the Tigers took a tough loss. Today they received an even bigger blow than a loss on an untimed down.
Following an investigation into inappropriate use of an academic tutor, the NCAA has given Missouri a postseason ban for the football program following the 2019-20 season. The baseball and softball teams will be banned from postseason play following the 2018-19 seasons. Each program also gets a five percent scholarship reduction and recruiting limitations.
In one instance, the tutor completed an entire course for one football player. She took math placement exams for a pair of football players and was pushed to complete coursework to ensure students would graduate.
Before you read the entire NCAA report on its investigation, consider this: former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant and Arkansas receiver Jonathan Nance transferred to Missouri this offseason. Built to have their best team since back-to-back SEC East Titles, how will Barry Odom’s squad respond, and will Bryant even be there when the season starts August 31?