For the second day in a row, we really just have to talk about the release of a few more schedule updates for the upcoming Mizzou Football season and upcoming SEC meetings. To my great dismay, it’s more games with my least favorite start time….
The Tigers’ second game of the year against K State on September 10 in Manhattan, KS will be at .[dramatic music]… 11 clock. The good news. It will air on ESPN2!
The Tigers’ home game on September 17th – family weekend – against Abilene Christian kicks off at – you guessed it – 11am. This game will be shown on SECN+.
So we now have the details for the first three games of the season, kicking off Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 p.m. against LA Tech (ESPNU), along with the Black Friday game against Arkansas in CoMo at 2:00 p.m :30 p.m. (on CBS). . You can read more about the schedule at MUTigers.com.
To continue with the planning, next week will be the first in-person SEC meetings since 2019 where the football schedule will be a hot topic! Dave Matter noted in his story that those in attendance will be markedly different from the last meeting, as 12 of the 14 SEC schools have hired someone new in one or more of their three most visible positions: AD, soccer coach, or men’s tire. Also, one school—Missouri—hired someone in all three! Now for football planning:
Before figuring out who is playing who, the league must decide whether to stay with eight conference games or switch to nine. (The Big Ten, Big 12, and Pac-12 play nine league games.) A move to nine conference games is good for fan interest, ticket sales, and TV ratings, but could dilute the SEC’s college football playoff candidate pool, especially if Sankey fails to persuade his fellow conference commissioners to expand the current four-team playoff field.
As such, the SEC needs a planning format, preferably one that provides more variety from year to year. Under the current East-West divisional model, teams rotate 12 years between the other division’s hosting teams. Mizzou, who is about to start his 11th season in the SEC, is making his first trip to Auburn this fall.
Sounds like they have a lot to talk about, huh? And they also need to think about what they’re going to do when Oklahoma and Texas arrive. FUN!
Continue to the links. Have a relaxing Memorial Day weekend everyone. It will be my first weekend not completely consumed with softball since mid-February.
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