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Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades released at statement on Monday to explain why the Tigers will be declining an invitation to play in the Independence Bowl.


The Tigers finished the 2015 season with a 5-7 record and were inline for a bowl berth because of their Academic Progress Rate.
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Good stay home racist Mizzo
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No reason to end the season at 5-8.
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Good !! that school deserves NO bowl .. and players wow what a embarrassing group they are ...
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It likely was at best a tossup financially anyway.
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They should let the players decide since they were allowed to walk out and join an openly racist movement and then return with no punishment. Absurd...
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I agree that no one wants to see a 5-7 bowl team. Hell, I don't want to see 6-6 or 7-5 bowl teams either - I'd rather the number of bowls cut in half.

But this will cost the SEC some money, since bowl payouts are split among all conference members. That's the only downside, but the payout isn't big so it's actually not a big hit.
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Is this the second time in about 4 years the Independence Bowl was turned down?
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"Spelt" is a word. It has multiple meanings, one of which is the past tense of "spell."
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Good for Mizzou putting their program first by decling a bowl match up no body wants to watch. Why force the added expense on their fans?
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Pretty sure "spelt" isn't a word.
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SEC should tell them since they had a chance to play in a bowl but declined it then they will not be included in the money split this season.
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Pretty sure it's spelt "berth"
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Luke
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Now in addition to the utter embarrassment surrounding their student Mizzou costs the SEC bowl revenue...
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They don't deserve to play in a bowl anyway.
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hunger strike until mizzou plays in a bowl game!
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