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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.

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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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tigerbb100 months
Good stay home racist Mizzo
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NorCalHog100 months
No reason to end the season at 5-8.
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TigerDean100 months
Good !! that school deserves NO bowl .. and players wow what a embarrassing group they are ...
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foshizzle100 months
It likely was at best a tossup financially anyway.
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Mulerider100 months
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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atltiger6487100 months
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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ChunkyLover54100 months
Is this the second time in about 4 years the Independence Bowl was turned down?
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BiggerBear100 months
"Spelt" is a word. It has multiple meanings, one of which is the past tense of "spell."
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TenTex100 months
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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Remote Controlled100 months
Pretty sure "spelt" isn't a word.
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PortCityTiger82100 months
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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Masterag100 months
Pretty sure it's spelt "berth"
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Luke100 months
Now in addition to the utter embarrassment surrounding their student Mizzou costs the SEC bowl revenue...
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CRDNLSCHMCPSN11100 months
They don't deserve to play in a bowl anyway.
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Brosef Stalin17100 months
hunger strike until mizzou plays in a bowl game!
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