The St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist identifies a reason for empty seats at an annual Mizzou basketball game in St. Louis:
The stat that was most eye-catching from the game? Total attendance: 14,456.
Both teams entered the game with some bad losses on their records. But Missouri? Man, its fan base is apathetic because its team is often pathetic.
Missing from his explanation: the continuing ire of alumni after the recent ‘strike’ by members of the (often pathetic) football team that led to the dismissal/resignation of a couple of high-ranking administration.
University of Missouri lost a lot of goodwill from its graduates in that fiasco, and its repercussions are going to echo for years to come.