• Missouri football

My recent Bleader post on declining educational standards at the University of Missouri football program has brought a tart retort from that program’s media spokesman.

“I must say that I am disappointed—especially with you being a Mizzou alumnus—that you wouldn’t have taken the time to contact me, or somebody here at Mizzou, before writing what you did,” Chad Moller e-mailed me over the weekend. “Surely you have to know that academics are important to us here at Mizzou. They always have been and always will be. One student-athlete’s recounting of his experience (and he has embellished some important facts) is just that—one person.”