Two big meetings at our university this week made the news.
One was celebratory, the other cautionary. They could hardly have been more different in setting or tone, but I took away from both an important common theme. I haven’t seen that theme reflected in the news reports, so I’ll explain.
On Monday, several hundred fans gathered in Mizzou Arena to welcome our new men’s basketball coach. It was a happier crowd than I’ve seen at actual games this season.
The huge scoreboard repeatedly flashed a set of impressive numbers: Playing in 6 of the last 9 postseasons, 23 conference championships, 26 all-time NCAA tournaments, four Elite 8’s. The last three seasons, for obvious reasons, weren’t mentioned.