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College Football Media Reacts To Missouri's Postseason Ban

A general view of Missouri's football field.

COLUMBIA, MO - SEPTEMBER 16: A general view of Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium during the game between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Missouri Tigers on September 16, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Missouri Tigers were dealt troubling news this afternoon, as the football program is banned from the postseason for 2019-20 due to an academic violation.

Missouri faces this harsh punishment because the NCAA discovered that a tutor completed homework for a number of students.

Not only will the Tigers miss the opportunity to play in the postseason, but wins from the years where these wrongful acts took place will be vacated. In addition, the university will have its scholarship total reduced partially for next season.

As expected, the official news of these penalties has the college sports world stunned.

Many people are starting to wonder if these sanctions will affect Kelly Bryant. The former Clemson quarterback transferred to Missouri to replace Drew Lock, who might be selected early in the upcoming NFL Draft. However, the inability to play in either the College Football Playoff or any bowl game could possibly influence him to leave the program.

Others chose to question the severity of the punishments in all this madness, speculating about the NCAA possibly favoring certain universities.

And as always, there were some jokes made on Twitter about Missouri not being able to play in any bowl game.

After finishing the 2018 season with a strong 8-5 record behind Lock, the Tigers must feel like this punishment is a true punch to the gut. It'll be worth monitoring how these penalties affect Missouri's ability to recruit for the next two years.