GEORGE KENNEDY: MU needs to 'step up' in the competition for athletics dollars

Thursday, June 14, 2012 | 4:55 p.m. CDT; updated 5:17 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 14, 2012

COLUMBIA — Wednesday’s “SEC Summit” was held in the new Tiger Performance Complex, home of the gymnastics team and the Golden Girls. It was such a blatant bit of boosterism that the Missourian didn’t assign a reporter. I don’t mind a little boosterism in a good cause, and I thought there might be food, so I joined the hundred or so of my fellow fans for a healthful buffet and an even more satisfying pep talk/warning.