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MU cross country coach suspended for ‘personnel matter’

Missouri cross country coach Joe Lynn has been suspended for a “personnel matter,” a spokesman for the athletic department confirmed Thursday.

Lynn, who also serves as an assistant track and field coach for middle distance and distance runners, is in his third season at Missouri.

Former MU basketball player Zach Price charged in car-ramming incident

Dismissed Missouri forward Zach Price was charged Thursday with felony tampering in the first degree for defacing a motor vehicle, according to the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to the statute, Price could face up to seven years in jail and up to a $5,000 fine.

Xavier’s Chris Mack, Dayton’s Archie Miller haven’t been contacted by Missouri

Xavier men’s basketball coach Chris Mack has not been contacted about the vacancy at Missouri, a source close to Mack told The Star on Thursday.

“Chris is happy at Xavier,” the source said.

Taking stock of Missouri’s basketball coaching search as it nears one week old

There’s plenty of speculation about who Missouri will hire as its next men’s basketball coach, but only one candidate is known to have been contacted by someone affiliated with the Tigers’ search: Central Missouri coach Kim Anderson.

So, who else are the Tigers targeting to succeed Frank Haith, who flew to Tulsa one week ago? Truthfully, it’s hard to say anything with certainty, but here’s a look:

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Few certainties in MU search, but don’t count on Gregg Marshall, Tim Floyd

Five days-plus after University of Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith made his escape to Tulsa official, the search process either is a brilliant stealth campaign, a clinic in diversionary tactics or just clunked up in gridlock.

Pick one, any one of those assessments, and you might be right.

Shaka Smart has passed up other chances to leave VCU

Texas-El Paso’s Tim Floyd and Central Missouri’s Kim Anderson have been linked to Missouri’s open men’s basketball job.

But the list of coaches who say no one from MU or an intermediary has reached out is considerably longer. It includes Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall and Stephen F. Austin’s Brad Underwood, a former Kansas State assistant under Bob Huggins and Frank Martin.

Video: Blair Kerkhoff discusses Missouri's coaching wish list

Is Kim Anderson just a fallback and is Gregg Marshall a realistic option? The Kansas City Star's Blair Kerkhoff & CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss the latest on Missouri's basketball coaching search.

MU reaches out to Kim Anderson, Tim Floyd’s name emerges

The search for Frank Haith’s replacement as Missouri’s men’s basketball coach entered its fifth day on Tuesday with athletic director Mike Alden bunkered in as promised.

“The next time that I would talk to you, after this today, will be when we introduce our next head coach,” Alden said Friday in a news conference at Mizzou Arena after Haith decided to leave for Tulsa.

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