Missouri raises possibility of Pinkel extension

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri athletic director Mike

Alden addressed the likelihood coach Gary Pinkel will be sought for the

Washington opening, raising the possibility of a contract extension

after the season.

The fifth-ranked Tigers play No. 3

Auburn in the SEC championship game Saturday in Atlanta. Both schools

are 11-1 overall and 7-1 in conference play.


has 101 victories in 13 seasons at Missouri, tied with Don Faurot for

most in school history.

Alden said he’s proud of the

team’s success academically too, and said he and the coach have already

spoken about the future.