OK, it’s officially Kick A Dookie Around Week at CSTB. First, the skip tracers are after Christian Laettner. Then, Virgina Tech’s Deron Washington kicked the Blue Devils’ Lee Melchionni in the face last night (Marcus Vick, unavailable for comment). And finally, Quinn Snyder’s reign of error at Missouri seems to be coming to a close, writes the St. Louis Dispatch’s Jeff Gordon after viewing the latest capitulation to Iowa State.

It is tough to lose going away at home, 82-58. It™s always painful to clear your own building of its fans, including some very powerful boosters.

œI noticed the fans leave, Iowa State Jassan Gray told reporters. œI was like ˜Wow, this place got real quiet.™

When an opposing player, Curtis Stinson, says this about your team after the game, it sounds like a ringing indictment: œThey started giving up. We started getting easy layups, and that’s when we started to figure that these guys are not playing hard. They were mad at each other, and they started yelling and everything at each other.

Snyder packed it in early, too, getting ejected from the game for arguing with officials. The whole program came unhinged at Mizzou Arena, raising the usual questions about the future.