In a move to further protect players from dangerous hits, the SEC has defined a "strike zone" from below the neck to above the knees in which an unabated defender is allowed to tackle an "offensive player in a passing posture."
Two former Missouri football players are suing the NCAA in federal court over head injuries they suffered decades ago, joining a cascade of recent lawsuits against college sports' governing body related to traumatic brain injuries.
The Tigers are already without James Franklin, who is out for at least two more weeks with a shoulder sprain. Now reserve quarterback Corbin Berkstresser is out indefinitely with a torn medial meniscus in his left knee.
After missing last week's game against Arizona State with a shoulder injury, Missouri quarterback James Franklin is expected to start Saturday at No. 7 South Carolina, a source close to the program told ESPN.com.