Guess whose face is on the ticket for Mizzou's game vs. South Carolina?

Michael Dixon left in November. Loving tribute here. (photo via @natejacobson1)

It's weird times in Columbia right now. The head coach could be receiving bad news at any hour.

The 13-4 Tigers, who have lost three of their past six games, have a home game against South Carolina on Tuesday night, and it's a fairly nondescript game except for, wait, what? Yes, that's Michael Dixon on the game ticket. The same Michael Dixon who was dismissed from the team/school in late November and didn't play a game for Mizzou this season after allegations about sexual assault led the student board to dismiss him.

This photo comes from Nate Jacobson, a journalism major at the school, according to his Twitter bio.

Obviously what happens in cases like this is, the school prints out season tickets to all the fans who've signed up for them and mails the sheets of tickets out before the season.

No one could have foreseen Dixon being dismissed.

And news about Haith just compounds the tough times Missouri is going through these days.

So now it makes for a little bit of an awkward collectible for the diehard Tigers fans who are hoping to get through this season without more reminders of past punishments or harbingers for future ones.

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