The Missouri Tigers are facing a bowl ban for the upcoming football season following an NCAA ruling that many across the country found to be questionable, at best.

Mizzou has filed an appeal with the NCAA, which allowed the Tigers to appear in the baseball and softball postseasons, but that likely won’t carry over into the football postseason.

During a recent appearance on KTGR’s “The Big Show,” AD Jim Sterk said the Tigers hope to learn their fate before football season starts, perhaps as soon as mid-July (via College Football Talk):

“We really think we have a strong case for overturning the majority of the decisions that they made,” Sterk told ‘The Big Show.‘ “The people that are a lot smarter than me that worked on this case really presented an appeal that’s strong and compelling. And we’ll be doing an in-person hearing, we’re expecting somewhere on the middle of July and then hear something hopefully by before football starts or shortly thereafter.”

Of course, Sterk and the Tigers are hoping to hear good news — most notably that the postseason ban has been lifted.

However, it seems the NCAA is still deciding Mizzou’s fate, so we’ll have to stay tuned to see the eventual outcome of this story.