By all regards, players on the University of Missouri football team can consider this a win. Now former University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe, and former flagship campus chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, cannot. In the most confrontational of moments, African-American members of the Missouri football team threatened to sit out until Wolfe resigned. That was last week. And since the Tigers had an off-week last Saturday, this weekend would be the true test of conviction, when Missouri faced out-of-conference foe BYU, who was put in the uncomfortable front row seat of this showdown. Had the standoff continued, Missouri football would have been without 30+ athletes against the Cougars, which, assuming you know BYU athletics, would have resulted in one of the whitest college football games in the past 30 years. At this point, it’s all a matter of hypotheticals, having avoided what could have been the most racially charged sports moment since the 1968 Olympic Games.