MU Tigers Love Dirty Laundry

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Sunday, August 13 2006 Aug 13, 2006 Sunday, August 13, 2006 11:24:28 PM CDT August 13, 2006 in Tiger Talk
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When practice is done, the real work begins. The Missouri Football Equipment Department is carrying the load and taking the dirty laundry on the road. And when it's washed, they bring the clean laundry back wet and dry it all at a place they've set up in the football stadium.

"We're going to the laundry mat everyday. I'm like Don, that's 400 quarters I've got to pump into the machine," said Adam Borts, Missouri Equipment Assistant.

Borts is in his 4th season and he's trying to avoid ring around the collar in his first year as a full timer.

"Other than me taking it home and my wife won't let me do that until I do the laundry at home," said Don Barnes, Missouri Equipment Manager.

Borts added, "He said 'it's what we gotta do.' I said 'all right, game on.'"

And so are the machines, at least seven at a time.

"People are just kind of staring at you. 'Don't you have someplace you could wash that,'" Borts said.

"Surprised when I walked in. I said 'Don't you have your own laundry mat at the university?' But I guess not," said Jan Degginger, Robinson Cleaners customer.

Nobody's getting hung out to dry, the deal is bringing in plenty of green for Robinson Cleaners, one green quarter at a time.

"The worst thing is the quarters are painted green so that they could tell they were our quarters," explained Borts. "A little too much paint on them so we were having trouble putting them in the machines."

"I can't imagine that. I was talking to my mom about that. She was like I couldn't imagine that, that's a lot of quarters," said MU quarterback, Chase Patton.

It sounds costly, but Mizzou isn't getting taken to the cleaners per day. They wash the clothes for 105 players and almost 40 staffers, more than 400 towels, about 2000 pounds, one ton of spin cycles per day, all for less than 70 bucks.

Barnes explained, "That's about 85-90 loads of laundry a day. You couldn't do that at home in a day."

But the same home problems can get you at the cleaners, we found one sock without its mate.

"I can't comment on that. Stuff somehow disappears in the wash. We didn't lose them. The players just forgot to put it in," he defended.

From now until December 1, 2007, the program is going to spend about $6,000 on the laundry, but Barnes says he's budgeted more than $7,000 just in case there is an earlier January bowl game.

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