Watercooler, July 11, 2014: Camp season has been good to Mizzou

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MUTIGERS.COM Mauk Heads to Manning Passing Academy as Camp Counselor - Official Athletic Site Official Athletic Site - Football

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mizzou Football redshirt sophomore QB Maty Mauk (Kenton, Ohio) will serve as a camp counselor at the Manning Passing Academy, the football camp operated by one of the most recognizable families in quarterbacking, from Thursday, July 10-Sunday, July 13 in Thibodaux, La. Mauk will have the chance to work alongside and learn from Archie, Eli and Peyton Manning, and their elite academy coaching staff.


IMO, this is a pretty self-indulgent commercial for the national championship trophy (PRESENTED BY DR. PEPPER!)

STAT SPOTLIGHT: The Ricker Effect - Columbia Missouri: Behind The Stripes

Teams run less often, but for more yards, with Ricker on staff than they did the year before he got there. They average 95 more rush yards a season, 0.24 more yards per rush and two more touchdowns a season, but they also average 1.3 fewer rush yards per game with Ricker on staff.

SEC Position Group Rankings: Offensive Line. - Dawg Sports

6. Missouri. Missouri loses standout left tackle Justin Britt, but not much else. Under Gary Pinkel the Tigers usually seem to have solid play up front, and this season won't be any different, even without a lot of star power.

X & Ology

Statistically Speaking: Who Derives the Most Benefit from Playing at Home?

One final thought on geography before I leave you. While West Virginia has not enjoyed any significant advantage in Morgantown since joining the Big 12 (3-6 at home and on the road), I think they will see a significant disparity in their home and road splits (assuming the conference affiliation stays as it is) since they are so far removed from the rest of their Big 12 opponents. Stay tuned for the next post where I’ll examine how homefield advantage manifests itself in overtime games.

The Dying Fullback

This years draft offered teams a total of five fullbacks to choose from.  All five were subsequently drafted, but in the later rounds.  If you knew nothing about the sport of football, you would still likely be able to make the fair assessment that the fullback is a dying position in the NFL.

Basketball

Euroleague Basketball, Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Standings - EUROBASKET

VEF Riga (LBL) is close to ink 22-year old American swingman Jabari Brown (196-97kg-92, agency: David Lee services). He just graduated from Missouri (NCAA). In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.7ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.9apg last season. He helped them to make it to the NIT Sweet 16. and they also made it to the NIT Sweet 16. A very good season in his career as he was voted to NABC Division I All-District 21 1st Team and All-SEC 1st Team. Jabari Brown is currently playing in the NBA Summer Leagues. As mentioned above Brown is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

Missouri Basketball has been well-represented in the Orlando Summer League (July 5-11) with three former Tigers seeing extensive action. Jabari Brown (Houston Rockets), Kim English (Orlando Magic) and Phil Pressey (Boston Celtics) have each started for their respective clubs throughout the six-day league and all three are playing well as they eye a spot on their respective team's opening-day rosters.

Question-and-answer session with MU strength-and-conditioning coach Matt Herring | The Kansas City Star

Question: What made the Missouri job enticing?

Herring: "First and foremost, they’ve got a great athletic department. From top to bottom, from athletic director Mike Alden to Pat Ivey, the director of athletic performance, it’s just a really top-notch athletic department. Knowing that I’m going to get to be part of such a well-run, well-organized organization was a wonderful benefit.

DGB

Dorial Green-Beckham Brings Just As Many Questions As He Does Answers To Oklahoma Football - Crimson And Cream Machine

A storm is brewing in Norman and that could either be really good or really bad for the Sooners. Already possessing a very talented, but very young, defense, Oklahoma is needing to stack offensive play makers over the next couple of seasons in order to make their expected run towards a national title.

The NCAA transfer guidelines include a waiver process for an athlete who was "run off" by a previous school. If the athlete can prove he or she "would not have had the opportunity to return to the previous institution’s team for reasons outside" his or her control, the accepting school can prove the athlete is in good academic standing and the previous school supports the waiver request, it can be granted.

Misc

In 1905, eleven-year-old Frank Epperson from San Francisco, California invented the popular hot weather treat, the Popsicle as we know it today. However, the invention supposedly came about as a pure accident! According to the Popsicle company, one cold evening Frank left a mixture of powder flavored soda water with a stir stick in it on the porch. Because of the cold weather outside, he awoke to a frozen treat on a stick.


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