Award season continues
MUTIGERS.COM: Shane Ray Earns All-America First Team from AFCA, Sporting News
MUTIGERS.COM: FWAA Gives Mizzou's Shane Ray His Fourth All-America Honor
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Ray earns consensus All-America honors
Hey, speaking of Ray...
NFL.com: Sources Tell Us: What we're hearing about top NFL prospects
While Missouri has been the home of "try hard" defensive ends like Kony Ealy, Michael Sam and now Markus Golden, Ray can win with explosiveness and athleticism more frequently than the aforementioned ends.
Honestly, that sentence irked me a bit. Among other things, to the extent that people had complaints about Kony Ealy, it was because he was more potential and athleticism than "try hard." No need to negatively lump some Mizzou guys together just to compliment another.
And in volleyball...
MUTIGERS.COM: Carly Kan Named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American
And track and field...
MUTIGERS.COM: Dr. Rick McGuire Honored with the 2014 George Dales Award
And (weekly) wrestling...
MUTIGERS.COM: Houdashelt Awarded MAC Wrestler of the Week
I hated BW3 anyway...
2 days to Braggin' Rights
"I just wanted him to get his feet wet 2 or 3 minutes because he hadn’t played in a month," Anderson said.
Anderson threw those plans out in a hurry when he saw Gant hit that first jumper. Anderson played Gant five minutes in the first half and 10 more in the second, giving him more minutes than all but one other Missouri reserve.
Only sophomore starter Johnathan Williams III was more productive, finishing with 17 points and nine rebounds
As impressive as that debut was, with Gant shooting 4 for 8 from the field and hitting all four of his free throws, Anderson doesn’t expect him to be so productive every time out.
"I’m sure Illinois will guard him," Anderson said. "Like I told Namon" Wright "that one time against Chaminade" when "he scored 21 points. He came out the next day and played — the next game was what, SEMO? — and it was harder. I said, ‘Well, they all got video.’ "