SEC Media Days — ESPNU, noon
2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO England vs. United States — ESPNU, 7 p.m.
All-Star Weekend, Target Field, Minneapolis, MN Home Run Derby — ESPN, 8 p.m.
NBA Summer League: Golden State vs. Los Angeles Lakers — NBA TV, 10 p.m.
When the NCAA released its new guidelines for concussion treatment, football practice specifications and independent medical care for athletes Monday, Missouri’s head athletic football trainer and associate athletic director for sports medicine saw plenty of familiar items among the NCAA’s recommendations.
"We’re on track to have substantial completion in early to mid-August," said Bryan Maggard, MU’s executive associate athletics director. "There’s no question as a staff we’ll be working up until the day of the first game to get everything shined and ready and making sure everything’s operable. But we’ve been told we’re in good shape."
Asked what he could give an NFL team, Coffman smiled confidently and compared himself to one of the NFL's best tight ends. "The same thing Jimmy Graham offers a team," Coffman said of the New Orleans Saints' all-pro. Graham and Coffman are about the same size, but Graham is putting up numbers in the NFL like Coffman did at Mizzou.
So the question is simple: How is a league supposed to flourish when two of its historically reliable programs have been unreliable? Answer: It can't. But the good news is that Mike Anderson and Johnny Jones have positioned Arkansas and LSU to end those droughts, and the best reasons for that have been on display at the Cashman Center this week.
Today, observers would not be so kind to the Valvano strategy. While popular opinion has seemingly turned the corner on championing the dubious philosophy of fouling while up three with a few seconds remaining, for whatever reason there are few observers who would endorse fouling when tied. Perhaps the introduction of the shot clock changed the thinking. Anyway, I suspect Packer himself might sing a different tune if he were still calling games.
Former Mizzou baseball standout Ian Kinsler has been named to the American League All-Star Game roster, as announced by Major League Baseball on Friday (July 11). Kinsler, who plays with the Detroit Tigers, will replace teammate Victor Martinez on this year's roster as he will miss the game due to injury. It is Kinsler's fourth All-Star Game appearance (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014).
Missouri sophomore Taylor Gadbois was chosen as the best base thief in NCAA Division I softball by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, which announced its 2014 Golden Shoe Awards on Friday.
Eye made 108 3-pointers, marking her second straight year with at least 100 treys. She’s Missouri’s career leader in 3s with 283. She made nine 3-pointers in two games. Eye ranked second for MU in scoring at 12.9 points per game, and she averaged 3.1 rebounds and a team-high 32.5 minutes.
2013-14 review: Waters redshirted. In 2012-13, Waters made his third consecutive NCAA Championships appearance at 125 pounds. He placed fourth at the national tournament and ended the season with a 33-2 record. Waters was undefeated entering the national tournament.
Maty Mauk at the Manning Camp this weekend sporting a fierce beard
Selfie with Maty pic.twitter.com/pSTaA04bIA— Jack (@JackBratcher12) July 12, 2014
Congrats to Martin Rucker!
Look for a post about Mizzou Volleyball coming later today.