Madsen was asked about Kendall Marshall being waived and just talked about how great Clarkson was this past week. "He learned every set. He learned multiple options out of each set for other positions," Madsen said. "That's the sign of a point guard who is growing into the position." It sounds like the Lakers are going to use Clarkson at the point, but he could line up at shooting guard for his ability to slash to the basket. Clarkson also added on Friday that he prefers an up-tempo style of play. If the Lakers start losing bodies to injuries again, he could be worth watching
This Saturday will be the fourth year in a row he has hosted the St. Louis JMac’s Back to School Packs, which works to fill children’s backpacks with essential school supplies for the upcoming year. Maclin will also include a message of "No Work. No Play" in each pack, as a reminder that taking one’s studies seriously when you are young will pay off later on in the form of career opportunities and goal attainment.
While it's a very small sample size, Maclin shined during the five starts Foles made in place of Michael Vick at the end of the 2012 season. Of Maclin's 69 receptions that season, 29 of them came in games Foles started. Likewise, Foles was responsible for 386 of Maclin's 857 yards that season, in just five games, including two 100-yard contests where Maclin caught eight or more passes. Finally, Foles was on the throwing end of three of Maclin's seven touchdowns.
Jeremy Maclin is returning from an ACL injury that caused him to miss the entire 2013 season. With DeSean Jackson gone, Maclin figures to step up as the team's feature receiver. If you believe head coach Chip Kelly can get a career year out of Maclin like he did with Jackson, there's certainly reason to be optimistic. It's also a big year for Maclin and the team because he's only playing on a one-year contract. There's been brief mention of an in-season contract extension but that remains to be seen. Quarterback Nick Foles and Maclin seemed to have a good chemistry at the end of the 2012 season, when Foles was still just a rookie. It'll be interesting to see if Maclin's big potential translates to big production.
David Fucillo of Niners Nation explains how Smith might serve his sentence: The 11 days in jail can be served on a weekly Monday work crew starting July 28. We'll look for more details on how exactly the work crew would work. Often first time DUI convictions result in picking up trash on the side of the yard, or other such work. We'll see if Aldon just serves the 12 days before the season starts, or if he spends 11 Mondays picking up garbage.
2013-14 review: Upike was effective in every event for Missouri. She started the year doing three events, giving herself more time to recover from offseason foot surgery. She added floor exercise midseason. Updike set new career highs in bars, beam and all-around.
A look ahead: Kan was Henning’s caddie last season. Henning had nearly 300 more attacks than Kan. With Henning now on the pro circuit, Kan stands to get more attacking opportunities. That can be a good-bad scenario. It should lead to her increasing her kill numbers – Henning averaged 4.26 kills per set – but it also likely will lead to more attention from opposing defenses.
2014 review: Finucane entered the season with a fair amount of pressure on her shoulders. She was expected to be the freshman ace of a top-20 program in the nation’s best softball conference. On top of that, she stepped into the role formerly filled by three-time first-team All-American Chelsea Thomas.
After her first season playing for Mizzou Softball, catcher Kirsten Mack is off on an even more exciting adventure! The soon-to-be sophomore Tiger will be playing with Great Britain's U-19 National Team at the European Junior Women's Championships from July 21-26 in Rosmalen, Holland. Mack will have blog entries for MUTigers.com over the next week.
Most college volleyball players spend their summers training, doing 6 a.m. workouts and spending time back home with their families. But not Mizzou junior Lydia Ely. She was part of a much bigger initiative this summer as she worked with `Coach for College' in Vietnam, teaching the game of volleyball and engaging with an entire community of youngsters, living in rural Vietnam for a little more than a month.