Recruiting is over, recruiting has begun
As Cribbs posted yesterday, the symbolic beginning of the 2016 recruiting cycle came with Mizzou's Junior Day event on Saturday.
"Eager to contribute" is better than "questioning their decision"
VanLeer is one of two recruits who signed during the early period last fall, along with 6-7 forward Kevin Puryear from Blue Springs South. Last month, Oak Hill Academy’s Terrence Phillips, a 5-11 point guard, committed to Mizzou and plans to sign in April. Anderson continues to shop for junior college additions, both for the frontcourt and the perimeter.
For Anderson and his staff, there’s a message to recruits buried under the carnage of the spiraling season.
"We’re recruiting some kids who are looking for that opportunity to come in and play right away," Anderson said. "I’m sure there are others who look at it and go, ‘They’re not doing very well, so I’m not interested in going there.’ But of all the guys we’ve been recruiting a long time, I really can’t think of any who have said, ‘Well, you know we’re not going to keep considering you because you’re not having a good year.’"
Mizzou fans should get used to seeing Tiger athletics on the SEC Network in February as nearly 45 hours of air time will be devoted to Mizzou athletics during the month of February. From men's and women's basketball games, to Mizzou gymnastics and even a re-airing of Mizzou's classic 2009 men's hoops victory over Kansas, there will be plenty of Mizzou featured all month.
The first airing of SEC Rewind featuring Zaire `Mr. Big Shot' Taylor taking down Kansas in 2009 will be Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. and it will air six times throughout the month. Additional listings are below. Additionally, the men's hoops games against Arkansas (Feb. 18), Vanderbilt (Feb. 21) and Florida (Feb. 25) will air live on SEC Network with both the Arkansas and Florida games scheduled for re-air throughout the month.
Mizzou's women's team, which is making a push towards its third consecutive postseason berth, will have its contest at Vanderbilt on Feb. 22 air live on SEC Network, with a re-air scheduled as well.
Lastly, Shannon Welker's gymnastics team will have two meets air on SEC Network in February, beginning with its clash against defending national champion Florida on Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. That meet is scheduled for a re-air on Feb. 17. Welker's team will also be featured on the network when it faces Auburn on Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. (CT). That meet will re-air four times in February as well.
* Ticket sales (28.9 percent), the school's distributions from the NCAA and SEC (26.1) and contributions (24.0) made up the biggest slices of the pie. Contributions rose nearly 27 percent from 2013 to 2014.
* The only categories in which revenues suffered were guarantees, merchandise/licensing/advertising and the sports camps.
* The biggest proportion of expenses went to coach/administrative/support staff salaries (39 percent) facilities maintenance and rental (14.2) and student aid (11.4). You know, scholarships.
* The only things Missouri spent less on in 2014 were guarantees, recruiting, sports camps, spirit groups and memberships and dues.
* Facilities maintenance and rental went up 60 percent, travel went up 41, fundraising/marketing/promotion 17 and coaches' salaries 12.5.
All Sports Week in Review
Wrestling opens National Duals with an easy win
MUTIGERS.COM: Tiger Style Advances To National Duals Finals With 34-3 Win Over American
The Trib: Missouri wrestling starts strong in national duals
Post-Dispatch: 5 Questions: Coach Brian Smith on No. 2-ranked Mizzou wrestling
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Baseball Opens 2015 with Walk-Off Win Over Iona
MUTIGERS.COM: McClain Pitches Mizzou Baseball Past Iona in Nightcap
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Baseball Tops Iona, 6-3, in Game Three of Series
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Baseball Completes Four-Game Sweep of Iona
Softball almost sweeps
MUTIGERS.COM: Softball Opens Season with Two Wins at Dot Richardson Invitational
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Downs Chattanooga 6-1 to Improve to 2-0
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Softball Splits Doubleheader on Day Two at Dot Richardson Invite
MUTIGERS.COM: Softball Runs Away From SDSU on Final Day of Dot Richardson Invite
The Trib: Finucane serves as Missouri's 'rock' by always staying in control in pitcher's circle
Women's basketball keeps postseason hopes alive
MUTIGERS.COM: Tigers Rock Rebels in 72-58 win
The Trib: MU women boost postseason chances with win over Mississippi
The Missourian: Missouri women's basketball team takes control, defeats Ole Miss
Gymnastics does well but gets smoked
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Tallies Season Best 195.975 at No. 4 Florida
More Track records fall
MUTIGERS.COM: School Record Closes Tyson Invitational