NORM! and mortality
Regret is something Stewart doesn’t live with, either. His teams won eight Big Eight Conference championships. He made the NCAA Elite Eight twice. In 1994, The Associated Press named him College Basketball Coach of the Year.
But as he’s gotten older, Stewart has tried to revisit old acquaintances. [...] Time is something Stewart never really thought about until recently. A family and demanding job always kept his mind occupied, never allowing Stewart much time to dwell on the past.
"Our lives were very busy," Stewart said. "When you have that type of life, there’s not a lot of time to visit. When the opportunity comes up to revisit that, you do it."
"Sometimes that opportunity doesn’t present itself."
Hoops heading to Italy
Missouri’s men basketball hasn’t been on an international tour since 2012. NCAA rules only allow one tour every four years, but the benefits can be immense.
The Tigers will be permitted 10 practices before the trip and can play up to 10 games in Italy, though teams usually play far fewer games and coach Kim Anderson’s squad is contracted for three to four exhibitions against pro/club teams.
"It will be great," Anderson said. "You get 10 days and it’s pretty much like full practice. … Everybody will be done with school in the summer and we’re doing it before school starts, so we won’t have to worry about any school or anything."
Tough loss for the women
I don't know, do you think wide receiver might be a position to watch this spring?
Of the three returners who played last year, [Emanuel] Hall actually showed the most glimpses of potential during his time on the field. He and Lock developed a bit of a rhythm over a couple of games and his playing time just seemed to increase as the year progressed, from 12 snaps a game over the first six (with some injuries on the depth chart above him thrown in to help him along) to 13.7 over the final six. Missouri seemed willing to try him deep while utilizing [Keyon] Dilosa more on the screens and intermediate routes. The two could end up being pretty solid backups if they can shore up the weaker parts of their games (getting separation, making catches in traffic) and both of them are long-striders with good size.
We'll talk just a little bit about this in the coming months, but Hall and Dilosa might be the two guys I watch the most closely this spring. On a pure catching-the-ball basis, Dilosa was the only wideout who came close to WR/S/WR/S Cam Hilton, and while Hall's per-target numbers were dreadful (17 targets, eight catches, 64 yards), he looked the part on each of his eight catches. The eyeballs found reason to be intrigued by Hall even if the stats didn't. (And the stats didn't really like anybody, so we're grasping at straws a bit.)
A couple more staff changes
You'll never believe this, but McGovern did quite well in the strength tests.