Another Mic'd Up feature! This time the mic was on Andy Hill...
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou spring review: Defense reloads
The Tigers were down to three scholarship D-ends for the second half of the spring game, and one of them, McWilliams, left the team on Monday, even though he recorded a second-half sack. His loss shouldn’t dilute the talent pool here. The top five ends from last season all return, including Frazier, who started a few games and gave the Tigers solid production Saturday with four tackles. Williams got more playing time late last season and could see his role expand this fall. We included Harold on this list because the walk-on from McCluer North got some second-team work in the spring game and appears ahead of other walk-ons at the position. Harold, a first-team All-Suburban North defensive lineman in 2012, began his career at Northwest Missouri State in 2013 and appeared in two games for the Bearcats in 2014.
PowerMizzou: The Post-Spring Depth Chart: Offense
Justin Smith and Richaud Floyd impressed the staff more than any other young receiver. Smith had one great catch, and was in the ballpark of a few other long throws that he MAYBE could have caught with a little more effort. Floyd got a lot of early spring reps when the slot position was decimated by injury, and he really maximized his opportunity.
PowerMizzou: The Post-Spring Depth Chart: Defense
Yep, GP just living the normal retirement life...
Sleeping in ... going to shows ... getting tapped...
Former #Mizzou head football coach Gary Pinkel was tapped as a member of secret society QEBH today. pic.twitter.com/QrFoLqVhZn— Mark Kim (@MarkJKim_) April 22, 2016
In the QEBH introductory speech, speaker Jake Busker cited this @Dave_Matter article to describe Pinkel's character. https://t.co/AGLXTrT7tK— Mark Kim (@MarkJKim_) April 22, 2016
QEBH has tapped former Mizzou athletes like Jon Sundvold, Steve Stipanovich, Kellen Winslow, and Ben Askren and has "honor tapped" Warren Hearnes, Brady Deaton, Mike Alden, lots of former mayors, senators, and governors, and now Pinkel.
Meanwhile, another secret society -- Mortar Board -- tapped Mizzou Volleyball's Julia Towler this weekend...
Mizzou Volleyball junior Julia Towler (Blue Springs, Mo.) was tapped on Friday by the Friars Chapter of Mortar Board inside Jesse Auditorium. The Friars are a senior honor society recognizing students who excel intellectually, are passionate about serving the Mizzou and Columbia communities and have proven strong leadership during their time at the University of Missouri.
The Friars are one of Mizzou's six secret societies. Towler and the other new Taps were formally revealed to the community during Friday afternoon's 2016 Tap Day.
"It's such an honor to be recognized as someone who brings a positive light to the community," Towler said. "Students who are tapped are honored for their service, leadership and commitment to Mizzou. I'm so blessed to be one of the 15 chose for Mortar Board this year."
You can watch the whole Tap Day stream here.
Cox to Rio
MUtigers.com: Cox Punches Ticket to 2016 Summer Olympic Games
The Trib: J'den Cox qualifies for Olympics - Columbia Daily Tribune
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou's Cox secures Olympic spot
KC Star: Mizzou’s J’den Cox headed to Rio Olympics after winning wrestling world qualifier in Mongolia
Here's the final match vs. Ceballos Fuentes.
Good weekend (so far) for softball
MUtigers.com: #19 @MizzouSoftball Earns Walk-Off Win Over #16 Texas A&M
The Trib: Sanchez's walk-off single lifts MU softball team to win over Aggies
The Missourian: No. 19 Missouri softball sneaks by No. 16 Texas A&M in extra innings
MUtigers.com: #19 @MizzouSoftball Records Second Straight Walk-Off Victory Over #16 Texas A&M
The Trib: MU softball team secures second straight walk-off win over Aggies
Man oh man, was that a bang-bang play at the end. It looked like the throw beat Crane by a hair, but it also looked like the catcher's foot may have come off of the plate by a hair. If there were instant replay, the judgment would have been inconclusive no matter what the original call was. Regardless: Mizzou won! And there's this...
Emily Crane, on whether she was safe at home: "I felt safe."— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) April 25, 2016
...so yeah. Guess she was safe then.
The Trib: Finucane, Lowary getting hit by line drives sparks debate about facemasks
Bad weekend for baseball
MUtigers.com: Sixth Inning Dooms @MizzouBaseball in Opener at No. 12 South Carolina
MUtigers.com: @MizzouBaseball Falls at No. 12 South Carolina, 5-1
MUtigers.com: @MizzouBaseball Falls in Finale at No. 12 South Carolina
Missouri baseball swept at South Carolina | Mizzou Sports | columbiamissourian.com
Yuck. This year is not going as hoped.