Everybody shut up. J'den's talking.
It all leads up to the Summer Olympics, which are Aug. 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro. The Olympics, Cox said, "are the Holy Grail of wrestling." Part of that, he said, is because there is no professional wrestling circuit.
Cox has never lacked for confidence, and that holds true as he prepares to face the toughest competition he’ll have seen in his 21 years.
His Olympic goal?
"To win," Cox said. "I don’t know how to do things halfway."
Smith wouldn’t bet against him. He’s learned there’s not much Cox can’t do.
And speaking of wrestling...
No first-round surprises (for Mizzou)
The waiting game for Kentrell Brothers, Evan Boehm, and Connor McGovern begins in earnest this evening.
McGovern said there's no indication of which teams are favoring him; he said he's still hearing in some capacity from a large number of organizations. If Boehm and McGovern have any indication of which round they'll eventually go in, they aren't letting on.
"The draft is so split everywhere, nobody really knows what's going to happen," Boehm said. "Whenever the phone call comes, that's when we'll know. That's just the fun part, the excruciating, fun nervousness that you have to go through."
"It's kind of still all over the spectrum right now," McGovern said.
As for 2017...
Missouri: DE/LB Charles Harris
It should come as no surprise to see another Missouri defensive lineman as a top draft prospect for 2017. Since 2009, the school has had five D-linemen taken in the first or second round, and barring injury, Harris should make that six this time next year. In his first season as a full-time starter, the 6-foot-3, 255-pound defensive end finished second in the SEC with 18.5 tackles for loss and was among the conference leaders with seven sacks. He might have to stand up more at the next level, but that shouldn’t scare teams away.
Off the welcome sign :(
I'm not sure that's actually true, but it's a nice line.
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Track & Field
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