An AD name to keep in mind:
Post-Dispatch: Former A-B exec Mike Owens draws support for Mizzou AD job
More than 75 former University of Missouri football players and alumni have thrown support to former Mizzou player and former Anheuser-Busch executive Michael Owens for the school’s athletics director job. A list of former players and other alums endorsing Owens is growing by the week, sources confirmed. [...]
An offensive lineman at Mizzou under coach Al Onofrio, Owens lettered from 1973-75. After his playing career, he worked in the Mizzou athletics department under AD Dave Hart. Owens then spent 27 years at Anheuser-Busch and served as the brewer’s vice president of sales and marketing and later as vice president of business operations.
Associate AD: Steve Pisarkiewicz. Special assistant to the AD: Tony Galbreath. #MizzouFootballHistoryJokes
(I'm totally fine with the thought of Owens being a candidate. I think I'd still prefer Wren Baker or one of the former Aldenites, but bringing a different perspective to the table might not be an awful thing.)
PowerMizzou (Gabe Dearmond): A void of leadership
When someone wants to say Mizzou is a mess, they won’t get any argument from me. The leadership (and I largely exempt Brady Deaton from this, who frequently drew the ire of fans for his docile, unassuming nature, but is easily the closest thing to a leader this campus has had in the 13 years I’ve been back) has been exactly that. For a lot longer than eight months.
Missouri has, quite simply, had too many people trying to get involved in jobs and issues that aren’t theirs in which to get involved. The President oversees the system. That means four campuses. The Chancellor oversees this particular campus. The Director of Athletics runs the Athletic Department (which is a tougher concept to grasp, apparently, than I think it should be). The Curators oversee it all and, if you ask me, ought to be rubber-stamping decisions made below them unless they are so egregious that they’re going to hurt the University (despite what some think, the choice of a middling basketball coach shouldn’t fall under this category).
It's preview season
PowerMizzou: Preseason Preview: Tight ends
The Trib (Blake Toppmeyer): Get to know a 2016 opponent: Florida
Jabari can still shoot
MUtigers.com: #MizzouMade in the NBA: Brown and Pressey Wrap Up Summer League
Pressey, a standout point guard in three seasons for the Tigers, helped the Detroit Pistons' squad to a first-place, 4-0 finish in Orlando (July 2-8). Pressey averaged 13.6 minutes per game over five contests, scoring 2.2 points per game while grabbing 3.0 rebounds per game. [...]
Brown played in four games for the Los Angeles Lakers in the Las Vegas portion of NBA Summer League (July 8-18), averaging 4.8 points per game while playing 12.0 minutes per game. Brown, who led the Tigers in three-point shooting in 2013-14, shot .417 (5-of-12 3PT) from beyond the arc while in Vegas.
Brown, by the way, played 27 games for the Foshan Long Lions in the Chinese Basketball Association last year. His stats are hilarious: 32.6 minutes per game, 32.4 points per game (35% on 3PT), 3.8 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. Dude can put the ball in the basket.
Not even a month away!
MUtigers.com: @MizzouVB Announces 2016 Black & Gold Match
The Trib: Long and winding road leads Melanie Crow to Missouri volleyball program
One of my favorite Trib features has been going on over the last couple of weeks -- the countdown of the most important Mizzou athletes in the Olympic sports. This year it's Daniel Jones in charge. Here's his list to date:
- No. 19 Emma Allen (women's golf)
- No. 18 Bea Machado Santos (tennis)
- No. 17 Melanie Donaldson (soccer)
- No. 16 Alyssa Munlyn (volleyball)
- No. 15 Karissa Schweizer (track & field)
- No. 14 Willie Miklus (wrestling)
- No. 13 Cierra Porter (women's basketball)
- No. 12 Kahmari Montgomery (track & field)
- No. 11 Morgan Porter (gymnastics)
- No. 10 Jordan Frericks (women's basketball)
- No. 9 Daniel Lewis (wrestling)
- No. 8 Michael Chadwick (swimming & diving)
- No. 7 Carly Kan (volleyball)
Gee, I wonder who No. 1 could be...