Man, I wish Mizzou Network would do one of these per week all year...
Mizzou AD Jim Sterk: Site of proposed football team facility will be focused south of Memorial Stadium end zone.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 8, 2016
Gary Pinkel's vision for the south end zone facility, once squashed, is back on under Jim Sterk.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 8, 2016
Sterk estimates an initial price tag of $75 million— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) September 8, 2016
Sterk, on facility project: "It's part of the rebuilding and rebranding of Mizzou."— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) September 8, 2016
Phase 1: Football facility— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) September 8, 2016
Phase 2: Indoor facility
Phase 3: MATC after football moves out
Sterk asked Barry Odom for his input and what would help him the most. "That's how we got to where we're at."— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) September 8, 2016
Sterk says biggest challenge is "rebuilding the brand back…this place is not what’s it’s been perceived to be in the last year."— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) September 8, 2016
Jim Sterk says Missouri south end zone football facility could be done by spring of 2018— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 8, 2016
With today's donation, past donations and bonding Missouri could be close to already having $55 million for this project— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 8, 2016
Sterk says Gary Pinkel is heavily invested in this facility and will have a role in the process— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 8, 2016
If you're keeping score at home Jim Sterk has been on the job at Missouri for seven days. Impressive start— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 8, 2016
To summarize, Jim Sterk and Barry Odom took a look at Mack Rhoades' football facility plan and said, Nah, man. We're good. But thanks.— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) September 8, 2016
Difference in last #Mizzou AD and this one: Mack Rhoades pushed hard for HIS plan. Jim Sterk asked the head football coach what he wanted.— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) September 8, 2016
Have heard from some MU coaches that Sterk is different from Rhoades in this way. More willing to listen and adapt. https://t.co/N4kJIfyvoK— Danny Jones (@daniel_m_jones) September 8, 2016
The Trib: MU receives $10 million gift for football facilities
The Trib: Sterk puts Memorial Stadium's south end zone facility plan back in motion
Sterk said the south end zone facility would be the first leg of a facility improvement plan, with the second phase being a new indoor football practice facility featuring a full-size playing surface. [...]
The south end zone facility would feature a football weight room, coaches’ offices, medical training area and recruiting-specific areas. Sterk said the facility would be attached to the south side of Memorial Stadium, and he said the project also would include the addition of premium seating in the south end zone, as well as a new scoreboard on that end of the field. Existing premium seating on the east side of Memorial Stadium is about 95 percent sold out for this season, Sterk said.
KC Star: Kansas City donors give Missouri $10 million for football facilities upgrades
Sterk also said MU’s new softball stadium, currently under construction east of the Hearnes Center, could be ready by March. University Field will be maintained as a backup in case the new stadium isn’t game-ready for the 2017 season.
Plans also are underway to install a turf infield and outfield at Taylor Stadium for baseball, a project that could be completed in time for the 2018 season.
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou receives $10 million gift for football facility
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou changes course on new football facility
The Missourian: Missouri football receives $10 million donation from anonymous group
ABC-17: Sportscast: Sterk lands his first big donation at MU
~19 hours to EMU
The Trib (Blake Toppmeyer): Opposing view: EMU's transfer QB worked to quickly connect with teammates
The Missourian: Missouri football opens at home against Eastern Michigan
Fine-tuning the QB mixture
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou can learn from ... Longhorns?
KC Star: Missouri's rotation of quarterbacks Drew Lock, Marvin Zanders needs refinement
On the bright side...
The Missourian: Missouri's young and inexperienced offensive line surpasses expectations
On Saturday, Lock, who threw for a career-high 280 yards, consistently had space in the pocket to step into his throws. Missouri's offensive linemen said the lone sack was avoidable and happened because of a miscommunication.
As for the ground game, the Missouri running backs had difficulty finding holes to run through and the line struggled at times to push back defenders.
"I think we have a long way to go still," said Abeln, the most experienced of the bunch. "By no means have we arrived or are we where we want to be or think we can be."
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Swimming and diving (this is awesome)
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