Yes, this Mizzou football season is just about over from a goals perspective. Yes, it’s hard to get excited about playing Idaho. But I’m not going to lie: Homecoming on October 21 is shaping up to be a pretty fun day.
First: Mizzou vs. Idaho at 11 am.
Well, first is the parade at 7:30 am, but you know what I’m saying. The kickoff time was announced on Monday.
Then: Mizzou Madness at Mizzou Arena, an hour after football ends
With the early football kickoff, we get a later basketball tipoff.
The Mizzou Basketball programs have a surprise for an already action-packed Homecoming Weekend at the University of Missouri, as Mizzou Madness will take place Saturday, Oct. 21, at Mizzou Arena. The event will tip off approximately one hour after the conclusion of Mizzou Football's game vs. Idaho (11 a.m. CT).
Mizzou Madness will be Black & Gold fans' first opportunity to see the 2017-18 squads in action. The free admission event will feature a dunk contest, an intrasquad hotshot competition and scrimmages for both squads.
Hey, it beats whatever else you might have going on that day.
Other Football Links:
- Thanks to her ties to the Porter family, women’s hoops coach Robin Pingeton is directly or indirectly responsible for a potential rise with both hoops teams. Now she’s apparently trying to help out with football, too: “Odom said Missouri women’s basketball coach Robin Pingeton visited him in his office Monday morning to discuss some of the struggles of building a program. Odom said Pingeton discussed the phrase ‘pushing the rock,’ which he said will be something he keeps in mind the rest of the season.”
- Turnovers, turnovers would be good.
- Slow starts are bad.
- Tight end Jason Reese suffered a “leg muscle injury” before the game on Saturday, which is why we didn’t hear his name called. He’s supposedly going to be fine for the Georgia game.
- Oh right, Georgia. Gotta play them first. The Dawgs opened up around a 28-point favorite, and the line has actually gone up in some books.
- The 75-yard touchdown pass from Drew Lock to Johnathon Johnson was Lock’s 40th career scoring strike, tying him with Blaine Gabbert for fourth all-time at Mizzou.
- Interested in my latest Big Show appearance? Of course you are!