Okay, the news was rather slow yesterday, and there wasn’t anything blatantly obvious for leading off today’s Links post. So I’ll celebrate a good tweet.
Floor-spacing drills today on beautiful Norm Stewart Court at #Mizzou Arena.— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouHoops) June 27, 2017
Creating driving lanes (for basketball players). #MIZ pic.twitter.com/Ou8mLDe3L5
Driving lanes? GET IT?
Hey, if the meme presents itself, go all in with it.
By the way, Cornell Mann is the latest Mic’d Up subject. Really like this guy.
- It’s time for Version 4.0 of Brian Austin’s Pefect Class feature at PowerMizzou. Of remaining (and at least slightly likely) recruits, he pieces together the best possible Tiger class.
- Mizzou’s season-opening opponent, Missouri State, improved from 1-10 to 4-7 in Dave Steckel’s second year in charge last fall. That was enough to earn Stec a contract extension through 2021.
- Are you a young alumnus? Mizzou has a football season ticket package for you!
- Damarea Crockett: pretty good.
Crockett the #MIZ #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/j4YZGzhpfy— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) June 27, 2017
- Last year, Mizzou pitcher Paige Lowary transferred to Oklahoma and won a national title. That sounded pretty good to new Mizzou transfer Parker Conrad, who’s taking the same path.
Missed this from a few days ago, but former #Mizzou softball pitcher Parker Conrad tweets that she's transferring to Oklahoma. https://t.co/sMOThHkjKP— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) June 27, 2017
And it’s one transfer out, one transfer in in this case. NAIA pitcher of the year Eli Daniel of Brenau University is headed to Columbia.
Proud to say that I will be continuing my education and athletic career at the University of Missouri! pic.twitter.com/ExB7K7XXld— Eli Daniel (@elid8898) June 18, 2017
You never know about how the move from small school to big will work out, but the Georgia native had quickly proven everything she could at the NAIA level. Daniel struck out 579 batters last year, 39 more than the previous NAIA record and finished first in the nation in wins (43), opponents’ batting average (0.129), hits allowed per game (3.02), earned-run average (0.560) and total innings pitched (327).
- Two recent Mizzou grads — volleyball player Carly Kan and diver Lauren Reedy — were recently nominated for the NCAA’s Woman of the Year award. Congrats to both.
- Looks like Jabari Brown will be a Warrior during NBA Summer League.
Warriors announce Summer League roster, featuring current Warriors Damian Jones, Kevon Looney & Patrick McCaw & draft pick Jordan Bell: pic.twitter.com/5KNSuC9Gx1— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 27, 2017
- Fox Sports elected to lay off a ton of awesome writers on Monday. If you missed the Awful Announcing recap of how things went down, check it out. It’s all sorts of depressing.
The quality & quantity of free-agent talent in college football media two months before the season kicks off is ridiculous.— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) June 28, 2017