1. What. A. Finish.
Trailing Virginia 21-17 into the final match of the night at its dual in Kansas City, Missouri needed a pin by Daniel Lewis to continue its dual unbeaten streak.
.@d_lew02 FTW #Mizzou fans were in KC tonight #MIZ #TigerStyle ♂️ pic.twitter.com/fWBBYmyrcq— #TigerStyle (@MizzouWrestling) December 21, 2018
That pin gave Mizzou wrestling a 23-21 victory over Virginia, moving them to 6-0 on the season in process. The dual, which took place at Park Hill High School in Kansas City, looked to have an incredible atmosphere and the finish was the cherry on top.
Here’s another video of the finish:
This is pretty awesome. The moment Daniel Lewis won the match for #Mizzou in front of a capacity crowd at Park Hill High School: pic.twitter.com/xJDPWGWocG— Daniel Jones (@daniel_m_jones) December 21, 2018
2. Braggin’ Rights starts TODAY.
Yes, the men’s hoops game isn’t until Saturday, but the women’s basketball team kicks off the Braggin’ Rights weekend with a game in Champaign on Friday night.
The Missouri women are coming off a win over Texas State earlier this week, which was much needed after a rough 74-61 loss to South Dakota. A year ago, Missouri ended an eight-game losing streak to Illinois — so let’s turn this into a two-game winning streak against the Illini.
3. Another sad turn in Dorial Green-Beckham’s struggles.
The uber-talented former Missouri receiver was arrested on Wednesday in Springfield after he was reportedly caught with a pound of marijuana.
Every time Green-Beckham’s name pops up in the news — and over the last few years, it’s almost exclusively just for negative reasons — I think back to the first feature story I wrote about him before his senior year in high school.
A line from his adopted father really stands out as almost haunting to me now:
John Beckham has seen foster children come and go from his household over the years. He said of those children, it’s a 50-50 chance whether they’ll succeed in life, or end up back in the same situations that first brought them to the house with the white-piped fence, the first driveway past the big, white farmhouse.
Dorial’s oldest brother, Vincent, was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday.
”I really don’t know (what for), to be honest,” John Beckham says sadly.
Green-Beckham was so close to ending up on the good side of that 50-50 statistic. Hopefully, there’s still time for him.
Yesterday at Rock M
- PODCAST: Braggin’ Rights, Xavier and some football
- STUDY HALL: Missouri 71, Xavier 56
- Here’s the inside scoop on TCU transfer Shawn Robinson
- Odom’s best recruiting class adds experience, QBs and local talent, writes Dave Matter (via STLtoday.com)
- Don’t even need the play the game anymore — Yukon the Grizzly Bear picks Missouri as the Liberty Bowl winner. What a good bear.
THE PICK IS IN - Yukon the Grizzly Bear picks @MizzouFootball to win #AZLB60! #MIZ #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/0i37BBCbi8— AutoZone Liberty Bowl (@AZOLibertyBowl) December 20, 2018
- Former Missouri softball player Lisa Simmons is the new head coach at Rock Bridge High School:
Rock Bridge is excited to announce Lisa Simmons as the new Head Softball Coach for the Bruins! pic.twitter.com/wdqQRi6jMr— RBHS Bruin Bear (@rbhsbruinbear) December 20, 2018