It’s Jontay Porter Day! The deadline for staying in or withdrawing from draft consideration has come, and as he all but forecasted, the Mizzou sophomore-to-be (maybe) has, as he is prone to do, used all of his time to reach a decision. He is nothing if not reliable in that regard.
In the meantime, the deadline has been awfully nice to the SEC overall — Tennessee’s Admiral Schofield, LSU’s Tremont Waters, and Auburn’s Austin Wiley, Jared Harper, and Bryce Brown all announced they were returning to school on Tuesday. The SEC is gonna be a hell of a basketball league this winter. We’ll find out just how many horses Mizzou has to run with pretty soon.
What are the tea leaves saying? Well, after going from “He’ll probably be back” to “Oh he’s definitely gone” over the course of a few weeks, they have circled all the way back around.
A source close to the Porter family told me Jontay cancelled a workout with a pro team today and is leaning toward returning to #Mizzou.— Tyler Murry (@TylerMurryABC17) May 30, 2018
A source close to Jontay Porter said he canceled all pre-draft workouts.— Jack Parodi (@jack_parodi) May 30, 2018
Looks like a return to #Mizzou is inevitable.
- OH HEY, Karissa Schweizer won another award.
After her eighth career conference title and qualifications in two events at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Mizzou senior Karissa Schweizer (Urbandale, Iowa) was named the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Runner of the Year, announced by the league Tuesday. Schweizer will conclude her magnificent collegiate career June 6-9 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, where she will look to win her sixth and seventh NCAA titles, as she will run in the 5000m run and 10,000m run.
This is Schweizer’s fifth SEC Runner of the Year honor, after she previously won the 2016 Cross Country, 2017 Indoor, 2017 Cross Country and 2018 Indoor Runner of the Year nods. In addition, redshirt senior Megan Cunningham (Eureka, Mo.) and redshirt junior Gabi Jacobs (Bloomington, Ill.) earned All-SEC First Team honors after capturing conference titles in the 10,000m run and discus, respectively.
Five runner-of-the-year awards ... IN TWO YEARS. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE.
(I know how it’s possible, but still.)
- PowerMizzou talked to incoming freshman Cameron Wilkins about how knowing the RB position helps to make him a better LB.
- Soles4Souls. This is cool as hell.
- Tuesday was evidently video day for Mizzou Athletics. Behold:
#Mizzou baseball commit Luke Mann (@super_MANN11) earns Gatorade Player of the Year honors for the state of Missouri. The @vianneybaseball standout boasts a 0.98 ERA and has struck out 97 batters this year. He also has a .509 batting average.— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) May 29, 2018
- Mizzou night at Busch highlights!