Missouri head coach Barry Odom likes guys with chips on their shoulders, guys willing to buck trends and play with an edge that defies their recruiting ranking.
Starting cornerback Adam Sparks is definitely one of those guys. Despite weighing in a lanky 175 pounds and being just a few months removed from graduating at Dutchtown High School in Geismar, La., he was probably Mizzou’s best cornerback by the end of 2017. He finished with six passes defensed and made quite a few plays near the line of scrimmage.
Sparks is a keeper. Unfortunately, he pretty much has to be kicked off the team after dunking on his damn head coach and posting it on Twitter.
Got coach slippin‼️ #MIZ @Coach_Odom pic.twitter.com/T0Q2Wk3GUw— 5izzle ™ (@adamsparks18) May 8, 2018
That’s a straight-up, crotch-in-the-face dunk. On his damn head coach. And he posted it. On. Social. Media.
Odom responded with this, and honestly, it’s only fair.
Everybody will be asking...didn’t we used to have a player named Sparks, wonder where he is?— Barry Odom (@Coach_Odom) May 8, 2018
Sad for it to come to an end like this, but there was no other way.
- PowerMizzou caught up with eccentric former Mizzou offensive lineman Max Copeland. Somehow, he’s managed to get even more eccentric.
- Mizzou’s 2020 hoops class is almost all about St. Louis.
- Welp, the SEC Softball Tournament is in Columbia and won’t feature the home team. But it is going to feature quite a few badass softball teams. The Tigers’ odds of making the NCAA Tournament are still decent, however. And hey, it’s not like this team is without talent: despite finishing last in the conference, interim coach Gina Fogue’s squad did manage to land five postseason honors: Cayla Kessinger, Rylee Pierce, and Kolby Romaine were all named second-team all-conference, Brooke Wilmes made the all-freshman team, and Amanda Sanchez made the all-defense team.
- All the heart emojis.
- Rob Z: back in the pros.
Today’s #Cubs roster moves:— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 8, 2018
OF Jason Heyward placed on seven-day concussion DL (retro to 5/7)
INF David Bote, RHP Jen-Ho Tseng, LHP Rob Zastryzny recalled from @IowaCubs
RHP Cory Mazzoni optioned to Triple-A pic.twitter.com/x4mp6AjEVM