1. Cuonzo Martin met with the media on Tuesday
The most urgent news? A new team on Missouri’s schedule for 2018-2019.
Cuonzo Martin says Temple will replace Utah on the #Mizzou home schedule this season. Utah game pushes back till next year— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) July 24, 2018
There is some more scheduling news included in Gabe DeArmond’s hoops notebook (and it’s not behind a paywall!) so check that out as well.
Probably the biggest personnel-related news from the session came regarding the absence of freshman point guard Xavier Pinson.
Martin said that freshman guard Xavier Pinson has been back home dealing with a personal issue. Martin said he expects Pinson to be back soon.— Jeff Parles (@jeffparles) July 24, 2018
2. When will the watch lists end?
Three more Mizzou players were selected to preseason watch lists on Tuesday, as Terry Beckner, Jr. and Paul Adams got the nod for the Outland Trophy watch list. Beckner (again) and linebacker Terez Hall were picked on the Nagurski Trophy watch list.
The Outland Trophy is given to the best interior lineman (offense or defense), and the Nagurski Trophy is given to the best defensive player.
If you’re having trouble keeping track of which Mizzou players (11!) are on preseason watch lists, here you go:
|Number of watch lists
|Number of watch lists
|Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award
|Terry Beckner, Jr.
|Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy
|Doak Walker Award
|Butkus Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy
3. Camp preview season is heating up.
Before Missouri’s August football camp begins, it’s camp preview season and the Mizzou Media is in the middle of setting the stage before the pads come on.
And Dave Matter looks at Terez Hall, Cale Garrett and the linebackers.
4. Top-10 in-state recruit visiting on Wednesday
Kirkwood receiver Maurice Massey is visiting Missouri on Wednesday, he announced on Monday evening.
Massey, a one-time Iowa State commitment, has a wide-ranging offer list (which includes Missouri). The three-star receiver is the state’s seventh-ranked players, per Rivals.com.
Yesterday at Rock M
- In case you forgot, Wednesday is Missouri’s SEC Network takeover day. Re-live great Missouri/SEC moments such as the 2008 Alamo Bowl or Missouri storming back to beat Kansas in basketball in 2012!
- While he didn’t pick Mizzou (and didn’t consider the Tigers for that long), this is a really tough break to a great former Missouri prep star:
Ohio State WR Kamryn Babb suffered a torn ACL in offseason workouts, which in all likelihood ends the freshman's season. He missed his senior season of high school with the same injury, though in the opposite knee.— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) July 24, 2018