1. The Missouri women dropped a tough road game at No. 15 Kentucky on Thursday.
In what was the most challenging stretch of the season to date, Missouri went 0-2 this week against South Carolina and Kentucky to fall to 15-6 (3-4) on the season.
Missouri lost to the Wildcats 52-41, shooting just 13-of-39 from the field and turning the ball over 20 times. Following up on the Missouri men’s 20-plus turnover performance against Arkansas, it was not a good two days for ball control.
In the span of four days, the Missouri basketball teams went 0-3 and also suffered a transfer on the women’s side.
The best part about this week though? We never have to live it again. On to the next one.
2. Your Daily Drew.
Another day at the Senior Bowl, another day of Drew Lock garnering a healthy dose of the headlines. Here’s all the Drew News that’s fit to print:
- Bleacher Report focuses on a few Pat Mahomes comparisons in this profile of Drew Lock (Note: I actually don’t disagree with some of the Mahomes comparisons, in that Lock has a big arm, can fit the ball in tight windows and throws at different arm angles/different stances. Not saying he’ll be as good as Mahomes, of course.)
- The Athletic focuses on Lock’s decision to return for his senior year and the experience he’ll bring to the NFL in this profile (paywall).
- There’s this:
We’ve been waiting all week at the Senior Bowl for one of the QBs in this crop to separate themselves from the pack. Drew Lock did that today. He was great.— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) January 24, 2019
- And also this. Which, by the way, I don’t think these folks have seen Justin Bieber lately if they think Lock has Bieber hair
Missouri QB @DrewLock23 says one of his coaches told him to get rid of his “Bieber” haircut to look like an @NFL QB.@nflnetwork @seniorbowl pic.twitter.com/WQMfGtRO6O— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) January 25, 2019
- Finally, MUTigers.com has a nice hub of all-things-Lock, in case you fear you may have missed something on Missouri’s former quarterback so far.
3. Rally for Rhyan game set for Feb. 2.
I know it hasn’t been a banner year for Missouri hoops so far, but if you’re going to go to one hoops game this year, go to this one.
The fourth annual Rally for Rhyan game will be against Vanderbilt on Feb. 2.
From the release:
The first 5,000 fans will receive a commemorative #RallyForRhyan gold rally towel. Surrounding the game are numerous other activities to generate funds going toward the #RallyForRhyan campaign to raise awareness and fund further pediatric cancer research. Cash donations will again be accepted on the concourse throughout the game. A 50/50 raffle and a silent auction is also planned.
Also serving as the team’s annual Gold Rush Game, fans are encouraged to wear gold, and specially-designed gold #RallyForRhyan t-shirts will again be available exclusively through the Tiger Team Store & The Mizzou Store, with all proceeds donated toward pediatric cancer research. T-shirts ($15) are available in-person at either the stadium store or the campus location or on game day at Mizzou Arena, the campus bookstore or online here.
Make sure you’re there.
Yesterday at Rock M
- David Morrison updates Missouri’s recruiting classes as they make their way through the program. Here’s the 2019 update.
- Study Hall: Arkansas 72, Missouri 60
- Peter Baugh of the Kansas City Star has a nice look at Terry Beckner’s transformation from a shy freshman to a top-100 NFL Draft prospect (via KansasCity.com, soft paywall).
- Still no update on Mark Smith’s ankle injury, by the way. Cuonzo Martin was not on the SEC coaches’ teleconference as the team had travel issues getting out of Fayetteville, and didn’t return until Thursday afternoon.
- MUTigers.com dropped some new photos of the progress being made on the South End Zone project. Check ‘em out.
- SEC Baseball is something else, I’ll tell you what.
- For some reason, a music video made by Missouri students (from, like, six years ago) made the rounds on Twitter on Thursday, first started by an Arkansas fan. But, this was the drop-the-mic moment by Shawn Davis, an assistant AD at Mizzou:
#Mizzou since joining the SEC:— Shawn Davis (@ShawnDizzle77) January 24, 2019
- 2 Division Titles
- 2 10-Win Season
Arkansas since Mizzou joined SEC:
- 0 Division Titles
- 0 10-Win Seasons
Head to head: Mizzou leads Arkansas, 4-1. https://t.co/U3NH2QY9ha