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This women’s hoops team looks ready, so bring on November 5th!

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Okay, Elle Brown, we see you.

First off, I can’t physically and emotionally bring myself to talk about football right now, and I didn’t see the last two games anyway (I was working, not because I’m a “bad fan” or I’ve given up). Besides, my lovely colleagues here at Rock M have done a masterful job thus far (with more to come!) extracting every little morsel from Saturday’s debacle, so let’s leave that to the experts, shall we? Karen doesn’t want to talk football, and you can’t make her!

Time to talk some women’s hoops again!

Senior hooper Amber Smith, for the second consecutive year, received All-SEC Preseason honors! had a nice little write up about it you should definitely check out. The SEC coaches also voted Mizzou to finish 9th in their preseason poll, it was announced Tuesday.

I know Fontbonne, the Tigers’ opponent on Tuesday evening, was not... the most skilled of teams (they play D-III, after all), but good God, wow.

That’s just... astounding.

Former Rock Bridge Bruin, junior Elle Brown, had herself quite a game again, shooting 11-13 from the field for 24 points, with 6 rebounds AND 6 assists. That’ll do, Elle. That’ll do just fine. As I mentioned in my links last week, I like the balanced scoring attack— 6 in double figures (!!)— and am really looking forward to seeing how this season plays out.

On to the links!

Yesterday at Rock M

More Links:



  • Mizzou Hoops BEGINS on Friday with an exhibition against Central Missouri at 7pm! Season ticket holders get in free, and for everyone else, you can purchase tickets for $5 (upper) and $10 (lower). side note- don’t you dare say, ‘Go Mules’, Dad — we are a Mizzou family
  • PowerMizzou (free): Gabe wrote a Mizzou hoops season preview, where he predicted MVP, the top freshman, what will happen in the postseason, and some other stuff.
  • ESPN put out their preseason SEC Rankings, and hey— at least no one had them 13th? Progress. Out of their 4 panelists, the Tigers fluctuated between 10-11, and only one (John Gasoway) seemed to have much faith, so thank you, sir, for that 8th place vote of confidence.
  • The Athletic: CJ Moore did a regional live Q&A for subscribers on Monday. If you haven’t tried out The Athletic yet, here’s a link to a seven day free trial— I highly recommend it, and NO, I don’t get a kickback. If I wanted that, I’d give you my subscriber link ;).

Other Mizzou sports news

  • Women’s soccer will close out their season Thursday evening with a game against Mississippi State at 7:15pm (SEC Network+). They will honor their 5 seniors, and — since it’s Halloween — those wearing costumes get in free!
  • STL Today (among other sites): The NCAA is starting to get the picture that allowing athletes to be compensated for the use of their name, photo, and likeness is a good thing. ‘Bout time they’re getting with the program. Too bad it will come about too late to see Reed Nikko on my tv advertising fishing supplies from Bass Pro. Or Karissa Schweizer promoting footwear and signing autographs at Fleet Feet.
  • Columbia Missourian: Liam Quinn shared a twitter thread with Jim Sterk’s comments on the NCAA decision, posted here.
  • So RS sophomore volleyball player Andrea Fuentes is pretty good, huh? You can read about her weekly honors at The #24 ranked Tigers next play tonight, hosting #13 Florida at the Hearnes Center at 8pm. The game will be televised on ESPN U.

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