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Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

All I want for Christmas is a Senior Day win

Please, Santa? I promise I’ll be good-ish this year?

Mitchell Forde of PowerMizzou talked with a bunch of the seniors on Tuesday to reminisce about good times and bad throughout their time on campus, and they got, not surprisingly, very nostalgic.

A common theme that all of the seniors, and especially those in their fifth year at Missouri, like (Ronnell) Perkins and (Richaud) Floyd, have experienced plenty of has been adversity. In a sense, this season represents more of the same. As the Tigers look to snap a four-game losing streak that has harpooned once-high hopes for this year, the pair said the tough times they have already endured will come in handy.

Richaud Floyd told Forde, “I’m trying not to say I’m going to cry (Saturday). But I probably am.” Understandably so, this Tennessee game in particular means more to him, as the last year at this game, he got knocked out.

According to Forde, Richaud gave an impassioned speech to his teammates following the Florida loss, talking about how Mizzou has been through some tough times together and stuck it out, and this is no different. Both Floyd and Perkins were at Mizzou during the 2015 season, and both said they’ve used what they learned from those trying times (while not explicitly referencing the events of 2015) to try and lead the Tigers out of their current funk.

“I’ve been through it, so I know how to handle it,” Perkins said. “I know what to say to the younger guys, how to work, how to just keep everybody level-headed, keep everybody focused on winning one week at a time.”

But how about someone who is in their first year at Missouri as a senior? What’s Senior Day mean to him? Kelly Bryant told Forde that he felt “old.”

Here’s hoping the Tigers can bring home a victory on Saturday night. These seniors definitely deserve it. If you’d like to read Mitchell’s Notebook in full (for free), you can do so on PowerMizzou. It’s very good.

On to the links!


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Hoops

  • I now present to you, Jeremiahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Tillllllllllllllllll-mon (said in my best announcer voice). Also, Mizzou is back in action T-O-N-I-G-H-T, facing off against Morehead State at 7pm. Be there. I’m tired of seeing the stands half-full, y’all. This team is good. Oh, and you can watch it on the ol’ internet— SEC Network+.

Other Mizzou-related news:

  • Check out the volleyball team, where Andrea Fuentes is continuing to rack up honors. She was selected as the SEC’s Co-Setter of the Week, writes Jackson Stone of the Missourian. They begin their final road trip of the season TONIGHT vs. #14 Kentucky. More details on MUTigers.com.
  • The No. 3/9 Mizzou men’s and women’s swim/dive teams host two meets at Mizzou Aquatic Center this week. The first was a long course (think Olympic-sized pool for all you swimming newbies) qualifier on Tuesday, and is followed by the Mizzou Invite, running today through Friday. Admission is free, and Thurs-Fri will be broadcast live on SEC Network+. More details on MUTigers.com.
  • Mizzou Wrestling will make their Hearnes Center debut on Thursday, hoping to bounce back from their recent (uncharacteristic) losses while facing some ranked in-state foes. More details on MUTigers.com.
  • Mizzou Gymnastics will have 5 nationally televised contests this season, all on the SEC Network (not alternate channel for these ladies!). More details on MUTigers.com.
  • In non-sports news, the Chancellor put out a new podcast about 21st century learning. You can listen or read the transcript here.

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