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Jordan Geist’s Missouri finale provides bittersweet end for 2018-2019 season

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

Let’s give Jordan Geist some freakin’ credit

What an end to his career at Missouri. Geist emerged as Missouri’s leader this season and saved his best for last, nearly willing the Tigers into the SEC Tournament quarterfinals by his plan alone.

Geist followed up a career-high 30 points on Wednesday with 25 points in the Tigers’ 10-point loss to Auburn.

Geist finishes his senior year with 14.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game, and he averaged 20 points over his final five games.

Missouri will improve next year — it has to — and the guard play of Torrence Watson (20 points on Thursday) and Xavier Pinson is increasing expectations. But maybe one of the best things that happened in their development is learning from Geist this year. Watson and Pinson are more talented than Geist; but Geist showed them (and all of us) how a good college player can evolve, mature and lead a team.

Thanks, Jordan.

A wild ride of emotions surrounding Markus Golden’s Thursday

First, there was this:

Hell yeah! Even if you’re not a Chiefs fan, seeing Markus Golden — one of the true all-time great guys to come out of Missouri’s football program — return to his home state would have been a great story.

And then this happened:

Well, crap. Golden did indeed sign that one-year contract with the New York Giants, whose recent roster moves are a brilliant crossover marketing campaign with Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame.

Here’s hoping Golden has a big year for New York and then gets the hell out of there.

Sheldon Richardson signs with Cleveland; talks about how much he’s matured

Sheldon Richardson made it official with Cleveland Browns, the new cool kids in the NFL. Richardson signed a three-year, $36-million deal with $15 million guaranteed.

And now, Richardson said he’s grown up.

To his credit, Richardson has stayed out of any issues like that since the issues in July of 2015 — a four-game suspension, in addition to his excessive speeding/resisting arrest charges.

Now, Richardson is on one of the (surprising) front-runners in the AFC. I sincerely hope Richardson returns to form for the Browns.

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