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Jim Sterk writes op-ed in newspaper about #WinItRight NCAA appeal

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Jim Sterk pens op-ed in St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the NCAA appeal

Missouri’s continues to keep its fight against the NCAA on the forefront of the public consciousness, and that continued on Thursday as athletic director Jim Sterk wrote a column for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the appeal.

There’s nothing really new in it for the Missouri fans that frequent this ol’ blog — this is more for the general awareness of the issue for the folks who aren’t quite as plugged in. And I think that’s an important thing to remember: A lot of this may seem like overkill, but Missouri is trying to shine more light on the issue, and this is for the people that aren’t familiar with the case.

And it’s pretty easy to drum up more public support with kickers like this:

I’ve been asked if we regret telling the truth during the investigation, and the answer is an emphatic no. Even knowing the results, we would still self-report, cooperate with the NCAA and hold the appropriate people accountable.

The regulatory system only works when the NCAA and we as members inspire and celebrate cultures of compliance like we have at Mizzou.

If success in investigations requires dodging, lying and compromising our principals, we will never play that game.

Missouri women’s golfer Jessica Yuen gets chance to play at Augusta National

Junior Jessica Yuen will play at the first-ever Augusta National Women’s Amateur event from April 3-6 in Augusta, Ga.

Yuen was an alternate for the event at first, but a different golfer withdrew so the invite was extended and accepted.

The event (in true Augusta National fashion) isn’t entirely at the historic golf course. From the release:

The first 36 holes will be contested over two days on the Island and Bluff nines at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta, April 3-4. The entire field will then play Augusta National for an official practice round April 5. The final round will take place at Augusta National on Saturday, April 6 and will feature the top 30 competitors who made the cut. The final round on April 6 will be featured with three hours of live coverage on NBC Sports, with online coverage available all week at

Yuen will have to miss a tournament for Missouri to compete at Augusta National, but Stephanie Priesmeyer — the women’s golf coach — called the decision a “no-brainer.”

What’s on tap this weekend in Missouri sports

Missouri softball vs. No. 5 Tennessee

Missouri has a three-game homestand against Tennessee beginning on Saturday. The Tigers are winners of their last five.

Game Times: 6 p.m. CT Saturday; 5 p.m. CT Sunday; 6 p.m. CT Sunday

TV/Online: SEC Network/ SEC Network +/ WatchESPN

Missouri baseball at No. 11 Texas A&M

Missouri continues its swing through Texas with a three-game trip to College Station.

Game Times: 6:30 p.m. CT Friday; 2 p.m. CT Saturday; 1 p.m. CT Sunday

TV/Online: SEC Network+/Watch ESPN

Missouri Track & Field

The Track & Field team will split up to compete in three events:

  • Texas Relays (Austin, Texas; Thursday through Saturday)
  • Stanford Invitational (Palo Alto, Calif.; Friday)
  • Mike Fanelli Track Classic (San Francisco; Friday)

Yesterday at Rock M

More Links:

  • Missouri men’s swimming and diving moved from tenth to eighth after the second day of competition at the NCAA Championships. The Tigers also earned first-team All-America honors in the 400 medley relay, and honorable mention All-America honors for the 200 free relay and for Kyle Goodwin and Luke Mankus.
  • Dave Matter’s weekly Q&A covered a wide-range of topics, including surprising names in football as spring football nears its close. Plus a lot — a lot — of basketball.
  • Missouri’s in the top group for three key targets in the 2020 recruiting class — including Jay Maclin — and Sean Williams of breaks down each (PREMIUM).
  • Sorry to see that Danny Jones is leaving the Columbia Tribune for other opportunities in Washington D.C. Danny was a tremendous asset for Missouri fans, and his coverage was fantastic in a crowded beat. Good luck, my man.