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Mizzou Links for Wednesday, October 7

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Real tigers aren’t purple. But we’ll welcome them to town anyway.

Due to the Hurricane Delta projections, our Tigers (real tigers) will now face off against the LSU Tigers (fake purple tigers) in Columbia on Saturday at 11am. This is the Tigers’ first visit to Columbia ever, and they will be the last of the 13 SEC teams to make a trip to Faurot.

KMOU Sports Director Ben Arnett was the first to report the news on Tuesday, after Hurricane Delta was categorized as a Category 4 storm with winds reaching 140 mph. It’s expected to hit the Baton Rouge area late Friday into early Saturday. (SIDE NOTE: Can 2020 give it a rest already? We’ve had enough!)

An official statement is expected by the SEC at 9am today, according to reports.

As Rock M’s deputy manager, Josh Matejka, said on the Twittersphere, it does suck that Missouri has several high-profile home games this season, each of which would have generated a helluva lot of revenue for the school, but alas... we are in strange times. It sucks that the school can’t get that all that sweet money from what would have surely been increased ticket sales. People may not want to watch the Missouri Tigers (sad face), but they DO want to watch teams like Alabama and LSU.

One last thing before we get to the links, In this video segment, courtesy of the SEC, head coaches Eli Drinkwitz and Ed Orgeron praised each other’s complex schemes.

Now, on to the links!


Yesterday at Rock M

  • Nate the Great wrote about the depth chart— welcome QB1, Connor! Nate, say it with me... BAZE-UH-LAK.
  • Nate ALSO channeled his inner Bill C with his Beyond the Boxscore super analysis of Tennessee.
  • Jacob covered the newest MIZ-Zoom event, where Drink took the blame for lack of offensive execution.
  • COMING UP AT ROCK M: We’ve got an LSU preview from Nate & BK, and all the LSU previewing you could possible want.

More Links:

Football

The Athletic ($$): Peter Baugh wrote about Mizzou’s underwhelming but still overhauled receiving corps. Also from The Athletic, Nicole Auerbach shared that the NCAA is moving forward with a one-time transfer exception, to be set for approval in January. This would mean that any player (football, basketball, soccer, etc) with eligibility left electing to transfer at the end of this season would be able to play the following season at their next institution— no more sitting out.

Other Mizzou Sports

  • I love Mizzou’s softball coach, Larissa Anderson.
  • Fall Ball continues, and Mizzou Baseball continues to look for ways to get better.
  • Love to see Mizzou athletes (and any athlete, for that matter) speaking up about their mental health. It’s so so so so (so) important, and it DOES NOT MAKE YOU WEAK TO TALK ABOUT IT. Thank you for sharing your story, Dariana.
  • Mizzou Hoops asked fans about their sneaker game. The top left ones belong to X-Man, I’d bet, as he seems to have a thing for novelty kicks— last year he wore Nike Kyrie x SpongeBobs. My favorite response to the question was from Alex Wade (below)... I MISS KASH! (sigh)
  • Also, we at Rock M neglected to share this yesterday, but a very happy (belated) birthday to Coach Cornell Mann! Happy birthday, Coach Corn!

Mizzou in the Pros

  • According to Albert Breer, DeMarkus Acy had a tryout with Seattle! Hoping it went well. (Side note: also hoping once the Texans get their Covid stuff under control that they will reschedule KB’s tryout).
  • Former Mizzou pitcher Peter Fairbanks picked up a save in MLB Playoffs, according to Peter Baugh of The Athletic.
  • Jon Sundvold approves of #PowerPete.
  • Another former Mizzou player, and current Padres manager, Jayce Tingler, was ejected from Tuesday nights game for some... colorful language, according to Bennett Durando. HA!

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