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Mizzou News for Friday, November 20

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So... about that game on Saturday

As of Thursday, when Drink did his weekly radio show appearance, Mizzou has the SEC-mandated 53 scholarship players for Saturday’s game against The Other Columbia (i.e. the lesser Columbia). As you recall, the Tigers started Tuesday with 56. Then they lost Dom Gicinto to transfer, and another due to contact tracing. Now they’re at 53.

BIG YIKES.

Time to lock the kids up til it’s ready to go to SC, because no one wants to have yet another week off.

Actual footage of locking players in their rooms to keep the Covid away

But anyway, the KC Star’s Souichi Terada recapped Drink’s radio show appearance, and said that the Tigers were tested again Thursday, and hopefully will have the results as of this morning. Seriously, y’all, cross your fingers, your toes, your eyes, your legs, all your appendages... We need to WILL this game into action.

It is important to remember that even if SEC teams dip to 53 (or below), the SEC says they can still choose to play the game. So how low is Mizzou willing to go? Dave Matter reported on the twitterverse that they’d be willing to go as low as 52 as long as they are not “impossibly short at one position.”

The radio show was not all doom and gloom, though! There are some positive injury updates! According to Terada, Drinkwitz said LG Xavier Delgado, RT Larry Borom, and DT Kobie Whiteside are likely set to travel for the game, but will see the field in an emergency-only basis.

On to the Links! Here’s hoping we’ve got a game to watch on Saturday night!


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More Links:

Football

  • Dave Matter shared this tidbit from Drink’s radio show about his thoughts on back up players transferring. It’s an interesting and honest take.
  • This is cool. Nice to have a game video up again. (Football/Covid gods, please let this game occur)

Hoops

  • Enjoy some aerial scenery in this Women’s Hoops video. And enjoy their schedule release that contains game times and where to find the games! (cough-cough... men’s team, how ‘bout you release that info? RJ, are you there?)
  • Women’s Hoops assistant coach Ashleen Bracey was a guest on the Women in Sports podcast, a production company dedicated to celebrating the impact of women in sports. This was really good, and worth a listen.

Other Sports News

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Dave and BenFred teamed up for a new episode of the Eye on the Tigers podcast, focusing on the game that might occur this weekend, the firing of Will Muschamp, and some hoops talk!
  • A great swim by Katrina Brathwaite! The # 18/13 ranked Mizzou Swimming & Diving teams claimed EIGHT events on Thursday, the first night of the Mizzou Invite. You can find more information on the meet thus far at MUTigers.com. Keep it up, Coach Grevers (and team)!

Other Local News/Some Fun Stuff

  • A former Mizzou linebacker has been elected to the chairman of the UM System Board of Curators.
  • This gave me big laughs. Rock M is a pro-Grizzlies site, so why not share it?
  • And this will make you feel old. Some of the 2020 NBA draft picks were asked to name some popular 90s pieces of pop culture... it did not go well. Check it out.

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