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.
Time to lock the kids up til it’s ready to go to SC, because no one wants to have yet another week off.
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!
Yesterday at Rock M
- Sammy interviewed Garnet & Black Attack’s Kody Timmers.
- Aaron was back again with his “Three & Out” series, this time for South Carolina.
- Fearless Leader Sam previewed the #13 team in the SEC: the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
- COMING UP: More position previews from the basketball beat, a look at WR depth, the #12 team in the SEC’s preview, and a SUPER SIZED Dive Cuts with Matt, Sam, and THE Blake Lovell.
- IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Read Sam’s Vandy preview! And Nate’s football game preview!
- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: to the greatest story of Nate the Great’s Rock M writing career... the time he compared Mizzou Football to ordering chicken at Popeye’s. Feast your eyes on this awesomeness. Read it, friends. Then share it with your friends :)
Every struggle has a story. Every struggle makes it worth it. https://t.co/HkFnRnh9Qr— Nate Edwards (@NateGEdwards) November 20, 2019
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Dave held his weekly chat, while Bob Broeg engaged readers in some Mizzou Football history from 60 years ago, looking at when Mizzou’s perfect season ended in controversy.
- PowerMizzou (free): Mitchell Forde wrote a great story about how perseverance and selflessness have brought Larry Three-Sticks to the brink of a record. It’s a must-read.
- Saturday Down South: Keith Farner explained how the NCAA put the kibosh on Drinkwitz’s plan to award schollys to walk-ons when players opted out.
- Columbia Tribune: In his newest Blum’s Banter, Eric Blum wrote about Mizzou’s unpredictable season. And in the newest episode of the Mizzou Sports Podcast, Blum and writer Langston Newsome talked with Gamecocks beat writer Eric Boynton.
- 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.
Eli Drinkwitz talked about transfers on his radio show tonight. A handful of backup players have left Mizzou since he took over - hardly uncommon. Here's part of his lengthy answer: pic.twitter.com/EFNMC3RN3c— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) November 20, 2020
- This is cool. Nice to have a game video up again. (Football/Covid gods, please let this game occur)
- PowerMizzou: Mitchell Forde wrote an extensive preview of Robin Pingeton’s team ahead of the opener next week that everyone should check out.
- DRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!! Also, this graphic is awesome. More info on Dru’s honor can be found in Joel Lorenzi’s column in the Missourian.
- 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.
University of Missouri System Board of Curators has elected Darryl Chatman as board chair for 2021. Chatman represents O'Fallon on the board, St. Louis attorney and former Mizzou linebacker. You remember him as "Chopper"— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) November 19, 2020
- 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.
WARNING: if you were born before the early 90s this video will hurt your feelings— ESPN (@espn) November 19, 2020
Name the 90s with the 2020 NBA Draftees: pic.twitter.com/yEhY8T4BE4
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