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Mizzou News for Friday, November 6

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Mizzou Hoops is right around the corner!

While I don’t have much to report on the men’s side, Bennett Durando of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote a nice article about the women’s team, what they’ve had to deal with quarantine-wise, their schedule, and what to expect this season from the team. Let’s look at some highlights!

According to Durando, sophomore Aijha Blackwell was the only player to remain on campus throughout the summer to train and work on her shortcomings. Shortcomings which she identified as 1) giving defenders too much time to set their feet, and 2) too many offensive fouls. Said Blackwell:

“I really focused on my pace within my game,” Blackwell said. “Just working on not getting as many charge-foul calls as I did last year, so I worked on playing with pace this summer.”

Blackwell knew she needed to improve in some areas, as she (as well as fellow sophomore Hayley Frank), will be the team’s nucleus. The rest, Durando said in his piece, will be up to Pingeton to piece together like a puzzle.

As for their schedule, they are hoping to have the SEC schedule solidified by the end of this week, and there are a few dates known for the non-con so far— North Alabama on Nov. 27, the season opener, TCU on Dec. 6, and Texas Tech on Dec. 10. (One question, does this mean we will be getting a men’s schedule soon, too? Sam is champing at the bit on these previews over here, which are very hard to write when you DON’T HAVE A DAMN SCHEDULE)

As previously reported by other outlets, Pingeton’s Tigers have had several weeks less of practice than other teams due quarantine. Literally everyone on the roster had to sit out two weeks due to contact tracing, so they were forced to look over film via Zoom and learn the offense via Powerpoint... WOW.

Check out Durando’s piece for more information; he crammed a lot in there, and it made me very excited about my favorite sport coming back SO SOON.

Also, love to see the smiles! Can’t wait to write about this group! I have a good feeling about this season for both men’s and women’s teams.

On to the Links! Happy Friday!

Special Note: Many thanks to both Sammy and Manager Josh for filling in for me on the links while I filled my election judge duties and worked on some other stuff. Teamwork makes the dream work... or so a former boss used to say.


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Other Mizzou Sports News

  • In disappointing, though not surprising news, there will be no Braggin Rights at Enterprise Center this December. I get it, believe me, but that is my favorite game of the year, and has been since I was a kid, so it just... sucks.
  • Fall Ball has concluded for Mizzou Baseball! Can’t wait to watch them play this season!
  • Cuonzo... miked up! OOOOOOOOOOOOH-WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
  • SIGH. What great memories. Thanks, Jarrett Sutton.
  • The newest episode of Inside Mizzou Athletics caught up with the one and only Sophie Cunningham! Have a listen!

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