It’s #RevengeSZN for Mizzou Softball
We’ve spent a lot of time over the past several months discussing the NCAA sanctions and how they affect Mizzou Football. There’s nothing wrong with that — football is a revenue sport that drives attention and traffic and, hey, we all like it so we’re going to talk about it!
But just as important from a holistic standpoint is the fact that the sanctions also affect Mizzou Softball and Baseball. Because of the NCAA’s gross, purposeful incompetence, dozens of student athletes won’t be able to compete at the highest level of the sport. That sort of adversity presents teams with a choice: flounder in the lost season or fight like hell to highlight the injustice.
If their opening weekend is any indication, Mizzou Softball is defiantly choosing the latter.
RECAP | #Mizzou opens the season 5-0 with a win over a ranked team for the first time since 2013— Mizzou Softball (@MizzouSoftball) February 9, 2020
We’ll be back next weekend
Larissa Anderson’s squad ripped through the NFCA Leadoff Classic by a total score of 31-12. The most impressive moment came in a 7-4 win over No. 8 ranked Minnesota.
“I’m very impressed with our pitching staff and our defense [said head coach Larissa Anderson]. It’s always an adjustment being outside on dirt to open a season, and we’re playing as if we’ve been on dirt for a month now. We’re getting solid offensive performances all the way through the lineup – every game someone different is stepping up, which is what we need to continue to do to be successful.”
Missouri has a few days off before resuming the Border War with Kansas on the 13th. Let’s do our best to support the softball and baseball teams this year as they look to uncork some payback on the NCAA for putting them in the corner.
Yesterday at Rock M
- First and foremost:
You’ll always be a Tiger at #Mizzou! Congratulations, Brad Pitt. https://t.co/XSJ8b9mMNm— Mizzou (@Mizzou) February 10, 2020
That will be all of the Academy Awards talk in this section of the post, thank you.
- The holdovers on Eli Drinkwitz’s staff apparently don’t plan on making changes, and will build on what was a big year for Missouri’s defense.
- Souichi Terada writes about the good things in store for Tray Jackson after his highlight-reel game on Saturday.
- Mitchell Forde and Gabe DeArmond highlight the best moments of Missouri’s win over Arkansas at the Rally for Rhyan game. Meanwhile, PowerMizzou subscribers can gain access to a closer look at a 2022 football recruit who made a visit to Missouri’s campus.
- #TigerStyle fought like hell, but couldn’t overcome #5 Arizona State.
- Jordan Clarkson: Out here gettin’ buckets
Professional bucket-getter https://t.co/7Rw3BbrWTT— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) February 10, 2020
- Women’s tennis split a Sunday double-header against Bradley and Old Dominion.
- “Golf news!” he says, pretending to understand golf.
Great week for #MizzouMade @PeterMalnati on the @PGATOUR at Pebble Beach! Peter finished T-8 and is now up to #87 on the FedEx Cup points list! #MIZ pic.twitter.com/V1COEijyY7— Mizzou Men's Golf (@MizzouMensGolf) February 10, 2020
- If you want a full recap of all the Mizzou players who made their XFL debuts this weekend, be sure to check back later this morning — we’ll have a brief post recapping the weekend’s action.
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