Drink! Drink! Drink! (the coach not the activity, duh)
Sundays can be pretty boring on the offseason college sports beat, but Eli Drinkwitz saw it fit to give us a hearty Sunday evening. Thanks, Drink!
After a host of visitors swarmed Columbia for the first weekend of spring ball, Drinkwitz threw up the bat signal early Sunday evening. Shortly after, the commitment of 3-star offensive lineman Connor Tollison was announced.
Home pic.twitter.com/62VCZ9jlMJ— Connor Tollison (@TollisonConnor) March 8, 2020
Tollison — who sported offers from Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas A&M, among others — is a nice get for Drinkwitz as he continues adding to the 2021 class early on. Speaking with PowerMizzou, Tollison pointed out that his good relationships with Drinkwitz and new OL coach Marcus Johnson were key factors in his decision.
BUT Coach Drinkwitz wasn’t done. Shortly after Tollison’s announcement, Daniel Hawthorne, a long-snapper who had been committed to LSU as a preferred walk-on, took the same offer at Mizzou.
#NewZou pic.twitter.com/rlXc3dLa67— Daniel Hawthorne (@DHawthorne01) March 8, 2020
To be clear, Hawthorne will be a member of the 2020 class and should be suiting up next fall.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Study Hall: Mizzou 69, Alabama 50
- Missouri sees struggles evaporate against Alabama
- Mizzou lands commitment from in state Offensive Lineman
- Mizzou Wrestling wins MAC tournament conference for 8th time in a row
- I’m not 100% clear on what this means, but I think it means we all worship Nick Bolton now?
All-SEC linebacker @_nickbolton2 on if he considered transferring when #Mizzou changed coaches: “No. My teammates around here, they’re family. ... This is the university that gave the chance to play in the SEC. This is where I felt home was going to be, so I’m going to be here.”— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) March 8, 2020
- Dave Matter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch recapped the first weekend of spring ball under Eli Drinkwitz. The conclusion? Change is going to take some time.
- After months of rehabbing, it’s finally official: Mizzou alumnus Jontay Porter is an NBA player.
Jontay Porter, a rookie F/C out of Missouri, has signed a multi-year deal with the Grizzlies, his agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN. Porter rehabbed two separate knee injuries, but has progressed well and is expected to be ready for training camp next season.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 8, 2020
- It’s so haaaaaaaaard to say goodbyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyye to yesterdaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy
— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) March 8, 2020
A fitting Senior Day for a True Son. #ToTheFinishLine pic.twitter.com/INZZPnjDj5
- Mizzou Baseball broke out the brooms and swept Western Illinois away on Sunday afternoon.
- Not for nothing, Mizzou Softball got in on the fun by sweeping their SEC opening series.
RECAP + HIGHLIGHTS#Mizzou swept a @SEC opener for the first time since joining the conference, getting the 3-1 win over Ole Miss on Sunday.— Mizzou Softball (@MizzouSoftball) March 9, 2020
» https://t.co/8u7oWPHGKT#OwnIt pic.twitter.com/AyJlD5s1fw
- We’ll have more coverage as Thursday draws closer, but we do know one thing about Mizzou in the SEC Tournament — they’ll be playing No. 7 seed Texas A&M.
- Even in their down years, #TigerStyle dominates.
- Mizzou men’s golf took fourth at their weekend tournament behind the individual play of senior Rory Franssen. It’s their third Top 5 team finish of the season.
- To close things out... damn, this is impressive.
Sticky feet#MIZ pic.twitter.com/bSLd27Ivvt— Mizzou Gymnastics (@MizzouGym) March 8, 2020
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