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New Mizzou Targets, and the Missourian is doing something really cool

Mizzou News for Wednesday, April 15

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New Mizzou Hoops targets and the Missourian is doing something really cool

The Columbia Missourian, home to many aspiring sports journalists during their college years, started this really awesome series called First Pitches, in which they asked various well-known writers to recount one of their favorite memories while working the Mizzou beat.

Here are their stories (duh-duh-duh... obvious Law & Order theme here)

  • Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch titled his memory, “The English Lesson,” and covered— you guessed it— Kim English, and a difficult interview he once had with him that they still discuss to this day.
  • Joan Niesen, formerly of SI, now freelancer (side note— Joan is amazing and SI is stupid for laying her off), titled her memory, “Oct. 23, 2010, the college game day that started it all” and was about how she started to really love sports journalism after doing a walk-around assignment for the paper.

I hope you will check out each of these stories and continue to support the college kids working for the Missourian, since as we’ve all seen, a bunch of these writers end up making it big. Personally, I can’t wait to see who’s up next!

Pivoting to some Mizzou Hoops transfer targets...

Here’s a look around the Twitterverse at who is on Mizzou’s radar now that they’ve missed out on Josh Christopher and Justin Turner, and oh— that dude that they didn’t even actually have an offer.

First up, Freshno State freshman guard, Jarred Hyder.

His name should already sound familiar, but David DeJulius, Michigan transfer, has pushed back his commitment date a bit, and our very own basketball savant, Matthew J Harris, thinks this only helps Mizzou’s chances.

And finally, Brian Snow of 247Sports did a breakdown of the best remaining transfers available. We should probably become familiar with some of these names. Matt Harris has some thoughts on some of them as well.

On to the links!

Yesterday at Rock M

More Links:


  • In the Mizzou memory bank, they revisited a play in the Mizzou-Georgia game. Enjoy!
  • Evan Boehm is headed to Buffalo, and will join quite the Mizzou crew there— EJ Gaines and Mitch Morse!


Assorted Mizzou Sports News

  • The softball team has made it to the Elite 8 of the Memorable Moment Madness World Series. Vote for Mizzou!
  • More with the softball team! They are counting down their 10 best memories of the shortened season! At No. 9 is their Wichita State walk-off win! More info on
  • Another day, another 2020 gymnastics highlight, this one featuring otherworldly freshman, Helen Hu.

Interesting/Non-specific Sports News

These are a few of the best stories & tidbits I found regarding some goings-on in sports and beyond that I enjoyed.

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