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Mizzou Coaches & AD take voluntary pay cuts, and Coach P puts out her bat signal

Mizzou News for Friday, April 17

Mizzou Coaches & AD take voluntary pay cuts and Coach P puts out her bat signal

Hey, all! Happy Friday!

In a bit of unselfish and awesome Mizzou news, reports indicated Thursday evening that several Tiger head coaches, as well as Athletic Director Jim Sterk, agreed to 10% temporary pay cuts to help out the athletic department finances in the wake of COVID-19.

All the usual sources reported on this— I believe Mr Matter was first on the Twitter— so check out their stories here: Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). Souichi Terada (KC Star). Eli Hoff (The Maneater). Gabe DeArmond (PowerMizzou).

Here’s the official statement from the Athletic Department about it, per Dave Matter:

Cheers to Zo, Brian Smith, Coach Drink, Coach Bieser, and Coach P!

Paul Rudd, noted kU grad, cheersing our MU coaches. Seems about right...

Moving on...

On Thursday night, Head Coach Robin Pingeton put out a bat signal with this tweet, as well as another one featuring several winky faces saying she’d just finished a great Zoom call.

Well, we know now what this was in response to, Tiger fans!

Sarah Linthacum, a forward from Jeff City, has committed to the Tigers! If the name sounds familiar, older sister Micah is already on the team. Welcome, Sarah!

Side Note: What I wouldn’t give for a Cuonzo sippin coffee GIF right now....

This will have to do instead...

On to the links!

Yesterday at Rock M

More Links:


  • Coach Drinkwitz posted this pretty cool graphic, which shows how his staff is working to lock down the borders in Missouri.


  • PowerMizzou: Gabe and Mitchell teamed up for a new ZOUMCast. This week’s guest was none other than JT Tiller, the 2008-09 BIG XII Defensive Player of the Year!
  • Columbia Tribune: Eric Blum wrote a great story about Amber Smith, who is preparing for the WNBA Draft.
  • Good memories. Miss you, Reed (wipes tear).
  • Welcome, Mama Dembele, who officially signed with the Tigers. (more from

Assorted Mizzou Sports News

  • Larissa Anderson’s crew is counting down their 10 best memories of the shortened season! At No. 7 is a particularly awesome relief appearance by Eli Daniel. (more from
  • In honor of National High Five Day, check out some nice moments from the Tiger tumblers.

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. Shout out to my parents, y’all (hi Mom & Dad) for finding a lot of these for me!

  • #MizzouMade Kyle Gibson, as well as Adam Wainwright and Garth Brooks (and some others), have teamed up to provide more than 4 million meals to address childhood hunger. WOW. This is terrific to see.
  • Hell yesssss!!! It’s almost time for the premiere of The Last Dance! Michael Jordan sat down with GMA to chat about it. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS.
  • In absolutely weird news... here’s a groundhog in Philly who likes pizza.
  • This tweet just made me laugh.
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