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Crootin’ and Podcastin’— Mizzou Football Odds n Ends

Mizzou News for Wednesday, April 22

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Football Odds n Ends

I apologize, dear readers, for that is a boring title. However, that’s exactly what the news up top the links is focusing on this morning— borders, podcastin’, crootin’, and draft week...

First up, Coach Drinkwitz and his staff continue their #NewZOUtour, and have made progress at locking down the borders. They’re up to 197 schools now, apparently. Impressive... I DO wish that graphic was a bit bigger, because who the hell can read that?!?

Speaking of Coach Drink, he made an appearance on 101 ESPN’s Stalter & Rivers show Tuesday afternoon, of which Rock M’s own Mr. Brandon Kiley serves as a producer. Do check it out!

In recruiting news...

Travion Ford, HUGE 2021 Mizzou target, according to 247 Sports, might be a Mizzou lean, if you are to believe their Director of Football Recruiting, Steve Wiltfong and recent Rivals’ predictions. I mean, let’s just go with it, shall we?

And finally, in case you needed reminding, the NFL Draft begins on Thursday. Souichi Terada at the KC Star looked at where the Tigers have polled in mock drafts.

Reminder: If you have not caught up on Nate the Great and BK’s draft profiles, now is as good a time as any!

On to the links!

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  • Jontay’s got a uniform number! Cannot wait to watch him play (one day)!
  • A little flashback to November 1982, when Jon Sunvold and Steve Stipanovich, among others, beat Michael Jordan’s Tarheels.

Assorted Mizzou Sports News

  • On Monday night, Mizzou Athletics hosted a virtual ceremony of their annual awards banquet, the ROARS. Check it out on the MizzouMade twitter account for the winners and below for the highlight film. Good stuff!
  • Ed Lampitt, former Mizzou wrestler and member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Mizzou Athletics HOF passed away. More info on his legendary career at

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.

  • MJ fans will appreciate this. Meredith Minkow, who runs social media for Bleacher Report, shared some awesome shots of on-court photography during the Jordan Era. It is AWESOME.
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