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Robin Pingeton’s Tigers share their #SHOWMEwhyMizzou stories

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Mizzou News for Wednesday, May 6

#SHOWMEwhyMIZZOU, presented by Women’s Hoops

I really like what Coach P is up to these days. She’s out here getting new players. She’s got her own bat signal. She’s got a cool hashtag #SHOWMEwhyMIZZOU. She’s just doing a lot these days, and I love it.

As part of their new social media campaign, Coach P’s current and incoming players are sharing stories on why they chose Mizzou.

It started with this tweet on April 30 (that I shared in my links, if you remember):

So, since the news day was SUPER slow, I thought I’d share some of the player profiles so far. Let’s check ‘em out!

Soon-to-be sophomore, Hayley Frank:

Auburn transfer, Lauren Hansen

Spanish international player, Mama Dembele:

Incoming freshman & St. Louis native, Jayla Kelly

Australian international player (1 of TWO Aussies on the team), Sara-Rose Smith:

Onto the links we go! I’m trying out a different format because there’s really... not a whole lot here.


Yesterday at Rock M

  • Josh’s links included more info GP’s foundation raising $156,000 in scholarship money in its first year.
  • COMING UP!!! In the draft that never ends, we’ve got ROUND FOURTEEN of the Mizzou Tiger Legends Draft! And there will be a new BTBS pod later this week, featuring Nate Edwards and new RADIO HOST, Brandon Kiley.

More Links:

Football & Hoops

Other Mizzou Sports News & Notes

Mizzou Sports Social Media News & Notes

  • Some highlight footage of The New Drew — Drew Buggs.
  • Baseball’s top batting averages on the season with runners in scoring position
  • Welcome back, Coach Drink!
  • Former Tiger linebacker Brandon Lee (Class of 2018) has accepted an internship with the NCAA. Last I saw, he was working on his MBA at Mizzou, which he will finish this semester. Congrats, Brandon!
  • Some stats from former SG Jordan Geist... I miss him, and I’m so glad to see he had a great season in Germany.
  • The SEC Network profiled former hoops PF Dr. TJ Soyoye about his experiences working on the front lines during the pandemic. Thanks for all you’re doing, Dr. Soyoye.

Interesting/Non-Mizzou News

These are a few of the best sports stories & tidbits I found regarding some goings-on in sports and the world— Enjoy!

  • Former MTV VJ Kurt Loder turned SEVENTY-FIVE on Tuesday. WHAT?!? He was a staple on my tv screen... back when MTV played music videos and had news. (stops to reminisce)
  • The St. Louis Zoo is doing a live stream of various parts of the animal habitats. Here’s the schedule, and the YouTube link:
  • A terrific little tune called “North Carolina Breakdown” from MSNBC’s David Gura (man I miss listening to live bluegrass music:
  • And to wrap things up, this is TOO CUTE (from Funny or Die writer, Ben Rosen):
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