#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.
Football & Hoops
- RECRUITING NEWS! PowerMizzou ($$): Mitchell wrote about Mizzou Hoop’s pursuit of 2021 St. Louis (DeSmet Jesuit) big man, Yaya Keita, originally from Mali, while Sean Williams wrote about the football staff’s burgeoning relationship with Carollton (Ga.) DE Khristian Zachary.
- HOOPS with Harris (Rock M’s Matthew J Harris, that is): Matt shared some thoughts on the new offers on his Twitter, so check it out. He’s made a master list of who Mizzou has offered in 2021 class, and talked about Springfield Kickapoo’s Anton Brookshire, and Wisconsin’s David Joplin.
- KC Star: Souichi wrote about Mizzou Hoop’s daunting non-con schedule, which will feature some teams in Kansas, among others.
- Sports Illustrated: Erick Trickel of Mile High Huddle looked at how TE Albert Okwuebunam can help the Broncos’ offense.
- According to Ian Rapoport, the Panthers placed RB Marcus Murphy on waivers Monday. He last started a game with the Bills in 2018.
Other Mizzou Sports News & Notes
- In the Missourian’s new First Pitches, Tom Shatel, graduate of MU J-School Class of 1980, and longtime columnist for Omaha World-Herald, wrote about a September 1979 Texas-Mizzou football game, entitled “Just a sportswriter by his questions (and his question marks).”
- Galen Bacharier of the Missourian wrote about the slow reopening with limited athletics operations. The first to open? The Sound End Zone complex.
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.
These are a few of the best sports stories & tidbits I found regarding some goings-on in sports and the world— Enjoy!
- Benjamin Hochman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote about some little league baseball tournament play resuming this weekend, and asked if it will all be worth it given the weird rules and setups. It’s a good read.
- Also from Hochman, in his latest about what he misses about sports: From Freese’s Lawn to the Arch, the view at Busch.
- Justin Sayles of TheRinger.com (a great website) wrote about the Air Jordan 1, which is not only the first signature shoe for Michael Jordan, but also the popular sneaker to this day. Look at The Ringer all this week for all things MJ in honor of The Last Dance.
- Continuing on the Jordan sneaker theme, Marty Smith of ESPN laid out his Mount Rushmore of Air Jordans on his podcast, Marty Smith America. Check it out, if podcasts and sneakers are your thing.
- Tony Parker recently opened up about his conversations with Kobe Bryant on the future of the WNBA and what they were going to do to help it grow. I hope Tony can continue on with this. (side note: is it dusty in here?)
- 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)
Former MTV VJ Kurt Loder turns 75-years-old today. How old do you feel right now? pic.twitter.com/yhcuIAvGB8— Cass Anderson (@casspa) May 5, 2020
- 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):
i started a quarantine podcast with my baby pic.twitter.com/LmQR6KL02O— Ben Rosen (@ben_rosen) May 3, 2020
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