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Mizzou hoops newbie Ed Chang is really intriguing, and a bunch of football news

Mizzou News for Friday, June 19

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Ed Chang is an intriguing dude in so many ways

Ian Laird of the Columbia Missourian recently wrote a piece all about one of Mizzou Hoops’ recent additions, the mysterious Ed Chang, and I came away impressed and excited to see how he does.

According to Laird, who recently met with him, he’s a big dude— 6’8 and filled out physically. “You can tell he’s a top-tier athlete,” he said. So what makes him so intriguing? His personality? His background? His high school performance? The eligibility questions when transferring? The unknown? It’s all of these things, actually.

Chang has lived in three countries (Germany— where he was born, the Netherlands, and the US) and played for teams in five different states. His father is a Sudanese ambassador and a college professor. He toiled with playing baseball and football, and once even quit basketball, which he didn’t become serious about until around 8th grade when his now-former high school coach at Papillion-La Vista High School in Omaha took notice of him.

Super interesting, right? And we haven’t even gotten to what made him once one of the premiere players in Nebraska in high school! Or why he didn’t end up playing at UW, where he once committed, or why he left SDSU! Or what he will bring to the Tigers!

Anyway, you should give the article a read; it’s quite interesting, and the Missourian does great work with their student reporters. We are big fans of them here at Rock M.

On to the Links!

And by the way, a heartfelt thank you to those that reached out via the comments and elsewhere about my unfortunate work situation. It’s super appreciated, and I’m doing okay. I consider myself extremely lucky that Target has taken care of me through this mess and is helping me (and all of their employees, really) out during these stressful times.

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Mizzou Sports on Social Media

  • By the time you read this, it’ll probably be too late (but perhaps catch it on-demand?), but Mizzou Gymnastics’ Feb. 21 meeting against LSU airs at 6am CT on the SEC Network.
  • Vote for the new MizzouPix photo of the day in the Breaktime region of the bracket. This one was easy for me, as I have had this particular photo as the background on both my phone and computer previously.
  • More voting! The SEC Network asked fans to pick their running back, and needless to say, Mizzou fans are not happy about the lack of a certain Mizzou RB.
  • Nick Bolton. #2 LINEBACKER IN THE NFL DRAFT, according to PFF College? That’ll do.
  • Check out who’s been on the Women’s Hoops Zooms!
  • Wow. Just wow.

Interesting/Non-Mizzou News

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