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Mizzou Links for Thursday, July 30

So, things are happening...

If (and that’s a big *IF*) there is Mizzou football played this fall, be prepared to say goodbye to the non-conference games on the schedule. (Editor’s note: sorry you wrote all those previews, Nate)

Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated reported that the SEC is moving closer to a conference-only schedule for 2020.

During a virtual meeting on Wednesday, a majority of athletic directors approved the idea of an SEC-only, 10-game schedule. However, the schedule must be ratified by league presidents. SEC presidents are expected to meet virtually Thursday to discuss the matter.

If this becomes official, the SEC would join other P5 conferences like the Big Ten and Pac-12 to have a conference-only game slate.

In a proposed 10 game schedule, every SEC team would need to add two more games to their league slate. As for what it could potentially look like, Dellenger said Mizzou’s additions would be Texas A&M and Auburn.

Of course, nothing from the SEC is official yet, as Greg Sankey said on Wednesday in a statement:

Although we should expect an announcement from the SEC fairly soon, the ACC announced their plan on Wednesday (with Notre Dame), which includes a 10-game conference slate and one in-state non-con game beginning the week of September 7-12.

Moving along to former Mizzou player news, Max Scherzer struck out 10 batters in 7.1 scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays, and Sophie Cunningham scored five points (and was +22 on the floor) in the Phoenix Mercury’s 106-100 loss against the Indiana Fever. Sophie and the Mercury will be back in action Friday night against the Las Vegas Aces.

On to the links (and there are a lot of them)!


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(Miscellaneous/Tweets)

  • Cuonzo Martin’s sister has been named the new principal at East St. Louis High School. Congrats, Valencia!
  • Former Mizzou defensive lineman Antar Thompson has officially announced that he has entered the transfer portal. Good luck, Antar!
  • For the second straight year, Mizzou Baseball has earned an ABCA Team Academic Award. Good stuff, BieserBall! More here on MUTigers.com.
  • Mizzou Soccer currently has six former players playing professionally, which ranks fifth most among the SEC
  • The Mizzou Swimming and Diving team now has four Academic All-Americans over the last four years
  • Here’s a thread for the Mizzou Pix Photo of the Year bracket for the Break Time region in the second round!
  • With no Minor League Baseball this season, former Mizzou outfielder Trey Harris is doing some coaching!