Mizzou Football taking part in mid-week justice march
In a COVID world, reporters are getting even less access to Mizzou Football than they were before. This is clearly in everyone’s best interest and safety at the current moment, but it can be pretty frustrating when we’re trying to generate #content over here. Obviously, a scrimmage happened yesterday that we (and anyone else in the press) didn’t have access to. So we can only speculate how things might’ve gone.
One thing we’re getting a better idea of, however, is how Mizzou Football is using its voice in light of the continued racial injustices happening around America. ICYMI, PowerMizzou’s Gabe DeArmond wrote a really good column on Mizzou’s actions following Friday’s cancelled practice. While the players were incredibly forthcoming with their thoughts and feelings, they chose to keep some things closer to the vest.
“We’re going to be doing a lot of things coming up,” [senior Larry] Rountree said. “I can’t give you right now what we’re actually doing. That’s family business. We’re going to be doing things to actually talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and the social injustice in America.”
On Sunday evening, we got a better idea of at least one thing the team might be involved in. Several student-athletes around campus, including defensive tackle Kobie Whiteside, are helping organize a march on Mizzou’s campus this week. Here’s the info if you’re interested in participating.
Dave Matter reports that the athletes coordinated with two on-campus groups to make the march happen.
I’m told the athletes have been organizing this march for a few days. Two organizations have helped lead plans: The Black Student Athlete Association and the Female Athlete Minorities at Mizzou.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) August 31, 2020
This has been a big story out of camp this fall (and it doesn’t hurt that Coach Drinkwitz has been heavily supportive), so we’ll continue to monitor the actions Mizzou Football chooses to take. In the meantime, it’s Offensive Line preview week here at Rock M Nation, so get ready for all the trenches content your minds can handle.
Yesterday at Rock M
- We’re still quite a ways away from finishing up the 2021 class, but if 2022 builds on the momentum Drink has in his short time at Mizzou, things will be looking up in Columbia for the next few years.
- Over at PowerMizzou, Sean Williams took a look at the Mizzou Football recruits who got a start on their 2020 high school football season, which you can only see if you’re a subscriber.
- As the team continues to ready itself for the season, fans were treated with an inside look at which newcomers have already earned their numbers...
- The Mizzou secondary’s job just got a little easier in Week 3...
- Quin Snyder has been in one of the NBA postseason’s tightest races, all while wearing some of the NBA postseason’s tightest pairs of pants!
There’s also this tweet, which we’re not officially recognizing.
MPJ, Jordan Clarkson and Quin Snyder all being involved in this series is like bad Mizzou BINGO— Megan Schuster (@megschuster) August 31, 2020
Bad Mizzou bingo? In basketball? Don’t know what you could possibly mean.
- Not exactly sports related, but I did enjoy this piece from the Missourian, where black MU students were asked about the impact Chadwick Boseman had on them during his short career.
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