Slow Mizzou Sports Day Means MINI LINKS!
Y’all, it was a SLOWWWWWW news day. While combing through all the normal sites for news, I kept coming up empty. It seems, perhaps, that there have been other, more pressing matters to worry about... My brain hurts, so this will be brief.
Nick Bolton was named to another All-American team. This time, it’s the Walter Camp All-America Second Team! (more info at MUTigers.com)
Both Eli Drinkwitz and Ryan Walters (via Illini site) released statements following the official announcement of Coach Walters moving on to
greener other pastures. Best wishes to him. If you’re wanting to catch up on some possible names for a replacement DC, check out Josh’s list from today, or Eric Blum’s list of 10 candidates in the Columbia Tribune. And you’re a PowerMizzou subscriber, you can browse their hot board.
And in a last bit of football news, Mookie Cooper made it official!
To the Links! Here’s hoping for a turnaround tomorrow against the Cheatin’ Will Wades. And best of luck to Gymnastics & Wrestling on the starts to their seasons (technically second match up for wrestling, I know).
Yesterday at Rock M
- Josh wrote about who Mizzou could be looking at for the new Defensive Coordinator position.
- Read the recap of the newest BTBS pod, featuring BK & Aaron (who is filling in for Nate as he’s on new baby duty).
- PowerMizzou (free): Mitchell and Gabe were back with more football and basketball hot taeks in their Blowing Smoke weekly piece, and Mitchell looked at a position reset at Quarterback.
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Matter was back with a new weekly chat, and continued his Mizzou in Review piece with the quarterbacks.
- Worth monitoring as we will be in need of help, Jeff Goodman of Watch Stadium updated his hoops transfer list, which has 125 (!) guys on it already.
- The women’s team is back in action on Sunday against Auburn, and they bring with them hot shooting.
Other Mizzou Sports
- No. 16 Mizzou Gymnastics opens their season tonight against No. 10 Georgia at 6pm. You can watch it on the SEC Network (MUTigers.com)
- Softball is ready for their time to shine... and practicing at the indoor practice facility?
- No. 10 TigerStyle has their home opener tonight at the Hearnes Center against No. 21 Central Michigan and Wyoming. (MUTigers.com)
Various Non-Mizzou Sports News
- Michael Porter Jr, who was supposed to be back from his mandatory time away from the team for contract tracing protocols, is out an additional 10 days, according to Mike Singer of The Denver Post. (BIG SIGH)
- John Brice of Football Scoop looked at the turmoil on Rocky Top. Worth a read.
- Another day, another Covid basketball cancelation. Another game gone for the Gamecocks, who have had their share of Covid issues so far.
- BenFred, in a new post for STL Today, said America needs a return to sportsmanship. After all, we expect more from our sports teams than political figures. (It’s related to sports, I promise)
- Well, this is awesome from Utah Jazz owner, Ryan Smith. Another reason to cheer for them, aside from the Mizzou allegiances with Quin & JC.
- From USA Today’s Dan Wolken, regarding the issues that college athletics will face in 2021:
Beyond the existential challenges college sports will have to navigate in 2021 brought on by the name, image and likeness legislation moving through the NCAA and Congress and liberalized transfer rules for athletes, the next several months for college football will be consumed by more elemental issues including how long it will be necessary to continue strict COVID-19 protocols, the feasibility of spring practice, vaccinating players and whether the fall of 2021 will truly be a return to normal.
If you’re looking to sign up for ESPN+, Rock M Nation now has an affiliate link: click Here for ESPN+ Now!
If you’re looking to sign up for a new streaming service, you can try FuboTV: click HERE for FuboTV access — FuboTV now has ESPN, CBS, FS1 and more sports channels.
(** RockMNation has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though RockMNation may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate nks.**)