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Mizzou News for Wednesday, October 13

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Mizzou just striving to be the best version of itself

First off, have you read Kortay’s press conference recap yet? If not, give it a read. While he focused mainly on this weekend’s game and how the team matches up with the Aggies, here’s some other highlights from the presser:

Before knocking off the no. 1 team in the country last week, Texas A&M was off to a slow start, much like the Tigers. However, Drinkwitz stressed that it’s important not to focus on how other teams are doing, or what they have in common (having both left the Big XII together 10 years ago). From the Columbia Tribune’s Eric Blum, who covered this in a new Tiger Extra piece:

“I try not to get into the ebbs and flows or comparisons,” Drinkwitz said. “The process is we’ve got to try to be 1-0 this week. You can’t get up and down because of every different thing that happens. Obviously our season has had some ups and downs, but we’ve got to try to maintain even keel. You can’t get too high or too low, can’t get into those emotional swings.”

Drinkwitz also talked about football (or - I’d argue - any high level sport), being something that will humble you. From Dave Matter, in regards to not only Mizzou’s struggles, but that of the Kansas City Chiefs:

And finally — we all asked and we got it, you guys. YAY! Defensive Coordinator Steve Wilks was back on the interview circuit on Tuesday, talking with reporters later in the afternoon. Here’s a couple of tidbits from Dave Matter, who got the scoop.

On what he was happy about in regards to the first half defense on Saturday:

And on who will take over at CB now that Rake is out for the season with a torn ACL:

I love to read/listen to these press conferences later, as Drink and his staff typically does a great job of providing extra insight into the team’s preparation and performance in great quotes.

On to the Links!


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Football

  • Want to relive this past weekend’s Homecoming fun? Check out this video!
  • On Tuesday in Mizzou Football history, this wild thing happened. NINETY-NINE times?!? In case you are having trouble recalling the year this occurred, the majority of you were not born yet— it was 1968.

Hoops

  • Also good news for Mizzou Women’s Hoops? Their engagement on social media amongst other women’s hoops teams continues to do quite well.
  • The people behind the @DataMizzou account are busy doing a statistical analysis on each of the new members of men’s hoops. Today they looked at Jarron “Boogie” Coleman.. I recommend checking out the entire thread on Coleman… there’s a few more tweets that go with it.

Softball

  • Larissa Anderson and her staff were again hinting all morning that a big commit was coming…
  • Welcome, Madison! Madison Walker, from Olathe KS, is an infielder in the 2023 class.

Other Mizzou Sports

As a team, Mizzou dropped its opening match to Tennessee 4-1 before bouncing back in pool play with a 4-1 victory over Auburn. Rounding out match play the Tigers fell in a tightly contested match-up with Kentucky 3.5-1.5 prior to a 4-1 loss against Mississippi State.

Mizzou in the Pros

  • Sophie Cunningham and the Phoenix Mercury have a chance get a win tonight in Game Two of the WNBA Finals. You can watch the game on ESPN at 8pm. Sophie will be back in action — looks like they’ve wrapped her calf up pretty good — and the team will need her against a very confident and talented Chicago Sky team.
  • Looks like Tilly’s NBA stay with the Orlando Magic was very short-lived. However, he is likely to sign with the Magic’s G-League team in Lakeland.
  • In regards to the Gruden disaster and his terrible comments about basically everyone, including former Tiger Michael Sam, Jeff Fisher shared this:

Monday’s stat lines— DRU: DNP (knee). JC: 18min, 17 points on 6-12 shooting (3-6 from three), 2 rebounds, 1 assist.

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