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As Tigers Reach Middle of Season, Drinkwitz Wants to Leave Past Behind and Press on Towards Being 1-0

Mizzou News for Wednesday, October 27

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First off, have you read Kortay’s press conference recap yet? If not, give it a read. While he focused mainly on Drinkwitz’s comments about the injured seniors and how the team matches up with the Commodores, here’s some other highlights from the presser:

In regards to quarterback Connor Bazelak, who’s been having a tough go as of late:

“Preparation, decision making, protection. I think those really when you look at the last three games that we had multiple turnovers in, that’s what it comes down to is decision making, preparation, understanding what they’re trying to do and why that’s not a good throw and then making sure that there’s protection so we’re not forcing a ball into situations that they shouldn’t be in, the clock going off early. Those are things that we’re working through and will continue to improve.”

In regards to coaching through adversity while still being young in his coaching career:

“Some of that I’ll keep to myself because there’s still a lot left to learn and go through, but I think probably no different than the quarterback a little bit that you’ve got to have both mental toughness and physical toughness in this situation. Coach [Gene] Chizik used to always talk about you’ve got to have a 10,000-foot view. You’ve got to be able to see above the treeline and make sure you understand where the program’s going and where it’s headed. You can’t get caught up making, maybe if you drive and have your eyes down and try to steer, every turn you’re constantly changing paths. Rise above and seeing where we’re going and how we’re going to get there and what it’s going to take to be able to get there…”

Want to read the transcript or watch the video from today’s presser? Check out PowerMizzou. Various recaps to the presser are below.

Keeping with football, but unrelated to the press conference, way to go Harrison! We love our Thiccer Kicker.

And for good measure, here’s some of Tuesday’s practice highlights:

On to the Links!

Yesterday at Rock M

More Links:


  • Great news for Daniel Hawthorne and Michael Cox, who are now on scholarship. Way to go, fellas!

Men’s Hoops

Women’s Hoops

From the release:

Among SEC ranks Blackwell finished first in defensive rebounds (8.4), third in rebounding (11.0), 12th in field goal percentage (.471) and 17th in scoring (14.5). Her 11.0 rebounds per game ranked first among Mizzou sophomores and second all-time in program history. The Berkely, Mo., native recorded a career-best 13 double-doubles last season which ranked fourth in the SEC and 21st nationally.

  • Get to know new Mizzou hooper, Skylah Travis! New writer Lauren will be doing a preview of sorts in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
  • What a great surprise for Dr. Leigh Neier’s class in the College of Ed:

Other Mizzou Sports

At Mizzou’s meet against Arkansas on Oct. 23, Rousseau won the 1-meter and 3-meter events and finished second on platform. She set season-highs with zone-qualifying scores of 282.9 on 1-meter, 330.38 on 3-meter and 234.6 on platform.

Also, check out this video from the team… Super cool:

  • Mizzou Volleyball (4-18, 1-8 SEC) faces Arkansas (14-6, 5-4 SEC) on tonight at 7pm. You can catch the match on SEC Network and read the preview on
  • Mizzou Tennis finished its fall season with a bunch of career firsts at the ITA Central Regional Tournament. According to, the Tigers finished the competition with 10 singles wins and one doubles win.
  • Mizzou Cross Country hosts the SEC Championships this week on their new state-of-the-art course, Gans Creek. Check out this beauty:
  • An update from golf coach Stephanie Priesmeyer:

Mizzou in the Pros

  • It was Mizzou vs Mizzou in the NBA on Tuesday evening, with Michael Porter Jr’s Nuggets taking on Quin Snyder and Jordan Clarkson’s Jazz. The Jazz prevailed, 122-110. I’ve gotta say, Mike has been having a tough time offensively to start the season, as well as Denver as a whole. Head Coach Michael Malone is understandably frustrated.


Mike: 39 minutes, 13 points on 5-18 shooting (3-11 from three), 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 TO, 3 PF, +2

JC: 24 minutes, 19 points on 7-15 shooting (3-10 from three), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 PF, +19

  • Sophie Cunningham has arrived!
  • Best of luck to all the former Tiger hoopers getting ready to start their pro seasons overseas!
  • This warmed my heart. LOVE Markus.
  • Chiefs? Not so good. Nick Bolton? KILLING IT.


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