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NCAA allows 100 percent capacity at baseball and softball championships, Mizzou follows suit

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So, this is HUGE news.

According to Kendall Rogers of D1Baseball, the NCAA has announced that baseball and softball championships will allow 100 percent capacity, if local and state guidelines allow.

How about that? That’s some terrific news for Mizzou Softball, who will of course be hosting the Columbia Regional in the NCAA Tournament this weekend. Last week, Mizzou Athletics announced an increased capacity of 50 percent starting on May 18th.

Larissa Anderson was making the case to push it to 100 percent.

Later on, Mizzou Softball officially announced that they will be going to 100 percent capacity this weekend at the Columbia Regional. This is big news for the Tigers, who went 13-6 at home during the regular season. Read more at MUTigers.com for ticket information and scheduling.

The same goes for Mizzou Baseball, as 100 percent capacity will be allowed at Taylor Stadium in the regular season series finale against Auburn starting tonight through Saturday. It’s a pivotal series as the Tigers are still in the mix for the 12th and final SEC Tournament spot.

Some big news dropped on Wednesday for Mizzou Football as well. The Board of Curators have made a final approval of a $33.1M indoor practice facility, which will be completed in December of 2022.

Here’s a statement from Jim Sterk:

“We are grateful for the donors who have stepped forward with transformational gifts in support of this significant project that will benefit not only Mizzou Football, but several of our other teams, too, in future years no matter the weather in Mid-Missouri. We are thankful for the donors who believe in Mizzou and who are committed to helping us achieve excellence throughout our athletics program.

“Mizzou Football enjoys tremendous momentum under Coach (Eliah) Drinkwitz and his staff, and having a convenient, year-around training facility with a full-length football field to practice will help bring Mizzou in line with other SEC programs from a facilities standpoint. This is another piece of the puzzle as we work together to fulfill Coach Drinkwitz’ bold vision of our program.”

And from Drinkwitz:

“I’m grateful to our Board of Curators and our athletics administration for making our Indoor Practice Facility a reality. This is an important commitment to our program. An indoor space to train and practice is crucial to our player development efforts.”

For a Wednesday in the middle of May, yesterday was a very good news-filled day surrounding Mizzou Athletics.

Now, onto the links. M-I-Z!


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