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Mizzou Links for Wednesday, February 23

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For the second week in a row, let’s check in on some of the Olympic sports, shall we?


Mizzou Baseball, coming off of a 3-1 opening series against Nicholls State (their best start since 2018!) — STOP! have you read Kortay’s recap? — is in Louisiana for a Wednesday 6pm contest against Southern University.

Some info on their opponent (who they’ve never faced before), from

Southern sits at 2-1 after wins over Alabama State and Jackson State. The Jaguars lost to Florida A&M to close the Andre Dawson Classic.

All three of Southern’s games last weekend were decided by two runs or less. The Jags split a pair of one-run contests.

Hunter Tabb went 7-for-10 on opening weekend with a pair of doubles to lead Southern.

On the mound, the Jaguars surrendered just six walks in 27.2 innings. Southern held opponents to just .252 hitting.

Besides being off to their best start in a number of years, the Tigers are also doing a helluva lot of damage with two outs, according to the team’s statistics. In their first four games, Mizzou had 24 two-out RBIs, and hit .418 with two outs. They also were 11-11 on stolen bases. We love to see it.

You can listen to the game at or on the Tiger Radio Network. It doesn’t appear to be on tv, sadly.


Moving on to no. 9 Mizzou Wrestling, who yet AGAIN has a Big XII Wrestler of the Week. We’re up to three weeks running now, and it’s Jeremiah Kent’s turn!

According to, this is the RS-sophomore’s first weekly award. Kent defeated Iowa State’s no. 7-ranked Marcus Coleman in Missouri’s 17-16 loss on Feb. 16. The win was his first ranked victory of the season and the highest ranked win he’s ever had.


Beat ranked teams? Get cookies. I fully support Coach Drinkwitz’s cookie presents for other teams’ success. By the way, in the newest rankings, the team sits at no. 9— they were no. 11 last week, for those keeping track. You can read Caleb Logue’s recap from over the weekend at the Missourian if you’d like a good recap of the impressive showdown.


Jo is just… unbelievable. The Tigers will need more of this this weekend, for sure.

Because next up for the No. 14/18/19 ranked Tigers? They head to Cathedral City, CA to take on a @$&# ton of reallllly good Top 12 teams, in the Mary Nutter Classic. I’ll have your new giant preview up before game time on Friday!

On to the links!

Yesterday at Rock M

More Links:


  • Coach Luper is ready for Spring Ball!
  • Congrats to former Tiger, Paul Adams on his new contract with… a league I’ve never heard of (sorry)
  • On Drew Lock, from his OC:


  • Love this from Coach Martin, who said this during Monday’s Tiger Talk:
  • SOPHIE IN THE HOUSE to take in men’s hoops. Welcome home, Soph!

Other Mizzou Sports/News

  • Love that Drink does this when other Mizzou Athletics’ programs have big wins.
  • Interesting…

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