With all the changes going on in the Athletic Department, I can’t help but have that Boyz II Men song, “It’s So Hard to Say Good Bye to Yesterday” going through my mind, so let’s dive in.
Mizzou women's golf Stephanie Priesmeyer is moving into a development role with the athletics department. She's been HC since 2000-01. National search for a new golf coach is under way.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) May 5, 2022
First up, in a move I didn’t see this coming, head women’s golf coach, Stephanie Priesmeyer, is apparently leaving the team to move into a development role within the university, according to MUTigers.com, Priesmeyer, who took over as head coach prior to the 2000-01 season, led the Tigers to 19 tourney wins, and was named the 2004 Big XII Coach of the Year and 2005 Regional Coach of the Year. The Tigers made nine regional appearances with Priesmeyer, including six consecutive from 2003 until 2008.
This one HURT, you guys. Assistant AD Mental Performance & Psychological Services, Dr. Scotta Morton, is leaving her post at the Mizzou. While I do not know her personally, I admire Scotta so, so much and have learned a lot from her as a result of her MIZ-Zoom event during Covid and through her active social media, which always provides great resources and thoughts for those working in the coaching field.
Dennis has hired his video coordinator, who will serve as a director of scouting/analytics, too. https://t.co/tVSrkW7grn— Chris Kwiecinski (@OchoK_) May 5, 2022
ON TO THE LINKS! TIME TO BEAT THE PANTS OFF BAMA (AND OLE MISS), TIGERS!
Yesterday at Rock M
- Josh wrote about the DJ Coleman commitment
- Aaron wrote an interesting piece on NIL: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems: Has “NIL” gone too far?
- Matthew Smith looked at where Mizzou’s wrestling recruits are coming from
- Mizzou lands FCS All-American DJ Coleman from Jacksonville State: Dave Matter (St Louis Post-Dispatch). Mitchell Forde (PowerMizzou).
- If you’re a subscriber, you can read Matter’s new chat over at STL Today.
- PowerMizzou’s Mitchell Forde looked at what Mizzou could be getting in Gerry Bohanon and in Episode 8 of the Touchdown Luther Burden show, LBIII talked about the NFL Draft and the rest of the offseason.
- Congrats to Mizzou Football’s Dawson Downing and tennis’ Ellie Wright, who were named Missouri’s 2021-22 Brad Davis Community Service Award Winners on Thursday by the SEC. According to the Missourian’s Kenny Van Doren, Downing, who’s pursing a grad certificate at MU, has spent a lot of time helping out at local public schools, the food bank and hospitals while also serving on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Athletes in Action. Wright, who ranks sixth in program history for singles wins has worked with the Special Olympics Habitat for Humanity and the food bank, while also serving as president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee the last two years. (More info at MUTigers.com)
- The St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter wrote, Here comes NCAA — maybe Congress, too — to save NIL from itself.
- More from SI.com’s Ross Dellenger on the “Battle on NIL”:
Per new NIL guidelines, “A booster can’t communicate with an athlete or others affiliated w/ an athlete to encourage them to remain enrolled or attend a school,” says Colorado AD Rick George.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) May 6, 2022
NCAA should “100%” pursue violations from this year, he says.https://t.co/b0jUB8UPF0
- Cody Kluge of BVM Sports caught up with one of the nation’s top softball players, Cierra Harrison, who is ready to prove her potential at Mizzou.
- I know Sammy shared this in yesterday’s links, but it’s worth sharing again. In a special to the Post-Dispatch, Max Baker wrote about Kim Wert’s midseason power surge reigniting Mizzou’s softball season.
- The Missourian’s Chris Blake previewed the Tigers’ final regular season series, saying they’ve saved the best for last… in terms of competition and Mizzou’s current play. You can also read the preview at MUTigers.com.
- Give it a listen!
- Mizzou Baseball (25-17, 7-14 SEC) heads to Oxford this weekend to take on Ole Miss (24-19, 7-14 SEC). The Tigers and Rebels are currently part of a three-way tie for the 12th and final spot in the SEC Tournament. Game one is set for 6:30pm today and airs on SEC Network +. (MUTigers.com)
- Missouri heads into a do or die series against Ole Miss, according to the Missourian’s Tanner Ludwig.
Other Mizzou Sports
- Per the Missourian’s Kenny Van Doren, track & field announced the addition of long-distance runner Daniel Brookling on Thursday.
- OOOH, we’ve got some more people on board for the charity game this summer!
Rickey Paulding, who at 39 just retired from professional hoops, also now playing. Former QBs Corby Jones & James Franklin, too. https://t.co/hRsnNuTVCI— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) May 5, 2022
Mizzou in the Pros
- Way to go, Tyler!
- Soph and the Phoenix Mercury’s season kicks off tonight against the Las Vegas Aces at 7pm CST on NBA TV.
Also, I hope you make it home safely soon, BG. She’s my fave.
- Well…. This sucks.
Patriots cut Terez Hall with failed physical designation— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 5, 2022
- Tee hee
Your QB Drew Lock?— Tom Orf (@MU4124) May 5, 2022
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