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WBB heads to the Bahamas, MBB gets a PG-ish

Mizzou News for Friday, July 1

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Hoops News!

I hate technology. I just spent the last 50 minutes trying to get back into this site after it locked me out, so forgive me if I don’t want to write a ton. I’m super annoyed… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Moving on. We’ve got some hoops news to discuss.

First up, women’s basketball is headed to the islands! The Bahamas, to be exact, to participate in the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship in Nassau, Bahamas, which is taking place Thanksgiving week.. Want to watch it on tv? Too damn bad. It’s airing on FloHoops, which will cost you. First up, according to the press release from, will be a matchup with Wake Forest, followed up with a date with Virginia Tech. Other teams in the matchup? Utah, Alabama, Dayton, Ole Miss and defending SEC Tournament champion Kentucky.

Also on the hoops radar on Thursday, Mizzou Men’s Hoops picked up a commit! Dennis Gates is going to need to work on his bat signal, y’all, because he left us all very confused. He tagged all the players and the emoji of choice was a newspaper, leaving everyone to wonder, is this a non-con schedule tweet? Another coach? What exactly does the newspaper emoji mean?!?

Well, in this case, it means something like, “Extra, extra, read all about it. Mizzou’s got a 2023 commit and we’re gonna shout it.” Yes, that IS a play on old softball cheers, my friends. So NO, it was not a schedule-related post, but a commitment post for the first 2023 player of the Dennis Gates Era of Mizzou Basketball! And it’s a Tallahassee PG-ish player. Emphasis on the “ish” as Matthew Harris, Rock M basketball savant, swears after watching a bit of film that he’s a combo guard, not a point guard.

Rock M Nation Slack channel convos

Here’s what his EYBL team had to say…

And here is CY’s bat signal. Big fan of the Gates bat signal, especially after hearing it was actually an unscripted moment, but this is elite.

Alright, let’s conduct a poll on bat signals....


Who’s bat signal is the best?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    Dennis Gates’ conference room excitement
    (58 votes)
  • 36%
    CY Young’s Muhammad Ali knockout
    (48 votes)
  • 19%
    Still a sucker for Zo sipping coffee
    (25 votes)
131 votes total Vote Now

On to the links!

Unrelated to Mizzou — we aren’t going anywhere, though it was a lively debate on the company Slack Thursday afternoon — but the chaos is kinda funny. I consider the B1G to be a primarily midwestern league, and now they’re midwest to northeast to…. Southern California? Yeah.. that makes total sense. I applaud Harris’s gif choice here.

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  • Big congrats to the Thiccer Kicker, who received numerous honors from Athlon and Phil Steele, as well as some worthy others, according to

Rising junior kicker Harrison Mevis was named Phil Steele Preseason Second-Team All-America, Preseason First-Team All-Southeastern Conference and Athlon Sports Preseason First-Team All-SEC. He is one of nine University of Missouri football student-athletes earning selections on recent preseason team announcements.

Also on Phil Steele’s preseason All-SEC Teams are offensive lineman Javon Foster (second-team offense), newcomer running back Nathaniel Peat (second-team specialist, kick return), defensive back Kris Abrams-Draine (third-team defense), defensive lineman Trajan Jeffcoat (fourth-team defense) and defensive back Martez Manuel (fourth-team defense).

On Athlon Sports preseason All-SEC Teams are Foster (second-team offense), defensive lineman Isaiah McGuire (second-team defense), Manuel (third-team defense), wide receiver Tauskie Dove (fourth-team offense), offensive lineman Hyrin White (fourth-team offense) and Abrams-Draine (fourth-team defense).

  • Oh hey, KAD!


  • Sean East wants YOU to get Mizzou Hoops tix! In case you are not yet familiar with the who’s who of Mizzou Hoops yet — there are a lot new faces — the front row of this photo is Kobe (obviously) and Tre Gomillion (best name). Back row is D’Moi Hodge, Sean East — urging you to get those tix with a glare — and Isiaih Mosley.

Mizzou in the Pros/History

Next up: vs. Chicago Sky (14-5) on Saturday at 12pm on ESPN

  • Larry Drew!

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