But really, there is barely anything to write about, so let’s chat about the charity alumni game taking place on Saturday at 1pm at Mizzou Arena. Doors open at 11:30 for autographs! Admission is $5 cash (additional donations accepted), and 100% of the proceeds will go to United Community Builders and The Carroll Family Foundation for Pediatric Liver Disease, both nonprofits.
In case you need a reminder, here’s the stacked rosters below. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m most excited to see JMac, Brad Smith and Spooooooon... none of whom were hoopers, LOL. For those wondering, Big Steeeeeve Moore is looking different these days. Still super tall, but noticeably slimmed down from the last alumni game and looking very healthy (he works for one of the area beer distributors and I used to see him at Target at least once a week).
Which begs the question…
Which team will be victorious?
This poll is closed
Team Junkyard Dog
I attended the last alumni game and got a bunch of the guys to sign my rally towel, which now hangs on the wall in my home office. Should be a great crowd, and here’s hoping some members of the current team will be in attendance as well.
And just to get yourselves pumped up for the game, in early July Bowers was a guest on the Inside Mizzou Athletics podcast with Brad Trenago and Matt Michaels to discuss the game. Give it a listen if you haven’t already; I know Sammy shared this last week.
Inside Mizzou Athletics - Alumni Hoops and Summer Camps with Laurence Bowers https://t.co/X5r1SQawv9— Karen S (@karensteger) July 15, 2022
On to the links!
[in case you were wondering, it’s these kicks, which I get sooo many compliments on]
Yesterday at Rock M:
- With the addition of wing Trent Pierce, Sam did some scholly math. Check it out.
Aaron was singularly focused in his Build-a-
BearMizzou Player: Specialist Edition. JUSTICE FOR JEFF WOLFERT [I scream from the mountaintops]
- IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Nate wrapped up his game previews with… a preview of the previews.
- The USA Today Network staff (via the Columbia Tribune) continued their SEC rankings of various positions. Next up is defensive back! And an overall player ranking!
- Blake Toppmeyer and John Adams of the USA Network (via the Columbia Tribune) detailed eight schools the SEC should consider if it desires more expansion.
- PM continued to post their football Newcomer Profiles. Read about DJ Wesolak, as well as these others already covered (I don’t remember which ones I already mentioned so we’re just listing all of them): Jack Abraham, DJ Coleman, Valen Erickson, Carmycah Glass, Marquis Gracial, LJ Hewitt, Sam Horn, Demariyon Houston, Josh Landry, Makyi Lee, Jalen Marshall, Ian Matthews, Curtis Peagler, Xavier Simmons, Isaac Thompson and Ja’Marion Wayne
Want to clarify more on this gunner thing because it’s kinda complicated but also not as big a change.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) July 14, 2022
It only applies within 2 yards of the LOS, but it’ll apply at any point on the field if the punt is muffed. Burks told me it’ll be just tacked onto return 99% of the time.
- Power Mizzou continued their Summer Sessions, introducing readers to the new squad. The next two in the Q&A series are Nick Honor and Ben Sternberg. Read up!
- You love to see it.
Other Mizzou Sports
- Steve Bieser was once again active in the transfer portal, adding another arm Thursday with the addition of LSU transfer Jacob Hasty, per D1Baseball and Leah Vann of The Advocate (and shared by the Missourian’s Max Baker).
Hasty primarily served as a left-handed reliever for LSU and recorded a 3.55 ERA in 25⅓ innings last year. He will presumably be a redshirt junior when he arrives at MU.
- That Mann could hit, huh? Fond memories from this past baseball season
- A day after it was announced that 104 Tigers made the SEC Academic Honor Roll, 81 Tigers were announced to have landed on the First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll, per MUTigers.com.
Notable Honorees: Tony Neubeck & Carlos Pena (baseball), Ronnie DeGray III (MBB), Sarah Linthacum & Da’Necia Trusty (WBB), Kara Daly (SOFT), Grace Anne Davis & Jocelyn Moore (GYM) and Dayan Carnell, Dominic Lovett, and Tyler Macon (FB).
- Soccer head coach Stefanie Golan welcomed Mario Felix as a volunteer assistant on her staff. According to the press release on MUTigers.com:
Felix joins the Tigers after spending the past two seasons as the associate head coach at Southern Utah. He briefly served as the head coach at Chicago State before opting to be a part of the Missouri staff.
Mizzou in the Pros
- Soph followed up her 36 point effort earlier this week with a 13 point performance in her 34 minutes starting. She shot 4-11 from the field (3-10 from three, 2-2 FT) with 7 (def) REB, 1 STL, and 5 PF in a team-high 39 minutes. She was +8 in the thrilling 80-75 win against the Mystics.
Getting chaotic and we love it. pic.twitter.com/KA3ou21UYz— Phoenix Mercury (@PhoenixMercury) July 15, 2022
- Tilly played 12 minutes in the Magic’s loss to the Knicks on Thursday night. He had two points on 1-2 shooting, with 1 REB, 1 STL, and 3 PF. He was +5. It has been floated that Tilmon may want to head overseas this season, as opposed to sticking it out another near in the G League. More money, better schedule… I could see the appeal.
- Per the Missourian, Karissa will race in the 10,000 and 5,000 in the World Championships, which start Saturday. The six-time NCAA champ will run around 2:20pm that day, and heats for the 5K are at 6:25pmWednesday.
- MU volunteer assistant coach Jillian Weir also will compete in the hammer throw, for Canada. Qualifying begins at 2:05 p.m. Friday.
- Chaumont got to play on the League of their Own field!!!!
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