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RIP to Rick Hummel, St. Louis legend and Mizzou grad

Mizzou Links for May 23, 2023.

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“The Commish” dies at 77

On Monday, St. Louis said goodbye to one of its local legends. It just so happens he learned what he knew at Mizzou.

The St. Louis Post Dispatch announced on Sunday that Rick Hummel, longtime Cardinals writer and Mizzou grad, had died over the weekend.

Hummel is much more well known for his connection with St. Louis and the Cardinals, but the fact that he learned his trade — which earned him the highest award given by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and a spot in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame — at Mizzou makes this a personal connection... especially for this native St. Louisan who graduated from Mizzou with a journalism degree.

There are many, many wonderful tributes to the Commish floating around, so I’ll leave you with just a few. RIP Commish. Thanks for the stories.

More Links:

  • The Godfather listed a few Mizzou quarterbacks on his Top 75 college QBs of the 2000’s list. You’ll have to be an ESPN subscriber to read the whole thing, but let me just say this: The No. 1 overall pick surprised me quite a bit, and I think the second Mizzou QB listed should’ve been much higher.
  • Luke Mann is baseball’s lone selection for the All SEC teams, making the list as the Second Team Third Baseman. If you recall, Mann recently tied Jacob Priday for the program’s all-time lead in home runs.

In addition to Mann, senior Hank Zeisler was Mizzou’s honoree for the SEC Community Service Team.


We’re coming for that Dairy Tasting trophy next, Clemson...

  • One game at a time. First up at the SEC Championships, Mizzou must beat Auburn, who just swept the Tigers this weekend. Check out the preview at
  • Women’s Track & Field has moved up in the rankings
  • Blue Springs native Kadence Shepherd has committed to Mizzou Softball. Head Coach Larissa Anderson is conducting exit interviews this week and we should expect to see some movement.
  • GP held his foundation’s annual golf tourney. It was a who’s who of Mizzou Football. Chanel Porter talked with Pinkel.
  • Columbia and former (barely) Mizzou Tiger Michael Porter, Jr. is headed to the NBA Finals for the first time in his young career, and for the Denver Nuggets. MPJ scored 15 points in 41 minutes on 5-15 FG and 3-10 from 3PT with 10 rebounds, an assist and a block.
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