News on the diamond
Diamond sports coverage for the links in....September? You got it!
Starting off with Mizzou Softball, the program announced their SEC schedule on Wednesday afternoon — and the Tigers will open league play at home vs Auburn March 8-10. The Tigers will also host LSU (March 22-24), Florida (April 12-14), and Mississippi State (April 26-28).
Tennessee (March 15-17), Arkansas (April 5-7), Georgia (April 19-21), and South Carolina (May 3-5) are Missouri’s road series — and the SEC Tournament will take place May 7-11 at Auburn.
Last season, Larissa Anderson’s Tigers were coming off the program’s 16th straight NCAA Tournament appearance and finished 35-26 overall. Some key senior contributors such as CF Alex Honnold, SS Jenna Laird, and P Laurin Krings will be returning for the 2024 season. Per MUTigers.com, Missouri’s Fall schedule will start on September 30th against Kansas City.
Speaking of Fall ball, it is officially underway under first-year head coach Kerrick Jackson with Black and Gold scrimmages. The only fall “game” Missouri will play against another opponent is on Saturday, October 28th at Southern Illinois, according to MUTigers.com.
Perhaps the biggest Mizzou Baseball fan TR Robertson was in attendance at Taylor Stadium on Wednesday:
The @MizzouBaseball practice shirts this Fall all say simply NOW on the front, in keeping with the hashtag slogan #MizzouNOW, emphasizing Kerrick Jackson’s focus on working and playing for now rather than some unspecified rebuilding future pic.twitter.com/4wc23rfaNS— TR Robertson (@trripleplay) September 20, 2023
Meanwhile on the volleyball hardwood, Mizzou fell in three straight sets on the road to No. 14 Tennessee in their SEC opener. The Tigers are now 8-4 overall (0-1 SEC) and will host South Carolina at the Hearnes Center — 3 p.m. CST on SEC Network Plus. Full recap here from Matthew Gustafson:
That's a final from Knoxville, Tennessee. pic.twitter.com/ZYna5FYhOJ— Mizzou Volleyball (@MizzouVB) September 21, 2023
Onto the links. M-I-Z!
Yesterday at Rock M
- From Nate Edwards: Memphis Tigers preview
- History of Mizzou Football in St. Louis Part 1 from Jaden Lewis: The pre-dome era
- BK’s Bets from Brandon Kiley: Week 4’s Best Bets
- DIVE CUTS with Sam Snelling and Matt Watkins: Mizzou Basketball recruiting updates
- Mizzou Analytics MVPs from Adeen Rao: An unlikely hero on offense, a frequent flyer on the defense
- From Matthew Gustafson: Mizzou Volleyball gets swept by Tennessee to open conference play
- ‘Mevis and Butthead’ from Benjamin Hochman: With SEC’s longest FG, Mizzou’s Harrison Mevis praised by legend
- From the staff: Montana prep star Logan Cole commits to Mizzou wrestling
- From Megan Sunberg: Mizzou softball conference schedule announced
- From Kortay Vincent: Mizzou’s Lundin named SEC Men’s Golfer of the Week
- Know thy enemy from Adam Ryerson: Tim Buckley of the Daily Memphian previews Mizzou-Memphis
- From Brandon Haynes and Adam Ryerson: Burden, Schrader headline 18 Tigers returning home to St. Louis area
- From Adam Ryerson: Mizzou QB Cook returns to practice after hyperextending knee
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- Party’s over from Calum McAndrew: Mizzou football turns attention to Memphis after Kansas State win
- From Calum McAndrew: How to watch Mizzou vs Memphis in St. Louis. Time, TV, schedule for MU in Week 4
- ICYMI on Tuesday night’s “Tiger Talk” — featuring Eli Drinkwitz, O-Line Coach Brandon Jones, and of course Harrison Mevis!
- On the latest Inside Mizzou Athletics Podcast, STL Sports Commision’s Chris Roseman joined Matt Michaels and Brad Trenago, plus a visit from Justin Gage. Give it a listen!
On this Inside @MizzouAthletics Podcast, we chat w/ @STLSportsCom's @chroseman about #ZouToTheLou & the Memphis game, then new #Mizzou Athletics Hall-of-Famer @gage_twelve talks about his time as a 2-sport Tiger.— Mizzou Radio (@MizzouRadio) September 20, 2023
Listen here / share with a friend: https://t.co/3lhu4kL8Id#MIZ
- QB1 Brady Cook officially returned to Mizzou Football practice on Wednesday:
- Sophie Cunningham was at Mizzou Football practice as well!
A walk-off in The Zou‼️— Pop-Tarts Bowl (@PopTartsBowl) September 20, 2023
Harrison Mevis' @sec record-breaking 61-yard field goal secured 3-0 @MizzouFootball the Week 3 @PopTartsUS 'Crazy Good' Play of the Week as selected by @TheFWAA!#MIZ pic.twitter.com/sTLxEitDe8
- Freshman Jordan Butler is featured on the latest Mizzou Basketball’s “Meet the Newcomers series:
- The bat signal from Brian Smith leads to a TigerStyle commitment from Montana:
- Dennis Gates is hauling in a pretty good transfer class, per The Portal Report:
Missouri and @coachdgates have assembled an ELITE transfer class ready to contend for an SEC title ⚫️— The Portal Report (@ThePortalReport) September 20, 2023
NJCAA National POTY
4️⃣ 10+PPG transfers
⚫️Conference Newcomer of the Year
Multiple All-Conference Performers
⭐️Tamar Bates, 6-5 G, Indiana
- Mizzou is among the final six schools for 2024 four-star Top 75 prospect Chase McCarty:
- Mizzou Basketball’s 2024 Recruiting Class? Currently fifth in the country:
The top recruiting classes in the country for 2024.— Trilly Donovan (@trillydonovan) September 20, 2023
It’s a new age in college basketball. pic.twitter.com/BeQtThAv2P
- Mizzou Madness will be here soon!
Madness returns— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouWBB) September 20, 2023
- Mizzou Football Mini-Movie: Week 3 vs Kansas State
- Mizzou Club Hockey stats from their two wins over Illinois State:
Needless to say, we showed out in Bloomington pic.twitter.com/ibmjaQiUiD— Mizzou Club Hockey (@MizClubHockey) September 20, 2023
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