The champ speaks.
Gary Pinkel, MAC hall-of-famer
It's the third Hall of Fame honor for Pinkel, who was inducted into Kent State's Hall in 1997 and Toledo's in 2009.
Pinkel is the all-time wins leader at Toledo, where he was 73-37-3 as head coach from 1991-2000. Pinkel was the league’s all-conference tight end in 1973.
"That’s never on my goal list to be inducted into a Hall of Fame. But it meant a lot to me," he said. "Anytime you get an honor like this there’s a lot of people that had a lot to do with me getting it. I’m honored and flattered and appreciative that they chose me. … All my players and coaches who were on that staff were every bit a part of getting an award like that."
"I learned how to play the game in a different way," freshman Montaque Gill-Caesar said. "I learned how to slow down. I learned how to read the game a little bit better. I learned I have to work a little bit harder on different things — on shooting, on defense, on watching film."
Any lessons weren’t mastered quickly enough to make a dent in the Tigers’ final record, especially against a schedule that ranked as one of the 25 toughest in the nation.
The losing was tough for a man who in 12 seasons as the head coach at Central Missouri had won almost 75 percent of his games, led his team to three NCAA Division II Final Fours and won last year’s national title. [...]
"Hopefully we learn something, and hopefully we learn how hard it is to be successful at this level," Anderson said. "When we crank it up again here in a few days or maybe in a week or two, then we’ll be ready to put this behind us and understand just how difficult it is to play college basketball."
Wrestling nationals approach
BOTH diamond teams start 3-0 in the SEC
After the hiccup home series against Milwaukee, Tim Jamieson's Tigers go on the road to start conference play and pull off a sweep. Nice. And they were mostly dominant! The second game did go to extra innings, but in 28 innings, Mizzou outscored the Dawgs by a 19-5 margin.
Mizzou 5, Georgia 1
Mizzou 8, Georgia 4
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#TeamStubble keeps chugging along
I could wring my hands over Mizzou allowing 14 runs in four games, but instead I'll just point out that Mizzou scored 42 runs and run-ruled a top-25 team on its home field. Yeah, pretty good weekend.
Mizzou 7, Fordham 5
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Mizzou 10, Lipscomb 2
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Mizzou 12, Longwood 4
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Basically, it was a good weekend for everybody but Tennis, which continues to struggle in the loaded SEC.
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