In 1973, Mizzou Football gave Tom Osborne his first loss by intercepting this two-point conversion on the goal-line to preserve a 13-12 victory at home on Faurot Field. That 1973 team went 8-4, ultimately wining their Sun Bowl game vs Auburn. The point of this brief history lesson is that there are precious few positive Mizzou memories cataloged on YouTube and it is my humble opinion we should rectify this.
Middle blocker/right-side hitter Kira Larson and defensive specialist Alexa Ethridge both will be eligible to play for Missouri in 2015. Larson will be a redshirt sophomore and Ethridge a junior.
"We are very excited to add two really good volleyball players to our roster, but we are even more excited because both Alexa and Kira are great people too," Kreklow said. "When we look to add transfers, we always want to make sure that they will be a good fit. Obviously, we thought that both Kira and Alexa could help us, but the important thing is to make sure they will mesh with our team. Both of these kids have tremendously high character and I am excited to have them as part of our program."
Mizzou got the leadoff man on in the eight on a Ring single, but he was erased on a 5-4-3 double play off the bat of Howard. In the ninth, Lavy singled and took second on a fielding error by Danny Zardon, bring Shane Benes (Town & Country, Mo.) to the plate with the tying run in scoring position. Benes roped a double into left to score Lavy and tie the game.
Missouri right-hander Tanner Houck (7-4) suffered the loss after pitching six innings, giving up five runs-four earned-on six hits, walking one and striking out three
From a bubble POV, won't be a more intriguing series next week than Kentucky at Mizzou. Loser will be in dire straits headed to Hoover.— Jim Shonerd (@jimshonerdBA) May 10, 2015
UK is 12-14 in SEC after surprising home series loss to UGa. Mizzou at 14-13. Both with RPIs in the 50s.
— Jim Shonerd (@jimshonerdBA) May 10, 2015
Hoops, K. J. Walton
K.J. Walton Commits to the Tigers
Welcome your newest Mizzou Tiger, K.J. Walton a 4-star wing from Indiana!
"I think (Anderson) has talked about this a lot, but we've really made not just St. Louis, but recruiting the state a priority," says Brad Loos, Anderson's assistant coach and primary recruiter in the area. "I think people in St. Louis and in the state kind of felt that some of the in-state kids were kind of getting overlooked a little bit. Kids started looking elsewhere for their college choice."
Since Hazelwood Central standout Kalen Grimes signed to play for Quin Snyder in 2004, eight players from the St. Louis area have been named to the Rivals Top 150 in their respective recruiting classes.
None wore black and gold.
Brandon Kiley over on KTGR did some interviews this weekend and asked Jeff Borzello specifically about new commit K.J. Walton:
Missouri: Kim Anderson’s first season in Columbia could not have gone much worse. Not only did the Tigers go 3-15 in the SEC, but they lost Jonathan Williams III to transfer, missed out on some key recruits and saw assistant coach Tim Fuller leave the program. Things aren’t going to get any better in 2015-16, either.
Q: A lot of your film deals with the rare access you had. The MU athletic department has been criticized for not getting ahead of stories, especially in prickly situations. What do it and others have to improve on when it comes to communication?
A: I don’t have a ton of experience dealing with a homegrown bureaucracy, but it’s fascinating to me. I think ultimately the thing that matters for me is I know and believe most of these coaches and (former Athletic Director Mike) Alden are genuine in their efforts and really looking out for these kids. Communication breakdowns can definitely give the appearances of impropriety, but it’s a delicate balance. You don’t want to open yourself up too much to be exploited, because that can happen. What I think is clearly important, though, is that you have to have a self-awareness about all the situations and the humanity involved. You can’t really ever lose your identity.
And on the Women's basketball front, Senior Morgan Eye will be joining the coaching staff next year:
Next chapter pic.twitter.com/7vQqwgfUe4— Morgan Eye (@Mo_Eye30) May 9, 2015
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