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#Mizzou Links: Volleyball and Basketball each add two, Baseball drops series to LSU

Baseball was swept by LSU and faces a tough road against Kentucky. Volleyball adds two transfers while last week Mizzou hoops added a coach and a player.

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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.


Volleyball team adds two transfers from Nebraska - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Tiger Tidings

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.

MUTIGERS.COM Mizzou Volleyball Adds Standouts Larson, Ethridge

"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 Baseball

MUTIGERS.COM No. 1 LSU Rallies Past No. 21 Tigers in Sunday Finale

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.

LSU clinches series with Missouri

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

Hoops, K. J. Walton

Kim Anderson could solve Missouri Tigers' St. Louis problem -- if he can stick around | FOX Sports

"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:

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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.

Former walk-on Berardini looks at MU through hot doc director's eyes - Columbia Daily Tribune

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: