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5 Mizzou things for July 19: Former Tigers (Justin Britt, Kendial Lawrence, Tim Fuller) making noise

Tanner Houck and Carly Kan are immensely important Tigers in 2015-16, Justin Britt's all like "Pssh, of COURSE Mizzou's disrespected," and Kendial Lawrence is showing off his receiving chops in Edmonton.

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1. More Very Important Tigers

Blake Toppmeyer's series continues.

9. Reagan Russell (soccer, senior)

Probably nobody benefited from Missouri switching to a 4-4-2 formation last season from the 4-3-3 it used in previous seasons more than Reagan Russell. She played primarily forward during her first two seasons at MU but was a wing midfielder last season. That's the position where she feels most comfortable. It showed. Russell ranked second for MU with seven goals and tied for second with four assists after she tallied three goals and two assists in her first two seasons combined.

8. Shauna Miller (gymnastics, sophomore)

If Miller is a taste of the type of recruiting Coach Shannon Welker, who is entering his third season, can provide, MU gymnastics fans are hungry for more like her.

7. Willie Miklus (wrestling, sophomore)

If Missouri is to remain as good in 2015-16 as it was last season, it's going to need wrestlers like Miklus to take a step forward from the very good to the elite. Miklus made his mark at nationals last year as an unseeded wrestler. Expect him to go into next year's event as a top-10 seed.

6. Jordan Frericks (women's basketball, junior)

Missouri had a hard time keeping post players healthy. Forwards Kayla McDowell and Bri Porter suffered ACL tears within 10 days of each other in December. Michelle Hudyn missed the season's first 10 games with a stress fracture. The injuries made Frericks' steady presence on the blocks vital for the Tigers, who went 19-14 and reached the third round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament.

5. Tanner Houck (baseball, sophomore)

Houck's repertoire suggests he'll eventually join the list of MU pitchers to go high in the MLB draft. The Blue Jays selected Houck in the 12th round after his senior season at Collinsville, Ill., High School, but he opted for college, a decision that should catapult him up several rounds. First, however, the Tigers get to enjoy Houck for two more seasons.

4. Carly Kan (volleyball, junior)

Kan ranked eighth in the SEC in kills per set (3.27) and 12th in digs per set (3.08). She was the only player to rank in the top 12 in each category. Her dual-threat ability led to her being an All-Southeast Region selection and an AVCA honorable mention All-American for the second straight season.

2. DISRESPECT! of the day

3. Sassy

4. Today in out-of-context Wes Clark tweets

5. Kendial Lawrence looking good in Edmonton