1. You may be overqualified for an "entry level" weight room job, Justin Smith
I got to catch up with former Tiger/Jay Justin Smith today. Smith retired from the NFL earlier this year & has moved back to mid-Mo.— Andrew Kauffman (@A_Kauff) July 25, 2015
Smith on moving back to mid-Mo. "It's good to be back home. Kind of like dipping my toe back in it."— Andrew Kauffman (@A_Kauff) July 25, 2015
Smith on coaching at MU. "Just entry level stuff, so it's kind of just hanging around there a little bit... It hasn't been determined yet."— Andrew Kauffman (@A_Kauff) July 25, 2015
Justin Smith, just hanging out in the weight room. How could that possibly be a bad thing...
2. Dave Matter on Steve Shields
As a special assistant/advisor to the head coach, Shields would be allowed to assist Anderson in practice, but NCAA Bylaw 11.7.6 limits men's basketball teams to only four coaches, including the head coach, who can evaluate and make contact with recruits off campus.
Shields is expected to share some administrative responsibilities within the program with Paul Rorvig, who currently has the title of director of basketball student-athlete development but is in line to take over the director of operations position formerly held by Bryan Tibaldi, who left this summer to join the staff at DePaul.
3. The Korean Basketball League is odd, but Ricardo Ratliffe is its king
Leo Lyons is a fan.
"They know how to treat American players over there," said Leo Lyons, a K.B.L. veteran who hoped to return. "You can go through hell in Europe sometimes. And then you go to Korea, and they’re on time with the money. They treat you well. You can just focus on basketball. It’s all good." [...]
One after another, teams selected post players in the first round, including Andre Smith, who went third to the Incheon ET-Land Elephants (so much for being reprimanded), and Lyons, who went 10th to Ulsan Mobis Phoebus. Smith approached his agent, Ben Pensack.
Incoming freshman @dylanwisman has had a great weekend at the 2015 USAW Junior Men's FS Nationals. He's 5-0 & in the finals at 11:30 a.m. CT— Mizzou Wrestling (@MizzouWrestling) July 25, 2015
Wisman has cruised through the 182-pound bracket. After a gritty win in the semis, he'll have a shot to bring home a title. #TigerStyle— Mizzou Wrestling (@MizzouWrestling) July 25, 2015
Laurence Bowers tied the knot!
The lady that gave us (me) a constant kick in the pants on the way to a college degree. pic.twitter.com/d1waBSPUgm— Kim English (@Englishscope24) July 26, 2015