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A new outlook: MU receiver Jalen Knox learns from rough end to 2018

For Jalen Knox, the weeks after the Liberty Bowl were as much about reflection as rest and recovery.The Missouri receiver returned to his home in Arlington, Texas, for winter break after putting together what appeared to be, from the most obvious angle, a strong freshman season. He’d caught 27 passes for 419 yards and three touchdowns — beyond that, he was a rare bright spot in the Tigers’ loss at Alabama and had done an admirable job stepping in for star wideout [...]
Mizzou wrestling sends young but tested lineup to NCAAs

Mizzou wrestling sends young but tested lineup to NCAAs

Tigers will have nine wrestlers at national meet in Pittsburgh, including four freshmen.
Rountree resumes role as Mizzou's primary back

Rountree resumes role as Mizzou's primary back

Tigers aren't sweating Crockett's surprising departure after Rountree's historically productive 2018 season.
Columbia Daily Tribune Mar 19, 2019

Rountree, Garrett are proof that stars get their start on special teams

In the fifth game of his freshman season, Missouri running back Larry Rountree III was summoned for an important job. He walked onto the field with the kickoff return team at Kentucky in 2017 under coaches’ orders, likely unaware that he was in the middle of a crucial audition.Richaud Floyd had an injured finger, and midway through the third quarter Tigers needed a kickoff returner. Rountree had some experience doing it in high school and was the right man for the job. In [...]
MU women get No. 7 seed in NCAA tourney but see positives

MU women get No. 7 seed in NCAA tourney but see positives

Tigers open NCAA Tournament Friday against No. 10 seed Drake, with possible second-round game against No. 2 seed Iowa.
Mizzou lands 7 seed in NCAA women's tourney, headed to Iowa

Mizzou lands 7 seed in NCAA women's tourney, headed to Iowa

Tigers face No. 10 seed Drake in the first round in Iowa City on Friday, could face Big Ten tourney champion Iowa in second round.
Columbia Daily Tribune Mar 18, 2019

Mizzou's Geist signing agent to pursue NBA career

Missouri senior Jordan Geist announced on social media Monday he plans to sign an agent as he pursues a career in professional basketball.Geist led the Tigers with 14.8 points per game this season and also averaged 4.6 rebounds and three assists. The guard shot 44 percent from the field and 76 percent at the free-throw line.The Fort Wayne, Indiana, native scored 55 points combined over two games at the Southeastern Conference Tournament last week, including 30 in a win over [...]
Columbia Daily Tribune Mar 18, 2019

Mizzou's Geist signs agent to pursue NBA career

Missouri senior Jordan Geist announced on social media Monday he has signed an agent as he pursues a career in professional basketball.Geist led the Tigers with 14.8 points per game this season and also averaged 4.6 rebounds and three assists. The guard shot 44 percent from the field and 76 percent at the free-throw line.The Fort Wayne, Indiana, native scored 55 points combined over two games at the Southeastern Conference Tournament last week, including 30 in a win over [...]
Columbia Daily Tribune Mar 18, 2019

MU women make fourth straight NCAA Tournament, earn No. 7 seed

The Missouri women’s basketball team is officially heading to its fourth straight NCAA Tournament.After finishing the season 23-10 and 10-6 in the Southeastern Conference, the Tigers earned a No. 7 seed and will play No. 10 seed Drake (27-6, 17-1) in their first-round matchup on Friday in Iowa City. The game will be scheduled for 4p.m.If Missouri wins it will play the winner between No. 2 seed Iowa (26-6, 14-4), the host for the first two rounds in the Greensboro region, [...]
Matter on Mizzou: Bryant stands out at spring's midway point

Matter on Mizzou: Bryant stands out at spring's midway point

News and notes from around Mizzou, starting with a check on the Tigers' new starting quarterback.
Mizzou awaits fate in NCAA women's bracket

Mizzou awaits fate in NCAA women's bracket

With a win at Mississippi State valuable currency, the Tigers are projected as a No. 5 seed in 64-team field.
Columbia Daily Tribune Mar 16, 2019

Leave or stay? Albert O, coach relate on decision

Two stellar seasons had passed for Missouri tight end Albert Okwuegbunam, and at the end of the second he came to a fork in the road.One lane led to a pro career. Okwuegbunam had spent the requisite time in college — the minimum three years after redshirting as a freshman — and now interest from the NFL had swung the gate wide open. Go down that road, and he might have become a millionaire before spring semester final exams.The other way? It circled back to [...]
Mizzou's Martin expects quick rebound from losing season

Mizzou's Martin expects quick rebound from losing season

With promising players set to return plus several additions, Martin believes Tigers can be "as good as anybody" in the SEC next season if they avoid injuries.
Columbia Daily Tribune Mar 14, 2019

Chris Daniels hoping to make impact for Tigers this fall

On most football teams, No. 13 is a digit that represents speed, or arms, or legs. In the restrictive NFL, it’s a number that can only be worn by wide receivers, quarterbacks or kickers.Missouri wide receiver Kam Scott wears the numeral and fits the stereotype: long and lean, like the number’s first digit. The Tigers’ other No. 13, defensive tackle Chris Daniels, takes more after the second digit.The vast Daniels — who signed with Missouri in [...]
Columbia Daily Tribune Mar 14, 2019

Commentary: Glimpsing ahead to what's next for Missouri basketball

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Preseason expectations for the 2018-19 Missouri men’s basketball season always fluctuated, depending on who you asked.Coach Cuonzo Martin and others around the MU program cautioned there was a good chance the Tigers could take a step back from a team that delivered the Tigers’ first NCAA Tournament appearance in five years. Others were slightly more bullish on MU, despite no Michael Porter Jr. hoopla this time around.Missouri’s [...]

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