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Rock M Nation 16 hours ago

Rock M Radio – Episode 23

Jack and Sam talk Mizzou basketball past and present with former player and current SEC Network analyst Jarrett Sutton. In this week's podcast: #YeWatch2015 Lady Hoops peaking at the right time STUBBLE update Putting Mizzou baseball's hot start in perspective Talkin' Mizzou basketball's future and past with former player Jarrett Sutton of the SEC Network Going out with the loudest possible whimper
Rock M Nation 17 hours ago

Mizzou Softball: Weather and Lack of Offensive Consistency Cost Tigers

Switzy and I take a look back at a weather-shortened weekend and look ahead to the first conference weekend of the season The Beef: Not a great weekend for the Tigers, as the weather takes two games away from them, the pitching was not sharp, taking another (and almost a second game) away from them, and an injury of some sort took Taylor Gadbois out of the starting lineup for the last two games of the weekend.  All told, it means the Tigers came through the weekend 2-1, falling to #23 Notre Dame (despite a late rally) 3-2 before knocking off Penn State 11-7 (in eight innings) where they...
Rock M Nation 19 hours ago

Study Hall: Missouri 63, Auburn 61

Hell of a way to go out, Shamburger. Your Trifecta: Shamburger-Teki-Post. Your Season Trifecta: Shamburger 39, J3 37 points, Clark 24, Teki 20, Post 13, Wright 13, Gant 13, Allen nine, Isabell seven, Rosburg five. By class: freshmen 62, sophomores 61, seniors 52, juniors five. Shamburger overtakes J3, and the freshmen overtake the sophomores. College Basketball Yes, the night belonged to Keith Shamburger. Yes, he and fellow senior Keanau Post combined for 56 minutes, 27 points (on 10-for-19 shooting), 10 rebounds, four assists, three blocks (one from Sham!), two steals, and only two...
Rock M Nation 23 hours ago

Mizzou Links: Tigers win second straight game at home

Thanks to Keith Shamburger, Missouri finishes its home basketball slate with two straight wins. Plus: the SEC women's basketball tournament begins today, and the MAC wrestling championships begin on Saturday. What's On Gee, I wonder. Mizzou will start next year with a 2-game home winning streak more to go but I wanted to end it like that. thanks to the man above .. MIZ — Keith Shamburger (@idfndazou14) March 4, 2015 MUTIGERS.COM: Shamburger Lifts Mizzou Past Auburn on Senior NightThe Trib: Shamburger leaves Mizzou Arena with a game-winner against AuburnPost-Dispatch: Shamburger...
Rock M Nation Mar 3, 2015

The Last Tiger v Tiger action of the year... (╯︵╰,)

You haven't even read it yet, Bruce! While it's too bad Mizzou's winning streak only lasted for one game, it is nicer to be typing here that Mizzou is not coming off a 14th straight loss, and only one straight loss, so PROGRESS! Auburn comes to Columbia for a rematch of the Tigers second conference game of the season where they were beaten and bruised in the previous matchup. Presenting the Auburn Tigers location: Auburn, Alabama By HHKB Chris: As I did with the previous second previews, we're going to take a closer look at Auburn the university and Alabama the state as it lives and...
Rock M Nation Mar 3, 2015

Mizzou Wrestling: MAC Preview

With the MAC's coming up this weekend in Columbia, we take a look at how we expect the Tigers will fair. And when I say "we", I mean more than BST and myself. The Beef: Before we start, I would like to welcome shaffe to our conversation.  He’s become a big part of the information we’ve been able to provide in the past couple of weeks, so we thought it would be nice to give him a shot at the big time.  And by big time, I mean a chance to immediately sound smarter than BST. So gents, the MAC’s are coming up this weekend in Como (Hearnes Center, Sat-Sun). In our brief history within...
Rock M Nation Mar 3, 2015

Mizzou Links: Nickelbacks, Teki, and the silliness of the freshman eligibility debate

Mizzou spring football previews talk nickelbacks and tight ends, Teki Gill-Caesar keeps plugging away, and if freshmen were deemed ineligible, how exactly would Mizzou have fielded a basketball team this year? Hello! I'm Bill C.! You might remember me from previous Mizzou Links posts and nerd stuff! I'm back after a trip to lovely, exotic, not-at-all-snowy Boston, Mass. You should visit there some time! Lovely this time of year. What's on TEKI! Spring previews continue The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Position Primer: Secondary Now...who gets the boundary spot? That safety usually busies...
Rock M Nation Mar 2, 2015

NCAA Tournament bracket projections, March 2: Rock-M-Tology

Under two weeks to go... Who's moving up? UConn (17-11) - The Huskies aren't in the field yet, but beating SMU on Sunday got them a lot closer. They're 18-12, 11-7 in the AAC, and they've got wins over Cincinnati and Dayton (and, yes, losses to Houston and Yale). Beat Memphis and Temple to finish the season and win a couple of AAC Tournament games, and they might sneak in. And you probably don't want any part of them if they make it. Wichita State (26-3) - I said the Shockers were maybe a bit overrated, and then they went out and smoked Northern Iowa at home to finish the regular season....
Rock M Nation Mar 2, 2015

A Game of Numbers: Georgia

And now we're back to the bad times. Sam covered this all pretty thoroughly in Study Hall, and I think we're all getting pretty tired of talking about the same things over and over again, so I'm going to fight my verbose nature and try to keep this one short.  It's mostly bad, but I'll throw the gifs of a few good things throughout to break up the sadness.  On to the numbers. 100 This team needs about 100 pounds in muscle distributed among 5 freshmen and 1 sophomore.  Against Georgia, as against many other teams this season, they just could not match up with the opposing players...
Rock M Nation Mar 2, 2015


We've made it friends, it's March, the best basketball month on the calendar. Winter is coming to a close, the madness is coming and the SEC is SEC'ing all over you. My apologies for this being a day late, but sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you. The bear got me, so enjoy this Monday version of SECBASKETBALLFEVER! Vanderbilt (73) - Tennessee (65)What should have been a joyous occasion for this young Vandy team who has been coming on strong of late distinguishing itself from the other teams in the middle lower half of the SEC was marred by Kevin Stallings absolutely...
Rock M Nation Mar 2, 2015

Mizzou Links: Post-game interviews and all sorts of weekend wins

Baseball, Softball, Women's hoops win, Men lose and post-game interviews. Fear not, Bill C returns today from his exciting analytical adventure. Catch up on Mizzou Football recruiting: What's On MU women extend winning streak to four, lock up No. 7 seed in SEC tourney - Columbia Daily Tribune In Sunday’s rematch, the Tigers continued to play their best basketball of the season, leading from wire-to-wire in a 57-41 victory on senior day at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers (17-12, 7-9) will take a four-game winning streak into next week’s SEC Tournament in Little Rock, Ark., where MU will...
Rock M Nation Mar 1, 2015

As Justin Smith continues to ponder retirement, he remains a role model for defensive lineman

The beast sometimes known as Godzilla is still getting it done at the highest level.
Rock M Nation Mar 1, 2015

Study Hall: Georgia 68, Missouri 44

Blech. Also, this can be your live thread/misery commiseration. Your Trifecta: Gant-Wright-Shamburger. Your Season Trifecta: J3 37 points, Shamburger 36, Clark 24, Teki 18, Post 12, Wright 13, Gant 13, Allen nine, Isabell seven, Rosburg five. By class: sophomores 61, freshmen 60, seniors 48, juniors five. College Basketball Since it's my first time doing Study Hall, I thought about just going back and copying the first few lines of one of the other bad games from this season to see if anyone noticed. At this stage, after a performance like that, I would completely understand if you...
Rock M Nation Feb 28, 2015

Saturday afternoon thread: let it snow!

Never mind this morning, what's on tap for the rest of your day? Well, for those of you who partied too hard last night, and just woke up, congratulations!!  You missed nothing.  For the rest of us, let's put (our) basketball aside until Study Hall.  The baseball team was in action, plus some actually watchable hoops are yet to come.  What else can one do, at least for those of us in the Midwest, as it's now our turn to deal with the latest "insert NWS endorsed name" snowstorm? Mizzou diamond sports strike again #LESTER: Josh Lester lets one fly for a Walk off home run against...
Rock M Nation Feb 27, 2015

Being the Pack Leader: Taking the Dawgs for a walk

Missouri has tied their second longest win streak of the season, they'll try to tie their second longest win streak by beating the Georgia Bulldogs. For the first time in a long time I get to start this preview by saying that your Missouri Tigers are coming into this game at Georgia...OFF OF A WIN! All hail Namon Wright and his Clarence Gilbert shooting explosion that took down Florida. It's clear Namon had the...you know what, no, no more puns! Let's head down to Georgia, like the devil did in that song. Presenting the Georgia Bulldogs location: Athens, Georgia By HHKB Chris: We head to...
Rock M Nation Feb 27, 2015

Mizzou Wrestling: RPI & Allotments

Beef So BST, the NCAA made the announcement late yesterday afternoon with their final RPI rankings and conference allocations for the NCAA Tournament, which can be found here (http://www.ncaa.com/news/wrestling/article/2015-02-26/ncaa-announces-qualifier-allocations-2015-di-wrestling) For the uninitiated, the RPI rankings are one of the factors which will help determine seeding at the NCAA’s in a few weeks, and the allocations are what will determine (most) of who qualifies. Because wrestling conferences are a bit different in their makeup (from the P-5 conference model) and because some...
Rock M Nation Feb 27, 2015

SEC Hoops Power Rankings... Mine v10

Each week, our own HHKB Chris has done a great job of setting up and compiling the SEC Basketball Power Rankings. Each week, I participate with my own take. I thought it would be a good idea to show you my ballot each week so you can see what I'm thinking when I submit my picks. I have yet to look at the previous week's rankings when considering where to slot the teams, instead I look at the record to date, wins, losses, KenPom, Sagarin and BPI. With only three games remaining second place is still there for the taking as Arkansas has to go to Kentucky, South Carolina and finish with LSU at...
Rock M Nation Feb 27, 2015

SEC Power Rankings Week 14

After what had been a quiet couple weeks in our SEC Power Rankings, we got a bit of a shakeup this week with movement from the top to the middle bottom. Really, it's what makes the SEC so interesting, can it destroy it's March chances before March rolls around? For some time now we've wondered if the SEC would continue to show well and maintain around 6 teams in most bracketologists minds, could the conference heavyweights take care of the little guys while playing good competitive games with each other so as not to get a bad loss on their resume? The answer as of now, a few days from...
Rock M Nation Feb 27, 2015

Complete Classic Game: 1991 Mizzou Tigers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Doug Smith scores 13 points in his last career game at the Hearnes Center as Mizzou defeated Notre Dame. This is a production of the MizzouNetwork.
Rock M Nation Feb 27, 2015

Mizzou Women win! Ranking SEC gigs, Softball weekend, Mitch Morse and llamas on the run

Busy weekend for our sporting Tigers. Womens' hoops takes a road win, softball heads (literally) south, and how does one fix college basketball officiating. Women win nail biter at #12 A&M!! Rising Stock: MU women upset No. 12 Aggies for fourth win in last five games - Columbia Daily Tribune The Tigers trailed 69-67 with 7.7 seconds remaining after Curtyce Knox made two free throws. Stock inbounded to Sierra Michaelis on the ensuing possession. Michaelis dribbled the length of the court before stopping at the baseline to the right of the basket. As three defenders converged on...