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Rock M Nation 20 mins ago

Previewing the NCAA Softball Super Regionals: Missouri at Michigan

Mizzou dominated the Columbia regional in a way rarely seen before. Their reward: A date with a team that beat them 13-0 earlier this season. Let's look at the Michigan Wolverines. Amidst a flurry of off-field distractions, Mizzou raced to dominant run-rule victories in their regional last weekend, besting BYU once, then Nebraska twice in order to claim an 11th overall Super Regional berth, and their 8th under Coach Ehren Earleywine. For their hard work, the Tigers now have the chance to face the Michigan Wolverines. Michigan, led by 3-time POY finalist Sierra Romero, defeated Mizzou early...
Rock M Nation 8 hours ago

Ehren Earleywine seeing psychologist, working on some "vocabulary switches"

Here are today's Mizzou Links. What's On Ehren Earleywine is working with a sports psychologist. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Speaks to the ability/willingness to change that @stevenkeers talked about on the pod. https://t.co/u6M7wnicLv https://t.co/7HhpcX8LVa — Jack Peglow (@JackPeglow) May 25, 2016 The Trib (Blake Toppmeyer): Earleywine discusses meetings with psychologist, desire to improve self, super regional matchup So, he could change? Because it’s hard for people to change … "It’s really hard. I don’t think it’s changing my...
Rock M Nation 23 hours ago

Rock M Radio - Episode 78: Gotta spend money to make money

Jack and Sam bring on Carrington Harrison to talk about the current state of Mizzou athletics and whether or not the administration is willing to spend what it takes to make basketball good again. This week's topics of discussion: This week, our intrepid hosts are joined by a third hose, Carrington Harrison of 610 Sports KC's The Drive. Basketball crootin'. Can hoops improve with Kim Anderson? If not, what are Mizzou's next steps? We might be optimistic about football! Tweet questions that you would like us to answer using the #RockMRadio hashtag!
Rock M Nation May 25, 2016

Missouri's Ehren Earleywine investigation involves the Title IX office ... which makes sense

Here are today's Mizzou Links. What's on 32 seems like a lot. Title IX KC Star: MU Title IX Office involved with investigation of softball coach Ehren Earleywine The university’s Title IX Office is also part of the investigation, which remains ongoing, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Star. That office handles complaints regarding sex-based discrimination. [...] "Right now, the piece of the investigation is out of our hands, and we can’t provide a timeline," Rhoades told The Star on Monday. "Like everybody, we’re hoping sooner rather than later." [...] The...
Rock M Nation May 24, 2016

Missouri's 20 biggest wins, No. 5: Tigers 21, Penn State 8 (1960)

Once more: This is a look at 20 games in which a) the combined quality of Missouri and its opponent was really, really high (they're ranked in order of combined S&P+ percentile ratings), and b) Mizzou won. The 1960s basically began and ended with games against Penn State. The Tigers and Nittany Lions squared off in the third game of 1960 and the last game of 1969. WinRank Date Opponent Result MizzouScore Opp.Score MizzouPercentile Rk Opp.Percentile Rk PercentileSum 5 10/1/60 Penn State W 21 8 0.930 5 0.950 3 1.881 6 9/8/75 Alabama W 20 7 0.897 12 0.983 2 1.880 7 9/9/78 Notre...
Rock M Nation May 24, 2016

Graduate transfers give athletes power. God forbid.

One of the biggest changes in college sports over the last few years is the prevalence of the graduate transfer. It is making an impact in college football, but basketball players seem to be utilizing the option with even more frequency. And SEC schools have gotten on board in a big way. Eighteen players have entered the Southeastern Conference for their last season of eligibility over the past three seasons, and with rosters not yet finalized for 2016-17, that number could still go up. None of the 18 have been huge difference-makers or even made an all-conference team. But most have had a...
Rock M Nation May 24, 2016

Missouri makes Michael Porter Jr's top five. It's an honor just to be nominated.

Here are today's Mizzou Links. What's On Hey there, Tanner Houck. How are you feeling this fine Tuesday morning? MUtigers.com: @MizzouBaseball Takes on Vanderbilt in Opening Round of SEC Tournament Mizzou is making its third SEC Tournament appearance since joining the league for the 2013 season. Mizzou is 1-3 all-time in the SEC Tournament with its lone win coming last season when RHP Reggie McClain pitched Mizzou, the seven seed in last year's tournament, past 10th-seeded South Carolina. Mizzou won the game, 5-1. Mizzou then lost the next two games and was eliminated and likely just...
Rock M Nation May 23, 2016

Remembering the Joplin Tornado and the One State, One Spirit Classic

Here are today's Mizzou Links. What's on The One State, One Spirit Classic. Yesterday was the five-year anniversary of the devastating tornado that wiped out Joplin. There are a lot of inspiring, interesting reads about the town's rebuilding process. Post-Dispatch: Survivors of tornado that leveled Joplin look back The Missourian: Joplin spreads its wings as it moves on from 2011 tornado The Missourian: PHOTO GALLERY: A look back on Joplin in the aftermath KC Star: Joplin five years later: Healing and scars I'm not sure the state has ever been more unified than it was in the months...
Rock M Nation May 22, 2016

The right kind of public statement: Missouri wreaks havoc in NCAA Softball regional

Three games, three run-rule shutouts. Wow. Mizzou did NOT mess around this weekend Hot damn. MUtigers.com: Mizzou Softball Tallies Another Run-Rule Win, Claims NCAA Regional TitlePost-Dispatch: Mizzou pounds Nebraska for another regional titleKC Star: Missouri softball clobbers Nebraska again, punches super regional ticketThe Missourian: Missouri softball thrashes Nebraska, advances to Super RegionalPowerMizzou: Win over Nebraska caps perfect regional for Mizzou video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player .@MizzouSoftball advances to #D1softball Super Regionals....
Rock M Nation May 21, 2016

Missouri needs one more win to advance to its 8th Super Regional under Ehren Earleywine

Here are three Mizzou things for a beautiful Saturday. 1. Now that's a way to start a regional... Two games, two run-rule wins. After the 9-0 win in five innings over BYU on Thursday, Mizzou posted an 8-0 win in five innings over Nebraska. After BYU beat Louisville and Nebraska beat BYU, that means Mizzou has to beat Nebraska one more time today to advance. The Tigers will get two chances to do it, first at 1:30 p.m. CT, then at 4pm if necessary. Asked who he'll start tomorrow for the first -- and possibly only -- game, Earleywine said he's gonna sleep on it. My prediction:...
Rock M Nation May 20, 2016

Mizzou's Non-Conference slate will show us if the Kim Anderson plan is working

An easier slate than previous seasons will either give the fan base hope, or lead us towards another dark winter. Missouri released at least a portion of their non-conference schedule on Tuesday. With so many other outlets giving you what the schedule is, I thought we could go a little deeper on who these teams are, and what we can expect. There are still a few games and opponents not quite finalized, but let's jump right in: November 25th, or 26th: vs Northwestern State (LA) Southland Conference Last season 8 - 20 (KenPom #328); best win vs #315 Southeastern Louisiana Head Coach Mike...
Rock M Nation May 20, 2016

Missouri Football Recruiting Notebook: May 20th

Recruiting Notes: May 2016 We're endeavoring to update you on Missouri Football's recruiting efforts and present you that information in various ways. Here we've provided you a quick synopsis of everything we know including current commits, breakdown of what we think the 2017 class will look like, a wishlist based on the current offers and what predictions have been made. For lack of  a better name we'll call this our "Recruiting Notebook". Let us know if there's something else you'd like to see. Is Missouri really recruiting "big, tall" receivers? Who tops MU's list, and when might the...
Rock M Nation May 20, 2016

Missouri stomps BYU, will face Nebraska in winners' bracket of NCAA Softball Columbia Regional

Here are today's Mizzou Links. What's On One down, two (or three) to go. HIGHLIGHTS: @MizzouSoftball gets 5 RBI from @ae_sanchez20 including a GRAND SLAM in a run-rule win over BYUhttps://t.co/HSAHHOHOw6 — Mizzou Network (@MizzouNetwork) May 20, 2016 MUtigers.com: @MizzouSoftball Run-Rules BYU in NCAA Regional Opener The Trib: Sanchez's well-timed grand slam highlights MU's first-round rout of BYU Post-Dispatch: Mizzou flattens BYU in softball regional opener KC Star: More hot air: Missouri crushes BYU in regional softball opener PowerMizzou: Mizzou softball thumps BYU The...
Rock M Nation May 19, 2016

Missouri's 20 biggest wins, No. 6: Tigers 20, Alabama 7 (1975)

Once more: This is a look at 20 games in which a) the combined quality of Missouri and its opponent was really, really high (they're ranked in order of combined S&P+ percentile ratings), and b) Mizzou won. Missouri was unranked in the preseason heading into 1975. One game into the season, the Tigers were fifth. That's what happen when you completely destroy the No. 2 team in the country in its own backyard. WinRank Date Opponent Result MizzouScore Opp.Score MizzouPercentile Rk Opp.Percentile Rk PercentileSum 6 9/8/75 Alabama W 20 7 0.897 12 0.983 2 1.880 7 9/9/78 Notre...
Rock M Nation May 19, 2016

Mizzou Softball: Columbia Regional Preview

Take a look at what the four teams in the Columbia Regional look like on paper, before you watch them on the field. Well, we've reached the postseason. Mizzou is the 15 seed, and therefore hosting a regional yet again. This year, BYU, Nebraska, and Louisville are joining the TIgers in CoMo for a round-robin, double-elimination mini-tourney. The winner will most likely be traveling to Michigan for a date with the Wolverines. In the interest of fairness, I've included an evaluation of Mizzou in the same format I've looked at the three visitors. If you are a casual/new fan, this might be nice...
Rock M Nation May 19, 2016

Missouri's Ehren Earleywine: “If it had anything to do with success, we wouldn’t be having this conversation.”

Here are today's Mizzou Links. What's On Regionals starts today! video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player The Trib (Blake Toppmeyer): Media day musings: Earleywine talks job security, protests, matchup with BYU On whether a run to the Women’s College World Series could save his job … Earleywine: "If it had anything to do with success, we wouldn’t be having this conversation." [...] On whether Nebraska is the stiffest potential test in the regional … Earleywine: "Honestly, I think BYU’s ace pitcher and that team is going to be the hardest team." On...
Rock M Nation May 18, 2016

2016 junior college offensive tackle Kyle Mitchell commits to Missouri

Extreme proud to say I have officially committed to Mizzou!I will always remain #BeaverBuilt #LWG #ARC pic.twitter.com/MTMStsDKVP — KyLe Mitchell (@TheKrustyBuck) May 18, 2016 Welcome to the ZOU. Another BIG TIGER commit today #MizzouMade #ToughnessWins pic.twitter.com/q4jyQKfy6Z — Mike Lackey (@coachlackey) May 18, 2016 Missouri was in desperate need for extra depth on its 2016 offensive line, and it appears the Tigers have added 6'5, 305-pound junior college tackle Kyle Mitchell from American River College in Sacramento. He is a freshman qualifier who, if I understand...
Rock M Nation May 18, 2016

Missouri commit DaRon Davis earns honors at Rivals Camp Series

The Missouri wide receiver commit impressed during his camp performance, winning receiver MVP honors DaRon Davis committed to Missouri back in November of last year and remains a solid lock to the Tigers. He's also expressed interest in training with Jeremy Maclin of the Chiefs. Rivals WR MVP #BlessUp #RivalsCamp pic.twitter.com/j0J35bMz2m — Da'Ron Davis2⃣ (@DaRon_Davis2) May 15, 2016 Rivals camp all focus #RivalsCamp #MizzouMade — Da'Ron Davis2⃣ (@DaRon_Davis2) May 15, 2016 A three star wide receiver according to Rivals, Davis can probably expect to see...
Rock M Nation May 18, 2016

An opponent on Ehren Earleywine: "He’s been able to see talent that maybe others couldn’t."

Here are today's Mizzou Links. What's On Two-time SEC champ. ICYMI: MUtigers.com: @MizzouHoops Announces Portion of 2016-17 Nonconference Slate The Trib: Puerto Rico Tip-Off, home date with Arizona highlight MU's nonconference slate The Puerto Rico Tip-Off field also includes Arizona State, Clemson, Davidson, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma, Tulane and Xavier. Post-Dispatch: Mizzou releases partial basketball schedule Speaking of basketball... KC Star: KU’s Bill Self avoids taxes, with Gov. Sam Brownback’s helpr And speaking of scheduling... Mizzou will shell out more than $2 million...
Rock M Nation May 17, 2016

Missouri's 20 biggest wins, No. 7: Tigers 3, Notre Dame 0 (1978)

"You give us three points, and we will win this game." Once more: This is a look at 20 games in which a) the combined quality of Missouri and its opponent was really, really high (they're ranked in order of combined S&P+ percentile ratings), and b) Mizzou won. I was born in Columbia the Sunday morning after this classic win. It was all downhill from here. WinRank Date Opponent Result MizzouScore Opp.Score MizzouPercentile Rk Opp.Percentile Rk PercentileSum 7 9/9/78 Notre...