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Rock M Nation 10 mins ago

Study Hall: Missouri 74, Chaminade 60

Winning: better than losing. Your Trifecta: Wright-Teki-Isabell. Freshman, freshman, freshman. Your Maui Invitational Trifecta: Teki 5 points, Wright 4, J3 3, Shamburger 4, Isabell 1, Post 1. Your Season Trifecta: Clark 9 points, Teki 8, Shamburger 7, Wright 4, J3 3, Rosburg 2, Allen 1, Post 1, Isabell 1. So ... I'm not going to try to put any amazing spin on Missouri beating a D2 team by 14 points. The Tigers came out of the gates like they were shot out of a cannon, then faded and allowed this to become a game to some degree. That's not amazing. Still, I think it's worth pointing out that,...
Rock M Nation 1 hour ago

Rock M Radio – Episode 9

Jack and Sam recap VolleyZou and Soccer with Chris Turner, reminisce about the Tennessee game, preview Arkansas with Doc Harper of ArkansasFight.com, and try their very best to not contract #SECBasketballFever. In this week's podcast: Lighting cars on fire Volleyball and Soccer wrap-ups with Chris Turner Jack and Sam put a wrap on Tennessee Special guest Doc Harper of Arkansas Fight previews the Hogs Arkansas game predictions Hoops (blerg)
Rock M Nation 3 hours ago

Mizzou Wrestling: Reviewin' & Previewin' Duals Galore

The boys are back for another week of talkin' rasslin'. Find out how Mizzou did to kick off their MAC schedule and what comes next for the team on the upcoming holiday weekend. Beef Mizzou traveled to (and then barely got back from) Norfolk, VA this past weekend as they kicked off their MAC dual season against the Monarch of Old Dominion, who came into the weekend ranked #17 in the Intermat poll.  The Tigers caught fire early in the dual and put this one away quickly, dropping only one match (and a forfeit) on their way to a 24-10 win.  Certainly some eyebrow raising results from the...
Rock M Nation 4 hours ago

Mizzou Hoops Wrap-Up, Game 5: Purdue

What's worse than ugly? Another abbreviated take today, everyone. The next game is about to start, but I wanted to get some of my thoughts from yesterday's debacle out first. Things went from bad to worse in Maui yesterday, as Mizzou basically got curb-stomped by the Purdue Boilermakers. The game was over before halftime as the Tigers just could never get anything going offensively, and seemed helpless defensively as Purdue scored 45 points in the first half. Both teams played the day before, but only Matt Painters Boilermakers seemed to have the fire they needed to make up for the previous...
Rock M Nation 5 hours ago

Arkansas at Missouri preview: First team to 21 wins

Arkansas is burly, mean, and hot. For that matter, so is Missouri. Time to go bash some rocks together and see if the Tigers can win the SEC East again. Confused? Visit the Advanced Stats glossary here. Arkansas at Missouri Record CFPRank F/+ Rk Off. F/+ Rk Def. F/+ Rk ST F/+ Rk Arkansas 6-5 22 22 16 94 Missouri 9-2 17 33 62 15 31 F/+ projection: Arkansas 20, Missouri 16 (MIzzou win probability: 38.5%) Rivalries form from familiarity (and the animus that comes with it) and big moments. There's nothing you can do to rush the former -- it just takes some time. But the...
Rock M Nation 7 hours ago

SEC Conference Basketball Preview

Taking a birds eye look at the SEC Conference, and what to expect coming up this season. After months of looking at rosters and schedules, it's come to this. The season has officially started, we're under way and the SEC (again) hasn't acquitted itself as we'd all hoped to this point. With conferences losses to Baylor, Akron and Charlotte (South Carolina), UMKC, Purdue and Arizona (Missouri), VCU (Tennessee), Dayton (A&M), Charleston Southern (Ole Miss), Old Dominion and Clemson (LSU), Georgia Tech (Georgia), Miami (Florida), Tulsa and Colorado (Auburn), and Iowa State (Alabama). That's 16...
Rock M Nation 8 hours ago

SEC basketball power rankings

In this space we've ranked the SEC back and front courts, and will rank the home venues and coaches in the next two weeks, but today we're just ranking the teams 1 - 14. We'll be doing this weekly during the season and maybe, just maybe Kentucky won't end up as #1 at some point. Well, we're one and a half weeks into the college basketball season and the SEC has done SEC things.  Kentucky is unbeaten as is Arkansas, but so are Alabama, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt. Everyone else has at least one loss some more embarrassing than others (looking at you Ole Miss and Mizzou) and the...
Rock M Nation 11 hours ago

Mizzou Links: On Arkansas, packing the Zou, and Wes Clark's post-Purdue comments

Kim Anderson calls the loss to Purdue "embarrassing" and Wes Clark says they underestimated Purdue. Mizzou vs Arkansas is fast approaching and rivalry or not, this game means something. Pack the Zou Hoops loses to Purdue Wes Clark's comments If you take the time to watch the video in the ABC17 link I think you'll pick up something you don't necessarily get from reading it in print. It was my impression that Clark was acting as a leader for this team, something it sorely lacks. It struck me that he's basically saying he thinks the team needs to understand how to...
Rock M Nation 22 hours ago

Study Hall: Purdue 82, Missouri 61

Gross. Your Trifecta: J3, Shamburger, Wright. Two debuts!Your Season Trifecta: Clark 9 points, Shamburger 7, Teki 6, J3 3, Rosburg 2, Allen 1, Post 1, Wright 1 Alright, going to try to note some good things from what was a positively wretched basketball game. (Well, a wretched first 20 minutes, anyway ... and if the first 20 minutes are wretched, the last 20 probably don't mean much.) College Basketball Purdue 82, Missouri 61 College Basketball Stats Mizzou Purdue Pace (No. of Possessions) 67.1 Points Per Possession (PPP) 0.91 1.22 Points Per Shot (PPS) 1.11 1.74 2-PT...
Rock M Nation Nov 25, 2014

Arkansas at Missouri: Hogs' defense is improved and aggressive up front

Arkansas' defensive improvement, particularly against the run, has been rather remarkable. Darius Philon and Trey Flowers are still doing damage up front, but the emergence of Martrell Spaight has given the Hogs a huge boost. DEJaMichael Winston (6'4, 250, So.) (16.5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PBU)Mitchell Loewen (6'5, 276, Jr.) (7.0 tackles, 2 TFL, 0.5 sacks, 1 PBU, 1 QB hurry)Brandon Lewis (6'4, 252, So.) (4.5 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 QB hurry) NGTaiwan Johnson (6'2, 255, So.) (16.5 tackles, 6 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 1 FR, 1 QB hurry)Bijhon Jackson (6'2, 324, Fr.) (5.5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PBU) DTDarius Philon...
Rock M Nation Nov 25, 2014

Arkansas at Missouri: The Hogs' offense is and isn't what you think

Arkansas' offense indeed wants to lean on you and run the ball as much as possible. But watch the tight ends on third downs -- they're the key to converting on third down and keeping you on the field. The Arkansas offense is and isn't what you think. QBBrandon Allen (6'2, 210, Jr.) (165-for-286, 1992 yards, 16 TD, 5 INT, 11 sacks, 6.4 yards/attempt; 24 carries, 71 yards, 2 TD)Austin Allen (6'1, 210, RSFr.) (8-for-16, 153 yards, 1 INT, 2 sacks, 7.2 yards/attempt; 5 carries, 17 yards, 1 TD) Yes, the Razorbacks want to run the ball as much as humanly possible; they run 73 percent of the time...
Rock M Nation Nov 25, 2014

Mizzou Hoops Wrap-Up, Game 4: Arizona

Arizona is an early favorite to go to the final four. Missouri um... isn't. I'm going to try to keep this somewhat abbreviated, as there's another game at 1 pm today, Bill has already posted his Study Hall, and I want to make sure I get my thoughts up before I really have to work for my actual job. :) So here it goes. Since I've posted the raw shooting numbers in the last few wrap-ups, I wanted to continue that trend so we can watch this team go through their process in figuring out ways around their obvious scoring deficiencies. I think moving forwards I'll keep the numbers separated by...
Rock M Nation Nov 25, 2014

SEC Basketball Team Preview: #1 Kentucky Wildcats

Taking a look at SEC Conference mate Kentucky Wildcats with help from Glenn Logan from ASeaOfBlue.com, HHKB Chris, & switzy227. All predictions on the upcoming season are based upon a Game-By-Game pick of the upcoming season instead of just ranking the teams, in hopes we would get a more interesting look at the team rankings. WHO THEY LOST Julius Randle, Professional James Young, Professional Jarrod Polson, Graduated The Kentucky Wildcats lost their top two scorers from a year ago, and a solid 4 year contributor in Jarrod Polson. Julius Randle and James Young were both great...
Rock M Nation Nov 25, 2014

Arizona 72, Missouri 53: Study Hall

Your Trifecta: MGC, Shamburger, Post (!). Your Season Trifecta: Clark 9 points, Teki 6, Shamburger 5, Rosburg 2, Allen 1, Post 1. Still no J3. College Basketball Stats I already knew my expectations for this team were unique, but it became crystal clear when Mizzou lost by 19 and my reaction was "Alright, cool, I think we can work with this." Missouri should be just decent enough to fall into the "Can beat almost anybody when the jumpers are falling" category this year, but as we've seen this year, the jumpers simply aren't going to fall that frequently. This team has to work to create...
Rock M Nation Nov 25, 2014

Mizzou Links: Golden is SEC DPOW, Mauk is improving, Hoops faces Purdue

Maty Mauk is making plays and not turning the ball over. Markus Golden is SEC Defensive Player of the Week, which is alright with us. Plus, there's talk of a rivalry game with Arkansas in the near future, and the basketball team plays Purdue at 1pm CT. Praying for #STL....be safe out there. — Jeremy Maclin (@jmac_18) November 25, 2014 Prayers out to Michael Brown's family and the community of Ferguson,MO.. — Justin Britt (@JustinBritt68) November 25, 2014 What's On Gary Pinkel is imploring the fans to pack the Zou Sounds like the dorms will be open too: Hey y'all,...
Rock M Nation Nov 24, 2014

Missouri 29, Tennessee 21: Beyond the box score

Neither offense was efficient, but when Missouri bailed itself out, it bailed itself out in a big way. Missouri 29, Tennessee 21 Confused? Visit the Advanced Stats glossary here. Basics Missouri Tennessee Nat'l Avg Total Plays 70 67 Close Rate (non-garbage time) 100.0% Avg Starting FP 26.8 36.1 30.0 Possessions 13 13 Scoring Opportunities* 7 6 Points Per Opportunity 4.13 3.33 4.64 Leverage Rate** 55.7% 58.2% 68.3% Close S&P*** 0.500 0.420 0.505 * A scoring opportunity occurs when an offense gets a first down inside the opponent's 40 (or scores...
Rock M Nation Nov 24, 2014

Missouri depth chart: Tigers release 2-deep for Arkansas game

Missouri's latest two-deep is out. If you're looking for changes ... well, you have to look pretty hard. #Mizzou's depth chart for Game No. 12 - vs. Arkansas. pic.twitter.com/944bzo4zWf — Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) November 24, 2014 Offense QBMaty Mauk (6'0, 195, So.) (168-for-319, 2,014 yards, 21 TD, 10 INT, 18 sacks, 5.6 yards/attempt; 71 carries, 296 yards, 1 TD)Eddie Printz (6'2, 215, RSFr.) (0-for-1)Corbin Berkstresser (6'3, 220, Jr.) At some point, you are what the numbers say you are. Maty Mauk simply might be a low-efficiency, high-explosiveness guy. With an efficient...
Rock M Nation Nov 24, 2014

SEC Power Poll: Setting the Stage

At the conference HQ, Team Speed Kills, we've been power-ranking the SEC. Here's this week's ballot. 1. Alabama – All it'll take for the Tide to punch their ticket to Atlanta is an Iron Bowl victory. Luckily, that game doesn't have any history of being a wild, crazy game where anything could happen. Nope, just a plain, ol' walk in the park right there. 2. Mississippi State – Beat Vanderbilt 51-0 in what looked like a glorified walk-through before this week's rivalry game. I get it, though. Toast *is* one of the best things to eat before an Egg Bowl. 3. Georgia – A space cruiser...
Rock M Nation Nov 24, 2014

Missouri Soccer 2014: A Retrospective

The Tigers saw their season come to a close in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Friday, but let's reflect on the ride Coach Bryan Blitz and team brought us on this fall After 90 scoreless minutes, Washington broke through for a 92' goal from Kimberly Keever, who streaked down the left side of the field before cutting into the box, and ripping a shot past Senior McKenzie Sauerwein to end Mizzou's season. The loss puts the Tigers at 12-7-3 to end 2014, a significant improvement from the 8-9-3 campaign from 2013. Obviously the record shows the improvement, but this team was in almost...
Rock M Nation Nov 24, 2014

SEC Basketball Team Preview: #2 Florida Gators

Taking a look at SEC Conference mate Florida Gators with help from Andy Hutchins from AlligatorArmy.com, HHKB Chris, & switzy227. All predictions on the upcoming season are based upon a Game-By-Game pick of the upcoming season instead of just ranking the teams, in hopes we would get a more interesting look at the team rankings. WHO THEY LOST Casey Prather, Graduated Scottie Wilbekin, Graduated Patric Young, Graduated Will Yeguete, Graduated *Dillon Graham*, Transfer (like a week ago) The Gators were a fun team to watch last year, and part of the reason was the amount of...