9:32 AM EDT, Wed July 29, 2015
Own or write a blog that covers the Missouri Tigers? Add your blog posts
Rock M Nation 3 hours ago

Mizzou will pay student-athletes ~$3700 in cost of attendance stipends

Here are today's Mizzou links. What's On Matt Stinchcomb likes Evan Boehm. Cost of attendance Post-Dispatch: SEC coaches tackle full cost of attendance According to an April analysis by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the difference between a full scholarship and the new payments for an athlete in the Southeastern Conference will range from $2,284 (at Kentucky) to $5,666 (at Tennessee.) Using a nine-month academic calendar, that’s a difference of $376 a month for a full-scholarship athlete at Tennessee compared to Kentucky. Missouri’s new additional payments will be $3,664....
Rock M Nation 19 hours ago

2016 Missouri basketball recruiting: The big picture update after a couple of post offers

Romello White and Gorjok Gak picked up Mizzou offers yesterday. Yesterday was sort of a banner day in Mizzou basketball recruiting. Well, as much of a banner day as you can have without getting a commitment. Mizzou continued its search for a post player or two by serving up two more offers. They were also eliminated from Hazelwood Central wing Xavier Sneed's list when he came out with his top 5. Top 5 alphabetical order Creighton Illinois Kansas State Witchita State Xavier (Cincinnati) — ✖️Xavier Sneed✖️ (@Luh_Sneed20) July 28, 2015 #MizzouTwitter was not pleased with...
Rock M Nation Jul 28, 2015

Maty Mauk may have been more injured than we realized last year

Here are today's Mizzou links. What's On ESPN previews the SEC East Beasts of the (SEC) East Dennis Dodd's "Mysterious Mizzou: Why would Tigers' SEC East dominance stop now?" mentioned something notable about Maty Mauk playing through injury last year. Maty Mauk took the needle -- several times -- last season. Toward the end of 2014, his separated right shoulder ached so much, "Ibuprofen and Aleve became my best friend," Mauk said. "Yeah, there were some sloppy games last year but not a lot of people had a separated shoulder and were taking a shot before the game and at halftime," he...
Rock M Nation Jul 27, 2015

Mizzou Hoops Offers Ryan Kriener, 2016 PF

The Mizzou Tigers latest offer went out to an unheralded post-player from Iowa, Ryan Kriener. Kriener plays for Martin brothers AAU team out of Waterloo, IA. Apparently Kriener showed the Tigers coaching staff enough top pick up an offer. This feels a little more like the Reed Nikko offer, getting in early on a guy who has rising stock and doesn't have a ton of high major looks, but could project as a solid high major player. Per @coreyevans_10 Mizzou has offered 6’9 2016 F Ryan Kriener. — Sam Snelling (@SamSnellingRMN) July 26, 2015 If we know one thing about the upcoming class...
Rock M Nation Jul 27, 2015

Evidently 2010's proposed Pac-16 wasn't the only Big 12 mass exodus on the table

Today's Mizzou links. What's On ABC-17's had some lovely (and, yes, non-embeddable) pieces about former Mizzou players recently: Justin SmithABC-17: Smith talks about coaching at MizzouABC-17: Smith brings joy to local girl Demarre CarrollABC-17: Carroll shares wisdom at Children's HospitalPost-Dispatch: Carroll's NBA transformation pays off It's a damn shame Mizzou was the traitorous one Omaha.com (Lee Barfknecht): During realignment, four others from Big 12 took a look at Big Ten switch A Big 12 athletic director, who spoke to The World-Herald on condition of anonymity, said he...
Rock M Nation Jul 26, 2015

Justin Smith likely to become "entry level" Mizzou weight room assistant

Also: Ricardo Ratliffe is the Korean Basketball League's king, a future Mizzou wrestler shows well at the USAW Junior Men's Nationals, and Laurence Bowers ties the knot. 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...
Rock M Nation Jul 25, 2015

Kim Anderson hires former UALR head coach Steve Shields as special assistant

For the second straight weekend, it appears Mrs. Bill C will not be able to finish staining the deck because of unforecasted rain. So we're looking for new plans. What are you up to? Here are five Mizzou things for July 25. 1. Kim Anderson has a new special assistant I missed this on Thursday night. Steve Shields to be hired as a special assistant to Kim Anderson at Missouri, per sources. Was at Loyola after 12 yrs as head coach at UALR. — Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) July 24, 2015 Shields played at Baylor in the 1980s and spent a decade as a JUCO assistant before Porter Moser brought...
Rock M Nation Jul 24, 2015

1978 Missouri football: Tigers' 8-4 campaign was dramatic from start to finish

Come fall down a YouTube rabbit hole with us! Throughout Rock M Nation's nearly eight-year existence, we've written a lot about the 1978 college football season (and others), probably more than any 20th-century campaign. It's strange that this would be the case considering Mizzou finished just 8-4 that year, but it was one of the most incredible, dramatic, up-then-down-then-up seasons in Missouri's history. Why am I bringing this up? Because of this: Today in "Random game I found on Youtube" It’s LSU vs Mizzou in the 1978 Liberty Bowl @rockmnation http://t.co/OCRql17gaE — Pod KATT...
Rock M Nation Jul 24, 2015

Mizzou Links: Danario Alexander's still grinding, watch lists are still silly

Danario Alexander is working for another NFL opportunity, the SEC is still complaining about [insert topic of the day], Maty Mauk makes a watch list (but you don't have to be on the watch list to win), and ... Michael Porter's visiting where? NANANA CAN'T HEAR YOU. What's On Hey Danario, what have you been up to lately? What I've been up to lately... A video posted by Danario Alexander (@danario_84) on Jul 23, 2015 at 4:18pm PDT It's preview season... PowerMizzou: Opponents with bite: No. 10-6 9. Georgia linebacker/ rush end Leonard Floyd; 6-4, 230-pounds After two Georgia...
Rock M Nation Jul 23, 2015

Mizzou Links: Gary Pinkel in Bristol, and Pinkel Ratings > Rivals Ratings

Gary Pinkel makes his annual trip to the Bristol Car Wash, and is he making do with less talent, or is he simply better than recruiting services at evaluating it? What's On That annual hit, "Gary Went to Connecticut." It's preview season Voiced promo's for @MizzouAthletics radio affiliates today. This means one thing..@MizzouFootball is just around the corner! #areuready — Mike Kelly (@mikekelly1120) July 23, 2015 PowerMizzou: Opponents with bite: No. 15-11PowerMizzou: Powered Up: Taking the Blame The basic storyline among pretty much everyone that pays attention to Missouri is...
Rock M Nation Jul 22, 2015

Early Preseason Power Poll has Mizzou Hoops... Well, Last

Expect nothing, take... well maybe a little more than nothing. Well before the preseason basketball stuff starts to leak out, Jon Rothstein started doing little tweet previews of each major conference, and today it was the SEC. SEC Power Rankings: UK, A & M, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, LSU, UGA, UF, SC, Ole Miss, Auburn, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 22, 2015 This first tweet was followed by several others that included a preseason 1st team (no Mizzou players), preseason player of the year (not a Mizzou player), a sleeper team (not...
Rock M Nation Jul 22, 2015

Rock M Radio - Episode 37

Jack and Sam catch up on preseason awards for the Missouri football team and discuss the departure of Mantaque Gill-Ceasar from the basketball team. In this week's podcast: Checking in on our Kickstarter. Gary Pinkel said a thing! Some of Missouri's football players made preseason lists, and some didn't. What Montaque Gill-Ceasar's departure means for Mizzou basketball. Hoops crootin' and mixed messages. NEXT WEEK: Our football season preview series kicks off with a TAILGATIN' PODCAST.
Rock M Nation Jul 22, 2015

Ben Askren: Mizzou's Greatest

We could have gone with Norm Stewart, who impacted the culture of the state as much as any athletic figure ever has here (and, oh yeah, won eight conference titles and made two Elite Eights). We could have gone with the 1954 Baseball team that won the College World Series, an actual team title for a school that has only two of them. We could have gone with one of the oh-so-close football seasons, or Dan Devine, or Don Faurot. Really, though, there was only one choice for Mizzou's Greatest. Ben Askren is a two-time national wrestling champion and one of only three NCAA wrestlers (along with...
Rock M Nation Jul 22, 2015

Mizzou's Greatest, #87: 2015 Wrestling

With a flawless duals record, a National Duals title, Drake Houdashelt's national title, and a fourth-place NCAA finish, Mizzou's 2015 wrestling season was its best ever. The Beef: Alright BST, while we wait for the unveiling of the #1 Mizzou athlete of all time, and with Bill going back over the Mizzou Top 100 and asking if there needed to be any updates, it got me thinking about what we just saw this past year with the 2014-2015 Mizzou wrestling squad.  A #4 national finish, another conference title (fourth straight) and a perfect dual meet record and #1 national ranking. Before we get...
Rock M Nation Jul 22, 2015

Mizzou Links: DeMarre Carroll gets a hero's welcome in Columbia

DeMarre Carroll's back in town for a basketball camp, and ... well ... people love JYD. Also: Missouri is indeed paying Barry Odom money (good to know), and the Tigers have a pretty easy SEC road slate, comparatively speaking. What's On Hoops doing happy things. And speaking of hoops ... JYD is back in Columbia this week... Citizens of Columbia... Junkyard Dog is back in town! Say hey to @DeMarreCarroll1 if you see him! #MizzouMade #MIZ pic.twitter.com/6z98QgE5zS — Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouHoops) July 21, 2015 Such a great time today at @DeMarreCarroll1 basketball camp! Thanks...
Rock M Nation Jul 21, 2015

Mizzou's Greatest, #2: Coach Norm Stewart

We're finally in a place where we can finish the Greatest countdown. But first, as a lead-in, let's #evergreen the top 10 again. Next up: the man. If you're directly or indirectly responsible for 20 -- TWENTY -- items on the Greatest list, you're probably going to rank pretty high. Columbia was football crazy in the 1960s, so much so that basketball was an afterthought on campus. In his first nine years at Missouri, coach Dan Devine had presided over nine winning seasons and had taken the Tigers to three New Year's Day bowl games. As such, mediocrity by the hoops squad might have been...
Rock M Nation Jul 21, 2015

Mizzou Links: Maty Mauk brings heat to Busch, Gary Pinkel brings opinions to Bristol

Maty Mauk led a convoy to Busch Stadium for Mizzou Day, Gary Pinkel went to ESPN studios for the annual Bristol Car Wash, and Arkansas State's athletic director, a former Kansas assistant, builds up and tears down ASU-Mizzou. What's On Happy Mizzou Day, Busch Stadium. Gary Pinkel went to Bristol And he brought some takes with him. Mizzou Football: 2015 Media Days & Bristol Car WashSB Nation: Mizzou coach says Notre Dame shouldn't be eligible for College Football Playoff And @GaryPinkel is representing #Mizzou at the SEC Car Wash here at @espn. #ESPNSEC pic.twitter.com/0jrMzriwWh —...
Rock M Nation Jul 20, 2015

Mizzou's Greatest, #3: 1954 Baseball

We're finally in a place where we can finish the Greatest countdown. But first, as a lead-in, let's #evergreen the top 10 again. Next up: the team that represents the pinnacle and the enigma of the Mizzou tradition. A team that a majority of Mizzou fans know next to nothing about achieved a championship that many Mizzou fans aren't even aware happened. Whenever MU fans gather to talk and grumble about the supposed "Mizzou curse" and the futility of hoping things can ever go right for the Tigers, it's a pretty sure bet someone will decry the "fact" that Missouri has never won a national...
Rock M Nation Jul 20, 2015

Mizzou Links: Jordan Clarkson dunks on heads, Russell Hansbrough leads

Jordan Clarkson put together one hell of an NBA Summer League highlight reel, Russell Hansbrough is becoming a great leader (per Maty Mauk), and Justin Britt visited Columbia for a football camp. What's On Jordan Clarkson ripping the NBA Summer League to shreds. Rise up young man! #LakersSummer pic.twitter.com/8R9kqP1IkC — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 17, 2015 We already knew he was becoming a pretty good NBA player ... him destroying the Summer League has only reaffirmed that... Media Days loose ends Maty on RussMauk ready to help Hansbrough "go out with a bang" |...
Rock M Nation Jul 19, 2015

Mizzou Offers '16 4-star SG

Kameron McGusty is one of the top wings in the country, and the Tigers are trying to get into the mix for him. These things always seem to happen on Sundays for some reason, but here we are again. Well, actually, this news snuck out a few days ago and I missed it. I'M NOT PERFECT PEOPLE. This time it's a bit of a new 2016 target, a highly rated wing from Texas named Kameron McGusty. At this point in the game, Missouri has two scholarships available (if they do not fill the scholarship vacated by Montaque Gill-Caesar). All along the Tigers coaching staff has been looking to take on three...