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Rock M Nation 1 hour ago

Sources: Corey Tate will be hired as Missouri's new assistant basketball coach

PowerMizzou is reporting that Tate, the longtime Mineral Area College head coach, will replace Tim Fuller, whose contract was not renewed. Multiple sources tell @PowerMizzoucom that #Mizzou is set to hire former Tiger Corey Tate as assistant hoops coach: https://t.co/rzh2efg1cH — Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) April 27, 2015 In the category of news that should surprise no one at this point, PowerMizzou.com is reporting that Mizzou is set to hire Corey Tate to replace Tim Fuller as Assistant Coach. You may remember Corey Tate from the Mizzou teams of the 1990s, or you may be too young...
Rock M Nation 5 hours ago

Mizzou Links: Softball dominates LSU, and Alden officially hands the reins to Rhoades

Mizzou Softball looks to complete a sweep of No. 3 LSU tonight at University Field, Mizzou Baseball takes a tough sweep at Vanderbilt, and Mike Alden is officially no longer Missouri's athletic director. Hello, Mack Rhoades. What's On How about some wrestling favorites and basketball highlights? One win away from a sweep Mizzou and No. 3 LSU start the third game of their series tonight at 6pm at University Field on the SEC Network. (Four prepositional phrases in a row!) Mizzou has absolutely dominated the first two. Mizzou 7, LSU 2MUTIGERS.COM: No. 15 Mizzou Softball Takes Series...
Rock M Nation Apr 26, 2015

The Alden Chronicles, Part III

In which our hero leaves too many messages. (Reminder: this is a work of fiction. Any ties to real people and real events are not to be taken literally. For the most part.) Your buddies told you that you had to wait two days before calling. Two days. Seemed unprofessional, with as fast as it all moves, as many handshake deals are made on the fly, but two days is the industry standard, they said. Never the next day. Always wait. The index card had been ripped out of the the Rolodex and left on that weird mat, the one on the desk, yeah, that weird one. It is just sitting there in the spill of...
Rock M Nation Apr 23, 2015

Missouri football recruiting 2016: Tigers unlikely to load up in the backfield

With spring football over, we once again start directing more of our attention to recruiting. To catch up, we're going to take a position-by-position look at which units Missouri is hitting hard in the 2016 class and which prospects are the most likely to sign with Mizzou in February. We'll start this series in the offensive backfield, where Mizzou is not spending a ton of time in this class. Quarterback 2014 Signees: Marvin Zanders (RSFr.) 2015 Signees: Drew Lock (Fr.) Known 2016 Offers: 2 At least until someone transfers, Mizzou has its quarterback classes almost perfectly aligned:...
Rock M Nation Apr 23, 2015

Tim Fuller on Mizzou Arena, basketball attendance

We're continuing to explore some of the interview with former Missouri Coach Tim Fuller. Coach Fuller and I talked for two hours, and not all of the context of the interview was the same. So we decided to dice the interview up a bit and present some of his thoughts on other topics with a couple "Outtakes" posts. As part of the interview, I wanted to find out what Coach Fuller felt were the reasons Mizzou Arena has been so empty over the last few years. Even after making multiple trips to the NCAA tournament, non-conference games made arena feel like a ghost town, and mid-week games were...
Rock M Nation Apr 23, 2015

Mizzou Links: Mitch Morse, Nate Crawford, and Corey Tate's Twitter follows

Mitch Morse prepares for the draft, Nate Crawford had a solid spring, Corey Tate's recent Twitter follows are awfully Mizzou-heavy, and Tori Finucane gets an injury scare in another run-rule softball win. What's On The Trib: Despite 'T-Rex' arms, Morse ascends draft boardsThe Trib (Behind the Stripes): Draft Hopeful Q&A: OL Mitch Morse And since we were talking about linemen yesterday...The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Closing Out MU Spring Practice: Offensive Standouts RT Nate Crawford, Soph.: And to think, at this point last year, Crawford had just finished his redshirt freshman season...
Rock M Nation Apr 22, 2015

Mizzou Softball: Hand-Wringing Turns Into High-Fiving

It ended up being quite the offensive week for the Tigers who now hit the stretch run of the regular season schedule with quite a bit to play for. {Switzy is driving the highways and byways of America this week, so I will be all alone this week...just talking to myself.  Also, feel free to use this as the game-thread for today's game against Iowa} Lots to review and preview for the Tigers, who had a tremendously offensive week at the plate on the way to five straight wins.  Without the witty banter Switzy and I have become known for, let's gets right into the action. Western Illinois: Can...
Rock M Nation Apr 22, 2015

Rock M Radio – Episode 29

Jack and Sam discuss Sam's interview with former Assistant Coach Tim Fuller and what it means for the basketball program. In this week's podcast: Softball's turning it around. Baseball has a HUGE weekend on the horizon. Tim Fuller discussion. What does it say about the state of Mizzou hoops?
Rock M Nation Apr 22, 2015

2015 Missouri spring football: Is the shuffling on the offensive line good or bad?

Is the glass half-full (lots of options up front, and they're just tinkering to find the absolute best) or half-empty (not very good tackle options, so they're willing to move Connor McGovern to a lesser position to fill a hole) for the Missouri offensive line? For the most part, you could say that Mizzou's spring practice sessions played out about as expected. The Tigers struggled at wide receiver (and, therefore, quarterback), and we expected no less given the youth (and injuries) at the position. Meanwhile, the defense began to experiment with slightly different, aggressive schemes under...
Rock M Nation Apr 22, 2015

2014-2015 Mizzou Basketball Post-Season Player Analysis: Keith Shamburger

It's time to finish up our post season player analyses, this with Keith Shamburger, he captured our hearts in just one year in Columbia. #14 Keith Shamburger 5’11", 170 lbsSenior Year G MPG PPG RPG APG FG% FT% 3FG% 2014-15 32 34.1 8.8 3.3 3.9 .379 .895 .328 2013-14 31 32.3 9.3 3.0 5.4 .349 .832 .308 2012-13 DNP Transfer From San Jose St. to Hawaii 2011-12 32 35.2 13.1 2.9 5.2 .337 .772 .304 I don't think any player that I can recall has had more of an impact on a fan base in one year than Keith Shamburger had in his one year in Columbia. Perhaps it was his name that...
Rock M Nation Apr 22, 2015

Watch: 2015 Mizzou Football Black and Gold Spring Game

Did you miss Mizzou's Black and Gold spring game last Saturday? No worries! We have a copy for you.
Rock M Nation Apr 22, 2015

Mizzou Links: Tigers ink two hoops LOIs, drop a nail-biter on the diamond

Missouri's basketball roster is ALMOST settled with the official signings of Martavian Payne and Russell Woods, and the Tigers dropped another mid-week contest, this one in comeback fashion to Missouri State. What's On Russell Woods and Martavian Payne high school highlights! Multiple in-state scholarship players haven't played for MU since 2011-12. Next year's team will have 4: Rosburg, Payne, VanLeer, Puryear — Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) April 21, 2015 John A. Logan College doesn't have much of a YouTube footprint, so there really isn't much recent footage to share. But...
Rock M Nation Apr 21, 2015

Tim Fuller on identity in college basketball

We're continuing to explore some of the interview with former Missouri Coach Tim Fuller. Coach Fuller and I talked for two hours, and not all of the context of the interview was the same. So we decided to dice the interview up a bit and present some of his thoughts on other topics with a couple "Outtakes" posts. Towards the end of the interview I wanted to know if Coach Fuller thought Mizzou basketball was in a place where they could recover from the bottoming out of a 9-23 season. He had spoken already about how he felt very positive of the talent that was in place, saying that the...
Rock M Nation Apr 21, 2015

2014-2015 Mizzou Basketball Post-Season Player Analysis: Keanau Post

The season is done, and for our next two post season recaps, their college careers are done...Keanau Post, come on down! #45 Keanau Post 6’11", 270 lbsSenior Year G MPG PPG RPG APG FG% FT% 3FG% 2014-15 29 14.1 4.0 3.6 0.1 .573 .613 .000 2013-14 30 8.1 1.5 1.73 .000 .633 .300 .000 Keanau Post was one of the few holdovers from the Frank Haith regime, coming in last year with much fanfare out of Southwestern Illinois Community College in an effort to fill the hole in the center of the court. During his junior year at Mizzou we got flashes of good Keanau, aggressive Keanau,...
Rock M Nation Apr 21, 2015

2015 Missouri spring football: J'Mon Moore's development could be a huge key for Tigers

Can Mizzou develop a true #1 receiver for this fall? I've written about this quite a bit already, but this is a strange year for trying to get a read on Missouri. The Tigers have the experience you would want at quarterback, running back, offensive line, defensive tackle, linebacker, and cornerback and can call on a decent amount a tight end and safety, too. But the defensive ends are green, and the receivers are ... what's greener than green? Neon? Nate Brown and Sean Culkin missed most of spring ball with a minor injury, which meant that the primary spring contributors at receiver and...
Rock M Nation Apr 21, 2015

Mizzou Links: Booger likes Tigers' defense, Baseball hosts enormous midweek battle

Booger McFarland likes Missouri's defense, Sami Fagan is the SEC's player of the week, and #14 Mizzou Baseball hosts a huge midweek game against #15 Missouri State. What's On Anytime you can impress a Booger, you must do so. (Did he say anything interesting here? I blacked out after he said he originally thought the East was "Tennessee's to win or lose.") Sami's mashing MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou's Fagan Named SEC Player of the Week The standout junior went 11-for-17 (.647) at the plate and drove in an eye-popping 12 runs on seven extra-base hits this past week, including three doubles,...
Rock M Nation Apr 20, 2015

7 thoughts about Tim Fuller's Rock M Nation interview

On Miami assistants, taking lumps, and Mike Dixon-sized holes in lineups... On Friday, we published one of my favorite Rock M Nation pieces ever, a lengthy Sam Snelling feature centered around a Tim Fuller Q&A. Because Sam and Coach Fuller spoke for so long, we're planning on unrolling a series of posts in the coming days focusing on one-off topics like program identity, attendance, etc. But before we go down that road, I wanted to share some of my own thoughts about the piece and talk about what I felt were the most interesting parts. 1. No Miami assistants As he went through the process I...
Rock M Nation Apr 20, 2015

2015 Missouri spring game reports: Vanilla defense shows all sorts of promise

The Mizzou defense kept things awfully vanilla during Saturday's Black & Gold game, but it still looked awfully good. PowerMizzou.com - Black-and-Gold notebook "You never know who's here," Missouri linebacker Michael Scherer said. "I don't know if there's a conspira -- yes, there is. Huge. You don't want to show too much and you also want to keep everybody safe." That attitude gets amplified a little more when the spring game is being televised by the SEC Network, and can be watched and re-watched online at WatchESPN.com. Such as the situation for Missouri on Saturday, when it wasn't just...
Rock M Nation Apr 20, 2015

2014-2015 Mizzou Basketball Post-Season Player Analysis: Ryan Rosburg

Let's take a look at the most frustrating-yet-likable player on Mizzou's roster: Ryan Rosburg. #44, Ryan Rosburg 6'10", 264 lbs.Junior Year G MPG PPG RPG APG FG% FT% 3FG% 2014-15 30 16.7 3.3 2.6 0.3 50.0 33.3 00.0 2013-14 35 22.2 4.8 4.1 0.3 71.6 56.9 00.0 2012-13 31 6.9 1.0 1.3 0.2 40.7 57.1 00.0 I feel for Ryan Rosburg.  On a decent team, where he can play within himself, he could be a respectable contributor - indeed, the main difference between Ryan Rosburg and Steve Moore is that Steve played on teams where he was backing up DeMarre Carroll, Leo Lyons, and Ricardo...
Rock M Nation Apr 20, 2015

2015 Missouri spring game reports: Hansbrough, Moore lead an offense still in process

On a drizzly afternoon, a reported 30k fans turned out for Missouri's Black & Gold game to get their first glimpse of Mizzou's 2015 football team. The results were largely as expected -- struggling offense against stifling defense -- but the offense had its moments. Highlights Offense J'Mon Moore was responsible for the sole touchdown Saturday on this fade route against John Gibson. Tigers wrap up spring scrimmage : Dave Matter Missouri's No. 1 offense ended the first half with the day's first touchdown, a 3-yard Maty Mauk fade to J'Mon Moore, who snatched the ball over cornerback...