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Rock M Nation 5 hours ago

Mizzou Links, 4-16-14: Draft deadlines, recruiting, and free food

Jabari Brown's deadline for changing his mind has come and gone, another JUCO guard prepares a Mizzou visit, Drew Lock is pretty awesome, Mizzou is "among others," and student-athletes can eat more! 1. Basketball recruiting, ahoy! As I understand it (and honestly, I might not understand it at all), the deadline for Jabari Brown and others to remove their names from the draft and retain their NCAA eligibility came and went last night. It's an incredibly fast, dumb deadline, but unless he pulled his name out and told nobody, I assume that means he's officially gone. So I guess that means...
Rock M Nation 23 hours ago
2014 Missouri spring football: Scherer and young linebackers find opportunity with the No. 1s

2014 Missouri spring football: Scherer and young linebackers find opportunity with the No. 1s

Tired of talking about the receivers? Let's talk about linebackers instead. Post-Dispatch: Scherer's time has arrived at Mizzou Scherer said his success in the classroom translates to the field. "Because a lot of what a linebacker does happens before you get on the field," he said. "If you don’t know where you’re going when a play’s called, or you don’t know what gap you’ve got on a running play, then you can’t play fast." [...] Scherer redshirted in 2012, then worked his way into the two-deep last season and played some as a backup. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel likened his...
Rock M Nation Apr 15, 2014
Simmons Field: Looking for 'Signs' of Life

Simmons Field: Looking for 'Signs' of Life

Following the 2014 Mizzou Baseball season is like watching an M. Night Shyamalan movie. Ever since Haley Joel Osment saw dead people, M. Night Shyamalan has been making movies that meander along with semi-suspenseful plot twists, a few startling jump scenes, and all leading to an unexpected climax. Sgt. Cunningham: You didn't used to play baseball did ya? S**t, I know you. You're Merrill Hess! I was there the day you hit that 507-footer over the left field wall, set the record. Man, that thing had a motor on it. It's still the record right? Merrill: Got the bat at home on the wall Sgt....
Rock M Nation Apr 15, 2014

Mizzou Links, 4-15-14: Diamond awards, Flip's progress, and a Tiger in the WNBA

Eric Anderson and Kelli Schkade win weekly SEC awards, Mizzou and Missouri State finish their series in Springfield tonight, Flip Pressey's coming along (and dunking), and Bri Kulas is a San Antonio Star. 1. Award Tour Eric AndersonMUtigers.com: Anderson Named SEC Player of the WeekThe Missourian: Missouri baseball's Anderson wins SEC Player of the Week Kelli SchkadeMUtigers.com: Schkade Earns SEC Freshman of the Week Mid-week BaseballMUtigers.com: Tigers Set To Wrap Up Season Series With Missouri State Softball week-in-reviewMUtigers.com: Mizzou Softball Weekly Recap (April 14) 2. The...
Rock M Nation Apr 14, 2014

2014 Missouri spring football: Scrimmage reports and the impact of DGB's dismissal

A look at how the loss of Dorial Green-Beckham might affect the output of the Mizzou receiving corps. Plus: links and scrimmage reports. Some quick numbers to talk about the impact of Dorial Green-Beckham's dismissal on the Missouri receiving corps: * DGB averaged 8.9 yards per target last year as Missouri's No. 1 overall target -- not spectacular, but certainly solid. (He was barely No. 1: He was targeted with 99 passes, Marcus Lucas saw 94, and L'Damian Washington saw 90.) * On average, No. 1 targets managed about 8.6 yards per target, No. 2s came in at 8.0, No. 3s 7.8, No. 4s 7.8, and...
Rock M Nation Apr 14, 2014

Missouri commit Drew Lock shines at Elite 11 Chicago regional

Fresh off of his mid-week commitment to Missouri, quarterback Drew Lock headed to Chicago for the Elite 11 Regional camp. Bud Elliott, SB Nation's head of recruiting and man of travel, was there, too. He liked what he saw. The top player on hand was Drew Lock, of Lee's Summit (Mo.). Lock is a consensus four-star recruit and a recent Missouri commitment. He had one of, if not the strongest arm on hand, and consistently delivered an accurate ball. Lock also has great size, which doesn't matter all that much in an event meant to evaluate quarterback skills, but which matters quite a bit to...
Rock M Nation Apr 14, 2014

Mizzou Links, 4-14-14: Tigers move on, diamond sports win and win, and Truman's a national champ

Your weekend MVPs: 1) Eric Anderson, 2) Jill Rushin, 3) Angela Randazzo, 4) Alex Clark, 5) TRUMAN THE DAMN TIGER. Though I guess you could put Gary Pinkel in there somewhere as well... Still waiting for a little more information, I guess, but Niners Nation has a pretty good stream going regarding Aldon Smith's latest, confusing incident. Just waiting for a big, "Never mind, guys! This was all just a big misunderstanding!" press conference from the LAPD. Yep. Just waiting for that. 1. Moving on I'll have a bigger piece up soon about football and scrimmages and the impact of DGB's...
Rock M Nation Apr 12, 2014

Saturday live thread

Hopping on the road to see Mrs. Bill C's family this morning. Feel free to pass along any interesting articles you find about DGB ... or any -- ANY -- actually happy, enjoyable topic. Like, for instance, Mizzou having a lovely Friday evening on the diamonds: Softball beating #20 Auburn, 4-2,  and Baseball beating #15 Kentucky, 8-7. 12:00 p.m. CTSOFTBALL: Mizzou at Auburn (Gametracker) (ESPN3) 6:00 p.m. CTBASEBALL: Mizzou at Kentucky (Fox Sports South) (Gametracker) Have a good weekend, everybody. I'd say we've all earned one. Well, most of us...
Rock M Nation Apr 11, 2014
Dorial Green-Beckham dismissed from Missouri football program

Dorial Green-Beckham dismissed from Missouri football program

Missouri has dismissed receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from the football program. Dorial Green-Beckham dismissed from MU football program, per release. — David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 11, 2014 Decision was made, like the suspension, by Gary Pinkel in consultation with Mike Alden. — David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 11, 2014 Pinkel: "This decision was made with the best interests of all involved in mind." — David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 11, 2014 Pinkel (cont.): "Dorial’s priority going forward needs to be focusing on getting the help he needs." —...
Rock M Nation Apr 11, 2014

Counsel: Missouri didn't break laws, didn't properly act on Menu Courey information

A tumultuous week in Columbia finished with a report from the independent counsel hired by the University of Missouri to review its policies and handling of the information surrounding Sasha Menu Courey's alleged sexual assault. From the Columbia Tribune: The counsel’s report highlights four conclusions: the university failed to have Title IX policies in place for its employees, contrary to the Department of Education’s guidance on Title IX; the university should have acted on the information it had in November 2012 about Menu Courey’s rape allegations; a Tribune article published...
Rock M Nation Apr 11, 2014
On demons, empathy and Dorial Green-Beckham

On demons, empathy and Dorial Green-Beckham

“First and most importantly, I take responsibly for my conduct and my mistakes. Don’t blame my girlfriend or her friends for anything. I am not looking for sympathy. I thank those who have given me concern. I have been young and dumb. I want to be better. During my suspension I’m entering counseling. With help, I know I can be stronger emotionally and spiritually. My relationship with God, my family, friends, teammates and coaches are most important in my life, not football. It may not be possible to fix everything, but it won’t be for not trying. — Dorial Green...
Rock M Nation Apr 11, 2014
Mizzou Softball: Previewing this weekend's Auburn series and peeking into the future

Mizzou Softball: Previewing this weekend's Auburn series and peeking into the future

Our resident Scrabble'ist and growing MU Softball aficionado switzy227 was kind enough to answer some questions and share his thoughts about the season thus far, season remaining and seasons to come. The Beef: The Tigers survived the mid-week twin-bill against Western Illinois, though they scuttled a bit in doing so. With Emily Crane likely out another couple of weeks and Taylor Gadbois banged up a bit, how concerned are you right now about the offense and how it has been built so far this season (predicated more on speed than power)? switzy227: I'm a little more worried than I'd like to...
Rock M Nation Apr 10, 2014
Zach Price dismissed from Missouri basketball team

Zach Price dismissed from Missouri basketball team

In what will come as no surprise following the news that Earnest Ross took out a restraining order against him, Zach Price has been dismissed from the Missouri basketball team. From Steve Walentik's report at the Trib: "Last week’s situation was unacceptable and after a review, I have decided that Zach will no longer be a part of our program," Coach Frank Haith said in a statement released by the school Thursday afternoon. "The off-the-court incidents involving our program over the past few months will not be tolerated. Our program represents the entire university and needs to be an...
Rock M Nation Apr 10, 2014
Police: There will be no arrests in Dorial Green-Beckham burglary investigation

Police: There will be no arrests in Dorial Green-Beckham burglary investigation

BREAKING: Per Columbia Police, a burglary investigation involving Dorial Green-Beckham is over. There will be no arrests in the case. — KTGR BigShow (@KTGRBigShow) April 10, 2014 You can find the City of Columbia's declaration here. And while we await any sort of long, official report, we have tweets. Incident report released by CPD indicates CD of images of damage to residence, a hole in the drywall and a CD of text messages as evidence. — David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 10, 2014 Also: two "decline prosecution" forms. — David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) April 10,...
Rock M Nation Apr 10, 2014

Simmons Field: Mizzou Baseball in the Majors & Minors

Four former Tigers are in The Show; More are knocking on the door. Major Leagues Aaron Crow RHP (06-08) Kansas City Royals. This will be Crow's 5th season in the Royals' bullpen. Congrats to @acrow43 on being named to the #Mizzou Sports Hall of Fame! >> http://t.co/HHeJ9LcBj2 — Mizzou Baseball (@MizzouBaseball) January 20, 2014 Kyle Gibson RHP (07-09) Minnesota Twins. Gibson spent part of 2013 as a starter for the Twins and was one of the final pitchers to make the Twins roster for 2014. He needs to prove he belongs at this level this season. Video: #mntwins RHP Kyle Gibson on what...
Rock M Nation Apr 10, 2014
2015 Missouri football recruiting: Assessing the Tigers' needs after a fantastic week

2015 Missouri football recruiting: Assessing the Tigers' needs after a fantastic week

The last week was very good for the future of Missouri's football program. With five commits in the books, let's once again assess the needs of the Tigers for this class. Let's take stock. Missouri has scored three four-star commitments in the last week or so, and that's fantastic, but what does that mean for the class of 2015 as a whole? Depends on what Missouri needs, right? Needs A couple of months ago, after the 2014 class had wrapped up, I set the table for 2015 with a little exercise. It wasn't the greatest math in the world, but it did the trick. I combined a formula I've been using...
Rock M Nation Apr 10, 2014

Mizzou Links, 4-10-14: Pinkel lands his next QB, Earnest Ross files a restraining order

Drew Lock commits to Missouri (great!), Earnest Ross files a restraining order against Zach Price (terrible!), snitching is a problem when investigating athletes (terrible!), Ehren Earleywine scores Win No. 500 (great!). This has been an exhausting couple of weeks. This has been as bipolar a couple of weeks as I can remember for Mizzou. Lots of great, lots of terrible, little in between. 1. GREAT: Lock it up. Or down. Your pun of choice. The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Lee's Summit QB Drew Lock picks MissouriPost-Dispatch: Mizzou locks down state's top QB recruitKC Star: Lee’s Summit...
Rock M Nation Apr 9, 2014

2015 Missouri football recruiting: Drew Lock is a Tiger

At a ceremony in Lee's Summit this evening, four-star quarterback Drew Lock became Missouri's third four-star commit in the last week. Drew Lock Quarterback Lee's Summit, MO 6'3, 195 Rivals: **** (No. 148 overall, No. 2 in Missouri, No. 5 pro-style quarterback) 247 Composite: **** (No. 136 overall, No. 3 in Missouri, No. 5 pro-style quarterback) ESPN.com: **** (No. 103 overall, No. 1 in Missouri, No. 4 pro-style quarterback) A longtime Missouri lean, Lock boasted offers from Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. At the...
Rock M Nation Apr 9, 2014
Wednesday roundtable and overflow thread

Wednesday roundtable and overflow thread

1. Well, Earnest Ross has filed a restraining order against Zach Price. What are the odds of Price being on the team next year? 2. Ehren Earleywine is going for Win #500 of his career and Win #354 at Mizzou. How many does he retire with? 3. Comcast has been named the worst company in America. Name one worse. 4. No question here. Just a reminder to Mrs. Bill C. that this strange career path I have embarked upon probably wouldn't have taken shape without her. And a thank you for that.
Rock M Nation Apr 9, 2014
2014 Missouri spring football: Injuries limiting reps at running back, DGB a focus of conversation

2014 Missouri spring football: Injuries limiting reps at running back, DGB a focus of conversation

Practice reports tended to focus on something other than practice yesterday evening. From the "Better Now Than Late-August" department ... with 10 days to go before the spring game, Mizzou is almost out of running backs. KC Star: Injuries take a toll on Missouri football practice "We had to cut our reps back a little bit because of our running back situation," coach Gary Pinkel said. "I’ve never really been down this low. We had actually three guys that could go. We had to move some guys in positions over to help a little bit." Both of the Tigers’ most experienced running backs, senior...

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