Hello ALL! Well it is about that time, time to wrap up the spring semester. As most of you know by now we are short on players so the opportunity for us to play any spring tournaments was limited. Sadly, we will not be going to any spring tournaments this year. This week of the 18th is our last week of spring practices. We will continue to lift the week after and do our final testing in the weight room with high hopes of everybody setting personal records on their lifts! A lot of people in the past couple weeks have already been hitting their PR's which is great! Brittney set a new team record for power cleans and we all were very proud of her! As far as practices go, we have had a couple of the alumni players coming back to help us out so we could be able to scrimmage and do more 5 on 5 and 6 on 6 work to give our team a more game like feel to practices. Catie Wilson and Wendy Wang have been coming to help us out with that and I can't thank them enough! All spring we have been doing very simple, but very important skill work. A lot of individual reps and drills to get our techniques down to a T. I think this spring has been going really well. We have a really young team right now and it is going to stay that way. We have 5 more freshman coming in to add to the 2 we already have now. With Britt and I being the only seniors it is going to take a lot of leadership from us to guide this new, young team to victory and I am super excited for it!
April 2011 Archives
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Greetings from Mizzou, can't believe that we're already at the end of the 2011 spring camp! As all good Tiger fans know, camp concludes tomorrow (Saturday, April 16th) with the annual Black & Gold Spring Game. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Faurot Field, so be sure to come out and join in the fun! It's about the most affordable event you could possibly see, as it costs only $3 per person, or three canned food items, which go to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri (a great, great organization that does amazing work).
It's rainy today (Friday) in CoMo, but all of that will be gone tomorrow, and the temperatures are expected to be in the 50s for the game, so it will be a great day to come see just what this team is made of. Plus, there's a great sale going on at the Tiger Team Store (beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday), and then after football is over, there's exciting action just across the street at softball and baseball. The 9th-ranked Tiger softball team hosts 14th-ranked Oklahoma at 3:30 p.m. at University Field, and that's followed closely by our baseball Tigers taking on rival Kansas at 4 p.m. at Simmons Field/Taylor Stadium.
Now, on to the scoring system for tomorrow's Black & Gold Game. I'm pleased to disclose that our coaches have decided to make the scoring system much less complicated than the past several years. The game still won't be a traditional football game per se, but it will be much closer to a standard day than previously.
The first half will feature the #1 offense and the #1 defense (called Mizzou1) competing against all other strings (Tiger2), with the reserves starting the game with a 14-0 lead (something I think we should automatically do for all home games in the future). Standard football scoring will apply for the first half, with touchdowns, field goals, extra points, safeties, etc., being the rule. The teams will square off in two 10-minute quarters for the first half.
At halftime, the score will go back to zero-zero, and the game will switch over to an offense-vs.-defense scrimmage, as has been done for the past few years of Black & Gold Games. In this format, a unique scoring system is used to determine the winner. The second half will consist of two 8-minute quarters.
The scoring for the offense in the second half will be confined to traditional scoring - no more bonus points for first downs, big plays, etc. For the defense, they will score points in a few ways, but again, everything is much more streamlined than in the past, which should make it more enjoyable for fans. Here's the scoring system:
2nd-Half Scoring System
Defense (Black Jerseys/Gold Pants)
- Safety - 2 pts.
- Forcing a Turnover - 5 pts.
- Turnover that results in a defensive TD - 12 pts.
Offense (Gold Jerseys/Black Pants)
- Extra Point Kick - 1 pt.
- Two-Point Conversion - 2 pts.
- Field Goal - 3 pts.
- Touchdown - 6 pts.
Hope to you see you at Faurot Field tomorrow! Gates open at 11:30 a.m., and there are a lot of fun activities for the kiddos (inflatable games, face painting, meet Truman, etc.) in the North Concourse of the stadium from the time the gates open, up until kickoff.
HI!!!! Its Brittney Brimmage #2 MB for Missouri Volleyball!!!
This week, practice is going really well and we are winding down the clock to our little summer break. Our two new first-semester freshmen are blending in well in our program and have adapted really well to our program.