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A Minute with the Manager: 2nd Edition

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Hey Tiger Fans,

We are now headed into our third week of official practices! The first practice was on October 2nd, and on October 1st the women's basketball team took a special trip to Canvas on Broadway here in downtown Columbia. If you have not made it out there yet, it is a real treat. Typically, the artists put out a calendar of different paintings the community can sign up for. The artists walk participants step by step through the painting until they are able to leave with a masterpiece of their own!

What was so special about this trip for the women's team is that they were able to come up with a very inspirational painting idea for themselves. Once complete, the canvas depicted a basketball goal with an extremely colorful sunset background and included each person's choice of a quote. The paintings are on display in the locker room for as a reminder for motivation. I took a good look at all of them, and one that stood out to me most was crafted by senior Bri Kulas. The quote she picked says, "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible."

I asked Bri why she chose this quote, and she said, "I wanted something that I could look at every day before I go out to practice and just remind myself that no matter the situation, if I'm having a bad day, etc., anything is possible if I put my mind to it. I personally have to take responsibility for my actions, and no one else can do that for me. As an individual I am capable of doing things that maybe I didn't think I could do, but with an open mind, and belief in myself, building confidence every day, anything is possible!"

It is that kind of mentality that makes me so excited for the 2013 season to start. I think the trip to Canvas on Broadway was the perfect way to start the first week of official practices. The girls are really putting in a lot of work and are getting after it day in and day out. One thing Coach P has really stressed to the girls these past two weeks is communication, and as a communication major I know how important that is.

The scout team, composed of male students on campus, has made their first appearance in practicing with and scrimmaging against the team, and they are really helping to push them to their full potential. We have also had a few extra helping hands with two new managers who will replace myself and our other senior manager once we graduate.

There are quite a few things I have shared with you all in my last three blogs, but tomorrow night is your chance to see all those things come to life! The Black and Gold Games between both your men and women's teams will take place October 15th at Mizzou Arena at 6pm. Admission is $3 or free with three canned food items that will be donated to the Tiger Pantry. For more information check out the release on mutigers.com.

Remember fans, our first exhibition game is coming up on October 29th at Mizzou Arena against Southwest Baptist at 7pm. To stay even more updated be sure to keep up with the "On the Prowl" video series also found on mutigers.com under women's basketball.

A Minute with the Manager: 2nd Edition

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Hey Tiger Fans,

We are now headed into our third week of official practices! The first practice was on October 2nd, and on October 1st the women's basketball team took a special trip to Canvas on Broadway here in downtown Columbia. If you have not made it out there yet, it is a real treat. Typically, the artists put out a calendar of different paintings the community can sign up for. The artists walk participants step by step through the painting until they are able to leave with a masterpiece of their own!

What was so special about this trip for the women's team is that they were able to come up with a very inspirational painting idea for themselves. Once complete, the canvas depicted a basketball goal with an extremely colorful sunset background and included each person's choice of a quote. The paintings are on display in the locker room for as a reminder for motivation. I took a good look at all of them, and one that stood out to me most was crafted by senior Bri Kulas. The quote she picked says, "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible."

I asked Bri why she chose this quote, and she said, "I wanted something that I could look at every day before I go out to practice and just remind myself that no matter the situation, if I'm having a bad day, etc., anything is possible if I put my mind to it. I personally have to take responsibility for my actions, and no one else can do that for me. As an individual I am capable of doing things that maybe I didn't think I could do, but with an open mind, and belief in myself, building confidence every day, anything is possible!"

It is that kind of mentality that makes me so excited for the 2013 season to start. I think the trip to Canvas on Broadway was the perfect way to start the first week of official practices. The girls are really putting in a lot of work and are getting after it day in and day out. One thing Coach P has really stressed to the girls these past two weeks is communication, and as a communication major I know how important that is.

The scout team, composed of male students on campus, has made their first appearance in practicing with and scrimmaging against the team, and they are really helping to push them to their full potential. We have also had a few extra helping hands with two new managers who will replace myself and our other senior manager once we graduate.

There are quite a few things I have shared with you all in my last three blogs, but tomorrow night is your chance to see all those things come to life! The Black and Gold Games between both your men and women's teams will take place October 15th at Mizzou Arena at 6pm. Admission is $3 or free with three canned food items that will be donated to the Tiger Pantry. For more information check out the release on mutigers.com.

Remember fans, our first exhibition game is coming up on October 29th at Mizzou Arena against Southwest Baptist at 7pm. To stay even more updated be sure to keep up with the "On the Prowl" video series also found on mutigers.com under women's basketball.

Captain's Practice Report

The Mizzou Gymnastics squad is in full swing with weekly practices, as they prepare for the upcoming 2013-14 season in Columbia, Mo. The Tigers will host Lindenwood University with a December 8th exhibition at the Hearnes Center, before kicking off the regular season at Alabama on January 10th.

With two inter-squad practices in the books for Mizzou, team captains Rebecca Johnson (Pewaukee, Wis.) and Katelyn Trevino (Ovilla, Texas) look to lead the team's off-season preparation.

As a senior, Trevino reflected on her time within the gymnastics program up to this point and what it personally means to her.

"To be named a captain was a huge honor, and a surprise to be honest," said Trevino. "My collegiate career in Columbia as a Mizzou gymnast has been an adventure so far, to say the least. I don't think anyone would have predicted that I would have become a team captain, including myself."

"It's such a rewarding feeling knowing that my coaches and teammates support me, and have confidence in me to help accomplish all the goals we set for this season."

While she's only a junior, Johnson also recognizes the meaning of being named a team captain by her teammates and coaching staff.

"Plain and simple, it's an absolute honor to help lead this amazing group of girls this season," said Johnson. "Being a captain is never really something I could have ever imagined, but I've learned a lot in the last two years both as a gymnast and in becoming a team leader."

While being named a team captain for any sports team may appear as all glitz and glamour, the day-to-day responsibilities for these individuals often go un-noticed. For both Trevino and Johnson, long hours at practice and in the classroom will lead to many challenges for the upcoming season.

Arguably above anything else, the captains will both be looked upon for their leadership and positive attitude every day at the Tiger Performance Complex.

"I would say that our main role as captains is to lead by example," said Johnson. "There is nothing more powerful than living in a way that other want to model after."

This year, Head Coach Shannon Welker welcomes five freshman to the Tigers roster. With a brand new coaching staff, Trevino knows the importance of helping them in transitioning the new girls from their old high school atmosphere to the new expectations surrounding a gymnastics college program.

"I always want to try to help the freshman out, since I know what it's like to feel lost and a little overwhelmed with a whole new world in collegiate gymnastics," said Trevino. "I want each of them to feel comfortable in asking me for help whenever they're struggling or if they need any kind of guidance."

"All in all, I'm here to help them have a freshman year at Mizzou that is unforgettable in a positive way."

The 2013-14 season will mark the second year in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) for the Tigers, and the girls look to improve on their performance from last season. For Johnson, the excitement and anticipation of redeeming themselves as a team serves as motivation this year.

"We did not, by any means, have the year we wanted last year," said Johnson. "For me personally, since I was injured all of last season, I'm looking forward to contributing to this incredible program and getting out on the competition floor again."

"We are all hungry to show the SEC that we can compete every time out, and succeed in this incredibly talented conference."

For the latest information on all things Mizzou Gymnastics, check-in to MUTigers.com. You can also follow the Tigers on social media, by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter and Instagram.

A Minute with the Manager: Jordan Cook

 

Hey Tiger Fans!

My name is Jordan Cook, and I have been a student manager for your Missouri Women's Basketball team since my freshman year at Mizzou in 2010. I am a senior now, and also a Mizzou Strategic Communications Assistant for the Athletic Department. That means I will be updating the blog this year!

I hope to give you all team updates and insights through my eyes as a student manager.

In my last blog I informed you on where our most recent alumni are now, as well as introduced you to the incoming freshman. Since then the program was happy to announce the addition of two new transfers. First we have Tania Jackson, a 6-3 senior forward from Kansas. Second is Davionna Holmes, a 6-3 redshirt freshman forward from Louisville. Jackson will wear number 15 for the Tigers this season, and Holmes appears on the roster as number 5. For more information on both fans can access player bios on MUTIGERS.com.

Not only do we have new players, but some new staff on the squad as well. Michael Porter who served as The Director of Basketball Operations last season has been named as an Assistant Coach. Mike Donovan, who was a graduate student coach this past season has been named Coordinator of Video Operations. Heather Page who was working as Coordinator of Operations in the past is now Director of Operations. Even though their titles have changed, all three are already very familiar with the Women's Basketball Program here at Mizzou and are very eager for these new opportunities.

For video updates fans can look forward to keeping up with our "On the Prowl" feature under news which has live video from your Missouri Women's Team.

The month of September has been all about team individual workouts. This is one of my favorite parts of the year because you really get a good look at each player hands on. Individuals take place in the pre and post season. Pre-season individuals are always right after the summer, and I like them the most because it is so awesome to see the amount of work the girls put in over the summer reflect into their individual workouts. They just keep getting better and better. Their shooting, ball handling, passing, post moves, and everything else just looks really solid. I am very excited to see what is in store for our team this season, as well as what the new members of our program will have to add.

Official practices will begin on October 2nd and our first exhibition game will take place on October 29th at Mizzou Arena against Southwest Baptist at 7pm.

A Minute with the Manager: Jordan Cook

 

Hey Tiger Fans!

My name is Jordan Cook, and I have been a student manager for your Missouri Women's Basketball team since my freshman year at Mizzou in 2010. I am a senior now, and also a Mizzou Strategic Communications Assistant for the Athletic Department. That means I will be updating the blog this year!

I hope to give you all team updates and insights through my eyes as a student manager.

In my last blog I informed you on where our most recent alumni are now, as well as introduced you to the incoming freshman. Since then the program was happy to announce the addition of two new transfers. First we have Tania Jackson, a 6-3 senior forward from Kansas. Second is Davionna Holmes, a 6-3 redshirt freshman forward from Louisville. Jackson will wear number 15 for the Tigers this season, and Holmes appears on the roster as number 5. For more information on both fans can access player bios on MUTIGERS.com.

Not only do we have new players, but some new staff on the squad as well. Michael Porter who served as The Director of Basketball Operations last season has been named as an Assistant Coach. Mike Donovan, who was a graduate student coach this past season has been named Coordinator of Video Operations. Heather Page who was working as Coordinator of Operations in the past is now Director of Operations. Even though their titles have changed, all three are already very familiar with the Women's Basketball Program here at Mizzou and are very eager for these new opportunities.

For video updates fans can look forward to keeping up with our "On the Prowl" feature under news which has live video from your Missouri Women's Team.

The month of September has been all about team individual workouts. This is one of my favorite parts of the year because you really get a good look at each player hands on. Individuals take place in the pre and post season. Pre-season individuals are always right after the summer, and I like them the most because it is so awesome to see the amount of work the girls put in over the summer reflect into their individual workouts. They just keep getting better and better. Their shooting, ball handling, passing, post moves, and everything else just looks really solid. I am very excited to see what is in store for our team this season, as well as what the new members of our program will have to add.

Official practices will begin on October 2nd and our first exhibition game will take place on October 29th at Mizzou Arena against Southwest Baptist at 7pm.

#MizzouMade: Tigers in the NFL - Week 2

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Mizzou Football's deep pipeline into the NFL continues for the 2013 season, and MUTigers.com brings you weekly updates at the #MizzouMade blog. The following is a breakdown of what former Tigers are currently accomplishing at the highest level of football.
  Tim Barnes (2007-10)
Center Continued to work on the Rams' special teams unit, as St. Louis fell 31-24 at Atlanta.
  Beau Brinkley (2008-11)
LS / TE In the Titans 30-24 overtime loss at Houston, served as the team's primary long snapper.
  Colin Brown (2004-08)
OT Made his second consecutive start on the Bills' offensive line and was a key contributor to Buffalo's thrilling 24-23 come-from-behind win against Carolina.
  Chase Coffman (2005-08)
TE Appeared in second consecutive game, but did not make a reception in the Falcons 31-24 victory over the Rams.
  Chase Daniel (2005-08)
QB Remained the Chiefs' backup quarterback, as the team improved to 2-0 with a 17-16 victory at Arrowhead over the Dallas Cowboys.
  Kip Edwards (2008-12)
DB Did not participate in Cleveland's 14-6 road loss at Baltimore, as he continues to sit on the Browns' practice squad.
  Michael Egnew (2008-11)
TE Appeared in Miami's 24-20 victory at Indianapolis, but failed to record a catch.
  Blaine Gabbert (2008-10)
QB Sat out Sunday at Oakland after injuring his hand in Week 1. The Jaguars fell to 0-2 on the season with a 19-9 defeat against the Raiders.
  Andrew Gachkar (2007-10)
LB Totaled two tackles in the Chargers' first win of the 2013 season (33-30 at Philadelphia).
  Zaviar Gooden (2008-12)
LB Continues to battle with an ankle injury, but returned to the practice field earlier last week. He recently caught up with the Tennessee media to speak about his progress.
  Dominique Hamilton (2007-11)
DL Continues to contribute to Washington's practice squad. Has not appeared in either of the Redskins two games this season.
  Ziggy Hood (2005-08)
DL Made six total tackles (2 solo) in a 20-10 defeat at Cincinnati. 
  Jeremy Maclin (2006-08)
WR Out for the 2013 campaign. Was placed on the injured reserve list after injuring his knee in preseason camp.
  William Moore (2004-08)
Safety Delivered seven tackles in Atlanta's first victory of the season, including this monster hit against St. Louis' TE Mike McNeill.
  C.J. Mosley (2001-04)
DL Picked up two total tackles in the Lions' 25-21 loss at Arizona.
  Sheldon Richardson (2011-12)
DL Made five tackles (two solo), in a tough luck 13-10 loss at New England.
  Aldon Smith (2008-10)
LB In a rainy Sunday night affair at Seattle, recorded two more sacks and seven total tackles, in a 29-3 loss against the Seahawks.
  Brad Smith (2001-05)
QB / WR Remains on Buffalo's injured reserve list. 
  Justin Smith (1998-2000)
DT Tallied nine total tackles (five solo) in the 49ers road debut this season.
  Sean Weatherspoon (2006-09)
LB Finished with three tackles, but suffered a foot injury, in Atlanta's home opener win against the visiting St. Louis Rams. Has been placed on short-term injured reserve.

Mizzou Softball - 2013 Fall Ball Central

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Admission to fall games is free of charge. Come out to University Field and enjoy a Friday afternoon of Mizzou Softball!

Fans are encouraged to check MUTigers.com and the softball team's social media outlets,@MizzouSoftball and Facebook, for updates and additional information throughout the fall.

Mizzou Softball 2013 Fall Schedule
Friday, Sept. 20 Recap Stats Photos
2 p.m. Columbia College W, 9-0 Box Gallery
4 p.m. Heartland Community College W, 7-5 Box Gallery
Friday, Sept. 27
2 p.m. Lake Land College W, 5-0 Box -
4 p.m.  Lake Land College W, 10-1 Box -
Friday, Oct. 4
2 p.m. Crowder College W, 13-1 Box -
4 p.m. Butler Community College W, 12-1 Box -
Friday, Oct. 11
2 p.m. Jefferson College W, 18-0 Box -
4 p.m. Highland Community College W, 3-1 Box Gallery
As Mizzou takes its national-best record to the Rice Invitational this weekend, it is off to its best start since 2005. In 2005, that team wound up advancing the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. Clearly, there is still a lot of work to be done for this year's group, but there are a lot of similarities between this year's group and the 2005 team. We will break them down on the VolleyBlog today.
As Mizzou takes its national-best record to the Rice Invitational this weekend, it is off to its best start since 2005. In 2005, that team wound up advancing the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. Clearly, there is still a lot of work to be done for this year's group, but there are a lot of similarities between this year's group and the 2005 team. We will break them down on the VolleyBlog today.
As Mizzou takes its national-best record to the Rice Invitational this weekend, it is off to its best start since 2005. In 2005, that team wound up advancing the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. Clearly, there is still a lot of work to be done for this year's group, but there are a lot of similarities between this year's group and the 2005 team. We will break them down on the VolleyBlog today.