Mizzou offensive coordinator Derek Dooley downplays his return to Knoxville where he was once the head coach. Bill Pollock has reaction from Dooley, head coach Barry Odom and QB Drew Lock (2:17)
Thanks to a Shakira concert, the Chiefs will play the Rams in L.A. They’ve called off the Mexico City game.
Derek Dooley downplays going back to Tennessee where he coached for three seasons. Dooley will call Mizzou’s offensive plays as the Tigers look for their second road win in a row
Mizzou Women’s Basketball defeated Missouri State, 65-61, in the Tigers home opener on Tuesday evening at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers outscored the Lady Bears 16-12 in the final five minutes to close out the game, sinking eight free throws in the final minute. The freshman duo of forward Grace Berg and guard Akira Levy combined for 23 points while shooting 53 percent from the field to lead the Tigers.
Missouri State led 23-21 with six minutes to play in the first half and Mizzou used a 12-0 run, sparked by Levy who scored six runs. The Tigers closed the first half on a 19-2 run to lead 40-25, but the Lady Bears put the defensive clamps on the home team, keeping Mizzou without a field goal for nearly 15 minutes and holding the Tigers to 21 percent shooting in the final 20 minutes.
Danielle Gitzen led Missouri State with 16 points and five rebounds. Berg and Sophie Cunningham each scored 12. Levy added 11. If was an off night for Cunningham, a Naismith Trophy finalist, shooting 4-of-10 and 0-for-4 from three-point range.
The NFL decided to move Monday’s game between the Chiefs and Rams from Mexico City to Los Angeles because of poor field conditions at Azteca Stadium. Soccer games and concerts have left the field conditions less than suitable for playing an NFL game. According to ESPN, players considered not playing in the game if the NFL went ahead with the decision to keep the game in Mexico City.
The NFL hasn’t made a decision yet on Monday’s Chiefs v. Rams game in Mexico City, per @AdamSchefter.
This is what the field currently looks like.
— SB Nation (@SBNation) November 13, 2018
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The field is so bad in Mexico City, the NFL decides today if they want to move the game to L.A.
Mizzou’s inability to kick the ball over the goal post is a liability.
Plus, the two-point conversion debate is really quite simple. You should NEVER go for two until a coach believes its the final time his team will score. I’ll explain.
Mizzou freshman TE Daniel Parker, Jr. (Blue Springs, Mo.) is the SEC Freshman of the Week. Parker has earned the weekly distinction for the first time in his career and Monday marks the third time that a Mizzou freshman has taken home this award this season. WR Jalen Knox had the other two after his performances at Purdue and against Memphis.
A converted defensive end turned tight end, Parker earned the first start of his career and hauled in three catches for 42 yards and a 20-yard TD that cut Vanderbilt’s lead to 28-26 in the third quarter. His final catch came on a third-and-three on Mizzou’s eventual game-winning drive in the fourth quarter for 15 yards and first down.
Mizzou Women’s Basketball senior guard Sophie Cunningham (Columbia, Mo.) was named to the watch list for the Naismith Trophy. Cunnigham was one of 50 players on the watch list for the Women’s Player of the Year award.
The watch list will be narrowed down to 30 players for a midseason team on Feb. 11, 2019, and then to 10 national semifinalists on March 4, 2019. Finally, four finalists will be named on March 22, 2019, with the winner being announced on April 6, 2019.
Cunningham has now been named to the watch list for three national awards for the 2018-19 season, as she was also named to the Cheryl Miller Small Forward of the Year Award (Oct. 24) and the Wooden Award (Nov. 7) watch lists. Cunningham was also tabbed Preseason All-SEC first team by the league’s coaches (Oct. 30) and media members (Oct. 16).
Cunningham scored 31 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists in Mizzou’s season-opening road victory over Western Illinois on Nov. 6. The performance was Cunningham’s eighth career 30+ point game, and her second straight after scoring 35 points in Mizzou’s NCAA Tournament game against Florida Gulf Coast last season. All-time, Mizzou is 6-2 in games where Cunningham scores 30 or more points.
Last season, Cunningham earned AP All-America Honorable Mention and All-SEC First Team honors for the second consecutive season after averaging 18.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. She was the only player in the nation to shoot better than 54 percent from the field (5.2 percent, 186-for-343), 45 percent from three (45.7 percent, 69-for-151) and 83 percent from the free throw line (83.6 percent, 133-for-159).
Mizzou will be in action twice at Mizzou Arena this week, first hosting Missouri State on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. CT, then Green Bay on Friday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. CT.
No. 11 Central Missouri Jennies Volleyball got the news they were hoping for Sunday night. The NCAA announced the field for the 64-team Championship tournament and the Jennies earned an at-large bid in the Central Region.
UCM is 25-7 this season. They finished in fifth place in the MIAA regular season and advanced to the MIAA semifinals in the championship tournament where they were defeated by the Central Region’s number one seed, Nerbaska-Kearney.
This is the Jennies first trip to the regional championship since 2015 and their 34th overall in team history.
The Jennies will be matched up with second-seeded Minnesota Duluth. The Bulldogs are 27-5 this season and recently won the Northern Sun Tournament Championship.
Nebraska-Kearney is the top seed and will be the host throughout the tournament. They’ll take on Harding in the first round. Other first-round matchups include #3 Washburn vs. #6 Northern State and #4 Concordia-St. Paul vs. #5 Southwest Minnesota State.
The tournament will run Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 15-17.
Photo/Andrew Mather Photography, UCM Athletics
Hey there’s a lot of “stuff” going on the with the Chiefs this week ahead of their big matchup against the Rams. They’ll be tested and I wouldn’t be surprised if they lose to L.A., but in the end it plays out better for Kansas City.
The stepfather of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes longtime girlfriend Brittany Matthews collapsed and died at Arrowhead Stadium after suffering a medical emergency during the game against the Cardinals. After being treated by paramedics, Paul Massey was rushed to a hospital, but never recovered.
Mahomes was unavailable for post-game interviews.