Bring back Mizzou/Kansas!!!!
Mizzou adds four-star Namon Wright to 2014 class
Frank Haith and the Missouri Tigers got some good news today, picking up a commitment from 2014…
"Kansas vs. Missouri: Let’s just file this under an annual request. One of the greatest rivalries in college basketball ought to be played this year, next year and every year. We don’t care who left what conference. We don’t care who’s angry. This is like two divorcing parents sparring over the china with the kids stuck in the middle. Here the two schools’ fan bases and fans of the game in general are the kids. So hire a good mediator, work this out and play ball."
While we’re at it, we need to get Kansas and K-State playing Wichita State every year.
"On Wednesday it was announced that the Tigers will play one more game at Hearnes, hosting Oklahoma City University in an exhibition on October 25. The idea for the exhibition came from head coach Frank Haith, who has enjoyed a good relationship with former Missouri head coach Norm Stewart since his arrival in Columbia back in 2011."
“Robertson, who played at Kansas from 1995-99, was part of some extra spice after choosing KU over MU.
When his father, Johnny, approached Stewart at a banquet to thank him for recruiting Ryan, Stewart told him off and evidently suggested Johnny Robertson go home and put on his “blue coat.”
And the rivalry at times was rough on Robertson, who was called “traitor” and plenty worse in games at MU and might be forgiven for mugging and exulting after he scored 17 points and hauled in nine rebounds to finally win in Columbia his senior year.”
(via Despite their history, former KU star Robertson has ‘zero hate’ for Mizzou - KansasCity.com)
Negus Webster-Chan is stirring the pot in Hawaii
Negus Webster-Chan didn’t make enough of an impression at Mizzou.
That’s why he transferred to…
“Al Eberhard posted a 20 (points) and 15 (rebounds) in his debut against Michigan State. He won MVP honors of the Big 8 holiday tournament as a sophomore with a huge finals performance against Kansas State. And for his sophomore season as a whole, he averaged 14 points and nine rebounds and, with a lot of help from John Brown, he led the Tigers to a 21-6 finish, an NIT appearance (still a rather big deal in 1972), and their best season in more than 40 years.”
(via Mizzou’s Greatest, #79: Al Eberhard - Rock M Nation)