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5-star Jontay Porter: Missouri ‘could win a national championship’ with him and No. 1-ranked brother Michael

INDIANAPOLIS — Just how big a turnaround could Missouri basketball make next season if 5-star big man Jontay Porter moves from the Class of 2018 up to the Class of 2017 to join his brother Michael, the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit, in Columbia this fall? “One of the biggest I’ve ever seen,” Jontay told SEC Country on Saturday after dropping 21 points, 15 rebounds and...
Via SEC Country
April 29, 2017

SEC baseball update (4/29/17): Schedule, scores, standings, TV, watch online

A busy weekend for SEC baseball continues on Saturday with a full slate of conference matchups following some top action on Friday night. Division leaders Kentucky and Mississippi State look to notch wins again, while Texas A&M faces Missouri after sweeping a doubleheader with the Tigers on Friday. And that’s just a few of the teams in action taking the field Saturday as April...
Via SEC Country
April 29, 2017

Dolphins make Missouri DE Charles Harris 2017's 22nd overall pick

The Miami Dolphins have found a way to address a serious need at defensive end while also taking one of their top-ranked pass-rushers on their draft board, as the team drafted 22-year old Charles Harris out of Missouri with the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.Harris, who is regarded as somewhat undersized for a defensive end, standing at 6-3 and 253 pounds, is described as...
Via PhinManiacs
April 28, 2017

NFL Draft 2017: Grade the Miami Dolphins’ pick of Charles Harris of Missouri

Defensive end Charles Harris #91 of the Missouri Tigers celebrates after sacking quarterback Daniel Epperson #11 of the Delaware State Hornets during the game on September 24, 2016 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) So-called NFL experts are always offering up their grades of teams after the draft. But we’d rather hear from you. How would YOU grade the...
Via The Daily Dolphin
April 27, 2017

Things to know about Miami Dolphins’ No. 1 pick Charles Harris

October 15, 2016: Missouri Tigers defensive end Charles Harris (91) during the NCAA football game between the Florida Gators and the Missouri Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field in Gainesville, FL. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Dolphins drafted Missouri linebacker Charles Harris with the 22nd overall pick Thursday night. Harris is...
Via The Daily Dolphin
April 27, 2017

Charles Harris, the best recruit I never saw

On National Signing Day 2013, I thought Missouri’s recruiting class was signed, sealed and delivered around noon. I was so certain, in fact, that I shut my computer, preparing to hop in the shower before driving to Columbia for the annual Signing Day press conference. Then I got a text message from a co-worker. “Who is Charles Harris?” It was my fifth National Signing Day...
Via SEC Country
April 27, 2017

LSU baseball is in the same spot as last year, but can the Tigers finish?

BATON ROUGE, La. — At 10-8 in the SEC, the LSU baseball team is right where it wants to be. Well, only if last season is being used as a template. At the same point in time last year, the Tigers were in the exact same position before finishing on a 9-3 kick in conference play and earning a national seed in the NCAA tournament. And it’s not just the record that looks the same...
Via SEC Country
April 27, 2017

2017 NFL Draft: Who is Charles Harris? 5 things to know about the Missouri defensive end

Charles Harris is a defensive end from the University of Missouri and is likely to be taken early in 2017 NFL Draft. Harris is among elite defensive end prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft class and figures to bolster a team’s pass rush from the Day 1. Harris will be attend for the 2017 NFL Draft, which begins April 27 in Philadelphia. First-round selections will be made on that...
Via SEC Country
April 27, 2017

2017 NFL Draft: Who is Aarion Penton? 5 things to know about the Missouri defensive back

If you don’t know who Aarion Penton is, it’s safe to say you didn’t watch Missouri football last season. A defensive back standout, Penton was among the few bright spots on the Missouri defense in 2016. He will now look to surprise teams in the 2017 NFL Draft. Selections begin April 27. Here are a few quick things to know about the standout defensive back. 1. Aarion Penton...
Via SEC Country
April 27, 2017

LSU baseball: Bullpen blows lead, Tigers drop game versus Tulane

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Yet again, the LSU baseball team couldn’t find a way to win away from home. Despite the best efforts of a mid-innings comeback, LSU couldn’t hold a seventh-inning lead versus Tulane Tuesday night, losing 9-6 to the Green Wave. The loss dropped LSU to 27-15 on the year and gave Tulane a two-win season sweep over the Tigers in 2017. Tulane has now beaten LSU...
Via SEC Country
April 25, 2017

Missouri student section fires back at athletic department after statement of potential relocation at Memorial Stadium: ‘There will be dramatic disinterest in Mizzou Football’

The official student section for Missouri Tigers football does not want to move from its spot directly behind the home sideline at Memorial Stadium.  However, discussions within the Missouri athletic department combined with SEC regulations may force the students to watch the action on Faurot Field from a new location during the upcoming fall. Missouri released a statement on Tuesday...
Via SEC Country
April 25, 2017

NFL Draft Scouting Report: Charles Harris, OLB, Missouri

Charles Harris -- Missouri Tigers Position: Outside Linebacker Height: 6'3"Weight: 253Year: SeniorHometown: Kansas City, MOExperience: Sr. - 2 year starter Measurables: 40yd dash: 4.82Broad jump: 109” (118” at pro day)Vertical: 32” (37.5” at pro day)3-cone: 7.47 (7.05 at pro day)20yd. Shuttle: 4.42Bench Press: 21 reps   Career Notes: Harris was a multi-sport...
Via Cheesehead TV
April 24, 2017

LSU baseball: Are fans right to overreact to the Tigers’ struggles?

Welcome to “Out of The Box,” SEC Country’s weekly LSU baseball column with LSU beat writer Nick Suss. Today we play a game of overreaction theater, try to find the bright spots, update our team power rankings and more. Batter up! Overreaction Theater: Kentucky edition Oh no! LSU baseball lost a series! Everyone panic! Yep. Here we are again. The LSU baseball team just lost...
Via SEC Country
April 24, 2017

Approval rating for Missouri coach Barry Odom: You decide

Barry Odom has completed his second spring practice session as Missouri’s coach, and he has his next quarterback. The Tigers wrapped up spring practice on April 15 with their spring game. And while the Tigers might not win every game in 2017, they will be a lot of fun with their high-scoring offense. The Tigers got even more good news on the recruiting trail, picking up their...
Via SEC Country
April 23, 2017

Missouri basketball: 5-star forward Jontay Porter leaning toward reclassifying to play for Tigers in 2017-18

The Missouri Tigers basketball program has won just 27 games in the last three seasons, and yet, expectations for the team are sky high for next season. That’s what happens when you hire a new head coach, Cuonzo Martin, and sign the no. 1 player in the class of 2017, Michael Porter, Jr. Porter, Jr. alone raises expectations significantly for this team, but he’s not the only 5...
Via SEC Country
April 22, 2017

LSU baseball: Tigers split Friday doubleheader versus No. 10 Kentucky

The LSU baseball team played two games Friday afternoon against the best team the SEC East has to offer, and came up with a split result. Playing a Friday doubleheader against No. 10 Kentucky, the No. 9 LSU baseball team came through with a win and a loss, losing the first game 12-5 and etching out a win in the second, 4-3. The two outcomes moved LSU to 27-13 on the year with a 10...
Via SEC Country
April 21, 2017

Kentucky baseball: LSU evens series as Cats and Tigers split Friday doubleheader

LEXINGTON, Ky. — It was a long day of baseball at Cliff Hagan Stadium, and after it all Kentucky and LSU will head into Sunday’s series finale tied at one game a piece. The Tigers came from behind to beat the Wildcats 4-3 in Game 2. The Wildcats powered past the Tigers in Game 1, but the UK bats cooled off in the night cap. Kentucky left 14 runners on base and went on a stretch...
Via SEC Country
April 21, 2017

Auburn has been most clear about Andres Fox’s defensive fit, which gives Tigers edge

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. Today, we give the latest updates from the visit to Mobile Christian (Ala.) to see 3-star DE Andres Fox and his coach, Ronnie Cottrell. Auburn sitting pretty for Mobile-area DE MOBILE, Ala. — Aside from terrorizing offensive linemen, Andres Fox is a pretty...
Via SEC Country
April 21, 2017

Kim Anderson addresses dealing with ‘interesting circumstances’ at Missouri

Kim Anderson had a rough tenure as Missouri’s basketball coach before he parted ways with the program after last season. On Thursday, he referenced “interesting circumstances” that he dealt with during his time in Columbia and said he’s at peace with what he accomplished with the Tigers. Speaking on Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly, the former Missouri leader made a curious...
Via SEC Country
April 20, 2017

LSU spring game represents major opportunity in Tigers’ pursuit of 5-star Terrace Marshall Jr.

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Eye on the Tigers, a rundown of everything happening in LSU Tigers recruiting, with Sam Spiegelman. Today, we discuss why the LSU spring game represents a major opportunity in the Tigers’ pursuit of Louisiana’s No. 1 prospect, Terrace Marshall Jr. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Terrace Marshall Jr. and Justin Rogers are best friends, teammates and...
Via SEC Country
April 20, 2017

Former Alabama commit Akial Byers commits to Missouri

Akial Byers had considered himself an Alabama commitment even after he failed to academically qualify in time to sign a national letter of intent this past February. Early Thursday morning, Byers found another SEC school to call home. Byers, a 4-star defensive tackle in the Class of 2017 from Fayetteville (Ark.) High School, announced his commitment to Missouri. Byers got the score...
Via SEC Country
April 20, 2017

New Missouri QB commitment ready to lead others to Columbia

James Foster‘s Missouri commitment is barely 2 hours old, but he’s ready to swing for the fences to get the top talent to join him in Columbia. Sitting down with SEC Country writers Chris Kirschner and Ben Wolk shortly after the 4-star quarterback tweeted his commitment to the Tigers, Foster ran through a list of players he wants to join him at Missouri. 4-star offensive guard...
Via SEC Country
April 19, 2017

Missouri recruiting: Alabama QB James Foster commits to play for the Tigers

Who says Mizzou basketball is the only program that can have some fun on the recruiting trail these days? The Tigers football program received some great news on the quarterback front on Wednesday when James Foster pledged to play for Barry Odom’s Tigers. The Class of 2018 quarterback made his commitment public with a Twitter message on Wednesday afternoon: 110% Committed #ShowMe18...
Via SEC Country
April 19, 2017

LSU baseball: Tigers defeat Lamar in rain-delayed power fest

BATON ROUGE, La. — In a game delayed by rain, pitching changes galore and general sloppiness, the LSU baseball team powered its way past Lamar. Behind back-to-back home runs in a six-run second inning, LSU (26-12, 9-6 SEC) defeated Lamar 10-4 Tuesday night, leading the Tigers to their third-straight midweek victory and their six win in seven games. Tuesday’s game was delayed...
Via SEC Country
April 18, 2017

Trey Harris of Mizzou baseball named national player of the week after power surge

Missouri baseball player Trey Harris did some raking last week. The rightfielder smashed five home runs in five games for the Tigers and was rewarded Monday by being named National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Harris went deep five times in five games for the Tigers, including homering in four straight at-bats in a weekend series against the Kentucky Wildcats...
Via SEC Country
April 17, 2017
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