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Bleeding Black and Gold

Justin Sykes was recently hired as Mizzou softball's first director of player development, a position he will officially begin when he earns his parks, recreation, sport and tourism degree in August

Justin Sykes grew up donning the black and gold at numerous University of Missouri athletic events. Soon, Sykes will be sporting Mizzou colors as an official staff member of the softball team. Sykes has been interning with the softball team for two years and was recently hired as its first director of player development, a position he will officially begin…

Pursuing His Dreams

CAFNR Celebrates Black History Month: Young alum Dorian Giles has built a strong career in player representation, marketing and brand building in the sports industry

Dorian Giles had a tough decision to make early on as a student at the University of Missouri. Giles, an avid basketball player throughout his youth, had dreamed of one day suiting up at the collegiate level. While those dreams were put on the back burner as Giles chose to attend Mizzou, during his sophomore year he was in contact…