LOCAL BRIEFS: Martin selected to NABC Board of Directors

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Missouri men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin was appointed to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Board of Directors, the school announced Tuesday. His appointment is effective immediately.

A few of the organization's goals are to "promote the ideals of integrity, sportsmanship and teamwork; encourage basketball coaches to serve as community outreach agents; work with the legislative arm of the NCAA on issues that affect basketball and intercollegiate athletics," according to its website.

"The NABC's sole focus has been dedicated to developing leaders and positively impacting the lives of student-athletes, so I'm excited and honored to be on the Board of Directors," Martin said in a release. "I look forward to the opportunity to serve and help continually grow our game alongside well-respected colleagues from around the nation."

Martin joins John Calpari (Kentucky) and Frank Martin (South Carolina) as representatives from the Southeastern Conference. Columbia College's Bob Burchard is also on the NABC Board of Directors.

Martin was also selected to the NCAA Men's Basketball Oversight Committee in May.

Missouri women's basketball announces SEC opponents

The Missouri women's basketball team knows its Southeastern Conference opponents for the 2018-19 season.

The Tigers will host Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt and will hit the road for games with Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi State, the team announced Tuesday.

Times and dates for the games have yet to be set.

Former MU wideout hired as NDSU receivers coach

On Tuesday, former Missouri wide receiver Jason Ray was hired by North Dakota State football to coach the position he played in college.

Ray was a captain for the historic 2007 Tigers team that set a school record for wins (12), earned the program's first No. 1 ranking in 47 years and won the Cotton Bowl.

Before joining the Bison, Ray coached for two seasons at Missouri State, one season at Northern Iowa and spent six years coaching at the FBS level.

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