Mizzou Links, 11-16-09

Thanks to yesterday's epic set of links, we don't have a ton to share today...

K-State Wrap-up Links

The Trib (Dave Matter): Emptying the Notebook

With another brilliant game, Danario Alexander is making a case for the most outstanding season by a Missouri wide receiver. Yes, better than Jeremy Maclin’s All-American campaigns in 2007-08, when, don’t forget, Maclin was honored as an all-purpose player for his return game contributions, too.

Somehow, though, Alexander was not included among the 10 finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, a list that was compiled almost a month ago. (Which, in itself, makes no sense.) The 10 finalists includes these three players: Minnesota’s Eric Decker, a fantastic receiver but one whose season ended with a foot injury after eight games; San Diego State’s Vincent Brown, who’s missed the last three games with a thumb injury; and Syracuse’s Mike Williams, another gifted and prolific receiver, but one whose rocky career at Syracuse probably ended earlier this month when he inexplicably quit the team, after seven games.

Surely, then, there must be room for Alexander on the list. Right? I’ve left messages with a spokesman for the Biletnikoff, as has Missouri’s media relations department, to see if the finalists list will be updated. No response, yet.

I mentioned this on Varsity Numbers a couple of weeks ago, but ... why in the hell do we still have "semifinalist" lists and "finalist" lists?  Wasn't the whole concept of those lists because it was too hard to keep up with all players, so they limited the number as the season progressed?  Isn't this the internet age, where you can track just about every good player in the country with ESPN 360 and ChannelSurfing.net?  Never mind why Danario's not on the Biletnikoff list ... why the hell does the list still exist?

The Missourian: MIssouri football win against Kansas State about more than one game

KOMU.com: Second Half Spark
KOMU.com: Smooch Into the Stands

Manhattan Mercury: Red zone turns into dead zone for cats
Manhattan Mercury: Wildcats too conservative in loss
Manhattan Mercury: Danario Alexander too much for KSU defense

Big 12 Links

Corn Nation: Husker Report Card: Nebraska 31, Kansas 17

Waco Tribune: Baylor still sighting bowl appearance

BASKETBALL!!

MUtigers.com: It Gets Started Tuesday

Mizzou played improved defense in the second half of their two exhibition games, as the Tigers outscored both Truman State and Northwest Missouri State by a combined 84-to-36 in the final 20 minutes of play ... MU limited Truman State to just one second-half field goal and 5.9 percent shooting in its 96-33 victory and held Northwest Missouri to just 37 percent shooting in the 83-60 win.

Missouri has typically been a strong second-half club under the watch of Mike Anderson ... In 2008-09 MU outscored its opposition 44.4-to-35.8 in the final period and out-ran opponents 45.8-to-33.9 in the second half of homes games.

Other Mizzou Links

MU Women's Basketball
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Runs Past Northern Iowa, 74-57
The Missourian: Missouri women's basketball team rolls in season opener
The Missourian: Missouri's depth points to promising women's basketball season

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Rock M Nation

You must be a member of Rock M Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rock M Nation. You should read them.

Join Rock M Nation

You must be a member of Rock M Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rock M Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker