Mizzou Basketball Links
- The Trib: Tigers leave Lawrence rejected and dejected
- The Trib: Aldrich's stats don't capture full impact
- The Missourian (blog): Kansas aftermath
- Post-Dispatch: Kansas rout is key lesson for Missouri
Rock Chalk Talk: Statistical Rearview: Missouri Retreats
Big 12 Links
Kansas State 76, Baylor 74
Topeka Capital-Journal: K-State nabs road win at buzzer
KC Star: K-State avoids Bear trap, beats Baylor on road
KC Star (Upon Further Review): Cats Sharpen Claws...
Houston Chronicle: Kansas State wins top-25 showdown at Baylor
The Dagger: Frank Martin says music his players listen to can be more dangerous than him
- Basketball Prospectus: Tuesday Truths: First Look at Big 12, SEC
- Daily Oklahoman: Willie Warren: OU's face of frustration
PowerMizzou: Texas Crop is Tigers' best yet
PowerMizzou: Texas Final Top 100
PowerMizzou: Recruiting review: 2010 running backs
Senior Bowl Links
ESPN.com (Scouts Inc.): The pads are on and the intensity is ramping up on Day 2
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou LB Sean Weatherspoon shines in morning drills
RealGM Football: The Twelfth Writer - Tuesday Senior Bowl Notes (North)
The Trib (Dave Matter): Justin Smith makes first Pro Bowl
Smith might never live up to the superstar status assigned to a top-five pick, but he's been a durable, impact player throughout his career. He's started every game since his rookie season in Cincinnati, where he played his first seven years in the NFL. He's racked up 408 tackles in his career, including 56.5 sacks, which ranks 24th among active players.
He's the first player to finish his college career at Missouri to make a Pro Bowl since Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Jeff Cross was a Pro Bowler in 1990. Tight end Byron Chamberlain was a Pro Bowler for Minnesota in 2001, but he finished his college career at Wayne State.
For my money, Smith is still the best defensive player to wear the black and gold since I've been covering the Tigers - not a huge stretch considering he was the best player on the team the day he stepped on the field as a freshman back in 1998. He constantly commanded double and triple teams in his three seasons at MU and had the luxury of playing with only one teammate who became an NFL draft pick, D-tackle Jeff Marriott, a fifth-round pick in 2000.
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