Kudos to Texas for continuing to fight last night after the pre-halftime pick six could have (should have) ended all hope. And hey, in the ongoing SEC-Big 12 battle, at least we can say "Yeah, but McCoy got hurt!" this time -- because I think it's easy to see how they could have kept right up and won the game with a healthy QB. Anyway, that marks the end of a strange college football season (seems like ALL the main stories were injuries and coaching strangeness). Moment of silence, please.
- MUtigers.com: Wear Gold For Saturday's Big 12 Opener
MUtigers.com: Game Day Primer vs. K-State
For the final time this season Missouri is offering free parking to the first 250 vehicles in Lot M. Fans wanting to take advantage of this offer must park by Noon on Saturday (one hour prior to tip) and these spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. General Public wishing to access these spots will need to enter Lot M via Monk Drive. For more information, visit the Parking Map.
In addition, Mizzou Athletics will offer FREE parking and FREE shuttle service to/from Mizzou Arena and the Reactor Lot. This shuttle will run continuously, beginning 90 minutes before tip-off and will end one hour after the conclusion of the game. Again, this service will be available for each of Missouri's Big 12 home contests.
- The Trib (Steve Walentik): Anderson talks K-State, Big 12 season
The Missourian: Guard play key in Kansas State vs. Missouri game
Wildcats coach Frank Martin said he has developed an unorthodox method to deal with the suffocating traps and presses the Tigers employ. Whenever a player is in an uncomfortable position and about to give up a steal, Martin has advised them to toss the ball as far into the stands as possible. The strategy doesn't seem odd if you consider that last season, Missouri forced Kansas State to turn over the ball 21 times, including 13 steals. The turnovers proved to be the deciding factor in its 94-74-blowout victory at home.
"That turnover gives us a chance to defend," Martin said during a teleconference Thursday morning. "The other turnovers, the one Missouri gets, which are steals, that creates major problems for us."
- The Missourian: Missouri's record means little entering Big 12 men's basketball play
- PowerMizzou: Big 12 breakdown
- Big 12 Hoops: The Big 12 is the Best Conference in the Country. PERIOD.
- Rush the Court: Checking in on... the Big 12
- PowerMizzou: 2010 recruiting mailbag
- PowerMizzou: Army Bown starting lineups released (Nick Demien starts)
Houston Chronicle (Richard Justice): Longhorns fought like champs even if they aren't
Houston Chronicle: McCoy never got the chance he deserved
Lincoln Journal-Star: McCoy-Gilbert transition comes early for Longhorns
Dr. Saturday: Here's to you, trespassing Rose Bowl luchador
Burnt Orange Nation: Postgame Thread: Longhorns Fall Short in Pasadena
Burnt Orange Nation: Notice to trolls and idiots (in case you had begun to think that some Mizzou fans were unique in their idiocy)
- Mizzou Track & Field
The Trib: McGuire's not done dispensing
- Mizzou Wrestling
MUtigers.com: Tigers and Gophers Go Head-to-Head
Oh, and I almost forgot...