Programming note: I'll be very, very impressed if I finish the A&M BTBS Preview before tomorrow. Just FYI.
Mizzou Football Links
- The Trib (Dave Matter): Egnew nabs an award, MU nabs a pledge
- Fox Sports MW: Michael Egnew earns Mackey tight end of the week honors
The Trib: Terrell Resonno credits visor for success
KC Star: MU's middle men lead Tigers' run defense
- KBIA Sports Extra: VIDEO: Gary Pinkel explains the history of Missouri's rugby-style punting strategy
KBIA Sports Extra: VIDEO: Blaine Gabbert talks about his hip pointer, playing on the road
- KBIA Sports Extra: WEEKLY PODCAST: October 13
PowerMizzou: By any name, punters find success
The Missourian: MU kicker's successful fake punt doesn't surprise teammates
- Fox Sports MW: Zaviar Gooden shines against Colorado
- The Missourian: Equipment manager takes unique path to MU football team
Post-Dispatch: Interceptions plague Texas A&M's Jerrod Johnson
Houston Chronicle: Aggies notebook: Sherman aims for signature win
Big 12 Links
Burnt Orange Nation: Talkin' Texas: Nebraska Podcast (PB's quoted passage is hilarious)
Omaha World-Herald: Huskers staying focused despite increasing hype
Omaha World-Herald: What should Nebraska expect from Texas' offense?
Omaha World-Herald: Huskers still dial up the defense
College Football Talk: Inverted longhorn logo has UT's orange blood boiling
SB Nation: One Nebraska Fan Travels From Thailand For Huskers-Longhorns
Houston Chronicle: Longhorns retiring Colt McCoy's No. 12
Oklahoma State-Texas Tech
Cowboys Ride For Free: OSU Defense: War Games?
Double-T Nation: Offensive Matchups | OSU Defense vs Tech Offense
Daily Oklahoman: OSU hurting at receiver as it prepares for Saturday's game at Texas Tech
Dallas Morning News: Mike Gundy wary of Texas Tech's new offensive coordinator Neal Brown
Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas State Wildcats Preview
Pre-Snap Read: Two Kansas Schools: Both Need a Win
Topeka Capital-Journal: Gill still learning Sunflower saga
Topeka Capital-Journal: KU hard to classify, Cats say
Topeka Capital-Journal: Cats lose WR Brodrick Smith for season
KC Star: State of panic: KU at crossroads entering K-State game
Wichita Eagle: Chris Harper ready for anything
Denver Post Blog: Summer trash talk adds layer of intrigue to CU-Baylor game
Denver Post Blog: New CU kicker Marcus Kirkwood not lacking in confidence (well it's about damn time CU tried a new kicker...)
Basketball Links (Mizzou, Big 12 and Otherwise)
- MUtigers.com: Mizzou Basketball To Host Black & Gold Game on October 28
- KBIA Sports Extra: VIDEO: Mike Anderson discusses social media with the media
- PowerMizzou: VIDEO: Mike Anderson media day
PowerMizzou: Powered Up: Anderson comes alive
He told a story about Kim English showing kids how to set screens at a community service event last weekend.
"I look at him like, 'Hell, you're teaching them, but you wouldn't do it!"
He talked about how this team reflects his own personality. He was then asked how the team's talent compared to his own.
"Better talent than me? Absolutely. Absolutely. Hey, we gotta be way better than that."
He joked about having to teach Phil Pressey and Matt Pressey to call him Coach instead of Uncle Mike.
"I had to convince those guys, I'm not Uncle Mike. This is my job. This is what I do. I had to convince those guys in the recruiting part of it," Anderson said. "They better not call me Uncle Mike.
"When your roommate's kids start playing for you? Man, that's hard there. That means you getting on up there...A lot of people said when DeMarre left and Mike Junior left, they said, 'Coach, you're out of family now what's gonna happen? Hell, I got two more. How about that?
- The Trib: Anderson won't rule out Mitchell
- The Missourian: MU basketball coach looking for the right mix
- The Trib (Steve Walentik): Counting down the Top 25 (nos. 25-21)
- Ken Pomeroy: Roster attrition by conference
- The Dagger: Baylor being investigated by NCAA, already self-reported violations
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Tigers Escape A&M with Five-Set Win
KBIA Sports Extra: Mizzou knocks off Texas A&M in five-set thriller
KBIA Sports Extra: Reflections from the Missouri volleyball team's 3-2 win at Texas A&M
Missouri still has a large hill to climb for NCAA Tournament eligibility. To no one’s surprise, the Big 12 is once against tightly packed in the "second tier" of the standings. Six teams entered Wednesday within one game of .500 in Big 12 play, and a seventh — Missouri — pulled within one game with a win. The tight race in the Big 12 has placed prime importance on matches between two "bubble" teams in the middle tier, and Missouri helped its case tremendously with a win against Texas A&M. A loss would have dropped the Tigers to 3-6 in conference play, but with the win, Missouri can improve to 5-5 by beating Baylor at home on Saturday evening.
SimmonsField.com: Mizzou in the Majors: Kinsler shines in Postseason
Smart Football: Writing about sports in 2010: Four points about two (or three) articles