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Mizzou Football Links
The Missourian: Missouri experiments with running game
The coaches are fortunate to have such depth at running back. Pinkel said he caught some criticism for recruiting so heavily at the position in recent years, and that the coaches are aware such a rotation would be impossible in other programs. However, after Josey and Murphy showed off their skills in the first few games of the season, Pinkel decided that the depth chart would allow for split playing time.
"We’ve learned a little bit about ourselves, you know, and that capability of a couple of our young players, too," Pinkel said.
In such a system, it is more difficult for one player to post record-breaking numbers. While this might cause resentment among the three, it hasn’t yet this season.
"We’re all cool with it and everything, and we’re talking to each other about everything a lot," Josey said.
- KBIA Sports Extra: Non-conference chat: Deep linebacker corps tested early
Revisiting Fifth Down
Post-Dispatch: Hard to live down
Post-Dispatch: Fifth down problem not likely today (Um, it wasn't very likely then either.)
- NFL.com: throws touchdown pass
Big 12 Links
- Big 12 Sports: Week 5 Rewind
Dr. Saturday: VIDEO: Reporter runs with Ralphie, pays the price from Ralphie's trainer (Don't ever change, Knoxy.)
Topeka Capital-Journal: Gill disappointed, not stunned at 2-3
Lawrence Journal-World: KU football players fed up with roller coaster
Omaha World-Herald: Martinez knows now: Impatience his enemy
Daily Oklahoman: Landry Jones could be the Big 12's best quarterback
Houston Chronicle: Texas plans to clean up act after fall from Top 25
Mizzou Basketball Links
- The Dagger: Big 12 Preview: Q&A with Missouri guard Marcus Denmon (for those who didn't see it in FanShots this weekend)
- PowerMizzou: One-on-one with Mike Anderson
- The Missourian: Missouri basketball team hosts youth clinic
Mizzou Volleyball Links
Mizzou 3, Colorado 0
MUtigers.com: Volleyball Sweeps Colorado
KBIA Sports Extra: Missouri volleyball rebounds with sweep of Colorado
The Trib: Missouri volleyball gets back into the swing against Colorado
- The Missourian: Missouri Women's Athlete of the Decade broadcasts for Missouri volleyball (Do check out who she is pictured with in this article)
Mizzou Soccer Links
Oklahoma State 3, Mizzou 1
MUtigers.com: Missouri Drops to Oklahoma State
The Trib: Tigers shut down by OSU keeper
Mizzou 2, Oklahoma 1
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Defeats the Sooners
The Missourian: Bonnick's heroics lead MU soccer to victory
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Softball Coasts to a Pair of Wins
The Trib: Missouri gets commitment from high-profile pitcher
As a freshman at Good Counsel, Va., last season, Finucane (14-2, 0.35 ERA) threw five no-hitters and struck out 222 of the 408 batters she faced. She also went 48-4 with an 0.49 ERA, 32 shutouts and 579 strikeouts for her Virginia-based travel club, which finished among the top 25 at the ASA Nationals in August.
The Washington Post named Finucane, 15, to its All-Met team, while ESPN RISE nominated her for Gatorade National Player of the Year.
Why Missouri? Beyond the program’s rising status after back-to-back appearances at the College World Series, David Finucane said the separating factors were MU’s coaching staff and journalism school — Tori is interested in sports media.
"She had been to UCLA, which was a great campus with a great coaching staff also," David Finucane said. "But this just seemed like the right fit for her."
Earleywine, who is not permitted to discuss specific recruits, said the program’s recruiting rocketed to new levels this summer.
"These are probably the most exciting days I’ve experienced as a coach, these last few months," he said. "Things are really starting to fall our way."
Mizzou Swimming & Diving
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Takes First in Show-Me Showdown
The Missourian: Missouri swimmers cruise in new coach's debut
The Trib: MU swim coach wins debut
The Missourian: New Missouri swim coach looking to 'build something'
- MGoBlog: Spread Is Dead Update: Still Not Very Dead