ST. LOUIS MO - DECEMBER 22: Laurence Bowers #21 of the Missouri Tigers celebrates the Tigers victory over Illinois Fighting Illini during the Busch Braggin' Rights game at the Scottrade Center on December 22 2010 in St. Louis Missouri. The Tigers beat the Fighting Illini 75-64. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
A feel-good set of links if there ever were one...
Time to Brag!
- MUtigers.com: Tigers Claim Braggin' Rights, Down Illinois
- ESPN.com (Video): Missouri Pulls Away From Illinois, 75-64
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou takes Braggin' Rights, 75-64
Post-Dispatch: Six-point play turns the tide for Missouri
The Missourian: Bowers comes up big for Missouri
The Missourian: Opposing fans meet in the middle at Braggin' Rights game
KC Star: Mizzou's last-minute blitz beats Illini
KC Star (Upon Further Review): Mizzou Showed Me!
KC Star (Sam Mellinger): Missouri's brand of basketball doesn't always make sense, but it works
- KBIA Sports Extra: Illinois puts Georgetown to bed
- The Maneater: Late-game surge carries Tigers to win over Illinois
PowerMizzou: Bragging Again
PowerMizzou: Braggin' Rights Gallery
- Fox Sports MW: Denmon leads Mizzou to Braggin' Rights win
- Chicago Tribune: Illinois falls to Missouri 75-64
Big 12 Basketball Links
Really, a nice day for the Big 12...
Texas > Michigan State
ESPN.com (Video): Texas Stuns Michigan State, 67-55
Austin American-Statesman: Texas men get big road win at Michigan State
Houston Chronicle: No. 18 Texas hands No. 12 Michigan State rare home loss
Dallas Morning News: No. 18 Texas upsets No. 12 Michigan State 67-55
Kansas >> California
ESPN.com: Unbeaten Jayhawks romp past Cal in foul-filled game
ESPN.com (CBB Blog): Kansas loses some composure, beats Cal
Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas Wins an Ugly One at Cal
California Golden Blogs: Kansas 78, Cal 63: Basketball with Swords
KC Star (Upon Further Review): A second look at Josh Selby
Lawrence Journal-World: Behavior shows KU's immaturity
Topeka Capital-Journal: Morris ejected in KU win
Baylor >>> San Diego
ESPN.com: Baylor Runs Over San Diego, 83-50
Houston Chronicle: No. 15 Baylor cruises to a win over San Diego
Texas Tech >> UT-Arlington
ESPN.com: Texas Tech 73, UT-Arlington 56
New Mexico > Colorado
ESPN.com: New Mexico 89, Colorado 76
Topeka Capital-Journal: No love could inspire Cats
Mizzou Football Links
We Are Mizzou: Mizzou Arrives in Arizona
PowerMizzou: Powered Up: The Story of the Year
On my way back from Starbucks (for my fifth or sixth cup of coffee that morning), I stopped and stared from the steps of the journalism school. And I took just a few minutes to admire the scene. I had only one thought: Damn, this is cool.
I grew up a Missouri fan. My dad brought me to Columbia for games. I had little trouble buying a ticket 20 minutes before kickoff and I sat on the hill watching another school (fill in the blank because it could have been Tulsa, Indiana, Oklahoma, Nebraska, just about anybody) beat Missouri's brains in while he wrote another story about Missouri getting its brains beat in. I spent four years walking to classes across the Quad to the journalism school. I went to most of the games and even managed to attend a bowl game before I graduated, which at the time, I thought was about as big a thing as Missouri football could ever hope to achieve. At no point did I ever think I'd see anything like I got to see on the weekend of October 23rd, 2010.
That weekend was about all of those like me?and all of those who have had the same experiences I had, many of them for 30 or 40 years longer. But it was also about those like my sons. Those kids who haven't yet had their lives shaped by the teams for which they root. The ones who don't even remember Corby Jones, much less or Kent Kiefer or Phil Bradley or Pitchin' Paul Christman. For those kids, maybe they didn't understand how special the weekend was.
- The Trib (Dave Matter): Behind the Bowl Numbers, Part I
- KC Star (Campus Corner): Will This Be Last Bowl Trip for Blaine Gabbert, Aldon Smith?
- KC Star (Campus Corner): Derrion Thomas to Walk On at Mizzou
KBIA Sports Extra: Football season in review: College GameDay comes to Mizzou
KBIA Sports Extra: Football season in review: Mizzou 36, Oklahoma 27
- PowerMizzou: Redshirt report: Nick Demien
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Six Tigers Earn Midlands Pre-Seeds
- Sports Business Journal: Big 12 hires Austin firm GSD&M Idea City to help evaluate conference's name, branding
Three responses to this last link: 1) *huffy* Of course they would hire an Austin firm. 2) Interesting that they're not 100% sold on "Big 12" as a brand. 3) This is great, because consultants always make the right recommendations in these situations. (And yes, I'm an MBA who is really, really annoyed with consultants.)