Alright, so what did everybody eat last night? The wife and I have strangely developed a habit out of making some big meal we haven't made before the day of the game, and this year it was Moussaka ... basically Greek lasagna.
Anyway, the wife also doesn't really like Valentine's Day, so ... does that mean our Valentine's date is cooking for the Super Bowl? Lucky man am I!
MU > CU
The Trib: Tigers bounce back, beat Colorado
The Trib: MU big men rebound from a poor outing
The Trib: Haven't forgotten how to win
- The Missourian: Missouri easily beats Colorado
KC Star: Denmon, English power MU's 84-66 win over Colorado
KC Star: MU notebook
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou motors past Buffaloes
Post-Dispatch: Missouri 84, Colorado 66
- PowerMizzou: Tigers blow out the Buffs
Big 12 Basketball Links
- Big 12 Hoops: The Weekend in Big 12 Basketball
- Kansas 75, Nebraska 64
ESPN.com: Cole Aldrich keys second half run as No. 1 Kansas edges Nebraska
KC Star: Kansas plays good enough to beat Nebraska
Topeka Capital-Journal: Don't anger The Hulk
Austin American-Statesman: Aldrich, Jayhawks bring their top-ranked show to Texas
- Oklahoma 80, Texas 71
ESPN.com: Oklahoma sends Texas to fourth loss in last six games
Burnt Orange Nation: On Criticism
Burnt Orange Nation: Sifting Through the Rubble: Texas' Epic Fail in Norman
Crimson and Cream Machine: Holding Court -- Oklahoma Stays Perfect At Home By Outrunning the Longhorns
Daily Oklahoman: OU men's basketball notebook: Game marked by day-long tribute to Wayman Tisdale
Houston Chronicle: Barnes says Longhorns don't see big picture
- Kansas State 79, Iowa State 75
ESPN.com: Denis Clemente's season-high 30 key K-State to 4th straight road win
KC Star: Clemente's 30 points carry Kansas State past Iowa State
- Texas A&M 78, Baylor 71
ESPN.com: B.J. Holmes' late 3-pointers help Texas A&M rally vs Baylor
- Texas Tech 81, Oklahoma State 74
ESPN.com: John Roberson's season-high 28 points lead Texas Tech to win
Double-T Nation: Post Game Thoughts :: OSU 74, Texas Tech 81
Daily Oklahoman: Bad day for James Anderson, Cowboys
Daily Oklahoman: OSU basketball insider: At 4-5, Cowboys feeling the heat
The Trib (Dave Matter): George Pinkel, coach's father, passes
George Pinkel died on Saturday morning, MU spokesman Chad Moller confirmed. He was 83.
A few years ago Gary Pinkel shared with me some stories about his parents, Gay and George. He and his father grew particularly close over the last 20 years, sharing emails daily as Pinkel worked on building football programs and George toiled on his autobiography from his assisted living facility in Columbus, Ohio. George, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., liked to take apart radios, TVs and computers and build them back from a pile of parts.
"There’s no one else in his place who even has a computer, and he’s in touch with the whole world," Pinkel told me in December 2007. "That’s been awesome for him. ... When the computer came out, he dove on it. It was so intriguing to him."
Mocking the Draft: Shake's Mock Draft
31. New Orleans, Sean Weatherspoon
Both Saints OLBs are over 30, Weatherspoon should add some more attacking speed to that D.
- The Trib (Dave Matter): MU's Daniel joins Super, Saintly company
Other Mizzou Links
- Beauty & the Beast
MUtigers.com: Tiger Gymnasts Win at Beauty and the Beast
MUtigers.com: No. 15 Tiger Wrestlers Fall to No. 9 Sooners
The Missourian: Missouri gymnastics downs New Hampshire at "Beauty and the Beast"
The Trib: MU gymnasts get bad taste out of mouth
The Trib: Grapplers fold vs. OU
The Trib: Beauty and the Beast photos
- MU Wrestling (Sunday)
MUtigers.com: No. 3 Oklahoma State Takes Down No. 15 Missouri, 24-9
The Missourian: Missouri wrestling loses to Oklahoma State on senior day
Daily Oklahoman: Jared Rosholt pulls upset in OSU wrestling's win over Missouri
- Mizzou Women's Basketball
KC Star: Lacey leads No. 19 Iowa State Over Missouri 65-39
The Missourian: Missouri struggles to find basket in loss to Iowa State
- Mizzou Softball
The Missourian: Missouri freshmen make transition to college softball
Topeka Capital-Journal: NCAA discusses expansion
Sporting News: Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany worries NCAA Tournament expansion will dilute regular season
- ZagsBlog: Tough Day (and Year) for New York-Area Hoops
I included that last week just because it so completely baffles me that there really isn't a good NY-area school right now, and it completely baffles me. When Mizzou was struggling in basketball as recently as 12-18 months ago, I found a kindred spirit in St. John's, a team with a strong tradition who had looked as promising as ever early in the decade. But when the bottom fell out for Mizzou, it REALLY fell out for the Johnnies, and they haven't recovered yet despite what appeared to be a pretty good hire this last time around. Meanwhile, Seton Hall hired one of my favorite mid-major guys (Bobby Gonzalez), and they even have a former Mizzou player on the roster (Keon Lawrence), and they're not very good either. It's just strange that a basketball hotbed doesn't have a good team ... especially considering how many NYC-area players Bob Huggins has managed to lure to Morgantown, WV.