Another epic Monday links...be sure to read all the way through the all-sports posts...solid weekend for most of Mizzou's non-revenue sports, including swimming & diving and indoor track...
KSU > MU
- MUtigers.com: No. 6 Kansas St. Gets By Mizzou, 63-53
- Bring On the Cats: Postgame Reaction: Mizzou - Bring On The Cats
- The Missourian: Missouri unable to handle physical Wildcats
KC Star: Kansas State beats MU, looks to showdown with KU
KC Star: Wildcats claw out 63-53 win over Tigers
KC Star: MU makes Cats work for revenge
KC Star: MU notebook
KC Star (Upon Further Review): Out "Missouri-ing" Missouri
KC Star (Upon Further Review): K-State Secures First Round Bye
KC Star (Campus Corner): Homecourt Advantage is Too Much
What I saw at Kansas State's Bramlage Coliseum goes on at every arena in the country, and that's what is my point.
The homecourt advantage around all of college basketball is just flat out too great.
Thats at Mizzou Arena. At Allen Field House. At Bramlage Coliseum. At Gallagher-Iba Arena. At Duke. At Carolina. At Georgetown. At Kentucky.
The reason is that officials who call these games are human. And, on a side note, that these human officials are working way too many games each week; sometimes four to five in four to five different cities.
And because they are human, and because they are worn out by the end of every week, those officials often don't just call fouls they see. They call fouls they hear. And, of course, with the fans cheering on the home team, the officials hear more fouls called on the visitors than on the homies.
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou falls to Wildcats
Post-Dispatch: Loss to K-State extends Tigers' woes on the road (Really, P-D? That's the angle you take?)
- PowerMizzou: PMTV: Tigers fall just short at K-State
- Topeka Capital-Journal: MU's 'hell' froze over
And one more from Upon Further Review: MU-KSU-KU: What teams are they most similar to?
Big 12 Links
- Big 12 Hoops: Big 12 Weekend Recap... Scores, Recaps and Players of the Games
Oklahoma State 85, Kansas 77
ESPN.com: Page's key 3-pointers help Cowboys hand Jayhawks first Big 12 loss
Rock Chalk Talk: The Progression of Bill Self's Mood
Rock Chalk Talk: Statistical Rearview: Kansas vs. Oklahoma State
The Dagger: Huge win for Oklahoma State, ho-hum loss for Kansas
Daily Oklahoman: Pokes pull off upset of No. 1 Kansas
Daily Oklahoman: Big game brings back the rowdy
Daily Oklahoman: Finally, Pokes have caught fire
Daily Oklahoman: Matt Pilgrim bounces back
Topeka Capital-Journal: Poked! Cowboys take out KU
KC Star (Campus Corner): An attempt at explaining Cole Aldrich's minutes
ESPN.com: Sloan leads way for Texas A&M; Texas' Brown injured
Austin American-Statesman: Aggies outrun, outgun No. 21 Longhorns
Austin American-Statesman (Kirk Bohls): Barnes: 'There's nobody to blame but me'
Dallas Morning News: Texas guard Brown suffers neck strain against A&M; released from hospital and listed as day-to-day
Dallas Morning News: Brown injury could force UT lineup change
ESPN.com: Udoh powers Baylor to first win in Norman since 1977
ESPN.com: Nebraska ends seven-game slump by beating Texas Tech in 2OT
ESPN.com: Colorado 75, Iowa State 72
Clone Chronicles: Iowa State Makes Stupid Mistakes, Lets One Slip Against Colorado 75-72
Ralphie Report: Higgins, Crawford Power Buffs Past Iowa State
Denver Post (Blog): Big 12's hoops strength evident at Coors Event Center
KC Star: NFL combine buzz: Sean Weatherspoon an early-round prospect
KC Star (Red Zone - Chiefs Blog): Former Tiger Weatherspoon getting a close look
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Blog): NFL Combine: Weatherspoon wants to be a Falcon
ESPN.com: Wonderlic wonders: Are offensive linemen indeed the smartest players at the combine?
Missouri guard Kurtis Gregory finished his undergrad work in three years and already has a master's in animal science. Stuffed into his pants pocket was a paperback book ("Delta Force" by Col. Charlie Beckwith) as he broke down farming and commodity prices to unsuspecting media members.
Gregory, who started 41 straight games at Missouri, took a practice Wonderlic a year ago. He liked it so much, it inspired him.
"I went out and bought 'Brain Age' for Nintendo DS, and I play that every now and then," he said.
- The Trib (Dave Matter): MU Spring Sneak Peak: Cornerbacks
- Ft. Worth Star-Telegram: A team-by-team look at Big 12 spring football
- Crimson and Cream Machine: Spring Ball Primer
Mizzou Softball Links
#4 Mizzou 2, #4 Michigan 1 (8)
MUtigers.com: Softball Outlasts No. 4 Michigan in Extras
The Missourian: Missouri beats Michigan in extra innings
#4 Mizzou 9, Virginia Tech 4
MUtigers.com: Tigers Knock Off Hokies
#4 Mizzou 11, #18 UL-Lafayette 6
#4 Mizzou 2, #20 UMass 1
MUtigers.com: Tigers Improve to 4-0 at Leadoff Classic
The Missourian: Missouri improves to 7-2 with two victories Saturday
#4 Mizzou 7, Radford 6 (10)
MUtigers.com: Tigers Beat Radford in 10, 7-6
The Missourian: Missouri edges Radford in extra innings
Mizzou Baseball Links
Mizzou 4, Florida Atlantic 2
MUtigers.com: Tigers Defeat FAU in Opener of Auburn Classic
SimmonsField.com: MU 4, FAU 2
Mizzou 11, Auburn 7
MUtigers.com: Senne's Two Blasts Lead Tigers to Victory
SimmonsField.com: MU 11, Auburn 7
The Missourian: Missouri wins fourth game in a row
Boston College 14, Mizzou 6
MUtigers.com: Missouri Falls to Boston College
SimmonsField.com: Boston College 14, MU 6
The Missourian: Missouri win streak ends at four
Other Mizzou Links
Mizzou Swimming & Diving
MUtigers.com: Konarzewski Blasts Record on Day Four
MUtigers.com: Seniors Lead the Way on Final Day
Mizzou Indoor Track
MUtigers.com: Tigers Wrap Up Big 12 Championships
The Trib: MU's Adcock breaks Big 12 mark
Mizzou Women's Baskeball
MUtigers.com: No. 3 Nebraska Defeates Mizzou, 67-51
The Trib: Nebraska rolls past Missouri