Mizzou Basketball Links
PowerMizzou: Paul adding offers, taking visits (this is an article about Miguel Paul's younger brother, a Florida linebacker prospect. It is interesting for a quote at the bottom. This could obviously just be poor word choice from Miguel's brother ... or it could be a sign that we have a leader in the "Who May Transfer?" race. We'll see soon enough.)
As for making a decision, he is in no rush and is taking lessons learned from his brother - Missouri point guard Miguel Paul - and applying them to his recruitment.
"I am taking my time right now," Paul said. "My brother plays basketball in college. He sped up the process and committed early, I am not trying to make the same mistakes he made. I am going to sit down and talk things out with my parents, take things slow, and enjoy the process."
- PowerMizzou: Two Presseys for one?
Big 12 Basketball Links (or in this case, K-State links)
- KC Star (Campus Corner): Frank Martin reflects on breakthrough season
- Topeka Capital-Journal: Jacob Pullen to be KSU's point man
- Bring On the Cats: The "One and Done" Debate
Final Four Links
Lost Lettermen: Tourney's Top 10 Biggest Final Four Blunders
- Statistically Speaking: Big 12 SDPI (read this if you like football stats--Matt from SS has been doing this series for a couple of years, and this has some interesting conclusions)
- National Football Post: Source: Sean Weatherspoon visiting the Chiefs this week
- PowerMizzou: PMTV goes one-on-one with Mizzou commit Shane Ray
Other Football Links
- Denver Post (Blog): Cody Hawkins remains mum
- EDSBS: The SEC Alignment Chart, 2010
- Dr. Saturday: ESPN paid $500 million to air the BCS. How will they talk about it?
Mizzou Softball Links
The Trib: MU softball ace Thomas likely out for season
"When you have a pitcher of her caliber, you only get her for four years," Earleywine said. "You’d hate for her to miss 15, 20 games."
Per NCAA rules, Thomas would be eligible for a medical redshirt because she has not appeared in more than 30 percent of her team’s originally scheduled games or pitched in a game during the second half of Missouri’s season. Thomas, appearing for the 14th time, last pitched in MU’s 25th game March 21 in a complete-game victory over Northwestern. The Tigers (23-4) are scheduled to play at least 55 games.
Earleywine said the stress fracture, which is commonly associated with overuse, is likely a combination of Thomas’ increased weight training and her intense desire to become a more complete pitcher. Thomas worked daily over the summer to add a riseball and a changeup to her 70-plus mile per hour dropball, evolving into a pitcher Earleywine believes will be among the best in the history of college softball.
- MUtigers.com: Softball Adds Home Doubleheader to Schedule
- MUtigers.com: No. 4 Tigers Return Home to Face SLU
Other Mizzou Links
Mizzou Baseball (Mizzou 22, Purdue 14)
MUtigers.com: Five Homers Lead Mizzou to Victory
The Missourian: First baseman breaks doubles record in Missouri win
SimmonsField.com: Game Day: Purdue @ Simmons Field
MUtigers.com: Ballingall Wins UALR/First Tee Classic
Freshman Stuart Ballingall took medalist honors at the UALR/First Tee Classic in Little Rock Ark. Ballingall followed rounds of 69 and 63 on Monday with a final round 69 to finish with a 54-hole score of 201.
The Tigers carded a final round 301 to finish with a three-round score of 873, finishing in second place in the team standings. They were eight shots behind the tournament winner Southeastern Louisiana and one shot ahead of third-place Central Arkansas.
Mizzou has finished in the top two in all four of its spring tournaments.