Yeah, you knew I wasn't going to be able to resist sharing two Twitter posts from our very own Kim English last night ... one of them is in FanPosts already, but that's not going to stop me...
Post #1: Just picked @bumjuice1873 's brain for 2 1/2hours.. Guy "KNOWs" the game.. Gonna talk to him everyday. My midrange feelin Good. #phonebooth
Post #2: When I say phonebooth. That means I rarely fade away, or drift left or right. Imagine shooting a jumper n a phonebooth. Sr8 UP, Sr8 down.
Mizzou Basketball Links
Stone to SEMO
The Trib (Steve Walentik): Tyler Stone transferring to SEMO
KC Star: Mizzou transfer Stone lands at Southeast Missouri State
- KC Star (Upon Further Review): Great times in the BB Heartland
- NBA FanHouse: Quin Snyder Has Toros Ready for Game 2 (Shared because our own Ridiculous Matt did the interview ... and because I don't despise Quin that much anymore and am somewhat happy for him to be doing well)
Other Basketball Links
Colorado hires awesomely named Tad Boyle
The Ralphie Report: Daily Camera Reporting that UNC (Northern Colorado) Head Coach Tad Boyle Will Be the Colorado Buffaloes' Next Head Coach
ESPN.com: Boyle leaves legacy at Northern Colorado
The Dagger: Will hiring Tad Boyle cost Colorado its best player?
Denver Post: Alec Burks might 'explore other options'
Mizzou Football Links
- PowerMizzou: Post-spring offensive review
- SI.com (Andy Staples): How Sam Bradford, 2010 NFL Draft prospects graded as recruits (a Mizzou link because SPOOOOOON is included)
- Inside Missouri Football: Black & Gold Spring Game
Other Football Links
Dylan Meier dies in hiking accident
Topeka Capital-Journal: Former KSU QB Meier dead at 26
Condolences to the KSU family on this one ... not a ton of details yet, but it sounds like it must have been a pretty freak accident.
Other Mizzou Links
The Trib: Tigers reinvent themselves
The Trib: Missed it by that much
The Maneater: Tiger pitchers make strides over weekend
Mizzou Track & Field
MUtigers.com: Cantwell to be inducted into Drake Relays Hall of Fame
Post-Dispatch: Pinkel has mixed views on Big Ten
College Football Talk: Report: Big Ten has contacted no expansion targets
Dr. Saturday: Irish fans lay out anti-Big Ten arguments in convenient t-shirt form
Dr. Saturday: Expansion and the 'superconference': A very long love story
The Big East, having narrowly avoided the guillotine earlier this decade, can already see the writing on the wall for its existence as a major (BCS) football conference if the Big Ten poaches two or more of its members to form a 14 or 16-team juggernaut -- and possibly for its existence as a football conference, period, in the drawn-and-quartered fashion that did in the SWC. But even if the Big East is the most direct, obvious casualty of a Big Ten power grab, it doesn't take much creativity to imagine the dominoes falling in a pattern that crushes larger, seemingly more stable leagues.
See, for example, the Big 12, which lays prostrate from the major players in all directions: The trio or quintet of teams the Big Ten plans to bring aboard to become a 14 or 16-team conglomerate could easily include Missouri, a potentially disastrous departure that would cost the conference two of its biggest television markets, St. Louis and Kansas City. The North Division could be further ripped asunder by the Pac-10's courtship of Colorado (without whom Pac-10 expansion is not really possible) and possibly, if the sky seems to falling around it, Nebraska. To the south, the Miami Herald's Joseph Goodman isn't the first to see the SEC making a move for Texas and Texas A&M. Even if the imperialist plunderers leave Oklahoma, a conference anchored by Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State and Texas Tech obviously cannot stand as a "major" football league. And there are at least a few people already who think it won't, a victim of its demographic destiny.