Mizzou Links, 5-10-10

Mizzou Football Links

Basketball Links

  • The Dagger: Winners and losers, now that the NBA draft deadline has passed

Mizzou Softball Links

Not the best week on the diamonds for Mizzou ... but at least the softball team managed to snag one win.  I watched most of Saturday's game, and it was the quintessential "It's not our day" game.  The wind was slapping Mizzou's hard-hit balls right to outfielders and helping NU's batted balls into gaps. Plus, they really had a nice read on Jana Hainey.  Nottelman killed them over nine innings in the two games, however.

  • Nebraska 5, Mizzou 2
    MUtigers.com: Tigers Slip Up Against Nebraska
    The Missourian: Missouri's hot offense cools in loss at Nebraska
  • Mizzou 5, Nebraska 0
    MUtigers.com: Tigers Win Regular Season Finale
    The Missourian: Missouri pitcher stymies Nebraska in regular season finale
    KC Star: Mizzou softball team roars on without ace pitcher
  • Big12Sports.com: 2010 Big 12 Softball Championship Bracket Released

Mizzou Baseball Links

Other Mizzou Links

  • Mizzou Golf
    The Missourian: Missouri golfer ends collegiate career at NCAA regional
  • Mizzou Swimming & Diving
    The Missourian: Destination unexpected
  • Mizzou Track & Field
    The Trib: MU coach approaches finish line
  • Mizzou Pathways
    The Missourian: Life after collegiate sports
    The Missourian: Former MU football player looks for new direction

Other (i.e. Expansion ... always expansion)

  • Post-Dispatch: Would Missouri be a fit in Big Ten?
    Post-Dispatch
    : Comparing MU and the Big Ten and Big 12 schools
    Post-Dispatch (Bryan Burwell): MU needs to say yes to Big Ten
    So I hope Missouri continues to make it clear that it's interested in bolting to greener financial and athletic pastures no matter how much grumbling goes on among its peers in the Big 12. What exactly has playing nice gotten them?

    Second-class citizenship, that's what.

    If the Big 12 wants Missouri to stop window shopping, then put something substantial on the table that will stop those wandering eyes.
  • Tulsa World: Big Ten expansion talks fraying nerves of Big 12
    The Rev. John I. Jenkins, Notre Dame's president, told The Chronicle of Higher Education that "the current (expansion) uncertainty around the number and the time creates greater tensions and greater stress."

    That's definitely the case in the Big 12, where nerves are getting frayed as some members continue to talk about leaving for the Big Ten.

    "We're getting tired of their act," one Big 12 source said. "It's starting to tick people off."
  • KC Star (Campus Corner): Taking Anonymous Pot Shots at Mizzou

    I don’t have a problem with Big 12 - office staff and school officials - feeling that way. But the fact that some of them don’t see themselves as part of the problem is the elephant they don’t seem capable of admitting is in the room.

    If the Big 12 shared revenues equally, and protected the integrity of the bowl selection for all its conference members, certainly Missouri and perhaps Nebraska would have no need to look elsewhere.

    The truth is, the Big 12 does neither of those things and shows no willingness to start doing them.

    Instead, hiding behind anonymity and whispering petulant criticism is the way to go?

  • KC Star (Upon Further Review): Break Up the Big TEN - Part !!
    KC Star (Upon Further Review): Break Up the Big TEN - Part !!I
  • Newark Star-Ledger: Rutgers at major crossroads as possibility of joining Big Ten gets closer (via)

"We're getting tired of their act" ... seriously ... I mean, first of all, what act?  Jay Nixon admittedly overstepped his bounds in a major way (the whole "dissing Tech in favor of Northwestern" thing back in December), and Tom Osborne and Gary Pinkel have both expressed bafflement at the horrific nature of the Big 12's TV contracts and revenue sharing.  So an isolated incident and completely justifiable criticism is an "act"?  Alden, Pinkel, etc., have all shared the "We still love the Big 12" party line along the way, and if you're that annoyed by this "act," then Mike Dearmond's right ... do something about it.  Missouri's been a conference mate with Oklahoma State for over 50 years, Colorado for over 60, and Nebraska/Kansas/Kansas State/Oklahoma/Iowa State for over EIGHTY years.  If they leave all of that history, that's on the Big 12.  And if people are starting to get "ticked off," then freaking do something about it so Missouri and Nebraska might not have to leave.  You knew when you pulled the Big 12 together that you were playing with fire by taking Texas on and skewing the conference arrangement in their favor (it was obvious from the beginning).  You knew it was great for your overall revenue, and you knew that it might cause problems if some of the programs further away from Texas ever got a better offer.  Now some of those programs might actually get a better offer, and your response is to get catty about it?  Let's see how that works out for you.

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