It was a conflicting weekend -- it was largely successful for Mizzou athletes (Mizzou Softball made the Big 12 finals, Track & Field produced a couple of conference champions, and Baseball swept Nebraska), but it was a sad one for the Big 12 family as a whole, with the loss of Tobi Oyedeji. As I mentioned yesterday, the A&M family is in our thoughts. A couple of years ago, a player Mizzou was recruiting heavily (Florida's Dante Anderson) died in a similar manner, and it's pretty gut-wrenching whether you have any ties to the athlete or not. Anyway, on to the links.
Mizzou Softball Links
Hosting in the Tourney!
MUtigers.com: Softball to Host NCAA Regional
Mizzou 5, #14 Oklahoma State 0
MUtigers.com: Tigers Shutout Cowgirls, 5-0
Mizzou 11, #12 Texas 6
MUtigers.com: Tigers Advance to Championship Game
The Missourian: Missouri advances to Big 12 title game
#11 Oklahoma 9, Mizzou 0
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Falls in Big 12 Title Game
Mizzou Baseball Links
Mizzou 2, Nebraska 0
MUtigers.com: Tepesch, Mizzou Record Shutout of Nebraska
The Missourian: Pitcher throws shutout in Missouri victory
The Trib: Tigers blank Huskers as Tepesch delivers first career shutout
Mizzou 12, Nebraska 7
MUtigers.com: Missouri Clinches Series
The Trib: Lefty Fick comes through for Tigers
Mizzou 6, Nebraska 5
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Sweeps Huskers
SimmonsField.com: Missouri sweeps Nebraska
The Missourian: Outfielder shows power in Missouri's sweep of Nebraska
Plus, a bonus Mizzou Baseball link: ESPN's Rob Neyer takes a look at the struggling Max Scherzer.
Mizzou Football Links
- The Dagger: Texas A&M recruit dies from injuries in head-on car crash after senior prom
- My Fox Houston: Bellaire Star Oyedeji Passes away
- Dallas Morning News: Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon on Oyedeji: 'I loved that kid'
Other Mizzou Links
Mizzou Track & Field
MUtigers.com: Adcock, Rise Finish 1-2 in Big 12 Decathlon
The Missourian: Missouri decathletes dominate second day of Big 12 Track and Field Championships
The Trib: MU's Adcock edges teammate Rise for Big 12 decathlon title
KC Star: Mizzou's Adcock wins Big 12 decathlon title
MUtigers.com: Irwin's Win at 800m Highlights Day Three
Other (i.e. Expansion)
A lot of really interesting, substantive expansion links again, revolving around everything from BTN money, to MU-KU, to the potential Big 12 / Pac-10 arrangement. And Dan Beebe's suckitude.
- College Football Talk: Big Ten meetings not expected to reveal any new expansion details
- The Dagger: Could Big Ten expansion kill off the Mizzou-KU rivalry?
Clone Chronicles: Dan Beebe: Man, You Suck (potentially my favorite title of any post I've linked on any Mizzou Links post, ever)
Clone Chronicles: What I Learned This Week: Patience
Chicago Tribune: Big Ten expansion: TV money could skyrocket
College Football Talk: Big Ten revenue could double with expansion
Post-Dispatch: Big Ten Network provides big revenue stream
Daily Oklahoman: Not-so-Big 12? How the TV money stacked up in 2007
Daily Oklahoman: What they're saying about possible conference realignment
- PowerMizzou: Former Tigers react to Big Ten talk (We've got a Mike Bedosky sighting!!)
- BCS Evolution: What are the Big 12 and Pac-10 talking about?
Dallas Morning News: Big Ten moves could leave Big 12, other conferences scrambling
Dallas Morning News: Conference expansion could open doors for SMU, TCU
- Post-Dispatch (Jeff Gordon): Only a matter of time before Big 12 disappears
- The Trib (Dave Matter): Four and Out: Big Ten talk (what else?)
Black Heart Gold Pants: What Does Big Ten Expansion Mean for ABC/ESPN?
Black Heart Gold Pants: Does Rutgers (Or, For That Matter, Anybody) Actually Deliver New York?
The Daily Gopher: The Case for Pitt