Photo via Bill Carter (of course).
Once again, we'll save all Big 12 links until their own post later in the day ... so here, you've got all Mizzou, all the time...
Mizzou Football Links
In case you haven't seen the Fox highlight package yet (I know you've seen Moe's TD by now, but you might not have seen Hillman's second TD ... which truly was both odd and amazing...
- Dr. Saturday: Superlatives: In which Ronnie Hillman remains in motion, all the way to the end zone
- The Missourian: Missouri sideline reacts to final minutes of Saturday's football game
- Post-Dispatch: Mizzou's good and bad sides on display against SDSU
- KBIA Sports Extra: VIDEO: Mizzou/SDSU highlights from the first half
- KBIA Sports Extra: VIDEO: Mizzou/SDSU highlights from the second half
- Mizzourah: 'Mo, 'Spoon Killin' It
The Trib (Dave Matter): Emptying the Moe-book
What a wild finish. What a sluggish start. What a strange team this Missouri outfit is becoming. Of the Tigers’ last eight victories against I-A competition, they’ve trailed in the second half in six: Last year against Bowling Green, Nevada, Iowa State and Kansas and this season against Illinois and San Diego State. Interpret that trend at your own risk.
The latest comeback victory, and easily the one that seemed most dire in the waning minutes, was looking like a classic meltdown: Three fourth-quarter turnovers by the home favorites and one more disastrous piece of tackling by the defense.
Things looked so bleak after Blaine Gabbert’s second of two fourth-quarter interceptions in the game’s final five minutes, Gary Pinkel’s mind began to wander.
"Things weren’t going very well," he said. "I was thinking, ‘Well, I’ve got a little grandson now I get to go home to, so at least there’s that.’ "
Pinkel quickly clarified that he was kidding … though little Kellen Chandler Pinkel’s grandpa no doubt sprouted some new gray hairs in the 27-24 victory.
Mizzou Basketball Links
KBIA Sports Extra: PHOTOS: Missouri basketball open scrimmage
- Marcus Denmon showed his usual tantalizing streakiness, as he went through a stretch where he couldn’t miss from any distance. He and Michael Dixon were the two most impressive players on the offensive side of the ball.
- Speaking of Dixon—if Saturday is any indication, he’s not in any danger of losing his spot in the starting lineup to Phil Pressey. Dixon showed his usual quickness and finished a number of impressive layups while knocking down his fair share of jumpers, too. That’s not a knock on Pressey—who showed impressive quickness as well—but more a compliment to Dixon.
- Justin Safford moved pretty well for a guy who had ACL surgery six and a half months ago. His jumper looked smooth—he didn’t have any problems with elevation in that regard.
- The Trib: Have the Tigers found their missing piece?
Mizzou Volleyball Links
Iowa State 3, Mizzou 1
MUtigers.com: Tigers Fall Short Against No. 11 ISU
The Trib: MU volleyball team fizzles after fast start
The Missourian: Missouri volleyball team can't stop No. 11 ISU
KBIA Sports Extra: Missouri volleyball takes first set, but falls to No. 11 Iowa State
The Missourian: Klein steps up her defense for Missouri
Mizzou Soccer Links
Mizzou 3, Loyola (MD) 2
MUtigers.com: Soccer Stops Loyola
The Missourian: MU soccer gets double-overtime victory
Milwaukee 3, Mizzou 2
MUtigers.com: Missouri Drops to Milwaukee
The Missourian: MU soccer finishes challenging nonconference schedule