Mizzou Basketball Links
KBIA Sports Extra: For Mizzou fans, Justin Safford a model of consistency
Though his play has at times been irregular, a throng of black and gold clad Mizzou fans, students and families alike, await his arrival patiently after home games with hooded sweatshirts, sneakers and other memorabilia primed for autographs.
"You see the crowds we’re starting to get here, you know, it’s the support everyone gives us night in and night out. I feel like we owe it to them as players to sign for them," Safford said.
Safford has built a reputation for perennial post-game appearances beginning in that first year when a rebuilding Mizzou basketball team struggled to .500 at home. Fan loyalty and the reciprocal player outreach, as well as the 2010-2011 team’s flawless non-conference home record, means more fans stay late and more players make the effort to connect. But the die-hards have always been there.
"They’ve always been pretty loyal. My freshman year we went through some tough times, that’s when we were 16-16, but you still had those loyal fans who stuck around, came to the games, and waited around even then for autographs. As things went better, they stuck with us," Safford said.
- KC Star (Campus Corner): Mizzou Didn't Lose at Texas; It Was Beaten
- Burnt Orange Nation: Texas 71 Missouri 58: Game Thoughts, Continued
Big 12 Basketball Links
Kansas >>> Kansas State
ESPN.com: VIDEO: Kansas Destroys Kansas State, 90-66
Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas Crushes Kansas State 90-66
Rock Chalk Talk: A (semi) Statistical Recap of Kansas State
KC Star: Kansas State a no-show for celebration game
KC Star: Wildcats fall into early trap against Jayhawks
KC Star: Thomas Robinson's return makes Kansas' day in win over K-State
KC Star (Upon Further Review): KU: Regaining Dominance?
Lawrence Journal-World: Lopsided loss headache for Wildcats
Lost Lettermen: K-State's Jamar Samuels Misses Crazy Dunk
USA Today: Jacob Pullen sounds off on Kansas State's woes
Nebraska > Texas A&M
ESPN.com: Nebraska holds No. 11 Texas A&M to 24 percent shooting in second half
Houston Chronicle: Nebraska's defense keys upset of No. 13 Texas A&M
Omaha World-Herald: Andre Almeida leaves game with injury
Baylor > Colorado
ESPN.com: LaceDarius Dunn leads way as Baylor rallies past Colorado
Houston Chronicle: Dunn leads way as Baylor rallies to top Colorado 70-66
Texas Tech > Oklahoma State
Daily Oklahoman: Texas Tech defeats Oklahoma State in overtime
Dallas Morning News: Texas Tech just edged Oklahoma State in overtime, 75-74
ESPN.com: John Roberson lifts Texas Tech to victory in overtime
Oklahoma > Iowa State
ESPN.com: Oklahoma 82, Iowa State 76
Mizzou Football Links
One more commit for the 2011 class! Everybody welcome Ernest Payton of College Station's A&M Consolidated High School to the black and gold.
- Post-Dispatch: Mizzou's Ziggy Hood makes his mark on Steelers' defense
- The Trib: MU recruit Berkstresser significantly schools in spread
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: No. 7 Tigers Fall to Huskers, 17-16
The Missourian: Nebraska upsets No. 7 Missouri to start Big 12 wrestling season
Mizzou Women's Basketball
The Missourian: Tough first half costs MU women's basketball at Iowa State
MUtigers.com: Tigers take Fourth Against the Nation's Best
- SI.com (Andy Staples): South hub for elite defensive line recruits like Jadaveon Clowney (really interesting research from Staples here)
- Consequence of Sound: Icons of Rock: Matt Cameron (for Uribe)
- Finally, for those who played NHL '94, words ... cannot ... describe...