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Mizzou Football Links
I guess at some point I need to put together a "So ... How's Recruiting Going?" post. There have been quite a few ups and downs recently.
The Missourian: Missouri tailback Henry Josey's natural talent showing through
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou's Josey will be facing friendly fire from Texas
That Damned Middle Of The Game
KC Star: Punchless third quarter is holding back Mizzou football
MUtigers.com: Texas Tech GA Tickets Now on Sale
The Trib (Dave Matter): Recruiting class takes some hits
The Trib (Dave Matter): Pinkel on Paterno: "Would I have done more? I'd like to think I would."
Other Football Links
SB Nation: The Numerical, Week 11: Missed Field Goals, MACtion, And The Sad Elephant In The Room
SB Nation: The 2011 College Football Playoff: What If BCS Haters Actually Got Their Way?
CBS Sports: B12 commish senses big change in BCS
For anyone interested, I sat in again on the Team Speed Kills Now podcast last night. Enjoy.
- Mr. SEC: Arkansas' Anderson "Happy" For Missouri
- SimmonsField.com: SEC Dixie-nary: B is for Ballparks
- Garnet And Black Attack: Who Would You Prefer to See as South Carolina's Permanent Western Division Opponent?
Mizzou Basketball Links
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Coug Center: College Basketball Prospectus 2011-2012 On Sale Now
Rush the Court: Big 12 Team Previews: Texas Longhorns
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The Trib: MU wrestling program will go on despite move
Dixie wrestling has long since gone bust — an extinction that suddenly affects Missouri as it forays into the SEC.
Missouri’s wrestling program will be an interloper down south. The SEC has not sponsored the sport in more than two decades. The Citadel in South Carolina fields the only remaining Division I wrestling team in the Deep South.
But Smith sees the move as a positive. Not only does Missouri’s administration remain committed to finding the program a new conference affiliation, he sees fan support growing.
“We’re bringing wrestling back” to the South, he said.
Smith, who already runs an annual wrestling camp in Georgia, said, “fans and coaches down there are excited that they have a wrestling program with our success to represent the Southeast.”
Where Missouri will compete next season remains uncertain, although the impact of leaving the Big 12 is overstated. Only the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big Ten and the Big 12 follow the traditional conference model. Most wrestling leagues are regional collections of schools. Four of the Pac-12’s seven members, for instance, belong to other conferences.
Missouri could conceivably continue to compete in a five-team league with their former conference rivals and future Big 12 member West Virginia. Another scenario, proposed on the NCAA’s official website, includes MU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Iowa State joining the Western Wrestling Conference. The seven-team league includes Wyoming, Northern Iowa, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Air Force Academy, Northern Colorado and Utah Valley.
MUtigers.com: Tigers Drop Battle to No. 13 ISU
The Missourian: Missouri sees improvement despite loss
Mizzou Women's Basketball
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Announces Recruiting Class
The Missourian: Missouri announces recruits
The Missourian: Scout team big part of Missouri women's basketball team
Mizzou Swimming & Diving
MUtigers.com: Men's Team Ranked 24th in CSCAA Polls
MUtigers.com: Women's Team Ranked 15th in CSCAA Polls
Dr. Saturday: It's official: 'Joe Paterno is no longer the head football coach' at Penn State
SI.com (Andy Staples): Penn State finally puts university, not football, first in firing Joe Paterno, Graham Spanier
EDSBS: A TRANSCRIPT OF THE JOE PATERNO FIRING
Pre-Snap Read: A Roar, A Riot, A Time for a Clean Break
Kegs 'n Eggs: VIDEO: The Most Uncomfortable Press Conference Ever
SB Nation: Penn State Riot: Students Protest, Clash With Police After Joe Paterno Fired
SB Nation: VIDEO: Joe Paterno FIred As Penn State Media Paints Itself Blue And White
SB Nation: VIDEO: Penn State Rioter Tears Down Sign, Shatters Tailbone