A randomly loaded links post today ... we've got some Big 12 tourney previews, some Denmon articles, PRACTICE REPORTS!!!!!!!!!!!!, Gabbert updates, Chelsea Thomas, Ali-Frazier ... settle in, because this is going to take you a while.
Mizzou Basketball Links
Big 12 Tourney
PowerMizzou: Tiller's Take on the Big 12 Tourney
KC Star: Tigers trying to rebound in first round
Post-Dispatch (Bryan Burwell): Anderson tries to get Tigers going
Basketball Prospectus: All Eyes on the Jayhawks
The Trib: Marcus Denmon's big year is product of tireless work
Post-Dispatch: Denmon's grandmother has special influence
KC Star: Mizzou's Denmon stands out by blending in
KC Star: VIDEO: Hometown Heroes: MU's Denmon and Dixon
KC Star (Upon Further Review): Shocking Big 12 snub: Denmon
Big 12 Basketball Links
Pat Knight / Tech
Double-T Nation: Pat Knight Was Not His Father and Coaching Candidates at Texas Tech
Mizzou Football Links
PRACTICE REPORTS!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!1!!!!
The Trib (Dave Matter): Spring Practice No. 1: QB derby begins
For each practice report I’ll offer some armchair analysis of a specific position group. Naturally, we’ll start with QUARTERBACK where James Franklin, Ashton Glaser and Tyler Gabbert are competing for the top job left open by Blaine Gabbert’s move to the NFL. As expected, the three QBs took turns working with the top three units during team passing drills, which on Tuesday included a rapid 7-on-7 session. Proceed reading with caution, but with such a crucial position battle, I’ll do my best to post some approximate-but-unofficial stats from these passing sessions. But keep in mind, these are just from my observations. By my count, during the 7-on-7 drills, Franklin completed 14 of 18, Glaser 9 of 15 and Gabbert 6 of 12. in general, Franklin looked especially smooth delivering the ball, especially the slants and seam routes to inside receivers. But once Glaser and Gabbert got going, they were just as accurate. At one point, Glaser completed 9 of 10 throws.
"I think they all looked good," Moe said. "Tyler threw me a really nice ball on the sideline with Zaviar" Gooden "right on my back. He tossed it out far enough just out of" Gooden’s "reach. Ashton threw me a touchdown over the middle and James was making all kinds of throws. I wouldn’t say one guy’s really far ahead of the other."
A couple of guys that physically impressed me were Michael Sam, who looks much bigger and quick, and Webb, who had more speed than I remembered. Jimmie Hunt looked to have a lot of wiggle and elusiveness in passing drills. But no player physically stood out more than Kony Ealy, who dominated his men in one-on-one passing drills while I watched. In fact, one time, he got to the tackling dummy so quickly that the GA who catches snaps couldn't get out of the way. Ealy took down the pad and the coach. With Marcus Malbrough out injured, Ealy will have a chance to make his mark.
MUtigers.com: Tigers Hit the Gridiron for First Spring Practice
MUtigers.com: Spring Football Preview
The Trib (Dave Matter): Spring plotlines & backups to watch
Post-Dispatch: All eyes on James Franklin as MU starts spring football
ESPN.com (David Ubben): Opening spring camp: Missouri
CBS Sports: Spring Practice Primer: Missouri
Rivals.com: With Nebraska gone, is Missouri's time now?
NFL.com: VIDEOS: First Draft: Blaine Gabbert
Mocking the Draft: Best Landing Spot for Blaine Gabbert
National Football Post: A post-Combine look at how the first round could shape up
Big 12 Football Links
Pre-Snap Read: Oklahoma State's New (Old) Look
Tulsa World: OU's Bob Stoops has some fun with in-state rival OSU
Cowboys Ride for Free: Bob Stoops: Perennial C@ck$ucker
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Chelsea Thomas Sweeps National POTW Awards (Lord, I would hope so...)
We Are Mizzou: A Day in the Life of: Mizzou Softball
MUtigers.com: No. 14 Softball Faces Arkansas on Wednesday
Mizzou Women's Basketball
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Falls to Texas, 79-66
KC Star: Longhorns bounce Tigers from tourney, again
KBIA Sports Extra: Brown, Mizzou end season in frustrating fashion with loss to Texas
The Missourian: Missouri wrestlers want more than Big 12 titles
MUtigers.com: Tigers Welcome Zags for Midweek Series
MUtigers.com: Tiger Baseball Tops Gonzaga, 5-2
MUtigers.com: Event Rotations Announced for Big 12 Championships
Mizzou Track & Field
MUtigers.com: Rise, Hancock Earn Spots at NCAA Championships
The Trib: Former Tiger Adcock wins USATF Indoor title
SB Nation NY: Forty Years Later, The Fight of the Century Lives On
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