I should have said this a few days ago (like, when April ended), but I just wanted to thank everybody for making Rock M what it has turned out to be. After March was the most successful month in Rock M's history in terms of hits, April was the second-most successful. I don't believe we have this sort of data, but I'm almost positive they were by far the most successful from a comments perspective too. Granted, the coaching change had more to do with that than anything we actually did, but now that the hoopla from that has died down, our hits still seem to have settled in at a much higher rate than before. Our community is more vocal than ever, more prone to (mostly enjoyable) conversation, and it rarely gets out of hand ... and that's awesome. I know RPT wishes he could post more than he's currently in position to do, and I'm half-overwhelmed with getting the new site rolling (and Baby Girl C. isn't even here yet), but the community is carrying Rock M to an interesting, entertaining place, and I'm grateful for that. So, uh, thanks!
SI.com (Stewart Mandel): Pac-12 TV deal, Boise State NCAA drama, more college football mail
Senator Blutarsky: D-1 football's oncoming fault line
Rock Chalk Talk: Is Turner Gill Dan Hawkins 2.0? (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.)
Recruiting vs Draft
Black Heart Gold Pants: College Football Player Development Part Two: What Does It Mean?
PB Gets Riled Up
Burnt Orange Nation: Boise State Is Not Ohio State ... Wait, What?
ESPN.com (Insider): Examining a new method for measuring physical play
Mizzou Basketball Links
Still waiting for Pressey to confirm he's staying on Twitter (because as we all know, nothing's official until Twitter says it's official), but it appears there was certainly some good news coming from yesterday's Frank Haith town hall at Brady Commons. As I mentioned a while ago, I figured Phil would stay simply because his brother's still here -- the threat would come a year from now if Phil's not happy in the new system -- but it's still good to get that confirmed. If we can just bring in another body to help crash the boards a bit (and to be sure, this guy might just fit that bill), I'm satisfied with where Mizzou stands for next year.
- Fox Sports MW: Mizzou coach Haith also recruiting fans, students
- KBIA Sports Extra: Mizzou point guard Phil Pressey to stay with team, coach says
Other Basketball Links
KC Star (Campus Corner): Basketball Prospectus writer gives Bill Self the nod as best college hoops coach of last five years based on stats
Mizzou Softball Links
So Texas lost to Texas A&M last night, meaning Mizzou and the 'Horns are now tied in the loss column. So uh, if you're not doing anything this weekend, there's a gigantic softball series taking place in Como ... Texas-Mizzou for the conference lead...
MUtigers.com: No. 8 Tigers Sweep Leathernecks
The Missourian: Thomas sets strikeout record in Missouri's doubleheader sweep
KBIA Sports Extra: Thomas sets strikeout mark as Mizzou sweeps Western Illinois
- MUtigers.com: Thomas To Try Out for USA National Team
Austin American-Statesman: No. 3 softball team loses to No. 22 Texas A&M
Other Mizzou Links
- MUtigers.com: Mizzou 30 for 30 a Success
Don't Bring In The Lefty: Quick f/x: Max Scherzer
xkcd.com: Movie Ages (This made me even more depressed than when I realized Terminator 2 was 20 years old...)