Mizzou Football Links
The Trib brought the heat this weekend ... three great links.
- The Trib: Howard Richards links Missouri's past with present
- The Trib: Former Tiger Brock Olivo finds his calling in coaching
- The Trib: MU's Hill, Yost among the Big 12's best offensive coaches
Post-Dispatch: More than a passing concern
The sped up, stripped down version of traditional football known as seven-on-seven started as a way to give high school skill players (non-linemen) a chance to compete during parts of the year when full-pad, full-contact practices are not allowed. Helmets and shoulder pads are unnecessary, and tackling is traded in for two-hand-touch. As a result, quarterbacks improve their precision, receivers run crisper routes and defensive backs tighten their coverage.
"You go back 30 years, a lot of your best quarterbacks were coming out of the state of California," Yost said. "Why was that? Well, they were playing seven-on-seven before the rest of the country was."
Seven-on-seven is now a staple of the spring and summer across the country at some level or another — from Missouri, where high school teams meet in informal weekly scrimmages and tournaments, to Texas, which has a state championship, to national all-star teams that travel to showcase players.
It is the growth of the traveling sponsored teams that has caught the attention of the NCAA and sparked a discussion about whether the benefits of traveling non-scholastic teams are worth the potential risks.
- PowerMizzou: Football hot board: Defense
Other Football Links
- Crimson and Cream Machine: TE Trent Ratterree finally gets his scholarship (WOOOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!1!!!! It's about friggin' time. Should have happened in 2009.)
- ESPN.com (Jay Bilas): The time has come to allow NCAA athletes to achieve fair market compensation (I disagree so strongly with this, but I like when the debate goes beyond Talking Point No. 1.)
- Clone Chronicles: Iowa State Unveils New Plans to Crush Opponents in Red Zone (Love this.)
- Tulsa World (Dandy Dave Sittler): For Big 12, smaller may be better
Mizzou Basketball Links
- The Trib: Marcus Denmon learns from the best at Chris Paul's camp
The Trib: Pepperdine transfer Bell chooses Missouri
PowerMizzou: Another transfer for the Tigers
KC Star: MU hoops gets another transfer for 2012, Pepperdine's Keion Bell
YouTube: Keion Bell explodes for 37 at Gonzaga
ZagsBlog: Rodney Purvis Listing 3 Schools
- KC Star: Vote for Missouri's best NBA player
Other Basketball Links
CBS Sports: Mike Anderson commits sin against coaching code
Arkansas Expats: Will the Last Hog to Leave Please Turn Out the Lights?
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Taylor, Thomas Selected to USA Softball Roster
KC Star: Mizzou's Taylor, Thomas selected for national softball team
The Trib: MU's Jamieson will learn on the fly as Team USA coach
SimmonsField.com: Summer Ball: USA National Team
SimmonsField.com: Mizzou Baseball in the Minors: Doug Mathis again
Stats in Other Sports
Financial Times: A football revolution
Chicago Tribune: After 25 years, Len Bias' legacy lives on
Rolling Stone: E Street Band's Clarence Clemons Dies at 69
Rolling Stone: Bruce Springsteen on Clarence Clemons: 'His Loss is Immeasurable'
Senator Blutarsky: And the big man joined the band...
Teenage Kicks: RIP Big Man