Apologies for the lack of non-links posting this week. Finishing up work work has kicked my butt a little bit, and there wasn't a BTBS preview post to do with an FCS opponent. Starting next week, you'll be getting too much of me.
KC Star: Deaton finally says it: Mizzou waiting on OU move
Tulsa World: Fate of Big 12 said to rest with OU
Although Deaton professed conference unity, he also noted that "every member of the board's primary commitment is to their own institution."
Without prompting, he suggested that Missouri would have no trouble finding a BCS conference home should the Big 12 disintegrate. He declined to discuss possible destinations, nor reveal schools under consideration to join the Big 12 should the remaining members choose to fight for survival. [...]
"I'm very proud of the University of Missouri and its brand, the high esteem by which we're held in the nation," he said.
"There's real virtue in patience these days," he added. "It's changing all the time ... Our position is we're waiting to see what the rest of the conference does, particularly Oklahoma."
On Thursday, Deaton and Missouri athletic director Mike Alden met with a 20-member campus athletics oversight committee whose members include faculty, staff, students and alumni. The meeting was closed to reporters.
"Alden just said it's up in the air," according to a participant in the meeting, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the session was supposed to be private, "that we're waiting on Oklahoma. There weren't even any questions. I was kind of surprised."
PowerMizzou: Powered Up: Honesty not the best policy
Inside StL (Gabe Dearmond): Conference Realignment Sucks
- Dr. Saturday: Oklahoma regents warming up the wagon for Sooners' Pac-12 escape
- CBS Sports: Need college football changed forever? Call your dentist
Chuck Oliver: Conference Realignment - Choose Your Own Adventure Style
This Apparently Matters
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Big 12 ADs reach compromise on Longhorn Network
Burnt Orange Nation: Why Texas is doing the rest of the NCAA a favor with The Longhorn Network
Mizzou Football Links
Oh Right, We Have A Game This Weekend
MUtigers.com: FAN PRIMER - MIZZOU vs. WESTERN ILLINOIS
The Missourian: With Week 2 loss, Missouri in uncharted territory
The Missourian: Night crew sets stage for Missouri football weekends
In The Red Zone
The Trib: MU still struggling from spread close to the end zone
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou analyzes defensive breakdowns
We Are Mizzou: Offensive Play of the Week
KC Star: Mizzou's L'Damian Washington and Marcus Lucas are catching on
"It was hard," Washington said. "Definitely hard. Those guys in front of us, those are great guys. They know what they’re doing, and they’re talented.
"I’m learning from those guys. Every day I’m just trying to go out and get better."
But wondering when your chance would come — if it would come — that’s no easy assignment.
"But you take it," Lucas said. "We all know that you have to fight and you have to push to do something better than they’re doing. It’s good to have juniors and seniors in front of you, because they’re showing you the way it’s supposed to be done. It makes you work harder."
The Missourian: Five things you didn't know about Dominique Hamilton
All Headline News: Fitting the Bills: versatile Brad Smith wears many hats for Buffalo
Other Football Links
- Grantland: Chuck Klosterman on Amherst, Maine Maritime Academy, and innovation in college football
This Might Be The Greatest Thing Spencer Has Ever Written, And Spencer Didn't Write It
EDSBS: S.Un.B.E.L.T. MEETS TO PLOT FURTHER WORLD DOMINATION
Mizzou Basketball Links
The Trib (Steve Walentik): Frank Haith Q&A
SW: What was your relationship like with Nevin Shapiro?
FH: That’s specific. That’s something that I know — I’m learning here, Steve — that’s something I know I cannot talk about.
SW: As far as issuing any sort of strong denial, is there a reason that you doing so would be seen as interfering with an NCAA investigation?
FH: That’s something that I’m trying to figure out, but I’ve said this before. We did, I did nothing wrong at the University of Miami with our program. We will have our time to speak, and that’s all I know I can say.
SW: You're in a difficult spot, because this all came out, in terms of recruiting …
FH: We’re doing fine. I heard about the article you guys wrote, but we’re doing fine in recruiting. We’re doing fine. We’ve had a lot of guys come on campus, and we will still continue to have guys come on campus.
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: No. 24 Mizzou to Play for Pink vs. No. 8 Florida
The Missourian: Missouri's impressive start stems from hard work
The Maneater: Volleyball's past and present collide with two Tigers
The Missourian: First year Missouri tennis coach implements new approach to matches