First things first: Mizzou's 2012 Hall of Fame class was announced yesterday.
Ben Askren (Wrestling 2004-07). A no-brainer if there ever were one.
Don Chadwick (Football 1956-58). An All-American in 1958, Chadwick managed to be coached by three Hall of Famers in three years: Don Faurot, then Frank Broyles, then Dan Devine.
Tom Heckman (Baseball 1978-81). Led Mizzou to a conference title in 1980.
Max Scherzer (Baseball 2004-06). Went from low-control reliever to dominant ace in a heartbeat. Incredibly dominant in 2005-06.
Russ Sloan (Football 1958-59). A two-way threat for Mizzou's 1960 Orange Bowl squad.
George Williams (Virtually Every Sport 1920-21). One of basketball's first dominant big men ... how in the hell was he not in already???
Mizzou Football Links
So it appears that Donald Hopkins did officially decommit yesterday after about two or three months of rumors suggesting he would. There is still one other "soft commit" on the board -- Waco's Will Hines; we'll see how things go with him. Meanwhile, things are looking pretty good with four-star OL Jake Meador, and Mizzou evidently continues to have at least a fighting chance for DGB. With football officially over, we move straight into Football Recruiting Season. Should be fun.
PowerMizzou: Donald Hopkins' Decommitment Confirmed
PowerMizzou: Jake Meador planning final three visits
PowerMizzou: Final Four for Meador
Post-Dispatch: Top recruit Green-Beckham keeping options open
Other Football Links
You really do owe it to yourself to read Subway Domer's piece below. And if you are one to try to interact with Mizzou recruits on Facebook or Twitter, read it twice.
No Split Title Here
The Trib (Dave Matter): Tide rolls to No. 1 on my final AP ballot
Playoff's A-Comin' (Maybe)
USA Today: BCS adjustment coming, but to what degree?
Subway Domer: Hey College Football Fans... Leave Recruits Alone
Mizzou Basketball Links
They're all huge, but ... Mizzou's game at Ames tomorrow night is particularly huge. ISU appears to be improving quickly, and Mizzou must collect itself after hitting the canvas for the first time.
MUtigers.com: No. 9 Look to Rebound at Iowa State Wednesday
The Trib (Steve Walentik): Haith talks about bouncing back vs. Iowa State
Other Basketball Links
OSU > OU
Daily Oklahoman: Bedlam basketball: Oklahoma State beats Oklahoma despite poor shooting performances
Crimson And Cream Machine: Oklahoma basketball finds a way to embarrass themselves against a horrible OSU team
Searching For Billy Edelin: The Wacky Decline of Pac-12 Basketball
Rock Chalk Talk: Evaluating Kansas Basketball's Zone Offense
- Red Cup Rebellion: How to choose your SEC school: a primer for disinterested fans
- SimmonsField.com: SEC Dixie-nary: V is for Versus
- KC Star: BCS Buzz | Welcome, Mizzou
Other Mizzou Links
Big 12 Sports: Missouri's Haynes Rides Hot Streak To Wrestler of the Week Honor
MUtigers.com: Haynes Claims Big 12 Weekly Honor
Mizzou Women's Basketball
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Women's Basketball Announces 3-Point Pack
Mizzou Track & Field
MUtigers.com: Track & Field Opens 2012 Against Kansas Friday
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