Mizzou Links, 1-6-12

COLUMBIA, MO - JANUARY 03: Kim English #24 and Michael Dixon #11 of the Missouri Tigers celebrate after a play during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners on January 3, 2012 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • KSU
    MUtigers.com: No. 7/6 Tigers Face Tough Road Test at K-State
    Hank's Sports Blog: Know your enemy: No. 22 Kansas State Wildcats
    The Missourian: Twitter wars precede Missouri's game at Kansas State

    Dixon went on to tweet seven numbers of Kansas State fans who had been pestering him. According to a phone directory on the Kansas State university website, two of those numbers appeared to belong to the recruiting chair and vice president of the Delta Upsilon fraternity at Kansas State.

    After tweeting the first two numbers, Dixon tweeted the Antlers, an MU student fan group, telling them them to, "get it done."

    The Antlers are known for badgering players and prank calling coaches of Missouri's opponents. Mason Bartlett, an MU sophomore and member of the Antlers, said the group's main goal is to create the greatest home court advantage by trying to distract players on the opposing team.

    And when others try doing the same to Missouri players, the Antlers come to their defense.

    "He (Dixon) knows he can come to us and say, 'This guy's an idiot. Take care of it,'" Bartlett said. "They were trying to distract him from his main goal, trying to get him off his game. We wanted to let him know we would do everything to make sure that didn't happen."

  • Rebounding: Not So Bad
    PowerMizzou: Attacking the Glass
  • Next Home Game
    MUtigers.com: Cardinals Caravan to Visit Mizzou for Texas Game

Mizzou Football Links

  • Grinch
    MUtigers.com: Alex Grinch Joins Football Coaching Staff

    Grinch, who was part of three national championship teams and who was a third-team All-America safety at Mount Union College in his playing days, has spent the last three seasons as secondary coach at Wyoming, where he helped guide the Cowboys to two bowl games in the last three seasons. He coached there on the staff of Dave Christensen, a former assistant under Pinkel at Mizzou.

    Three of his players earned post-season honors in 2011, as the Cowboys concluded the 2011 regular season ranked No. 34 in the nation in pass defense, while they ranked No. 1 in the Mountain West Conference and tied for 5th in the NCAA in most turnovers gained (31). The Cowboys were among the most improved teams in the nation in 2011 as they claimed eight wins - up from three the year before, and the most at UW since 1996. At Wyoming, he helped develop free safety Chris Prosinski into an eventual 4th-round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    The Trib (Dave Matter): Pinkel officially names Grinch safeties coach
    Post-Dispatch: Grinch to coach safeties at Mizzou
    Fox Sports MW: Mizzou hires Grinch to coach safeties
  • Gabs
    Jacksonville.com: Shahid Khan now officially the owner of the Jaguars

    Although he said he wants to connect with the fans, he endorsed the two people in the organization who have been targets of the fans' criticism this season: quarterback Blaine Gabbert and general manager Gene Smith.

    "I think he [Gabbert] is going to be a great quarterback. I think he is our franchise quarterback. I think he needs development. We want to develop him. We want to give him tools. A dedicated coach. And I think he's going to be great."

    He also made it sound as if he's already interviewed several coaching candidates, and they all backed Gabbert.

    "I think a key question you have to ask any potential coach, what are you going to do to develop him? How do you make him the best he can be? Really, I've been asking them point blank, 'Can you work with him?' And so far everybody says he's great," he said.

  • Recruiting
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Recruits on display in all-star games
    HighSchoolSports.net: O'Fallon standout Ka'Ra Stewart talks about his commitment to Mizzou

SEC

Other Mizzou Links

  • Mizzou Wrestling
    MUtigers.com: No. 11 Tigers Set for Rematch with Cyclones
  • Mizzou Gymnastics
    MUtigers.com: Mizzou Gymnastics Opens Season with Iowa State
  • Mizzou Volleyball
    MUtigers.com: Vann, Brimmage Ink Professional Contracts
  • Mizzou Baseball
    SimmonsField.com: D-1 Baseball Exits & Arrivals

Other

  • The World Makes More Sense Now
    The Lazy Pets: Cat Gets Caught Barking -- Resumes Meowing
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