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Mizzou's D-line confuses, the weather forecast terrifies, Laurence Bowers returns, and Mizzou Madness tips off this evening.
Mizzou Football Links
Oh, so I might see a blowout and get struck by lightning on Saturday? AWESOME!!
MUtigers.com: Football Fan Primer - Mizzou vs. Alabama
The Trib: Battered MU O-line faces toughest test yet in Bama
The Trib (Dave Matter): Writer's Block: Tide Talk with Don Kausler Jr.
The Trib (Dave Matter): Rising Tide: A closer look at No. 1 Alabama
The Trib (Ross Dellenger): The Sabanator: he destroys underdogs
The Missourian: Stormy, breezy conditions forecast for Alabama game
The National Weather Service on Thursday was calling for a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. on Saturday; kickoff of the Mizzou-Alabama game is 2:30 p.m.
Severe weather is also possible Saturday afternoon into the evening.
"It is too early to tell, but we think that the storms will show up considerably later, I would guess between 4 and 8 p.m.," meteorologist Ben Miller said. "We are confident that there will be storms late in the day, though."
KC Star: Missouri's defense will have a battle on its hands against Alabama
Post-Dispatch: Saban's come a long way to sit atop college football
Post-Dispatch: Saban, Pinkel go way back
Post-Dispatch: Bryant, Saban: the two faces of 'Bama
KBIA Sports: Corbin Berkstresser ready to be Missouri's starting quarterback (for now)
The Maneater: Elvis Fisher, Missouri brace for the Tide
Al.com: Fundamentals separate Tide's OL from others, Missouri star Sheldon Richardson
Al.com: Alabama's Barrett Jones says Missouri's D-line 'creates confusion'
Al.com: As Tide rolls in, a team and a town are glad to S-E-C Missouri in a new league
An estimated 8,000 Georgia fans made the trip. Even more Crimson Tide fans are expected. Some are in town already.
"We went out of our way to talk to people," King said of Georgia fans. "They liked the town. They said our stadium looked like a west Texas high school stadium. They thought it was small, but they’re getting ready to expand it."
As part of a $200 million athletic facilities project, skyboxes will be built on the east side of 71,004-seat Memorial Stadium that mirror a complex on the west side.
Never mind the fact that the Tigers are off to a 0-3 start in the league. The players and coaches are enthused about a new adventure.
"I love it," sophomore defensive end Kony Ealy said. "They’ve certainly got a lot more fans, and their fans are way more into it. Other than that, it’s the same football."
"It’s definitely more running and more defense based," Ealy said. "I love playing in the SEC. The defense is more pass rush."
Sheldon Richardson caused a stir by calling it "old-man football" before Georgia’s visit.
"It’s just different," the Tigers’ star defensive tackle said this week. "It’s more downhill. It’s more defensive players making plays now than the offense. It’s not scoring 100 points."
- This Actually Isn't Too Bad
ESPN.com (SEC Blog): Missouri's offense is stuck in reverse
- Good For Gabs
Patch.com: Parkway West Will Retire Football Star Blaine Gabbert's Jersey
- Less Good For Gabs
Big Cat Country: All-22 Film Review: Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert
- 2013 Recruiting
PowerMizzou: Following the Future
PowerMizzou: Tigers stay on top for Josh Augusta
PowerMizzou: Recruiting means more in the SEC
Other Football Links
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Self-Share: RIP, Beano Cook
ESPN.com (Ivan Maisel): Beano Cook was friend who made us laugh
Saturday Blitz: Beano Cook Leaves Football Media A Lasting Legacy
Cardiac Hill: Beano Cook, Pitt alumnus and former Sports Information Director, dead at 81
Mizzou Basketball Links
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Madness Friday at 5:30 p.m.
The Trib: Madness brings basketball back
Physically, [Laurence] Bowers, who now packs 227 pounds on his 6-foot-8 frame, is ready to play with his surgically repaired knee fully healed. He said he battled tendinitis earlier in his recovery but is no longer feeling any discomfort and is able to run, cut and jump without any problems.
Bowers actually received full clearance to play in late July, though he's still been cautious, which is why he sat out competition during the team's exhibition trip to Europe in August. The high-flying forward also will leave the slam dunk competition to players such as Keion Bell, Phil Pressey and freshman Stefan Jankovic tomorrow.
"I might get a few dunks in the game or whatnot," he said.
Pressey warned not to expect Bowers to look exactly like the player who averaged 11.6 points and 6.1 rebounds and swatted 62 shots as a junior when practice gets going.
"He's back playing, but I feel like it's going to take a while for him to get his mojo back where how he used to do his layups and jumping and just game play," Pressey said.
Haith and his staff are confident he'll get there. They are looking to him for leadership and some scoring punch as he steps into the position in the lineup manned by his former classmate Kim English along the frontline.
KC Star: Tigers itching for dunk contest
KC Star: Laurence Bowers looking forward to Mizzou Madness
Fox Sports MW: Missouri's roster has plenty of new faces
PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Who You Got?
PowerMizzou: Devin Booker attending Mizzou Madness
Mizzou Diamond Sports Links
- The Trib (Ross Dellenger): The Scouting Report
MUtigers.com: Baseball to Host Scrimmage Friday
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Pink Out Match vs. Mississippi State Slated For Noon Start
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Hosts Mississippi State on ESPNU Sunday
Mizzou Cross Country
The Trib: Missouri men's cross country ranked
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