With his hire of Jim Chaney, Bret Bielema may have made Mizzou's O.C. hiring process a little clearer. - Wesley Hitt
Jim Chaney to Arkansas, Mizzou Hoops to Arizona (next year), and the Big East to dust.
Mizzou Football Links
For those who haven't yet read, Chaney agreed to become Bret Bielema's new offensive coordinator at Arkansas last night. I think I have enough Chaney thoughts at this point for a standalone post, so I'll do that here in a bit. But I'll go ahead and place the Chaney links here in the water cooler.
Chaney to Arkansas
The Trib (Dave Matter): Arkansas lands Chaney. What's next for Missouri?
Arkansas Expats: Jim Chaney is your new Offensive Coordinator
PowerMizzou: [3-star DE Ernest] Suttles talks Missouri visit
Another Video Dump from We Are Mizzou (via Mizzou Network):
We Are Mizzou: Mizzou Spirit Spotlight
We Are Mizzou: Independence Bowl 2005
Mizzou Basketball Links
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Basketball Takes on South Carolina State Monday
Post-Dispatch: SEC off to a slow start
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Basketball Announces Series with Arizona
The Missourian: Missouri announces games against Arizona Wildcats
KC Star: Missouri adds nonconference basketball series with Arizona
Post-Dispatch: MU to have home-and-home with Arizona
Hank's Sports Blog: Missouri basketball announces series with Arizona
I feel a little queasy linking to ESPN when it comes to the Big East story -- I feel the WWL has done a lot to drive the "Big East is falling apart????" story through the weeks and months, and I feel it has created the story to an extent -- but in this case, it is breaking what appears to be a legitimate development, one that could have quite a few shockwaves as a result.
The Big East Might Be A Figment Of Our Memories Soon
ESPN.com: Seven Catholic schools leaning toward leaving Big East, sources say
The presidents of the Big East's seven Catholic, non-Football Bowl Subdivision schools are expected to decide on their future in the Big East in the coming days, and it "would be an upset" if they remained in the league, sources told ESPN.
The seven schools -- DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova -- are "close to a consensus on what they want to do next," a source said Wednesday.
The presidents of the seven schools are scheduled to conduct a teleconference with Big East commissioner Mike Aresco on Thursday and are expected to issue a statement on their schools' future in the next 24 to 48 hours. […]
It's unknown whether they would attempt to dissolve the league or leave the league as a group. The league can be dissolved in a vote of the league members by a two-thirds majority, according to Big East bylaws. With all of the Big East's recent defections, there are only 10 members (the seven non-FBS schools, plus Cincinnati, UConn and South Florida) that can vote on the league dissolving.
A source told ESPN on Wednesday that Temple, as a football-only member, has voting rights but can't vote on dissolution of the league. With Temple unable to vote, that gives the seven basketball schools enough votes to dissolve the league.
Sources said there are multiple legal entanglements that make the voting situation "complex."
Anonymous Eagle: The Seven are on the verge of a decision
VU Hoops: ESPN: Catholics to leave Big East
Mizzou Diamond Sports Links
A Cannon In The Outfield
SimmonsField.com: Mizzou Diaspora: Throwing Heat
SimmonsField.com: SxSE: Vanderbilt Commodores Baseball, 1886-2012
Other Mizzou Links
Mizzou Swimming & Diving
The Missourian: Twins on Missouri swim team plan to stick together
MUtigers.com: Henning Earns Third Team All-America for Second Straight Year