Mizzou Links, 2-13-12

And here we go with the rest of the weekend's links.

Other Basketball Links

Kansas State is kind of a mess right now, but it probably goes without saying that it would be lovely if they would get it together and pull an upset tonight.

Mizzou Football Recruiting Links

You only thought you were done with football recruiting for a while. Mizzou's Junior Day was this past weekend; Mizzou hosted select juniors from the state and region, and as is somewhat customary, they scored a couple of commits as well: Jeff City linebacker (and pole vaulter extraordinaire) Joe Burkett and CBC cornerback Aarion Penton. The state is low on the highest of high-end talent (i.e. the DGBs and Evan Boehms) this year, but it seems reasonably deep with mid- to high-three-star guys, and both Burkett and Penton will likely qualify as that.

Joe Burkett, Pole Vaulter
Aarion Penton (Second Highlight)
  • 2013 COMMIT: JOE BURKETT (6'3, 200, LB, JEFFERSON CITY)
    2013 COMMIT: AARION PENTON (5'10, 170, CB, ST. LOUIS CBC)
    PowerMizzou: Joe Burkett confirms he committed to Missouri
    PowerMizzou: Quick decision for CBC's Penton
    KC Star (Campus Corner): An inside look at Missouri's first two '13 football commitments
  • Junior Day
    PowerMizzou: Off and running
    PowerMizzou: Spotlight grows for Lee's Summit LB Nick Ramirez
    PowerMizzou: Four-star OT checks out Mizzou
    PowerMizzou: A family affair for KC athlete Anthony Sherrils
  • Other 2013 Recruits
    Rivals.com: Georgia defensive tackle Jay Woods happy to have first offer

Mizzou Football Links

Looks like Sean Weatherspoon may be replacing Curtis Lofton on passing downs in Atlanta next year. Finally, revenge for 2007, ahem.

  • Gabs
    Jacksonville.com: Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey has busy first month
  • SPOOOOOOOOOOOON
    The Falcoholic: Report: Curtis Lofton May Be Two-Down Player in 2012

Other Football Links

SEC (And Big 12)

Other Mizzou Links

And here's the main reason I wanted to break out basketball links from everything else -- there were simply a ton of goings-on this weekend from a non-revenue perspective, and I didn't want it to get buried. Mizzou inducted six athletes into its Hall of Fame, Softball got rolling with the B&G game, and seemingly every other damn Mizzou sport was in action.

  • Hall of Fame
    The Maneater: MU enshrines six in 2011 Athletics Hall of Fame
    SimmonsField.com: Hall of Fame Inductions
  • Mizzou Softball
    MUtigers.com: Pitching Strong in Black and Gold Game
    The Missourian: Black and Gold game helps Earleywine sort lineup
    KBIA Sports Extra: Mizzou softball freshmen align themselves with the team's winning ways
  • Mizzou Baseball
    SimmonsField.com: Mizzou Baseball 2012 A-Z
  • Mizzou Wrestling
    MUtigers.com: Tigers Fall to No. 4 Minnesota in Regional Finals
  • Mizzou Women's Basketball
    MUtigers.com: Missouri Drops Close Contest to Oklahoma
    The Missourian: Missouri comes up short against Oklahoma
  • Mizzou Volleyball
    MUtigers.com: Kreklow, Henning, Hayes to Try Out for USA Volleyball
  • Mizzou Swimming & Diving
    MUtigers.com: Tigers Finish Strong in Day Two of Missouri Grand Prix
  • Mizzou Track & Field
    MUtigers.com: Tiger Men Second at Texas A&M, Women Third
  • Mizzou Gymnastics
    MUtigers.com: Missouri Takes Third at Chicago Style Invite
  • Mizzou Tennis
    MUtigers.com: Wichita State Slips Past No. 72 Mizzou, 4-3
  • Mizzou Cross-Country
    MUtigers.com: Wood, Blahnik Turn in Top-10 Nods at Cross Country Juniors

Other

  • Quality > Quantity? The Cynic In Me Is Skeptical
    Reuters.com: Quality Vs. Quantity Online
  • Whitney
    Nah Right: VIDEO: The Roots Pay Tribute To Whitney Houston

Finally, a quick story. In the summer of 1999 (or was it 2000?), Tigerboard was abuzz with rumors about what would soon become Mizzou's new logo. The Internet was exactly like it is today, only a bit less populated; the rumors were every bit as frantic. I've seen it, it's awful! It's a rip-off of the Kansas State Powerkat! I've seen it, it's amazing! Really modern and nothing like the Powerkat! It's going to be released next week! IT'S GOING TO BE RELEASED TOMORROW!!! People were, generally speaking, a mess. Then, Tigerboard poster (and resident comedian) Iam4Mizzou posted a thread titled something like "I HAVE IT! HERE'S THE NEW MIZZOU LOGO!" I knew as I clicked on it that whatever he had probably wasn't going to be the real thing (his reputation preceded him), but I've still never laughed as hard about anything on the internet as I did when I saw...

Long story short, that same guy purchased www.missouritigers.com a few years ago when he realized the university hadn't, and when they didn't want it, he turned it into a bit of a parody site. (Example here.) It's been down for a while, but he's trying to get the message board and chat room up and rolling again, and since he made me laugh so incredibly hard 13 years ago, the least I could do was pass it along.

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