February 22, 2012; College Station, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks forward Thomas Robinson (0) attempts to drive the ball in the second half against the Texas A&M Aggies at Reed Arena. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE
Mizzou Basketball Links
I've got to hand it to Bill Self: I didn't realize someone could sound as beautifully patronizing to a bunch of adults as he has in discussing Mizzou's move. From the Post-Dispatch article below.
"Hey, those guys have our respect. And to be honest with you, they seem to me like they're really good kids. ...
"But their administration, with the support of whoever, made the decision. And they knew when they made the decision that this was going to be something that could affect the future of the relationship."
You knew when you made the decision to [open that jar of candy] [sneak back outside to play] that it was going to be something that [affected how you would sleep tonight] [got you grounded]. But you did it anyway. And I've got to say, I'm not even mad. I'm disappointed in you.
"With the support of whoever." Love it.
KSU Still > MU
KC Star (Campus Corner): More on K-State's 78-68 win over Missouri
On To The Next One
Lawrence Journal-World: Bill Self hypes KU-MU
Post-Dispatch: Kansas' Self ready to move on without Mizzou
SB Nation: NCAA Basketball's Homestretch: What To Watch For Leading Up To Selection Sunday
Other Basketball Links
Well, Kansas thought about throwing Mizzou an enormous lifeline and giving away last night's game. But then they didn't.
KU > A&M
Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas Holds On To Beat Texas A&M
KC Star: Kansas holds on to beat Texas A&M 66-58
Lawrence Journal World: Awfully close: Kansas barely holds on
ESPN.com: HIGHLIGHTS: Kansas 66, Texas A&M 58
OU > OSU
Daily Oklahoman: OU hangs on to beat Cowboys, 77-64
Daily Oklahoman: Keiton Page, Cowboys couldn't score enough to overcome dismal first half against Sooners
Daily Oklahoman: Bedlam was not epic of years past, but it was good entertainment
Mizzou Football Links
So as expected, Mizzou added a 20th signee to the 2012 class yesterday, a raw Florida athlete named Brandon Holifield. Perhaps you remember the back story from last week: he's played organized football for just one year, and he was committed to Miami before getting cold feet about the Hurricanes. He visited Mizzou recently, felt "at home," and eventually signed. He is the perfect type of wildcard with which to cap a class; almost nothing will be expected of him (by me, at least), but just in case he figures out how to turn athleticism into football athleticism, Mizzou made an offer.
Meanwhile, I'm not even going to paste in Gabe's answer to the mailbag question below -- I'd rather see your own answers first.
NEW 2012 SIGNEE: TE BRANDON HOLIFIELD (6'5, 210, TALLAHASSEE, FL)
MUtigers.com: Football Signs Brandon Holifield to NLI
We Are Mizzou: Brandon Holifield
PowerMizzou: A home for Holifield
The Trib: Tigers add to 2012 class, pick up raw Florida receiver
KC Star: Holifield pulls trigger, commits to Missouri
PowerMizzou: Corey Winfield breaking down the door
PowerMizzou: Tiger Mailbag
mjkstl asks: Mizzou has had 10 great seasons of QB play from Brad Smith all the way through James Franklin. Can you rank the QB play, seasons 1-10 please? I have a good idea which QB season is #1, but, I am curious as to where you would rank Franklin's 2010 with some of the other seasons we have seen turned in over the past decade.
Other Football Links
- Playoff? PLAYOFF?
KC Star (Campus Corner): BCS: Change will be deliberate
SB Nation: The NFL Combine's New Wonderlic Test, Designed To Measure Grown-Ass Adulthood
- Daily Oklahoman: SEC dominance, money helps BCS brass come around on college football playoff issue
- PowerMizzou: SEC Spring Preview: Arkansas
Other Mizzou Links
- Mizzou Baseball
MUtigers.com: Baseball Headed West to San Francisco
SimmonsField.com: HI NOTES: #47, #43, 1500, 5336
- Mizzou Softball
MUtigers.com: Softball Ready for Big Weekend in California
- Mizzou Wrestling
MUtigers.com: No. 10 Tigers Close Season at No. 3 Oklahoma State
MUtigers.com: Big 12 Championship Tickets on Sale
- Mizzou Gymnastics
MUtigers.com: No. 16 Tigers Look to Come Back Against Bowling Green
- Mizzou Track & Field
MUtigers.com: Track & Field Headed to Big 12 Championships
Food Network Humor: Giada Totally Misses The Point