Mizzou Links, 2-6-12

COLUMBIA, MO - FEBRUARY 04: Dorial Green-Beckman, who signed to play football for the Missouri Tigers, waves to the crowd before a basketball game against the Kansas Jayhawks Mizzou Arena on February 4, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

And here's the other half of your TO BE CONTINUED... links post.

Other Basketball Links

Kudos to Iowa State for moving to 7-3 in conference. I was skeptical of how good they might (or might not) be this year because of all the new pieces, but I think their trajectory could be instructive for Mizzou fans next year: they started pretty slow, then began to figure things out.

Mizzou Football Links

  • Former Tigers
    KSDK.com: Mizzou alums like where the program is headed
  • Future Tigers
    The Trib: Missouri recruits raised in the game

    Yost learned there’s one major advantage when recruiting the son of a high school head coach. Per NCAA recruiting guidelines, college coaches are limited in how often they can call a recruit and his family. But college coaches have fewer restrictions when it comes to contacting high school coaches.

    In Green-Beckham’s case, Yost could pick up the phone and call Hillcrest’s coach on a whim. Of course, John Beckham also doubles as Dorial’s dad.

    "The ability to call Coach Beckham and say, ‘Hey, are you coming up for the game this weekend?’ as opposed to having to email him and hope you get a response, it’s just easy communication," Yost said.

    That’s why in April, three hours before Yost’s wife, Carrie, was about to give birth to their youngest son, Yost was free to send John Beckham a text message to offer Dorial a trade request: Pledge a verbal commitment, and he could name the newborn.

    "He wrote back, ‘Dorial Yost would be a good name,’ " Yost said. "So, I wrote John back, ‘Does that mean he’s committing?’ He said, ‘I don’t know about that.’ "

    Alas, Kamden Yost was born a few hours later.

    KBIA Sports Extra: 2012 recruit Michael Scherer ready to play for Mizzou
    Blatant Homerism: Putting a bow on the DGB saga

Other Football Links

So um, the SEC East is projecting QUITE strong next year ... just FYI. Like, "six Top 35 teams" strong.

  • NERRRRRRRRRDS (And Self-Share Projections)
    Football Study Hall: (Far Too Early, Sure To Change A Thousand Times) 2012 F/+ Projections
  • Football Porn
    The Rookie Scouting Portfolio: When "Flat" Is Good: Route Running and Baylor WR Kendall Wright

Other Mizzou Links

The major reason I wanted to break these links into two posts was to shine a little light on the other Mizzou sports here. Wrestling looked strong this weekend, hanging tough versus No. 1 Oklahoma State and clubbing No. 10 Oklahoma; Mizzou Gymnastics continues to look pretty devastating, and baseball is right around the corner. Optimism is abound for virtually every Mizzou sport not named "women's basketball" right now.

  • Mizzou Wrestling Versus OSU
    MUtigers.com: No. 13 Tigers Fall to No. 1 Oklahoma State, 22-12
    The Trib: Tigers fight back after taking blow from Cowboys
    The Missourian: Missouri wrestling unable to take down No. 1 Oklahoma State
    KBIA Sports Extra: Missouri wrestlers miss opportunity to take down No. 1 Oklahoma State
    Daily Oklahoman: No. 1 OSU wrestling defeats No. 13 Missouri
  • Mizzou Wrestling Versus OU
    The Missourian: Henderson, Larson lead Missouri wrestlers past Oklahoma on senior night
    KBIA Sports Extra: Senior Dorian Henderson powers Mizzou in last home wrestling match
    Daily Oklahoman: Missouri avenges early season loss, whips Sooners
  • Mizzou Gymnastics
    MUtigers.com: Tigers Stay Undefeated with Win over Wolfpack
    The Trib: MU gymnasts beginning to display dangerous depth
    The Missourian: Missouri gymnastics coach Rob Drass shares friendly rivalry with former mentor
  • Mizzou Women's Basketball
    MUtigers.com: Missouri Falls to Lady Raiders in Lubbock
    The Missourian: Missouri falls at Texas Tech, remains winless in Big 12
  • Mizzou Baseball
    The Missourian: Missouri baseball relives past at First Pitch Dinner
    SimmonsField.com: First Pitch 2012: First look at a solid Tiger team
  • Mizzou Swimming & Diving
    MUtigers.com: Swimming & Diving Continues Missouri's Successful Weekend
  • Mizzou Tennis
    MUtigers.com: No. 72 Missouri Sweeps the Lady Lions

Other

I really enjoyed being affiliated with SB Nation last night. (Then again, I always do.) Their coverage of the ads was pretty damn entertaining.

  • Super Bowl
    Smithsonian Magazine: All About the Super Bowl
    SB Nation: Budweiser's Hockey 'Flash Mob' Ad Is The Best Of The Year
    SB Nation: Hyundai's 'Rocky'-Themed Ad
    SB Nation: Chevy's 'Mayan Apocalypse' Ad
    SB Nation: A Battleship Movie. Yeah.
    SB Nation: Coca-Cola Polar Bears Are Terrible At Drinking Coke
    SB Nation: The Avengers In 10 Seconds
    SB Nation: Clint Eastwood Represents Chrysler, Detroit
    SB Nation: Will Ferrell Made An Old Milwaukee Ad
    SB Nation: H&M's Underwear Ad Is Effective And Terrible
    SB Nation: Pepsi Tells World Elton John Keeps Flavor Flav In His Basement
    SB Nation: GoDaddy, Starring Danica Patrick And Body Paint
    Yahoo! Sports: The buzziest Super Bowl ads of 2012
  • Balotelli
    Dirty Tackle: Mario Balotelli performs a magic trick during Man City match
  • Boxing
    Grantland: The life of legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee
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