Mizzou Basketball Links
So it begins ... we've been hoping for a Border War rubber match, but first, we get a chance at a tie-breaker with Oklahoma State tonight at 6 p.m. CT.
Oh yeah, and READ STEVE WALENTIK'S DENMON ARTICLE BELOW. I couldn't figure out which piece to blurb ... too much to choose from...
An OSU Rubber Match
MUtigers.com: No. 5 Tigers Open Big 12 Championship Play Thursday
The Missourian: Missouri prepares for Big 12 Tournament
KC Star: Mizzou men practice at the Sprint Center
Poke, Poke, Poke, Poke...
Lawrence Journal-World: MU guard adds fuel to rivalry
The Trib: Missouri's self-made success story
Future stardom was not assured for Denmon when he signed with Missouri in 2007. He barely cracked Rivals.com’s list of the nation’s top 150 recruits, coming in at No. 150.
Denmon spent his first two college seasons as a reserve, playing in all 38 games and averaging six points off the bench in the Tigers’ Elite Eight season of 2009. He made four starts and raised his scoring average to 10.4 points as a sophomore.
That progress wasn’t enough to foreshadow the jump he made in his junior season — at least to people outside the Missouri locker room. He averaged 16.9 points as one of the country’s most efficient players, shooting 50 percent from the field and 44.8 percent from 3-point range while helping the Tigers make their third straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
"It caught a lot of media and outsiders and fans by surprise," said walk-on guard Jarrett Sutton, a teammate of Denmon’s the past four years. "I wouldn’t say it caught me by surprise. I mean, I knew him in high school, and I know how his mentality is. He goes right at guys. He’s not afraid of anything. And he puts in so much work."
It is through untold hours in the gym that he has smoothed and sanded one of the best shooting strokes in college basketball. That can go unnoticed by anyone not directly connected to the program, and Denmon doesn’t go out of his way to publicize it.
The Trib (Steve Walentik): Sutton happy to be along for ride
Another "Dixon: Sixth Man" Article
Post-Dispatch: Mike Dixon shines as Mizzou's sixth man
Other Basketball Links
BIG 12 TOURNAMENT: TEXAS A&M 62, OKLAHOMA 53
Big 12 Sports: Aggies Defeat Sooners On Wednesday Night
Daily Oklahoman: Texas A&M bounces OU men, 62-53
Rush the Court: Big 12 Tourney First Round Recap: Oklahoma/Texas A&M
BIG 12 TOURNAMENT: OKLAHOMA STATE 76, TEXAS TECH 60
Big 12 Sports: Cowboys Win Shootout over Red Raiders
Daily Oklahoman: Cezar Guerrero leads OSU men past Texas Tech
More Big 8 Reminiscing
Daily Oklahoman: Coaches gave Big Eight basketball an edge
Mizzou Football Links
Gary Pinkel Talks A Lot Now (And I Approve)
The Trib (Dave Matter): PInkel on Bordre War: "Let's just move on."
Riverfront Times: Sneak Peek at Mizzou's New Football Helmet?
So they basically took the video they showed in stadium during football games last season and added an SEC piece to the end ... that is some excellent re-purposing right there...
We Are Mizzou: MIZ-SEC
Dr. Saturday: Mizzou wastes no time declaring its allegiance to the SEC
Bring On ... Arkansas?
The Trib: SEC rivalry switch is news to Pinkel
PowerMizzou: Tiger Mailbag
Other Mizzou Links
Great news all around in the "Other" department here. Mizzou qualified more wrestlers for nationals than anybody else ... Chelsea Thomas got herself a lovely Vox profile ... and Robin Pingeton's women's basketball team pulled a lovely upset over a team that drubbed them last week. Good day!
MUtigers.com: Wrestling Qualifies All 10 Starters for Nationals
MUtigers.com: No. 12 Tigers Kick Off Home Schedule
Vox Magazine: Chelsea Thomas, Queen of Diamonds
Vox Magazine: Editor's Letter: MU's softball superstar
Mizzou Women's Basketball
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Upsets Oklahoma State to Advance to Quarterfinals
The Trib: MU women hold on for tournament upset
The Missourian: Missouri women win first conference tournament game since 2008
The Missourian: PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri takes Oklahoma State
KC Star: MU women stun Oklahoma State, advance to quarterfinals
KBIA Sports Extra: Mizzou pulls off upset win to advance in Big 12 Tournament
Daily Oklahoman: OSU women fall to Missouri
MUtigers.com: Tigers Continue Homestand with Charlotte
The Trib: MU rebuilds confidence on diamond
SimmonsField.com: HI NOTES: Home Crowds, Home Stand, Heroes
Mizzou Track & Field
MUtigers.com: West, Pinnix Ready for NCAA Championships