Mizzou Links, 4-30-12

Michael Egnew photo via Bill Carter.

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Mizzou Football Links

So Michael Egnew was taken with the 78th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, slightly higher than both Chase Coffman (98th) and Martin Rucker (111th). I'm really curious how the Dolphins end up using him; despite what has always been a rather lanky frame, he might be more well-built for pro success than either of the two more successful college tight ends he has surpassed here. (Then again, I am still not entirely sure how Coffman and Rucker haven't made more noise than they have, so I am clearly not an expert on this topic.)

Oh, and "MU football not losing ground in KC-area recruiting" is a front-runner for the "Most Understated Headline Of The Year" award. Kudos, KC Star.

Other Football Links

Stewart Mandel has always done a lovely job of pointing out that, while the BCS was certainly outdated, it was infinitely better than the old system. It wasn't the reason college football didn't have a playoff -- the people who created it were the reason. Still, it was a de facto two-team playoff and has set the table for expansion. Good things.

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • New Englanders Are Angry Folk (Just Like The Rest Of Us)
    The Dagger: Erudite UConn fan shares his anger with Alex Oriakhi via text
  • 2013 Recruiting
    PowerMizzou: Offers keep coming for PG Jaylen Brantley

EXPANSIONAPALOOZA™ 2012

Poor Idaho, New Mexico State and Texas State. They are going to be without a football conference soon.

  • WACmageddon
    SI.com: UTSA poised to leave WAC for Conference USA
    Pre-Snap Read: Four More Jump Ship From the WAC
    Saturday Blitz: San Jose State, Utah State Mountain-West Bound: A Timeline of The WAC's Demise
    BC Interruption: Conference Realignment: Texas-San Antonio To Conference USA, And The "Non-AQ" Scramble
    San Jose Mercury: San Jose athletics: on the verge of Mountain West invitation
    Salt Lake Tribune: Utah State is headed for Mountain West Conference
    Idaho Statesman: Is the WAC done as a football conference?

Mizzou Softball Links

Technically speaking, Mizzou still has a shot at the Big 12 title this year following a sweep of Iowa State. They have played three more conference games than Oklahoma, two more than Texas, and they currently stand at 14-7, 1.5 games behind Oklahoma (14-4) and one game behind Texas (13-6). The Tigers travel to Oregon for a fun non-conference series this weekend, while Texas plays at Baylor on Monday, then heads to Norman for a three-game series this weekend. If the Horns lose to Baylor but take two of three from Oklahoma, we will head into the final weekend of Big 12 play with Oklahoma at 15-6, Texas at 15-8 and Mizzou at 14-7. If Mizzou sweeps Oklahoma State in Columbia, then they would at least tie for the title if Oklahoma only takes two of three in Ames. We are not talking high probabilities here, but it's on the table.

  • Mizzou 9, Iowa State 0
    MUtigers.com: No. 10 Tigers Run-Rule Cyclones, 9-0
    The Missourian: Missouri beats Iowa State 9-0
    KBIA Sports Extra: No. 10 Tigers run circles around Cyclones in 9-0 win
  • Mizzou 8, Iowa State 0
    MUtigers.com: Tigers Take Game Two Over Cyclones with 8-0 Victory
    KBIA Sports Extra: Roth grand slam helps Tigers to another run-rule victory over Cyclones
  • Mizzou 6, Iowa State 5
    MUtigers.com: No. 10 Softball Hangs On For 6-5 Win to Sweep Cyclones
    KBIA Sports Extra: Erwin earns Game 3 win over Cyclones in first conference start
  • The Missourian: Missouri softball team didn't go far to find offensive standouts

Mizzou Baseball Links

Team Jamieson needed to keep rolling this weekend if they wanted any shot at an NCAA Regional berth, but following a romp in Lubbock on Friday night, the bats went silent. Alas.

  • Mizzou 9, Texas Tech 0
    MUtigers.com: Mizzou Extends Win Streak to Five with 9-0 Win at Texas Tech
    The Missourian: Missouri beats Texas Tech 9-0, extends winning streak to five
    SimmonsField.com: HI NOTES: Low Tech
  • Texas Tech 4, Mizzou 3
    MUtigers.com: Mizzou's Rally Falls Short at Texas Tech
    SimmonsField.com: HI NOTES: Ups & Downs
  • Texas Tech 7, Mizzou 0
    MUtigers.com: Mizzou Drops Series Finale at Texas Tech, 7-0
  • The Missourian: Missouri infielder works through injury setback after earning starting spot
  • SimmonsField.com: 9 reasons why Taylor Stadium should be sold out this weekend

Other Mizzou Links

  • Mizzou Mile
    Mizzou Network: ESPN Anchor John Anderson Hosts Mizzou Mile
  • Mizzou Tennis
    MUtigers.com: Mizzou Falls to No. 21 Texas, 4-1, in Big 12 Tournament
  • Mizzou Golf
    MUtigers.com: Wilson Leads Tiger Men Through Big 12 Championship
    MUtigers.com: Women's Golf Takes Ninth at Big 12 Championship
    The Missourian: Missouri golf recruit achieves on many levels
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