Mizzou Football Links
The Trib (Dave Matter): Keeping track of Tigers in the NFL
Mizzou Network: 1 on 1 with Brad Smith
Other Football Links
SI.com (Stewart Mandel): Semifinal anchor bowl hosting currently leading BCS playoff option
Birmingham News (Jon Solomon): College football playoff will unearth New Year's Day bowls from the dead
Solid Verbal: Playoff Movement
Senator Blutarsky: Your optimism is misplaced... er, I mean, inspiring
Mizzou Basketball Links
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) May 1, 2012
So who is Jordan Clarkson? Let's see…
…a three-star recruit in the 2010 class who chose Tulsa over offers from SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, and just about every Texas mid-major. He elected to transfer following the firing of Tulsa coach Doug Wojcik.
…Tulsa's leading scorer as a sophomore. He scored 16.5 potions per game on 44 percent shooting (46 percent on 2-pointers, 37 percent on 3-pointers, 78 percent from the line). He seems like a well-rounded scorer -- he both gets to the line and makes long-range jumpers. He also averaged 3.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.9 steals, 2.7 turnovers (ouch) and even blocked 17 shots.
…another "why do schools have so much control over transfers?" cause. Tulsa initially blocked Clarkson from talking to five schools, then "amicably" cut the list to four. It is so incredibly ridiculous that schools are allowed to do this.
So Mizzou gets a shot at another transfer. If they do not land Devonta Pollard (who is supposedly going to be ready to announce his chosen school within the next week or so), this is a lovely way to, in effect, pocket the scholarship for 2012-13 and put another interesting transfer on the floor the next season. We'll see how it goes.
Doesn't it feel good that I had to take "MIZZOU" out of the title above?
- Who's Next?
Saturday Blitz: Texas State Gives Sun Belt 10, Who's Next to Move?
Mizzou Diamond Sports Links
- On Deck: Arkansas
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Heads to Future SEC Foe Arkansas
SimmonsField.com: Game Day: MU @ Arkansas Razorbacks
- The Pitching Is Not The Problem
MUtigers.com: Zastryzny Named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week
- In The Pros
SimmonsField.com: HI NOTES: Brock Bond is Back
Other Mizzou Links
- Mizzou Wrestling
MUtigers.com: Wrestling Adds Seven More to 2012-13 Class
- Mizzou Gymnastics
MUtigers.com: Two Tigers Tapped into Secret Societies
We Are Mizzou: Truman Capital One Challenge
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