Mizzou Links, 5-14-12

ST. LOUIS MO - DECEMBER 26: Danario Alexander #84 of the St. Louis Rams slips out a tackle attempt by Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers at the Edward Jones Dome on December 26 2010 in St. Louis Missouri. The Rams beat the 49ers 25-17. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

It was a good weekend for Team Stubble, though it was a single seed away from being a little better.

Mizzou Football Links

So ... Eric Carter is really, really fast. Doesn't take too long to figure out why Mizzou is after him so hard.

  • 2013 Recruiting
    PowerMizzou: 2013 Defensive Hot Board
    PowerMizzou: Toby Johnson Enjoying His Moment
    PowerMizzou: Eric Carter Feeling the Love
    YouTube: Eric Carter Highlights
  • DISRESPECT
    Post-Dispatch: Pinkel has standing among SEC coaches
  • NFL
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Friday Four & Out

    [T]hese veterans could face some challenges in camp:

    Danario Alexander has two years left on his four-year deal with St. Louis, but the Rams are rebuilding their receiver corps with two new pieces through the draft, plus free-agent addition Steve Smith. Seems to reason that Alexander must have a healthy and productive training camp to protect his spot on the roster.

    Tim Barnes was on the Rams’ practice squad last year and the new regime signed Barnes to a futures contract in January. St. Louis released last year’s center, Jason Brown, but signed one of the best centers on the free-agent market, Scott Wells. The Rams also signed undrafted LSU center T. Bob Hebert. Barnes should have the inside track for the No. 2 job.

    Buffalo signed offensive lineman Colin Brown to a one-year deal and are now listing the former tackle and guard as its No. 1 center. Returning starter Eric Wood is the only veteran center on the roster, though the Bills drafted Oregon guard/tackle Mark Asper in the sixth round and plan to use him at center. [...]

    After three doomed years in Cincinnati, tight end Chase Coffman signed a one-year deal with Tampa Bay. The Bucs return Pro Bowler Kellen Winslow, but otherwise don’t have much in terms of established talent at the position. Coffman will be battling for a job along with Drake Dunsmore, Collin Franklin, Danny Noble, Zack Pianalto, Luke Stocker and Tyler Urban.

  • MotherRucker
    KC Star: Martin Rucker among rookie camp participants
  • SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON
    The 2012 Falcons Spotlight: Sean Weatherspoon

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • Ryan Miller
    MUtigers.com: Ryan Miller Joins Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
    The Trib: Miller joining Tigers as assistant coach
    The Missourian: Missouri adds new assistant coach
    KC Star: Missouri officially adds basketball assistant from New Mexico

SEC

  • $$$$$$$
    Post-Dispatch: MU fans to be asked to help pay the way in $EC

EXPANSIONAPALOOZA™ 2012

So I still don't think FSU leaves for the Big 12. But I'm quite a bit less sure of that than I was a week ago. I didn't realize how backloaded the ACC contract was.

  • Getting Realer
    Yahoo!: Florida State trustee may have lit the fuse on a potential move to the Big 12
    Warchant.com: FSU BOT Chair blasts ACC, opens door for Big 12
    Orlando Sentinel: FSU coach Jimbo Fisher says FSU should explore leaving ACC for Big 12
    Tomahawk Nation: "Florida State University regrets that misinformation about the provisions..."
  • Good Question
    Matt Sarz Sports: Third tier rights: What are they?

Mizzou Softball Links

In basketball, a weak non-conference schedule doomed Missouri to what was approximately the eighth overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. In softball, a weakish non-conference schedule doomed Missouri to ninth, behind two teams they eclipsed in the Big 12 standings. Both Texas and Texas A&M, however, ranked higher in terms of RPI and got the nods at sixth and eighth, respectively.

So if chalk reigns, the bracket is set up so that Mizzou would visit College Station in the Super Regional. Ehren Earleywine is not an A&M fan, so there would be some entertainment value here.

Mizzou does get to host their fourth consecutive regional, however, and for the fourth consecutive year DePaul and the Missouri Valley Champion (this year, it's Illinois State for the second year in a row) will make the trip to Columbia. If you remember last year, DePaul upset Mizzou, 2-1 in 11 innings, forcing the Tigers to beat Illinois State (8-4) and take out the Blue Demons twice (7-3 and 8-0) to advanced to the Super Regionals. They are a tough out, but at least they won't sneak up on Team Stubble this time.

  • Mizzou 4, Oklahoma State 0
    MUtigers.com: Thomas No-Hits Cowgirls, Mizzou Wins 4-0
    Mizzou Network: Softball downs OSU
    The Trib: MU ace hurls 11th no-hitter of career as Tigers softball tops OSU
    The Missourian: Thomas tosses another no-hitter, Missouri beats Oklahoma State
  • Mizzou 5, Oklahoma State 3
    MUtigers.com: No. 9 Mizzou Takes Game Two Over OSU, 5-3
    Mizzou Network: MU-OSU Game 2 Highlights
    The Trib: Tigers feel safe with security blanket
    The Missourian: Missouri pitcher Nottelmann not having the year she hoped
    PowerMizzou: Tigers eye sweep and the postseason
  • Mizzou 1, Oklahoma State 0 (10)
    MUtigers.com: Tigers Walk Off to Complete Sweep of Cowgirls
    Mizzou Network: Thomas Sets Strikeout Record
    The Missourian: Missouri walks off Oklahoma State in final game of regular season
    KBIA Sports Extra: Mizzou softball pulls out a win in the 10th inning, Thomas sets record
  • NCAA Tournament
    MUtigers.com: Mizzou Selected to Host Regional
    The Trib: Missouri softball will host NCAA Regional, earns No. 9 overall seed
    The Missourian: Missouri gets No. 9 overall seed in NCAA Tournament
    Big 12 Sports: Six Big 12 Softball Teams Head to NCAA Regionals

Mizzou Baseball Links

Tough weekend for Team Jamieson. The offense showed up, but the pitching struggled. Still, Rock Bridge grad John Miles looked awfully good on Saturday, and it is awfully easy to get excited about this pitching staff in coming years.

Other Mizzou Links

  • Mizzou Track & Field
    MUtigers.com: 8 Tigers Earn All-Big 12 Honors on Day One of Championships
    MUtigers.com: More School Records Fall on Day Two at Big 12 Championships
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