Whether or not James Franklin is ready to go, this guy won't be starting against SE Louisiana. (Photo via Bill Carter.)
Mizzou Football Links
Well ... saw this one coming...
The Trib: Berkstresser suspended after arrest
Missouri quarterback Corbin Berkstresser will indefinitely sit out team activities per a university policy that states athletes who have been charged with a felony or face a possible felony charge are automatically suspended, team spokesman Chad Moller confirmed Wednesday. […] If Boone County prosecutors decide to charge Berkstresser with a misdemeanor, he will have to apply for reinstatement before rejoining team activities, Moller said.
According to UM System rules for student conduct, if an athlete pleads guilty or is found guilty of a felony charge, the athlete is barred permanently from participation in athletics at any campus of the UM System.
Post-Dispatch: MU suspends QB who was arrested
PowerMizzou: Tiger Mailbag
JoeDec89 asks: Who do you think is the most underrated commit in the 2013 class so far and why? Also who do you think from the 2012 class besides DGB can have a impact as a freshman?
GD: I've never professed to being a talent scout. But the guy I hear the most about from people around Mizzou who isn't getting a ton of attention nationally is Jeff City linebacker Joe Burkett. I've heard some say they think Burkett is the best linebacker in the state of Missouri this year, even though he won't get the hype that Nick Ramirez and Eric Beisel will. As far as last year's guys, I think either Russell Hansbrough or Morgan Steward definitely plays as a freshman. I think Evan Boehm has a great shot to play. And partially because of the relative lack of depth at defensive tackle, I'm keeping my eye on Evan Winston, who certainly has the physical look of a D1 player.
USA Football: Quarterbacks, receivers and tight ends selected for 2012 U.S. Under-19 National Team (look for a certain player whose name rhymes with Mint Mosick)
SB Nation (Tampa Bay): Blaine Gabbert Has To Be The Jaguars Starter
Other Football Links
Generally speaking, I'm not a humongous fan of Yahoo!'s Dan Wetzel -- he has tended to go a bit too far for my liking when it comes to blaming all of college football's ills on bowls and the BCS; meanwhile, I also really have no objection to hypothetical playoff semifinals taking place at bowl sites. That said ... Wetzel is absolutely right that the Big Ten has bent over backwards to make the Rose Bowl happy during this playoff debate, to the extent that they are costing their own teams and fanbases. Not that I care, really, but he's right.
Chicago Tribune: Big Ten athletic directors getting in line with idea of four-team playoff in college football
Yahoo! (Dan Wetzel): Big Ten surrenders fight to bring college football playoff to the Midwest, just to help the Rose Bowl
CBS Sports: Memo to BCS commissioners: Your credibility is on the line again
It's Relegation Week!
SB Nation (Jason Kirk): Realignment Is Dead, Long Live College Football Relegation
Deadspin: Reconstructing The Most Exciting Day In The History Of Soccer (And Maybe Sports, Period)
Mizzou Basketball Links
PowerMizzou: PMTV: Zach Coleman in action
PowerMizzou: Georgia duo hearing from Tigers
San Jose Mercury: Action/reaction: USA Today strikes again, Florida State to the Big 12 (?), Boise State's dilemma and non-news on Pac12Net
Mizzou Diamond Sports Links
Looks like there are a couple of Stubble Drive radio appearances in the works for this afternoon. Stay tuned!
The Trib: Pressure is no problem
Mizzou Network: 1 on 1 with Ehren Earleywine
SimmonsField.com: Game Day: MU @ Kansas Jayhawks
SimmonsField.com: HI NOTES: The Numbers Game, MU Past & Future
MUtigers.com: Six Tigers Land on Academic All-Big 12 Team
Other Mizzou Links
Mizzou Men's Golf
MUtigers.com: Cuartero, Long Prepare for NCAA Regional Golf Championship
Mizzou Track & Field
MUtigers.com: Big 12 Track & Field Championships Wrap Up
Making Sure Everybody Saw This...
SB Nation (Matt Ufford): Military Veterans: What's Your Favorite Sports Memory From Deployment?