Mizzou Links, 5-24-12

Phil Steele says E.J. Gaines is not one of the six best corners in the SEC. (Photo via Bill Carter.)

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So does it count as a "surprise" when you upset a team that you already beat two of three times in the regular season? Regardless, Mizzou took out Texas last night and will now face Texas A&M instead of Kansas. God, Kansas, do you always have to avoid playing us?

(For those interested, Mizzou and A&M played a ridiculously close series in College State at the end of March: Texas A&M won 8-6 and 7-6, and Mizzou won 4-3.)

And yeah, Mizzou almost certainly has to win the conference tournament to get an NCAA bid. Tim Jamieson has been saying for a while that the Tigers should be in good shape if they can get to 30 wins (they're currently 29-26), but that non-conference schedule was so weak that I can't imagine that's the case. The resume is certainly decent -- series wins over Auburn, Texas, Oklahoma State, Kansas State -- but the late series losses to Memphis and Kansas had to doom them. Either way, it won't matter if they can win a few more games and get the automatic bid.

  • Super Regionals
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  • Big 12 Baseball Tournament
    MUtigers.com: Tigers Blank Texas, 5-0, In Opening Round of Big 12 Tournament
    Big 12 Sports: Missouri Shuts Out Texas, 5-0
    The Trib: Missouri shuts out Texas in Big 12 opener
    KC Star: MU surprises Texas in Big 12 Baseball Tournament
    Austin American-Statesman: Missouri shuts down Texas 5-0 in Big 12 tournament

Mizzou Football Links

  • E.J. Gaines Now Has DISRESPECT!!!!! Fuel
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Seven Tigers land on Steele's All-SEC teams
  • SEC Defenses
    CBS Sports: Missouri and Texas A&M prepare for tough sledding vs. SEC defenses

Other Football Links

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    Pacific Takes: Larry Scott Says Plus-One Back On The Table

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • No Wonder Mike Anderson Wanted To Go Back To The SEC ... Okay, That Was Mean
    Rush The Court: Home Sweet Home: A Look Back At Home Court Advantage In The SEC
  • Sorry, Keyon ... First, You Lose the Rafters Playoff ... And Now This
    SB Nation: Keyon Dooling Has His Head In The Game

EXPANSIONAPALOOZA™ 2012

  • Tsk Tsk, TCU...
    SB Nation: Big 12 Expansion Rumors All But Confirmed By TCU Athletic Director
    EDSBS: TCU AD TELLS TRUTH, WILL LIKELY CLAIM HE WAS HIGH
    Saturday Blitz: Positives & Negatives of Growing Media on College Football: Recruiting Tools vs. Conference Expansion
  • But Seriously, It's Probably Going To Happen
    Tigernet: Clemson BOT to meet Thursday, discuss rumors of realignment and future
    On The Banks: What's wrong with the ACC?
  • SEC Expansion Candidates Are Pretty Obvious At This Point
    Wildcat Blue Nation: Is more SEC realignment on the way?
  • Everybody Join In!
    SB Nation: Notre Dame To The Big 12 And Other Best/Worst Case Scenarios For Conference Realignment
    MWC Connection: Mountain West Offered Boise State More Revenue To Stay In The Mountain West
    BC Interruption: Conference Realignment: Conferences Based On Academics
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