CONCORD, NC - MAY 27: Fans stand with American flags in the granstands during the national anthem prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR)
First things first: we seem to have quite a few members of military families on this site, I want to wish everybody a happy, somber Memorial Day. We tend to use the word "ultimate" too much these days, but we don't use it enough in talking about the ultimate sacrifices made by those for whom Memorial Day was created.
Mizzou Baseball Links
As mentioned in comments last night, though Mizzou Softball is done, we should all think about transferring some of our prop bets (or making new ones) to account for the brilliant run Mizzou Baseball made this past weekend, and the one they might continue to make next weekend. Mizzou Baseball loves children too!
And what a well-timed run this was. The Big 12 Tournament has just taunted Tim Jamieson through the years, as Mizzou has lost dramatically in the finals multiple times, including last year, when the Tigers built a similarly large lead (6-0 last year, 7-2 this year) and lost it. Oklahoma evened things up at 7-7 late, but Mizzou prevailed anyway. Great to see. Welcome back to the NCAAs, Coach.
Big 12 Tournament Champions
MUtigers.com: Tigers Win Big 12 Baseball Championship
Big12Sports.com: Mizzou Wins Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship
Big12Sports.com: Missouri vs. Oklahoma Highlights
The Trib: Tigers win Big 12 baseball championship
The Missourian: First Big 12 baseball title special for Missouri's Jamieson
KC Star: Mizzou takes Big 12 baseball title
Post-Dispatch: Tigers win Big 12 baseball crown
Fox Sports MW: Mizzou tops Oklahoma to win first Big 12 title
Daily Oklahoman: Missouri beats Oklahoma to win Big 12 Tournament
Daily Oklahoman: Coach Tim Jamieson, Missouri baseball leave conference on top
Trripleplay's Posting Parade
SimmonsField.com: We are the champions !!!
SimmonsField.com: Big 12 Tournament Championship Photos: Celebration
SimmonsField.com: Big 12 Tournament Championship Photos: Congratulations
SimmonsField.com: Big 12 Tournament Championship Photos: Dogpile
SimmonsField.com: Big 12 Tournament Championship Photos: Award Ceremony
SimmonsField.com: Big 12 Tournament Championship Photos: Trophy
SimmonsField.com: Big 12 Tournament Championship Photos: The Ultimate Honor
SimmonsField.com: HI NOTES: Big 12 Champs move on to NCAA Regionals
The Big 12 win awards the Tigers an automatic berth in the NCAA Regionals. The at-large teams, top-eight national seeds, first-round regional pairings and site assignments will be announced at noon ET, Monday, May 28. The one-hour program will be shown live on ESPNU.
Mizzou Softball Links
Good run, ladies. Start a new streak next year. #TremendousStubble— Rock M Nation (@rockmnation) May 28, 2012
LSU Hates Children
MUtigers.com: Missouri's Season Ends at Hands of LSU
The Trib: Same ole same ole -- lack of an offense does in Tigers
The Missourian: Defeat in home super regional tough end for Missouri
KC Star: LSU keeps MU softball team out of World Series
KC Star: MU softball falls short of College World Series
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou runs out of gas
Mizzou Football Links
Mizzou Network: Building The New Faurot
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou returns to school
The Trib (Dave Matter): The New Nameless Twitter Mailbag Blog
@novakmchris: What offensive and what defensive player on the team do you think is poised to have a breakout season this year?
Offense: Marcus Lucas. As a sophomore last year, his production was erratic. Game-winning TD catches against Texas A&M and Texas Tech. Zero catches against Oklahoma, Kansas State, Texas and North Carolina. As far as talent goes, no reason why he can’t be one of the top outside receivers in the SEC this year.
Defense: Kony Ealy. He has all the tools to be an impact player on the edge.
We Are Mizzou: Football Poster Photo Shoot
Birmingham Times: Meet the SEC schedule guru fitting square pegs in round holes
SB Nation: SEC Confirms '6-1-1' Scheduling For Future Conference Games
Recruiting & Development
Mr. SEC: A School-By-School Comparison Of The SEC's NFL Pipelines
Bring On The Cats: Conference Realignment: Why Is This Happening? (Post 1)
Dirty Tackle: Donovan hat-trick powers hooped Yanks over Scotland in friendly
Pro Soccer Talk: The Big Three: trio of talkers in U.S. romp over Scotland