Mizzou Basketball Links
The LoboLair has learned that New Mexico Coach Ryan Miller has been offered and is in talks about the open #Mizzou assistant coaching job.— The LoboLair.com (@TheLoboLair) May 8, 2012
Jordan Clarkson Commits
KC Star: Clarkson commits to Mizzou, rounds out 2012 recruiting class
The Trib: Former Tulsa standout Clarkson joining Tigers
The Dagger: Highly touted Tulsa transfer Jordan Clarkson selects Missouri
ZagsBlog: Jordan Clarkson Transfers To Mizzou
Who Is Ryan Miller?
GoLobos.com: Ryan Miller Profile
Albuquerque Journal: Missouri Offers Lobo Assistant a Job
Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: So, What, Is Missouri Our Rival Now?
And just because...
Mizzou is the definition of college. Coming here was one of the best decisions I've made. Wouldn't want to experience college anywhere else.— Yo Quiero Keion Bell (@KEION_BELL) February 3, 2012
Mizzou Football Links
MUtigers.com: 2012 Football Away Game Tickets On Sale Tuesday
Mizzou Network: Turf Renovation Update
Pat Ivey Masters His Domain
MUtigers.com: Pat Ivey Named Master Strength & Conditioning Coach
More On Antar Thompson
The Trib (Dave Matter): Are Tigers getting a ready-made D-tackle?
Thompson has been around the Maplewood program for years and served as a waterboy while in elementary school when his older brother played for Gregory. By the time Thompson was a sophomore, Gregory knew he had a Division I player on his hands. (Gregory starred at Parkway Central in 1990s, spent two seasons at Hutchnison, Kan., Community College and played cornerback for Rocky Long at New Mexico.) But he wasn’t sure where Thompson hoped to play until MU assistant coach Cornell Ford visited Maplewood.
"He’s a quiet kid, but he’s a little intimidating because he’s the biggest kid around," said Gregory, who compared Thompson’s shy demeanor to that of NFL offensive lineman Michael Oher, of "The Blind Side" fame. "A lot of schools come in here and want to talk to him, but when I introduced him to Coach Ford, he automatically started smiling. I told Coach Ford, ‘I don’t know what you just said to him but he don’t usually smile like that. He’s usually laid back and quiet.’ Come to find out, Mizzou has been his dream school and he’s always wanted to go there. But he’s so quiet and laid back we didn’t know that."
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Sean Weatherspoon will be focal point of Nolan's defense
Other Football Links
I had far too much fun with this piece, and it took up far too much of my day yesterday.
Football Study Hall: Four Decades Of Arguments And The Rise Of The Tampa Spartans
Mizzou Diamond Sports Links
So I can't imagine Mizzou has much of a shot at the NCAA Tournament -- maybe if they'd taken the series versus Tech and maybe split with Arkansas, things would be different -- but it's nice that they're just close enough to still have something to play for down the stretch. Win your remaining series, show well at the Big 12 Tournament, and let's see what happens.
SimmonsField.com: HI NOTES: MU > MSU; Mathis > Pettite; Kinsler > Ruth & Gehrig; Scherzer > Scherzer
SimmonsField.com: HI NOTES: Tigers in the chase?
- MU is no longer listed on the BoydsWorld.com RPI Needs Report, which indicates he no longer considers Mizzou to have a statistical chance of earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
- On the other hand, Boyd's RPI Needs Report only takes into account the remaining regular season games. If MU were to finish their final seven games strong and then ride momentum deep into the Big 12 Tournament, that could get them into "bubble" status for the final at-large slots in the bracket.
Other Mizzou Links
Congrats To All
MUtigers.com: Sixty-Six Mizzou Student-Athletes to Graduate
Mizzou Network: Joplin Recovery Continues
Mizzou Men's Golf
MUtigers.com: Long and Cuartero Qualify for NCAA Regional
Mizzou Track & Field
Mizzou Network: Leslie Farmer wins Female Varsity M Award at ROARS
All Hail Our Vox Overlords
Tech Crunch: A Closer Look At Chorus, The Next-Generation Publishing Platform That Runs Vox Media