James Franklin photo via Bill Carter.
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Here Come The Upgrades
The Trib: MU facility improvements specified in document
A Board of Curators document indicated the majority of that total — $46.05 million — is devoted to the Memorial Stadium east-side addition. The project calls for about 5,200 extra bleacher seats and 800-900 premium seats at the football stadium. The structure will be built outside the current bowl footprint of the stadium. The current capacity of Memorial Stadium is 71,004.
There is also a request for $9.75 million for renovations to the stadium's west-side press box. A portion of the current press area will be converted to suites, with additional press seating moved to the upper deck of the facility.
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou seeks stadium expansion in master plan
CBS Sports: SEC-bound Missouri unveils inevitable expansion plans for Faurot Field
QB No. 1
The Trib (Dave Matter): James Franklin volunteers in Joplin, expects to throw next month
PowerMizzou: 2014 RB talks offer
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Chicago Tribune: Source: SEC, Big 12 wanted playoff games outside bowl system
Daily Oklahoman: Former OU coach Barry Switzer says he'd serve on committee to pick college football playoff field
KWTX.com: Ex-BU Basketball Player Charged With Extorting RG3
Dallas Morning News: Update on Richard Hurd extortion attempt
Mizzou Basketball Links
We Take Transfers? Who Knew?
Mizzou Network: Meet Jordan Clarkson
SEC Basketball Is Going To Be ... Pretty Damn Awesome
The Trib (Steve Walentik): Notes from the SEC summer teleconference
Birmingham News: Basketball coaches see glory days ahead for conference
"You're talking two NCAA tournament teams," Kentucky coach John Calipari said of the Tigers and Aggies. "I think seven teams in our league ... are going to be in the NCAA tournament. And I think that'll be from here on in."
Tennessee's Cuonzo Martin agreed with Calipari's prediction, and Auburn's Tony Barbee said it could even be eight. Only four SEC teams made the NCAA tournament field in 2012
One SEC coach who is very familiar with the league's two newest teams is new South Carolina coach Frank Martin, who came to Columbia this year from Kansas State. Martin, who sees the SEC as "the most underrated league in the country," said Missouri and Texas A&M will make it even stronger.
Fox Sports MW: New challenges await Haith's Tigers in SEC
KC Star: Texting change welcomed
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Individual Camp Schedule
Mizzou Diamond Sports Links
SimmonsField.com: Mizzou Diaspora: Pitchers & Catchers Report
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So it looks like Amanda Dunne (the former Amanda Bales) came up about 18 seconds short of the cutoff for the women's 5,000 meter finals. Mizzou's got quite a few other prospects attempting to join Christian Cantwell on the Olympic roster.
The Trib: Dunne deal? Former Tiger revives career
The Missourian: Missouri athletes eye berths for 2012 Olympic Games
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