Mizzou Links, 8-20-12

NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 17: Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks to throw a pass against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 17, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Wait, it's August 20? Seriously? Is that right? It must be ... because freshmen ran through Columns yesterday...

Mizzou Football Links

First things first: preseason games are not regular season games. I know that. But wow, has Blaine Gabbert done about as well as anybody could have hoped so far.

(And while I know there is indeed more travel in the SEC, I thought it was pretty disingenuous of the Post-Dispatch article below to compare trips to Iowa State and Kansas State with trips to Florida and Georgia. There were plenty of long-away destinations in the Big 12 (Lubbock, Austin, Waco), and there are plenty of closer travel options in the SEC (Nashville, Fayetteville). Ames is closer than Nashville, but it's just a wee bit more comparable than Gainesville.

Other Football Links

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • The Tour Of Europe Ends
    MUtigers.com: Dominating Fourth Quarter Leads Mizzou Basketball to 81-61 Victory
    KC Star: MU finishes Euro tour with victory over French club
  • Let's Get Physical ... Physical...
    Fox Sports KC: Going abroad getting physical for NCAA teams

Mizzou Diamond Sports Links

Mizzou Soccer Links

  • Mizzou 5, No. 11 Memphis 1
    MUtigers.com: Mizzou Knocks off No. 11 Memphis, 5-1, in Season Opener
    The Trib: Postgame: Missouri 5, Memphis 1
    The Trib: MU soccer opens 2012 with upset win
    KBIA Sports: Missouri soccer team upsets No. 11 Memphis
    KBIA Sports: Mizzou soccer opener a thrill, but keep it in perspective
    The Maneater: Tigers storm past Memphis
  • Mizzou 2, UCSB 0
    MUtigers.com: Mizzou Soccer Downs UC Santa Barbara, 2-0
    Mizzou Network: Tigers improve to 2-0
    Mizzou Network: Post-game report with Abi Raymer
    KBIA Sports: Mizzou soccer beats UCSB, notches second win for the season
    The Maneater: Missouri blurs past UC Santa Barbara 2-0

Other Mizzou Links

And the Most Awkward Headline Of The Weekend award goes to ... The Maneater!

  • Mizzou Volleyball
    MUtigers.com: Gold Tops Black, 3-1, in Annual Scrimmage
    The Trib: Transfer Simpson shines in MU volleyball scrimmage
    The Maneater: Tigers unveil selves in Black and Gold scrimmage
  • Mizzou Women's Basketball
    MUtigers.com: Women's Basketball Releases 2012-13 Schedule
    The Trib (Ross Dellenger): SEC awakening: Women's hoops gets UT twice

Other

Granted, there was one really big draft yesterday, but if you've got any other FFL needs over the next few weeks, be sure to pay attention to SB Nation's new Fantasy Football portal!

In other news ... guess who's back in our lives...

  • Mario!
    Dirty Tackle: Mario Balotelli pranked Man City's photographer by swiping her lens hood and walking away
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