Mizzou Links, 11-15-13: Bowl watch, bye week, and big volleyball

Bill Carter

Missouri weighs its bowl options and watches some big football games, and there's a really, really big volleyball match in Gainesville tonight.

1. Bye week!

The Missourian: Several bye week games could change Missouri football's bowl fate
Post-Dispatch: SEC bowls have Mizzou high on wish lists

After the Capital One makes its selection, the Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, Tampa, Fla.) and Cotton Bowl (Jan. 3, Arlington, Texas) share the next SEC selection.

"The caveat is this," said Mike Schulze, Outback Bowl director of communications and sponsorships, "if the Cotton Bowl and us want the same team then the contract reads that we get first right from the East Division and they get first right from a team from the West Division."

Just once in the last 16 years has a West Division team played in the Outback Bowl: Auburn in the 2010 game. And just twice in 15 years has an East team played in the Cotton Bowl: Tennessee in 2001 and 2005.

But if there’s ever a team that could break that trend it could be Missouri. Mizzou sold its Cotton Bowl ticket allotment in a few hours in 2007 and, along with fans from Arkansas, packed the Cotton Bowl for their game on Jan. 1, 2008. The game has since moved to AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

We Are Mizzou: Coach Pinkel on ESPNU
We Are Mizzou: #HangoutWithGP: Google+ Hangout

Maty vs. the world
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): STAT SPOTLIGHT: Where does Mauk's trial rank among Pinkel's other Missouri QBs?

Stretch run questions
PowerMizzou: Stretch Run: Defense

2. Hello, Kansas City

MUtigers.com: Tigers Head To Kansas City, Face Hawaii At Sprint Center
The Missourian: Missouri basketball makes return to Sprint Center to face Hawaii
KC Star: MU quarterback James Franklin to sign autographs before basketball game at Sprint Center

3. Recruiting and recruiting and recruiting

PowerMizzou: Andy Bauer: The head and the heart
PowerMizzou: Mizzou in JUCO DT's Top Three

And for other sports...
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Softball Signs Six for 2014 Season
MUtigers.com: Gymnastics Announces Additions To 2014 Recruiting Class
MUtigers.com: Women's Golf Inks Two

4. BIG BIG BIG night for Volleyball

The Missourian: Missouri volleyball team excited for second meeting with Florida
espnW: Missouri Tigers volleyball star Carly Kan traces comfort on big stage back to Hawaii's Shooting Stars

5. WBB still undefeated

MUtigers.com: Three-point Barrage Lifts Tigers Past Evansville, 78-43
MUtigers.com: Postgame Quotes
MUtigers.com: Game Notes
The Missourian: Unselfish offense boosts Missouri women’s basketball to victory over Evansville
Mizzou Network: Highlights: Mizzou Beats Evansville 78-43
Mizzou Network: Postgame: Morgan Eye after Evansville

6. 1993-94 Revisited

PowerMizzou: Perfection: History at Hearnes

7. WHATNOT

Wrestling
The Missourian: Kyle Bradley works hard to stand out on Missouri wrestling team

Leadership
MUtigers.com: AD Leadership Award Continues To Shine At Mizzou

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