Mizzou Links, 12-11-13: Recruiting picks up, Sam and Gaines earn more recognition

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Michael Sam and E.J. Gaines were each voted All-SEC by conference coaches yesterday. Plus: football recruiting is picking up, and Jordan Clarkson is awesome.

1. 23 days to OSU

The Missourian: 5 facts about Missouri's Cotton Bowl history

And four days since Auburn
KC Star: Missouri turns its back on SEC title game loss
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): SNAP DECISIONS: In which nothing works and Auburn finds fertile land outside the tackles...and inside the tackles
PowerMizzou: Breakdown: Run Defense

Hooray?
Al.com: Auburn-Missouri ties for highest-rated college football game in 2013

2. Award Tour

MUtigers.com: Sam, Gaines Voted All-SEC by Coaches
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Sam, Gaines earn 1st-team honors from SEC coaches
KC Star: SEC coaches put two MU players on all-conference first team
Post-Dispatch: Sam, Gaines earn more All-SEC honors

3. And now recruiting picks up...

PowerMizzou: Official visits and random recruiting news
PowerMizzou: Mizzou checks out Tampa duo
PowerMizzou: Mizzou offers Elijah Lee

Basketball, too, I guess
RecruitLook: A Humble Jayson Tatum Remains Hungry For Success

4. What a start for this guy

The Trib (Courtside View): Clarkson's impact second to none among transfers

See him on Sunday
MUtigers.com: No. 24 Mizzou Hosts Western Michigan on Sunday
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Basketball Announces Holiday 4-Pack vs. Western Michigan

5. LOVE this stuff

Mizzou Network: SPOTLIGHT: Mizzou Hoops helps Make-A-Wish

6. WHATNOT

Volleyball (sigh)
MUtigers.com: Tigers Haul in AVCA Regional Awards

Gymnastics
The Trib: Welker seeks more consistency with MU gymnastics team

Women's basketball
Mizzou Network: Mizzou Women's Basketball and Toys 4 Tots

7. We haven't had a Bourdain link for a while...

Gothamist: Anthony Bourdain Talks Brooklynization, Cinespiration And Making Daring Television

8. And while we're at it...

Esquire: Dan Patrick: What I've Learned
Esquire: Keith Olbermann: What I've Learned

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