Happy end-of-May! Chase Abbington won't be in Columbia next year, Tim Jamieson will, and apparently Nevin Shapiro isn't a very trustworthy storyteller...
1. Chase Abbington's headed to Hutchinson JUCO
PowerMizzou: ABBINGTON TO HUTCHINSON
Post-Dispatch: Prized recruit headed to junior college
KC Star: Tigers’ top football recruit will go to juco instead of MU
PowerMizzou: Texas DT wants to visit Mizzou
As I shared yesterday in comments, there had been rumblings about Abbington failing to qualify for a while, so this doesn't necessarily come as a surprise. Plus, if it has to happen, it might as well happen at a position where Mizzou doesn't currently need the help. Unless he was an incredible stud (always possible, I guess), Abbington was probably going to redshirt anyway, so while he could potentially be missed in 2014 (then again, none of the running backs are seniors...), it probably doesn't hurt much in 2013.
That said, of course, it's a further blow to a class that already didn't grade out incredibly well. In terms of the perception-is-reality game, this doesn't help.
2. Well, this answers one question...
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou baseball coach will return for 2014
The Trib: Near-misses haunted MU baseball team
Pssh, Michael Wacha ain't all that
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou had Wacha's number in college
3. I guess I should thank the SEC meetings for a week's worth of links
CBS Sports: Georgia AD: SEC considering league-wide drug policy
Al.com: Nick Saban: Coaches don't support idea of SEC-wide drug policy
The Trib (Steve Walentik): More from Viverito on St. Louis potentially hosting SEC Tournament
4. Chelsea's getting paid
MUtigers.com: Thomas Signs with National Pro Fastpitch's USSSA Florida Pride
The Trib: Tigers will try to fill the void
MUtigers.com: 2013 Football Away Game Tickets On-Sale Date Set
6. Hello again, Miami
Fox Sports MW: Mizzou Monday: More drama added to NCAA investigation into Miami
7. All Sports news & notes
MUtigers.com: Mizzou's Mark Leroux Named National Coach of the Year Finalist
MUtigers.com: izzou Golfer Jace Long Named To The PING Golf All-Central Region Team
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Volleyball Signing Class Tabbed 18th Nationally
MUtigers.com: Morgan Eye Is National Three-Point Leader
The Trib (AP): Wrestling back up for spot in 2020 Games
8. And in case you missed it in comments yesterday, a fantastic story about Munir Prince
The Missourian: Former Missouri football player Munir Prince overcomes injury, seeks coaching position
Really a tremendous job by The Missourian's Mike Vorel on that one.