Mizzou Links, 6-21-13

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Draft season begins in earnest, Justin Smith might sneak into Canton, and BREAKING NEWS: defensive coaches want to change rules to favor defenses.

1. Congrats, Mike Alden

MUtigers.com: Mizzou's Mike Alden Named 2013-14 NACDA President
The Trib: MU’s Alden named president of AD association
KC Star: Missouri’s Mike Alden chosen to lead national college athletic directors’ group

2. NBA season is over. Time for NBA Draft season.

Fox Sports MW: NBA scouts see Phil Pressey as a late second-rounder, at best
The Trib: Oriakhi trying to prove his worth before NBA draft
Post-Dispatch: Oriakhi hopes draft dream comes true

I hope everything works out for you, Flip, but your decision's not looking all that smart at the moment. (Then again, there's nothing saying his stock would have been any better next year in what is supposed to be a loaded draft. Might as well start the journey earlier.)

3. Justin Smith in Canton?

Post-Dispatch: Could the Bay Area Cowboy be fitted for Canton gold?

Five years ago, he would have had no chance whatsoever, but ... damn. This could be interesting.

4. "Defensive coach wants to change rules to help defenses" is not a story

CoachingSearch.com: Rich Rod reacts to Bielema's 15-second grace period idea

5. We haven't talked much about the O'Bannon case here, but it's still moving forward

SI.com (Stewart Mandel): Some movement, but no ruling in critical O'Bannon hearing

6. WHATNOT

Baseball
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Baseball in the Minors - Weekly Update

Track & Field
MUtigers.com: Tigers Track Lands 2nd in SEC for APR Score
MUtigers.com: Carodine Earns Bronze on First Day of USATF Championships

Swimming & Diving
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Swimming Adds Transfer Abby Duncan

7. Attn: Foodies

NPR.org: Gourmands Through The Ages: 'A History Of Food In 100 Recipes'

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