Mizzou Links, 8-30-13

Frederick Breedon

Please let every day of the college football season be as fun as last night. Hoo boy.

1. One day! WE ALMOST MADE IT, GUYS.

KC Star: Franklin, Henson ready to show what MU can do on offense
The Trib (Beyond the box score): The Other Side: Murray State (the Air Raid, St. Louis receivers and more)
Post-Dispatch: A look inside Mizzou's roster
Post-Dispatch: Franklin's legacy on the line
Mizzou Network: 1 on 1: James Franklin Before Opener
We Are Mizzou: Family Dinner at Coach Pinkel's
We Are Mizzou: Mizzou Press Box Tour

Guh
MUtigers.com: Heat Advisory for Mizzou vs. Murray State
The Missourian: MU athletics issue heat warning for Saturday's football opener

Rules Changes
PowerMizzou: Thinking low

2. Woah, woah, woah, good sirs. Today is a day for unabashed, homerific optimism, thank you very much.

Post-Dispatch: Pinkel on the hot seat at Mizzou
Post-Dispatch: FIVE WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE

3. Last night had some incredible football

Let SBN catch you up. I've probably missed a couple of posts in here, but this is a pretty good selection.

SB Nation: Opening night college football coverage: UNC-South Carolina, Ole Miss-Vandy and more
Team Speed Kills: Ole Miss 39, Vanderbilt 35: An Early Entry for Game of the Year
Anchor of Gold: Ole Miss Wins a Heartbreaker Over Vanderbilt, 39-35
Team Speed Kills: South Carolina 27, North Carolina 10: It'll Do For Now
Blogger So Dear: Deacon defense dominates Presbyterian, 31-7
Tar Heel Blog: South Carolina 27 UNC 10
The UConn Blog: Towson 33 - UConn 18: An Unmitigated Disaster
Mountain West Connection: Spartans Underwhelm Hornets 24-0!
Hustle Belt: Archer goes down, Kent wins season opener
Mountain West Connection: Utah State vs. Utah final score: Aggies fall to Utes, 30-26
Hustle Belt: Ball State rolls Illinois State 51-28
Hustle Belt: Bowling Green vs. Tulsa: FINAL
Hustle Belt: Akron-Central Florida: Zips avoid shutout in final minutes, 38-7
Pacific Takes: Utah 30, Utah State 26: Chuckie Keeton the better player, Travis Wilson gets the win
Conquest Chronicles: USC 30 - Hawaii 13 Post Game Thread

4. More on this week's commits

Rivals.com (VIDEO): Rivals Spotlight: Tavon Ross
PowerMizzou: Commitment Breakdown: RB and S
The Trib: Tigers' newest commit has 'pop' behind pads
KC Star: Georgia safety is Mizzou’s 20th football commitment for 2014

And a current walk-on...
The Trib: Former Rock Bridge TE Austin Ray joins Missouri as walk-on

5. I think they're timing these so that I can be excited about this each day

MUtigers.com: Mizzou Basketball Announces Oct. 25 Hearnes Center Contest
MUtigers.com: 1993-94 photo gallery

That photo gallery is the bee's knees.

6. Sigh

State of the U: It's Opening Night and STILL no decision from the NCAA

7. WHATNOT

Soccer
MUtigers.com: Soccer Hosts SEMO Friday, Travels to UMKC Sunday
The Missourian: MU soccer player Loudell Crumpler returns from knee injury

Volleyball
MUtigers.com: Volleyball Spotlight: Freshman DS Linda Steinhardt
MUtigers.com: Volleyball Player Spotlight: Freshman UTIL Carly Kan

Men's Golf
MUtigers.com: Emilio Cuartero Named To Golf World Top 50 List
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Golf to Host Fifth Annual Turning Stone Intercollegiate

Clarification
KC Star: Prosecutor clarifies her comments in book critical of MU tutoring program

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