Mizzou Links, 2-13-14: Sheldon supports Sam, big game tonight, and stupid weather

Ed Zurga

Sheldon Richardson speaks out in support of Michael Sam, Mizzou Hoops host Arkansas tonight, weather throws a kink into diamond plans, and the NCAA fixes one stupid rule and tries to implement another one.

1. Michael Sam Watch, Day 5

SB Nation: Michael Sam, a normal football player
SB Nation: Questions about Michael Sam and gay teammates
The Missourian: Former All-American diver Greg DeStephen was first openly gay Mizzou athlete
The Missourian: Crane operator's picture of Michael Sam tribute goes viral
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): More on Michael Sam and the NFL Draft
Post-Dispatch (Bernie): Sheldon Richardson praises Michael Sam
Slate: Michael Sam, Sports Illustrated: The bad journalism that has everyone convinced the NFL isn’t ready for a gay player.
Fox Sports MW: Best part of Michael Sam fallout for Benedictine's Messersmith? Shoulders shrugging
Rolling Out: Kent State wrestler suspended for anti-gay tweets about Michael Sam
Al.com: Openly gay athlete would be welcome in Alabama locker room, former star HaHa Clinton-Dix says

2. So ... big game tonight

MUtigers.com: Tigers Return Home Thursday To Face Arkansas
Post-Dispatch: Tigers can get season back on track vs. Hogs
Post-Dispatch (Gordon): Mizzou's NCAA push starts now
KC Star: Missouri’s Ryan Rosburg making strides in Tigers’ frontcourt
KC Star: Missouri-Arkansas basketball preview
The Maneater: Ditch the bigs? Haith debates going small to spark offense

3. Recruiting

KC Star: Trio of defensive-line recruits will factor into the mix for Mizzou

2015
PowerMizzou: Hilton surprised by offer
PowerMizzou: 'A big one' for Boyd
PowerMizzou: Kicking the trend

4. #stubble

MUtigers.com: 2014 Mizzou Softball Season Preview
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Softball Switches Weekend Plans to Baylor
The Trib: MU softball motivated by early exit

5. Oh hey look, weather's screwing things up already

The Missourian: Winter storm jeopardizes Missouri baseball's season opener
The Missourian: Missouri baseball's Anderson held out with elbow injury
The Missourian: PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball prepares for season opener despite flight cancellation

6. Gymnastics changing plans as well

MUtigers.com: Gymnastics Matchup At Georgia Cancelled Due To Weather
The Missourian: Missouri gymnastics swaps Georgia meet for St. Charles competitors
The Missourian: Rachel Updike continues excellent form for Missouri gymnastics

7. Fix one dumb rule, create another one

NCAA.org: Football Rules Committee slightly adjusts targeting rule, defensive substitutions
SB Nation: Some college coaches opposed to potential NCAA hurry-up offense rule
EDSBS: YOU COULD GET A DELAY OF GAME FOR GOING TOO FAST IN 2014
ESPN.com: Coaches of no-huddle offenses blast NCAA rules proposal

8. WHATNOT

Wrestling
The Maneater: Top-ranked Houdashelt shows model of consistency

Volleyball
The Missourian: Missouri volleyball's Lisa Henning and Molly Kreklow face uncertain future

Track & Field
MUtigers.com: Tigers Travel to Arkansas for Tyson Invitational

Workout Wednesday
MUtigers.com: Workout Wednesday: Week 14

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