Mizzou Links, 4-10-14: Pinkel lands his next QB, Earnest Ross files a restraining order

Ronald Martinez

Drew Lock commits to Missouri (great!), Earnest Ross files a restraining order against Zach Price (terrible!), snitching is a problem when investigating athletes (terrible!), Ehren Earleywine scores Win No. 500 (great!). This has been an exhausting couple of weeks.

This has been as bipolar a couple of weeks as I can remember for Mizzou. Lots of great, lots of terrible, little in between.

1. GREAT: Lock it up. Or down. Your pun of choice.

The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Lee's Summit QB Drew Lock picks Missouri
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou locks down state's top QB recruit
KC Star: Lee’s Summit High School quarterback Drew Lock will play at Missouri
The Missourian: State's leading high school quarterback boosts Missouri football recruiting
Fox Sports MW: Pinkel reels in a big one as four-star QB Drew Lock gives verbal to Mizzou
Rivals.com: VIDEO: Drew Lock commits to Missouri
PowerMizzou: A lock to Mizzou
PowerMizzou: Like father, like son
PowerMizzou: PMTV: Lock talks decision

By the way...

You're welcome.

2. TERRIBLE: Pretty sure this is the first "restraining order" issue ever presented in seven years of Mizzou Links

Post-Dispatch: Mizzou's Ross filed for restraining order against teammate Price
KC Star: Earnest Ross sought protection order against former MU basketball teammate Zach Price
The Missourian: Earnest Ross: Zach Price 'put me in danger'

3. TERRIBLE: Pretty sure this is the first "snitching" issue ever presented in seven years of Mizzou Links

The Trib (Behind the Stripes): CPD assistant chief describes difficulties of investigations involving athletes
Post-Dispatch: Police: Students less likely to 'snitch out' Mizzou athletes

4. GREAT: Earleywine wins No. 500

MUtigers.com: Earleywine Gets Career Win No. 500, Mizzou Sweeps WIU
The Trib: MU's Schkade makes most of playing time in doubleheader sweep
KBIA Sports: Earlywine achieves milestone as Tigers sweep doubleheader

Never change, coach.

5. GREAT: Money.

USA Today: SEC revenue up more than $41M; Slive gets 25% boost in base pay

In its first fiscal year with Missouri and Texas A&M, the Southeastern Conference raised its total revenue by more than $41 million to $314.5 million, according to the conference's latest federal tax return.

And now to the more emotionally stable portion of your daily links post...

6. Spring game

MUtigers.com: Spring Game Weekend Schedule of Events

7. The Bowtie

KBIA Sports: MU Chancellor supports student athletes by showing up to games

8. Hey look, another ranked opponent

MUtigers.com: Mizzou Continues SEC Play at No. 15 Kentucky
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Baseball to Host Brace For Impact Day April 19

9. No. 22 feels low...

...though I can't disagree with any specific name above Pinkel here.

Athlon Sports: Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2014

10. WHATNOT

Gymnastics
MUtigers.com: Gymnastics Participates In Local Mizzou Moves Event

Men's Golf
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Golf To Compete At Ohio State's Kepler Invitational

Soccer
MUtigers.com: One on One: 2014 Freshman Taylor Walker

The pioneer
The Missourian: First openly gay Missouri athlete Greg DeStephen returns for LGBTQ panel

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