Mizzou Links, 4-16-14: Draft deadlines, recruiting, and free food

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Jabari Brown's deadline for changing his mind has come and gone, another JUCO guard prepares a Mizzou visit, Drew Lock is pretty awesome, Mizzou is "among others," and student-athletes can eat more!

1. Basketball recruiting, ahoy!

As I understand it (and honestly, I might not understand it at all), the deadline for Jabari Brown and others to remove their names from the draft and retain their NCAA eligibility came and went last night. It's an incredibly fast, dumb deadline, but unless he pulled his name out and told nobody, I assume that means he's officially gone. So I guess that means we need to talk about recruiting...

PowerMizzou: Mizzou visit planned for Giovanni McLean
ZagsBlog: JUCO Guard McLean Courted by Mizzou, Fordham, St. John’s
ZSmart's Sports Blog: Bronx-Bred Guard McLean Receiving Heavy NCAA Interest

(17 points and seven assists per game with 43% 3-point shooting? Damn.)

And while the SEC wasn't great this year, it's certainly been thumped by early entry.

2. Football recruiting, ahoy!

Drew Lock
Post-Dispatch: Lock delivers good news Mizzou needed
Post-Dispatch: History of Missouri quarterbacks
Fox Sports MW: Mizzou's newest football commitment, Drew Lock, has the heart of a Tiger

SB Nation: Rising OT Madison Akamnonu has top three

And if you missed it, East St. Louis defensive lineman Terry Beckner was named the No. 6 overall player in the 2015 class by ESPN. Under his name when they're discussing him: "Considering AUB, FSU, MICH, OSU, USC, among others." Considering he named Missouri his leader last week, that's pretty fun. You don't have to assume he's going to sign here, but I think if he names Mizzou his leader, you are probably required to mention Mizzou as something other than "among others." But that's just me.

Meanwhile, moving from the "future players" to "former players" department...

The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Draft Hopeful Q and A: TE Eric Waters
Pro Player Insiders: Henry Josey

3. Free food!

NCAA.org: Council approves meals, other student-athlete well-being rules
SB Nation: NCAA allows 'unlimited meals' (best URL ever)
Post-Dispatch: NCAA: Let them eat snacks

4. Moving right along...

MUtigers.com: Mizzou Baseball Falls at Missouri State

5. #stubble

MUtigers.com: No. 13 Mizzou Set for Day Trip to Iowa for Doubleheader
The Missourian: Missouri softball's new businesslike mentality suits recent success
The Maneater: Stepping up: Genovese improves to lead team

6. Big week at the tennis complex

MUtigers.com: Mizzou Set to host 2014 SEC Women's Tennis Championship
KBIA Sports: Missouri set to host SEC women’s tennis tournament
The Missourian: Missouri tennis coach Sasha Schmid furthers father's coaching tradition


Track & Field
MUtigers.com: Tigers Enter Mt. SAC Week at No. 23 in the Nation

MUtigers.com: Student-Athletes Join TSF For 2014 Thank-A-Thon

8. No, thank you

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