Mizzou Links, 5-15-14: Acing the APR and doing lunch with Oprah

The Beef

Mizzou aces the APR again, the #Stubble regional begins tomorrow, Michael Sam and Oprah do lunch, and Mizzou's baseball season has three games left.


MUtigers.com: Mizzou Second in SEC for Academic Progress Rates
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Missouri football's Academic Progress Rate ties South Carolina atop the SEC
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou football tops SEC for APR
NCAA.org: NCAA Education and Research Data - Academic Progress Rates

2. One day to the #Stubble regional

MUtigers.com: Mizzou Ready to Begin Regional on Friday vs. Bradley
MUtigers.com: Regional Action Covered by KTGR and Mizzou Network

3. Mike and Oprah, hangin' out

The Missourian: Oprah, Michael Sam agree to documentary deal over lunch
The Trib: Former Tiger Sam eager to return focus to the field

(Not sure an Oprah reality show was the best way to go about focusing on the field...)

Fox Sports MW: Michael Sam's boyfriend is grandson of Mafia boss

Meanwhile, in Carolina...
Panthers.com: Kony Ealy: I'm ready for the challenge

4. Recruiting never stops

PowerMizzou: Analysis: Drew Lock
PowerMizzou: James' recruitment heats up
PowerMizzou: 'I like Missouri a lot'

5. A season comes to a merciful end

MUtigers.com: Mizzou Baseball Fan Primer - vs. #24 Arkansas
KBIA Sports: Mizzou baseball team struggling in second year in SEC


Golf vs. NCAA
The Trib: Missouri's Walker leaves opposing coaches envious
KC Star: Ryan Zech, Missouri golf team set for NCAA regionals

Track vs. SEC
MUtigers.com: Tigers Ready to Take on SEC Championships

The effect of the SECN
MUtigers.com: Volleyball Televised 10 Times on SEC Network in 2014
MUtigers.com: Four Mizzou Soccer Games to be Televised Nationally in 2014

Kim vs. Busch
MUtigers.com: Anderson Set For First Pitch Thursday At Busch Stadium

Good people
Mizzou Network: ONE ON ONE: McGill named SEC Community Svc. Leader of the Year

7. This is pretty cool

Care Conversations: One Amazing Baseball League Helps Fans Remember

8. The Beck puppet thing was awesome

Consequence of Sound: Saturday Night Live’s Top Musical Performances

9. I make fun of Pinterest...

...to Mrs. Bill C sometimes because when she's looking for a new recipe, what she tends to find from people are simply recipes with a bunch of words I like mashed together. Red velvet cookie dough cheesecake brownie cake pie. Bacon cheddar pierogi chicken and dumplings casserole bites. But at this point I have no leverage because...

a) She finds a lot of awesome stuff on there, too (including the goat cheese & chive biscuits she made last weekend).

b) Buffalo Chicken Puff Pastry Waffles

I'm both excited and mortified, Serious Eats.

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