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Mizzou Links, 12-7-07

Here's the official release for Mizzou Basketball's first home game in a couple weeks, a 3pm tip-off against Purdue.  According to, the game is nearing sellout status.  That would certainly be a nice change.

The Missourian says tomorrow's game could come down to rebounding.  Meanwhile, the Trib has a nice article on Keon Lawrence and the fact that he's going through the first slump of his life.  Long-term, I'm not worried about Keon, but his shooting woes, combined with the fact that Stefhon Hannah's teardrop-in-the-lane shot isn't falling and Matt Lawrence is way too streaky from 3-point-land, has really handicapped us offensively.  We don't have a go-to shot on offense, and when we don't make shots, we can't press.  But hey, Brandon Rush got arrested yesterday, so the news isn't all bad.  Kidding.  Sort of.

Oh wow...'Nova came back from 21 down to beat LSU last night.  I stopped paying attention to that game pretty early on, as 'Nova was getting smoked.

Okay, on to football...

Graham Watson looks into bowl dollars and discovers that, of all the legitimate reasons for hating Kansas for getting to the Orange Bowl, "more money" isn't one of them.

Dave Matter writes about Chase Daniel's Heisman longshot status, especially true after Tim Tebow and Darren McFadden pretty much swept every category at last night's ESPN college football awards show.  Oh, and Martin Rucker a) was passed over for Walter Camp All-American by Wisconsin's Travis Beckum and b) was passed over for the Mackey Award by USC's Fred Davis.  Good times.

Today's recruiting updates: Inside Mizzou catches up with Ohio WR D.J. Woods, while PowerMizzou checks in with Texas DB Kenji Jackson and digs up more on former Arkansas commit Ugo Okpara.  Also, Colorado OL Bryce Givens, a good friend of Blaine Gabbert's and a Nebraska soft-commit, will visit Texas and Colorado.  He visited Columbia with Gabbert a few weeks ago.

Also, PowerMizzou members should stay tuned this morning for the latest Chamber, which is sure to have a lot of information about this weekend's visitors.  Once again, our major football recruiting weekend takes place on a weekend of miserable weather.  Not the best time to have a bunch of Texas kids up here...assuming they can get here at all.

Finally (and most importantly), Shakespeares delivers across the country!!!