No extra news on the Marquis Booker story. He has been suspended indefinitely, and nobody else has gotten in trouble yet. We'll see what happens. If it was Booker's gun, and if Maclin and Weatherspoon (and George White) really didn't know what was going on when he went to get the gun, I guess they don't really need to be punished...then again, they were out and yelling at folks at 3:50am...bleh. We'll see what happens.
To cleanse our palette of that story for now, we check out a nice Q&A with RSFr safety Gilbert Moye.
PM: How much did you learn in that year and how much have you improved since you first came to campus?
GM: "Oh, man. At first I was a hesitant a little bit because I didn't know everything. I wasn't going 100 percent. Now, everything comes to me and I'm just wide open right now."
PM: Are you fully comfortable, ready to go at the safety position now?
GM: "Yeah, I'm expecting big things."
PM: Not a lot of better guys you could have learned from than maybe the two best safeties in the Big 12 last year...
GM: "It was great. Even though Pig is gone, he's a senior, he's graduating, he's done, he still hangs around the athletic facility a little bit and is coaching me up still. Willy Mo, he's hurt, so he's coaching me up, watching film, everything. They just want to help right now."
Further distraction from guns: Mizzourah's Bold Preseason Poll, complete with RMN representation.
Another day, another "Lyons might go pro" story. Again, bleh. As I've mentioned before, if he's dumb enough to jump even though he's simply not going to be drafted (right now, he's barely in the Top 60 for next year's draft), then I can't say I'm going to miss him much. But without him, we likely don't have too much chance of improving in 2008-09. Thank god Football is full of nothing but happy news right now...oh wait...
So those two 1-run, outside-the-three-man-rotation losses for the Mizzou Baseball team? Not hindering them in the rankings. Baseball America has Mizzou at #4 in the country, while Rivals.com has them #7. Technically, I guess those two losses are hurting Mizzou, as they'd possibly be #2 without them. But you get what I'm saying. Oh, and Baseball America has deeper Mizzou info here, and since I'm looking to fill space on this wimpy list of links, I'll quote it too.
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 13-2, 0-0 in Big 12. (1-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-0.
Missouri's stellar pitching shined against overmatched Toledo. On Friday, Jr. RHP Aaron Crow (9 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 15 K) threw his first career complete-game shutout and shattered his previous career high for strikeouts in a game (10); he whiffed 11 of the 15 batters he faced during one stretch from the fourth to the eighth. Jr. RHP Ian Berger (8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K) was nearly as impressive Saturday, and So. RHP Kyle Gibson (8 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K) dominated in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader to improve to 4-0.The Tigers staffed the second game, starting with three one-hit, shutout innings from Fr. RHP Brad Buehler (3 IP, 1 H, 0 R), and their offense scored in each of the first six innings to build an insurmountable 11-0 lead.
March 14-16: Toledo: W 6-0, W 10-0, W 3-1, W 11-6
March 18-19: South Dakota State
March 21-23: (14) Baylor
Yeah, that's about all I've got this morning.