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Mizzou Links, 1-21-09

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Mizzou Wrestling may have fallen, but Mizzou Gymnastics is now no longer the only Top 10 team currently residing in Columbia--Mizzou Baseball joined the fun yesterday by being tabbed #10 by Baseball America to start the season.  They are the first Big 12 North team listed and fourth overall after ATM (#1), Texas (#4) and Baylor (#8).  Meanwhile, Rivals projects them at #19.

The Tigers also need productive campaigns from pitchers Nick Tepesch and Ian Berger.

Tepesch was very good at times last season, but also was inconsistent. Berger, meanwhile, is a senior that has had a productive career for the Tigers. As a veteran, he must rise to the occasion and grab the No. 3 starting job.

If Tepesch and Berger can become front-line starters behind Gibson, the Tigers all of a sudden have a possible Omaha team.

Ronnie Wingo: almost done.

Travis Ford: still (sort of) a Tiger.

So tonight could be an interesting matchup in Stillwater--the Daily Oklahoma has a decent look at how OSU has become a better team since they picked up the pace.  Whereas most teams try to slow Mizzou down, OSU could quite possibly do the opposite.

Other Mizzou-OSU at Gallagher-Iba Links!

How are Kimmie English and Matt Lawrence handling their new roles?  The Missourian takes a look.

Dying for a podcast to listen to at work?  Check out the latest Trib basketball podcast with Steve Walentik and Joe Walljasper.

Finally, of all the things Mike Anderson has to worry about...maybe his close-games record isn't one of them?