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Mizzou Links, 10-27-09

Colorado/Media Day Links!

    Obviously, Mizzou has had a rough go of it the past three weeks, but the fact remains that the future is bright in Columbia, as the Tigers are a very young team. Picked to finish third this season in the Big 12 North Division, the Tigers began the season hoping to successfully defend its 2007 and 2008 North Division titles. ...

    While Head Coach Gary Pinkel would never offer up youth as an excuse for anything, the fact remains that this team is very young, with only 15 seniors on the roster. Of those, only six are projected to start on offense/defense Saturday against Colorado, with only eight total who are on the two-deep entering the game. That’s a stark contrast to 2008, when the Tigers began the season with 12 senior starters (5 on offense and 7 on defense).
  • Missouri Football Team Hosts Media Day
  • The Trib: Tigers Meet the Press
  • KC Star: MU's Gabbert sports new cast, still plans to play
  • Post-Dispatch: Pinkel seeks way to reach his team
  • Post-Dispatch: Blaine Gabbert remains focused on Buffs
    While X-rays taken over the weekend continue to show no structural damage, MU offensive coordinator Dave Yost said Monday, Gabbert's status still hinges on practice today and Wednesday. "Our deal is if you don't practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, you don't play," Yost said.

    Based on information from MU's training staff, Yost and coach Gary Pinkel expect Gabbert will practice. Still, Yost said they'd have to see "how it is when they take it out of the cast, and go from there."
  • PowerMizzou: PMTV: Tigers meet the media
  • PowerMizzou: Audio: Pinkel and Hawkins Talk
  • Denver Post: Dan Hawkins: Tyler Hansen 'still the guy'

Other Mizzou Football Links!

Big 12 Links!

And this really is good stuff...hopefully it doesn't happen again in a Columbia locker room in four weeks, but good stuff...

Other Mizzou Links!

  • MU Basketball
    The Dagger: The Hunt: No. 47, Missouri
    Talent. Pshh. Who needs it? After their deep tournament run, the Tigers lost three key senior starters: star forward DeMarre Carroll, guard Matt Lawrence, and forward Leo Lyons. That wipes out Anderson's entire starting frontcourt, and losing Carroll -- whose constant defensive pressure and versatility from the high post on offense made the Tigers go -- will be especially difficult. J.T. Tiller is likely Missouri's closest thing to a star player, but after that Missouri will be relying on newcomers in the froncourt. Can they make it work? More interesting, does it matter? Or does "40 Minutes of Hell" work no matter who suits up?
  • MU Soccer
    The Trib: Plenty of credit to go around
    The Trib: They've come a long way, baby

    "This game really embodied what we are as a team and our style of play," Wagner said. "We’re super-aggressive, we doubled them in fouls, it was high-scoring and our defense was awesome."

    It has not always been so methodical. When Wagner and four others in the Tigers’ seven-member senior class committed to Coach Bryan Blitz four years ago, the program was struggling — Missouri had winning records in conference only three times over the team’s first 11 seasons. Even this year, despite returning eight starters from last year’s Big 12 Tournament champions, they faced an unexpected early crossroads.

    Missouri’s 5-0 loss at No. 4 UCLA on Sept. 20 capped a 2-4-1 stretch.

    Missouri hasn’t lost since.
  • MU Volleyball Paola Ampudia Earns Big 12 Player of the Week

And just for fun, the Missourian's new Men's Basketball blog reminds you how fun Laurence Bowers can be...