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Mizzou Links, 12-21-09

Helluva Recruiting Weekend, Huh?

  • KC Star: Marcus Lucas commits to Missouri

    Lucas, who is 6 feet 5 and 195 pounds, is rated by Rivals as the No. 14 wide-receiver recruit in the nation. He is also ranked as the No. 113th best player overall and the No. 2 recruit in the state of Missouri.

    Missouri already had commitments from No. 1 — Nick Demien, an offensive lineman from Wentzville — and No. 3 — defensive end Kony Ealy out of New Madrid.


    Lucas, who gave out the news electronically while cloistered with a group of football recruits at Missouri’s basketball game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Mizzou Arena, was the second wide receiver to commit to the Tigers on Saturday.

    Denton (Texas) Ryan’s Bud Sasser also confirmed via text message that he had given his commitment to Missouri.

  • KC Star: Liberty's Lucas Tops Mizzou Recruiting Class; MU Class Rank up to No. 14
  • PowerMizzou: Bud Sasser knew it all along
  • PowerMizzou: Matt Hoch makes changes in commitment, position

Texas Bowl and Other Mizzou Football Links

  • Post-Dispatch: On the edge of a New Frontier
  • The Trib: Blaine Gabbert has shone bright
  • The Missourian: Gabbert brothers have more in common than Missouri football
  • KC Star: With Danario Alexander exiting, who's next in line at receiver?
  • PowerMizzou: Redshirt reports: Adam Burton
  • MWC Connection: Wyoming pulls out Double OT thriller in New Mexico Bowl
    Post-Dispatch: Ex-MU assistant coaches Wyoming to bowl win

Big 12 Football Links

Mizzou is better than UA-Pine Bluff at Basketball

  • The Missourian: Missouri men's basketball guard shines on graduation day
  • Post-Dispatch: Home cooking offers Mizzou little challenge
  • KC Star: Tigers rout Arkansas-Pine Bluff
  • Post-Dispatch (Bryan Burwell): Mizzou's sweet music for Kim English (awesome, AWESOME job by Burwell)
    So now Little Kim is not so little anymore. He is a 6-foot-6-inch sophomore guard at the University of Missouri with a sweet jump shot that looks a whole lot like the old man's. So now Big Kim occasionally makes the road trip from suburban Baltimore to watch his son play ball just like he taught him. His seat in the Mizzou Arena is in the low corner near the Missouri bench, and he does not make much of a fuss while his son is filling up the place with sweet string music. Instead, he quietly observes, noting the body language of basketball. He checks the way the ball comes off his son's finger tips, he notices release points, body lean and other subtleties only ballers understand.

    The dad, who 30 years ago was a 6-foot-3 first-team All-Metro swing man from Baltimore County's Woodlawn High School (27-point average as a senior), exchanges quiet glances and hand gestures with the son. A shot goes up, and the ball rattles off the rim. The dad flicks his right fingers off the left finger tips like he's brushing dust off a table.

    The son nods and trots back down the floor.
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Big 12 Basketball Links

  • Clone Chronicles: Iowa State Beats Bradley Up A Little Bit
  • KC Star: K-State's Colon ready to make impact for Cats

Big Ten?

  • Bring On the Cats: Why the Big 12 Needs to Do Everything It Can to Keep Missouri (Part One)
    Bring On the Cats: Why the Big 12 Needs to Do Everything It Can to Keep Missouri (Part Two)
  • Detroit News: Best match for Big Ten expansion: Show me Missouri