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Mizzou Links, 5-11-09

In case you took the weekend off from RMN (and judging from the weekend hit rates, you did), here's what you missed...

Mizzou Softball wins Big 12 Tournament!  They beat OSU 10-0, Baylor 1-0, and Oklahoma 5-0.  Links!

  • (Game 1): Tiger Softball Advances in Big 12 Tournament
  • The Missourian (Game 1): Missouri softball dominates in first Big 12 tournament game
  • (Game 2): Tigers Advance to Big 12 Title Game
  • The Trib (Game 2): Tigers roll into title game
  • The Missourian (Game 2): Missouri softball in Big 12 tournament title game
  • (Game 3): Tigers Take Big 12 Softball Crown
  • The Missourian (Game 3): Thomas leads Missouri softball to Big 12 title
  • (NCAA): Missouri Selected as Host for NCAA Softball Regional
  • The Missourian (NCAA): Missouri softball to host NCAA Regional

Here's a printable NCAA Tournament bracket (pdf).  I realize Mizzou had a very untimely 4-game losing streak in the Big 12 stretch run, and clearly that's going to hurt your seed.  But...well, now they've won four in a row and 14 of 18.  They were a Top 10 team before the small skid...and they skidded so far that they don't get a Top 16 seed after winning the Big 12 tourney?  Nuts and bolts, etc...

Mizzou Baseball takes two of three from Kansas!  They won 8-5 on Friday night, lost 7-4 on Saturday, and won 13-12 yesterday.  Links!

The Missourian also takes a look at Austin Holt and the impact he's had on Missouri's surge into a (for now) likely NCAA Tournament bid.  And speaking of which...

Rachel Phelps Watch!  With two wins over a good Kansas team, 30 wins overall, a 16-11 conference record (2nd in conference), and a Top 30 RPI, I say Missouri is in right now.  With six guaranteed games remaining on the schedule, Missouri needs two more wins to lock down the bid.  So says Lou Brown.

Need to do some catching up on Mizzou football recruiting?  PowerMizzou's got your back: here are PM's updated Top 10 Class of 2010 targets...

Speaking of football, Dave Matter finishes his spring recap with a look at the defensive backs.  Dave Matter: not as much of a Carl Gettis fan as rptgwb and I are.

Steve Walentik goes in-depth on Tyler Stone, still a bit of a Memphis mystery man/signee...

And finally, Dave Matter takes on Mizzou's soon-to-be new football scoreboard and the story behind it...