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Mizzou Links, 12-6-10

Insight, eh?

  • Mizzou Accepts Bid from Insight Bowl
  • KC Star: Insight bound: Pinkel urges Mizzou fans to flock to bowl

    With surprising bluntness, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel explained why, when he began the reclamation project of MU football a decade ago, he and Missouri athletic director Mike Alden dropped a four-year series against Iowa set for 2005 through 2008.

    "We got ‘em off the schedule because they’re good," Pinkel said. "We were building our program and that didn’t make a lot of sense to me to play such a great football program.

    "I would say that was an intelligent decision."


    MU wide receiver T.J. Moe spoke with just as much boldness on how Missouri, after being passed over by the Insight last season for Iowa State, was taken by the Insight over Nebraska.

    "I know a lot of times we’ve been snubbed in the bowls a little bit," Moe said.

    "I know right now, Nebraska has one more loss on their record (9-3) than Missouri does. That’s good for us.

    "You’ve got 10 wins in a season, I don’t think you’re too worried about what bowl you’re going to after that. You either get screwed or you don’t. It’s not up to us any more.

    "I don’t know if anybody got screwed."

    Nebraska fans, Moe was told, might disagree, with the Cornhuskers going to the Holiday Bowl to play Washington.

    "Nebraska always thinks they got screwed," Moe shot back.

  • The Trib (Dave Matter): Further Insight: Missouri vs. Iowa

    Pinkel downplayed the impact the Insight Bowl would have on Missouri’s recruiting efforts against Iowa, but it’s a topic offensive coordinator/recruiting coordinator David Yost was more than happy to discuss. I’ll share more on his thoughts later this week, but the Tigers run across Iowa on the recruiting trail all the time, in St. Louis, Kansas City, the Springfield area and even down in Texas. Iowa has five players on its roster from St. Louis — including two standout starters in receiver Marvin McNutt and All-American defensive end Adrian Clayborn, whom MU recruited heavily. Missouri also recruited Iowa D-tackle Christian Ballard, a native of Lawrence, Kan. Missouri has two players who were initially committed to Iowa and changed their pledge to MU: defensive end Marcus Malbrough and tight end Matt Hoch.

  • The Missourian: MU fans respond to Insight Bowl announcement
  • PowerMizzou: Tigers excited for Insight, Iowa
  • KBIA Sports Extra: VIDEO: Pinkel urges fans to travel to Tempe
  • Post-Dispatch: Missouri will play Iowa in the Insight Bowl
  • Fox Sports MW: Mizzou headed to Insight Bowl
  • Black Heart Gold Pants: Iowa Hawkeyes get wish! Will play late night game in desert, not on New Year's, and against team that looks like Purdue!

Big 12 Football Links

Big 12 Basketball Links

  • USC > Texas Nikola Vucevic has career game in front of host of scouts as USC upsets Texas
    Burnt Orange Nation: USC Downs Texas 73-56
    Austin American-Statesman: Trojans upend Horns behind Vucevic's 24
    The Dagger: How did USC upset Texas? The Trojans did it with defense.
  • Arizona >>> Oklahoma Derrick Williams' 16 power Arizona St. past Oklahoma
  • Nebraska > Creighton Nebraska 59, Creighton 54

Other Mizzou Links

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    The Missourian: Waters continues perfect start to Missouri wrestling career
  • Mizzou Women's Basketball Mizzou Suffers 79-68 Loss to Northwestern
    The Missourian: Lack of depth hurts Missouri in loss to Northwestern