- MUtigers.com: 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 Sports.com: Bowl Bonanza
- The Missourian: Eight Big 12 teams to play in bowl games
Tulsa World: OU to face Connecticut in Fiesta Bowl
Daily Oklahoman: Bob Stoops, OU have an excellent chance to end their BCS drought
Daily Oklahoman: Sooner defense emerged late in the season
Houston Chronicle: Texas A&M to face LSU in Cotton Bowl
Tulsa World: OSU to play Arizona in Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl
Daily Oklahoman: Oklahoma State to face Arizona in Alamo Bowl
Daily Oklahoman: Oklahoma State needs to score more
Daily Oklahoman: It's first down, history to go for Oklahoma State
Corn Nation: Nebraska To Play Washington in Holiday Bowl
Lincoln Journal-Star: Osborne: It's unusual
Dr. Saturday: 'Huskers' Big 12 farewell comes with an all-too-familiar fizzle
Topeka Capital-Journal: Cats hungry for Big Apple all along
Chicago Tribune: Illinois vs. Baylor
Chicago Tribune: Northwestern vs. Texas Tech
Austin American-Statesman: : I have not resigned
Big 12 Basketball Links
USC > Texas
ESPN.com: 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
ESPN.com: Derrick Williams' 16 power Arizona St. past Oklahoma
Nebraska > Creighton
ESPN.com: Nebraska 59, Creighton 54
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: No. 16 Mizzou Outlasts Kent State, 19-15
The Missourian: Waters continues perfect start to Missouri wrestling career
Mizzou Women's Basketball
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Suffers 79-68 Loss to Northwestern
The Missourian: Lack of depth hurts Missouri in loss to Northwestern
Big Ten.org: Big Ten Statement on Expansion