Mizzou 3, Creighton 2
MUtigers.com: Tigers Walk Off Against Creighton
The Trib: Missouri walks off with dramatic win
The Missourian: Missouri defeats Creighton in NCAA Regional game
PowerMizzou: Tigers take softball tourney opener
Post-Dispatch: MU rallies to beat Creighton in NCAA softball
Mizzou 3, Illinois 1
MUtigers.com: Fleming, Nottelmann Lift Tigers to Title Game
The Missourian: Nottelmann's pitching puts Missouri in regional championship game
The Trib: Pitcher gives Missouri breathing room
PowerMizzou: Tigers move on to regional final
Mizzou 4, Illinois 2
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Wins Third Straight Regional Title
The Missourian: Missouri wins NCAA regional
PowerMizzou: Nottelmann leads the way
KC Star: Missouri advances to NCAA softball super regional
Super Regional Coming to Como
MUtigers.com: Columbia Selected As Super Regional Host
Big12Sports.com: Missouri and Oklahoma Advance to NCAA Softball Super Regionals
Note to Dave Sittler: Texas won the Big 12 title, and they are now done. Give me a third consecutive non-title and a third consecutive super regional, even though that doesn't meet your definition of success.
Mizzou Basketball Links
And since the video hasn't actually been embedded here yet, I'll go ahead and stick it here...
I realize Mitchell kind of bailed and wasn't completely trying to block it, but ... damn. I mean, Pressey's shorter than I am, and his head almost hit the rim. Damn.
Other Basketball Links
Clone Chronicles: Cyclones Pick Up Transfer Who Can Play Right Away
Mizzou Baseball Links
Texas 5, Mizzou 2
MUtigers.com: Texas Takes Opener with Mizzou
The Trib: MU comes up empty vs. Horns
The Missourian: Missouri baseball team loses first game without starting shortstop
Austin American-Statesman: Jungmann stays strong for victory against Missouri
Texas 6, Mizzou 4
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Edged by Texas
The Trib: Close but not quite for Tigers ... again
The Missourian: Big plays help and haunt Missouri
Austin American-Statesman: Texas tops Missouri for 27th win in 28 games (!!!)
Texas 20, Mizzou 11
MUtigers.com: Tigers Drop Regular Season Finale to Texas
The Missourian: Missouri out-slugged by Texas
Austin American-Statesman: UT sets home run record, routs Missouri
Big 12 Tournament
Big12Sports.com: Field, Schedule Set for 2010 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship
Wednesday, May 26 Game 1: No. 4 Texas A&M vs. No. 5 Texas Tech 9:00 a.m. Game 2: No. 1 Texas vs. No. 8 Missouri 12:30 p.m. Game 3: No. 3 Kansas State vs. No. 6 Baylor 4:00 p.m. Game 4: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 7 Kansas 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27 Game 5: No. 1 Texas vs. No. 5 Texas Tech 3:00 p.m. Game 6: No. 4 Texas A&M vs. No. 8 Missouri 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 28 Game 7: No. 3 Kansas State vs. No. 7 Kansas 3:00 p.m. Game 8: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 6 Baylor 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 29 Game 9: No. 5 Texas Tech vs. No. 8 Missouri 9:00 a.m. Game 10: No. 1 Texas vs. No. 4 Texas A&M 12:30 p.m. Game 11: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Kansas State 4:00 p.m. Game 12: No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 7 Kansas 7:30 p.m.
The Trib: Academic upgrade the key
Thanks in part to the Big Ten’s lucrative TV package through the Big Ten Network, Penn State reported $91,570,233 in athletic revenue last year, sixth-most among Football Bowl Subdivision programs and the most in the school’s history by more than $15 million, according to the Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education.
"They’ve been able to take the money from the conference and invest it in facilities, and thus, in turn, invest it in the student-athletes themselves," said Steve Jones, the school’s radio voice for football and men’s basketball, and also a Penn State alum. "That does not happen at the level it’s happening unless Penn State joins the Big Ten."
The greater impact, though, has been felt on the school’s campus in State College. One of the great luxuries in joining the Big Ten is its association with the league’s academic counterpart, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, whose members share academic resources and programs while benefiting from more than $6 billion in funded research. In 2008, Penn State spent $701 million on research and development, almost 50 percent of which was funded by the federal government through the partnership with the CIC. Of the nine public institutions with the biggest research budgets in 2008, five came from the Big Ten, according to the National Science Foundation, including Penn State at No. 8.
All of which goes back to academics, [former PSU president Bryce] Jordan’s initial infatuation with the Big Ten. It was, after all, officially known as the Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives until 1987.
"Penn State was academically up to the level of the Big Ten schools, and joining the league obviously would have an impact on the academic reputation of the school," he said. "That I found to be very important. It was the most important thing. That was my real motivation."
- The Trib (Dave Matter): Ex-Penn State president high on Missouri
College Football Talk: SEC meets with CBS regarding expansion
The Wiz of Odds: SEC looking at Six Teams for Possible Expansion?
Roll Bama Roll: Thoughts on Conference Expansion: Why Expand?
- Hail to the Orange: Big Ten Expansion: bad for Illini football, good for Illini basketball
- Post-Dispatch: Notre Dame's roots as football independent may be too deep for move to Big Ten
- College Football Talk: A 20-team Big Ten? Really?