First things first: for those thirsting for a Fastest 40 Minutes podcast, our schedules have just been too crazy to knock one out. However, you can tide yourself over with the KBIA Sports Extra Weekly Podcast ... you might find a couple of voices you recognize...
- KC Star: Former Rockhurst quarterback Scheelhaase says one loss has inspired him
- Peoria Journal-Star: Cupboard never bare at Missouri
- The Trib (Dave Matter): Missouri permanently suspends Washington
- The Missourian: Derrick Washington permanently suspended from MU football team
KC Star (Campus Corner): Washington's Mizzou football career is over
- KC Star (Campus Corner): Washington family surprised by MU's actions
KC Star: Wary of another Clemons fiasco, MU acted too fast on Washington
- PowerMizzou: Washington's career over for Tigers
- KBIA Sports Extra: Derrick Washington "permanently suspended" from Missouri football program
- Post-Dispatch: MU's Washington 'permanently' suspended
- Examiner.com: Missouri bans Derrick Washington from football activities
Kendial Lawrence, Et Al
- The Missourian: Lawrence and other Missouri tailbacks move to fill Washington's place
- InsideSTL.com (Gabe Dearmond): Without Washington, running game an unknown
- PowerMizzou: Ready to Run
- Fox Sports MW: Lawrence, Moore likely to carry the load out of Mizzou's backfield
More football links, plus the Big 12 and Tony Mitchell, after the jump.
Other Mizzou Football Links
The Trib: Crime wave defies easy blame game
This isn’t a problem with blitz pick-up, it is a problem with blitzed people in pickups. If it were fixable, jails would be hotels and criminal lawyers would be offensive coordinators. Other than the hours the team is together, Pinkel has no control over the behavior of his players and coaches. What he controls are the selection of the players and coaches and the punishment when rules are broken.
In that sense, Pinkel says he is running his program no different now than he ever has. I’m not so sure these players are behaving any differently than they did in Pinkel’s previous nine seasons, either. They are getting caught more. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, first-time DWI offenders have driven drunk an average of 87 times before being arrested, so even the persistent weekend offender might make it a few years before the colorful lights appear in the rearview mirror. Surely other women have considered — and decided against — reporting assaults involving football players in the past. It’s not so much a now problem as an always problem.
If you judge a coach’s control of his program by the number of players arrested, Missouri’s football facility is currently the Delta House. A more reasonable measure of a coach’s long-term commitment to social responsibility is whether he frequently takes chances on risky recruits and whether he metes out justice with a blind eye to yards-after-catch.
- The Trib: T.J. Moe: With the zeal of a convert
- PowerMizzou: Powered Up: Ready for some football
- PowerMizzou: Into the fire
- Fox Sports MW: Tiger Camp Notebook: September 1
Big 12 Football Links
- Dallas Morning News (Chuck Carlton): Texas Tech QB Taylor Potts leads group of Big 12 QBs feeling the pressure
KC Star (Campus Corner): Maybe Kale Pick hasn't set himself apart ...
KC Star: KU's rigorous schedule poses challenge for Gill
The Missourian (via AP): Second-generation Sands ready to run for Kansas football
KC Star: K-State receiver Tramaine Thompson works way into starter's role
Dallas Morning News: A&M AD Bill Byrne on SEC: 'We may not be ready for the level of competition if we decided to leave'
Burnt Orange Nation: Texas Football News & Notes (included for the wonderful "Oh, William. You fool," line)
I Am The 12th Man: We Have A Coward For An Athletic Director
- The Trib (Steve Walentik): Missouri releases statement on Mitchell's status
The Trib: Mitchell ruled out for at least first semester
"Tony’s case with the NCAA Eligibility Center remains under review, as has been the case for quite some time," Coach Mike Anderson said in a statement released on Wednesday afternoon. "However, with our fall enrollment deadline having passed, he will be unable to join our program at this time. We remain hopeful Tony will be able to join us at a point later in the season. With that being said, we are excited about this team and look forward to the 2011 season."
Earlier in the day, Rivals.com basketball recruiting analyst Jerry Meyer posted a message on his Twitter account saying that Mitchell had been ruled ineligible. He cited Mitchell’s former AAU coach as the source of that information.
Anderson’s statement refutes Meyer’s reporting in that no final determination has actually been made, but it does not change his status for the fall semester. He won’t be eligible to play when the Tigers open their season in November.
The likelihood of Mitchell joining the program in the second semester remains uncertain.
- The Missourian: Mitchell won't join MU basketball for fall semester
- KBIA Sports Extra: Report: Mitchell not yet eligible, hopes to play second semester?
- PowerMizzou: Mitchell not eligible, but not ruled out
ESPN.com Blog: Top Missouri recruit (almost certainly) ineligible
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Tigers Set for Pepperdine
KBIA Sports Extra: Missouri volleyball receives votes in latest AVCA poll
The Missourian: MU volleyball's dancing duo entertain teammates
The Missourian: Missouri freshman adjusts to college soccer
Mizzou Women's Basketball
MUtigers.com: Catching Up With the Tigers: Q&A with Shakara Jones
MUtigers.com: Cross Country Opens Season Friday