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Mizzou Links, 10-17-11

Photo via Bill Carter.
Photo via Bill Carter.

Mizzou Football Links

  • More On Iowa State
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Emptying the Notebook

    James Franklin just can't get away from Chase Daniel and Blaine Gabbert. The two former quarterbacks were literally looming over Franklin's shoulder Saturday on Faurot Field as the video board featured taped messages from the two NFL QBs recorded a few weeks ago. On the field, Franklin is beginning to gain the same kind of respect his two predecessors earned while piloting the Tigers' spread offense. And it starts with making gutsy throws like his 39-yard touchdown to Michael Egnew, a downfield dart through heavy traffic.

    "That was almost a perfect pass," Egnew said. "Perfect spiral, an easy catch. All I had to do was run. … There were a couple" defenders "who were close, but that's what was good with Gabbert and Daniel. They were confident in their arm. And I can see that in James right there. He was confident in this throw. That's what I like to see."

    He still makes curious decisions with the ball, like his back-to-back interceptions into coverage in the second quarter. After that, though, Franklin completed his next 10 passes.

    PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Tiger Rewind
  • Next Up: Oklahoma State
    Daily Oklahoman: Up next for OSU: Scouting Missouri
    Daily Oklahoman: Cowboys' defensive line keeps showing improvement
    Daily Oklahoman: Win in 2008 over Mizzou propelled Cowboys

    That was Columbia, Missouri 2008 – a significant fork in the road leading to the Cowboys' current stout status at No. 4 in the BCS Standings. OSU hadn't yet won any landmark games, especially on the road, yet shocked the No. 3 Tigers 28-23 that night on national TV to punctuate a 6-0 season start and elevate its football brand.

    In retrospect, that breakthrough signaled OSU's rise as much as any as a signature win delivering believability not only across the country, but inside the Cowboys locker room. Fast forwarding back to today, the Pokes' spurs are well-earned and shiny, polished on victories claimed at once-dreaded locales like Austin and College Station and Lubbock; victories built on a tough win at Mizzou, where they pulled off clutch plays on offense and defense.

    "Yeah, I think it was the starting point for us," said Weeden, a deep reserve on that team. "It just gradually went from there."

  • DGB
    Springfield News-Leader: DGB Sweepstakes: Missouri
  • NFL
    Shutdown Corner: Blaine Gabbert gets ball; face full of Polamalu at the same time Niners-Detroit box score (Aldon Smith: 4.0 tackles, two sacks, 1 FF; Justin Smith: 6.0 tackles, 1.5 sacks!) St. Louis-Green Bay box score (Danario Alexander: 6 catches, 91 yards) Jacksonville-Pittsburgh box score (Blaine Gabbert: 12-for-26, 109 yards, 1 TD) Carolina-Atlanta box score (Sean Weatherspoon: 4.5 tackles; William Moore: 4.0 tackles, 1 FF) Philadelphia-Redskins box score (Jeremy Maclin: 5 catches, 101 yards) Buffalo-Giants box score (Brad Smith: 4 carries, 26 yards; 1 kick return, 21 yards)
  • Homecoming Was Fun
    We Are Mizzou: Mizzou's 100th Homecoming
    The Missourian: Homecoming week: Centennial celebration comes to a close
    YouTube: Tiger's Lair Homecoming Flash Mob

Other Football Links


  • East Or Bust Alabama would support adding Missouri if those Tigers, not Auburn, play in the East
    College Football Talk: Alabama to Mizzou: Go east, young Tigers
    KC Star (Campus Corner): For every yes look for a no to MU/SEC talk
  • Chatter Chatter Chatter
    KC Star: Mizzou fans come home to SEC chatter
    KC Star: Regional differences complicate the question of Mizzou's conference future
  • BYU Still On The Table?
    College Football Talk: BYU's been in talks with the Big 12, has 'no intentions of not being with the big boys'
  • What The Hell Is Up With The Big East Today?
    Big East Coast Bias: Big East to Vote on Exit Fee Increase Monday
    On The Banks: Big East football should vote no
    New York Post: Big East plans to invite six
    College Football Talk: Big East expansion continues to be a mess

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • Men's Basketball Takes to the Court for First Practice
  • Mizzou Media Day Quotes
  • The Trib: Tigers hit court eager for fresh start
  • The Trib: MU basketball adjusts to life without Laurence Bowers
  • The Missourian: Missouri begins practices under Frank Haith
  • KC Star: Uncertainty still hangs over Haith and first MU team
  • Post-Dispatch: Haith is ready to put his stamp on the Mizzou program
  • PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Laurence Bowers
  • Recruiting
    PowerMizzou: Ryan Rosburg talks visit

Other Basketball Links

  • The Dagger: Best of Midnight Madness: Bill Self and his custom motorcycle
  • The Dagger: Best of Midnight Madness: Big dunks from Baylor's newcomers

Other Mizzou Links

  • Mizzou Volleyball Tigers Top Red Raiders, 3-1
    The Trib: Henning leads MU volleyball over Tech
    The Missourian: Missouri volleyball player focuses on blocking during win over Texas Tech
    KBIA Sports Extra: Mizzou volleyball finds its stride with win against Texas Tech Volleyball Hosts UCA Monday
  • Mizzou Soccer Tigers Fall to Baylor on the Road Tigers Defeat Sooners, 5-2
    The Missourian: Missouri women's soccer team earns second Big 12 win of the season
  • Mizzou Baseball MU in the Majors: Mizzou proud of Ian Kinsler, Max Scherzer
  • Mizzou Softball Tigers Finish Fall with 8-0 Record
  • Mizzou Golf Jace Long Wins at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
  • Mizzou Cross-Country Mizzou Men Finish 15th at Pre-Nats


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