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Mizzou Links, 5-9-11

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Fun set of links this morning ... lots went on, most of it good for Mizzou.

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • Ishmail Wainwright & Tyrek Coger
    The Trib: Haith scores first commitment
    The Trib: Wainwright also commits to Tigers
    KC Star: MU's Haith gets first recruits -- both sophomores -- including Wainwright
    PowerMizzou: Two for the Future
    Ball Is Life: Next Level Ballers Tournament Mix; Sick Highlights w/Ishmail Wainwright, Prince Ibeh, Tyrone Jones (from yesterday's comments)
  • Bowers
    MUtigers.com: Laurence Bowers Back To Mizzou
    The Trib: Bowers withdraws from NBA draft
    The Missourian: Laurence Bowers returning for senior year on Missouri men's basketball team
    Post-Dispatch: Bowers announces return to Mizzou
  • English
    MUtigers.com: English Will Return To Mizzou For Senior Season
    KBIA Sports Extra: Report: Mizzou guard Kim English follows Bowers out of the NBA Draft
    KC Star: MU's Bowers, English withdraw from NBA draft
    The Missourian: English returning to Missouri for senior season
    Post-Dispatch: English announces he's staying at MU; Haith gets first oral commitment
  • Goooooooose
    Post-Dispatch: Haith adds two more to Mizzou basketball staff

Big 12 Basketball Links

Gotta say, I was just assuming Joseph was returning to Austin.  Obviously I'm picking Kansas to win the conference next year -- because I never bet against a streak -- but I'm almost thinking Texas A&M might be their biggest challenger next year at this point.  You know, unless Mark Turgeon gets pulled away by Maryland (which is the latest rumor)...

Mizzou Football Links

Other Football Links

  • MGoBlog: Recruiting Bias and Accuracy
  • USA Today: NCAA says it received Justice Department letter on BCS
    CBS Sports: Feds barking up wrong tree asking NCAA to change BCS
    USA Today: Big Ten boss Jim Delany says BCS can stand up to federal scrutiny

Mizzou Softball Links

Mizzou Baseball Links

Three straight series wins and a chance at fifth in the conference ... obviously that alone does not a successful season make, but well done, guys ... there's still something to be said for figuring things out and playing your best ball late.

  • Mizzou 5, Kansas State 4
    MUtigers.com: Tigers Top K-State, 5-4, in Manhattan
  • Kansas State 8, Mizzou 5
    MUtigers.com: Tigers Fall at Kansas State, 8-5
    The Missourian: Missouri baseball loses to Kansas State 8-5
  • Mizzou 12, Kansas State 8
    MUtigers.com: Baseball Wins Third Straight Big 12 Series
    The Missourian: Missouri wins series at Kansas State

Other Mizzou Links

  • MUtigers.com: Mizzou All-Access TV Show Begins Airing May 7
  • Mizzou Tennis
    The Trib: MU tennis scores an ace in [new head coach] Schmid

Other

Just had to throw these two links into the mix too.  First of all, Djokovic has been absolutely incredible this year; I don't know which is more impressive -- being 32-0 for the season or beating Nadal on clay.  As for the other link ... read why USF forfeited ... now THAT's a budding rivalry...

  • ESPN.com: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal on clay, now 32-0 in 2011
  • Voodoo Five: Softball Wins One, Loses One, Leaves One At DePaul