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19 Nov 1994: Tailback Brock Olivo of the Missouri Tigers stands on the field during a game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri. Kansas won the game 31-14. (Todd Warshaw / Getty Images)
19 Nov 1994: Tailback Brock Olivo of the Missouri Tigers stands on the field during a game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri. Kansas won the game 31-14. (Todd Warshaw / Getty Images)

Mizzou Football Links

The Trib brought the heat this weekend ... three great links.

  • The Trib: Howard Richards links Missouri's past with present
  • The Trib: Former Tiger Brock Olivo finds his calling in coaching
  • The Trib: MU's Hill, Yost among the Big 12's best offensive coaches
  • Post-Dispatch: More than a passing concern

    The sped up, stripped down version of traditional football known as seven-on-seven started as a way to give high school skill players (non-linemen) a chance to compete during parts of the year when full-pad, full-contact practices are not allowed. Helmets and shoulder pads are unnecessary, and tackling is traded in for two-hand-touch. As a result, quarterbacks improve their precision, receivers run crisper routes and defensive backs tighten their coverage.

    "You go back 30 years, a lot of your best quarterbacks were coming out of the state of California," Yost said. "Why was that? Well, they were playing seven-on-seven before the rest of the country was."

    Seven-on-seven is now a staple of the spring and summer across the country at some level or another — from Missouri, where high school teams meet in informal weekly scrimmages and tournaments, to Texas, which has a state championship, to national all-star teams that travel to showcase players.

    It is the growth of the traveling sponsored teams that has caught the attention of the NCAA and sparked a discussion about whether the benefits of traveling non-scholastic teams are worth the potential risks.

  • PowerMizzou: Football hot board: Defense

Other Football Links

  • Crimson and Cream Machine: TE Trent Ratterree finally gets his scholarship (WOOOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!1!!!! It's about friggin' time. Should have happened in 2009.)
  • ESPN.com (Jay Bilas): The time has come to allow NCAA athletes to achieve fair market compensation (I disagree so strongly with this, but I like when the debate goes beyond Talking Point No. 1.)
  • Clone Chronicles: Iowa State Unveils New Plans to Crush Opponents in Red Zone (Love this.)
  • Tulsa World (Dandy Dave Sittler): For Big 12, smaller may be better

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • The Trib: Marcus Denmon learns from the best at Chris Paul's camp
  • Keion Bell
    The Trib: Pepperdine transfer Bell chooses Missouri
    PowerMizzou: Another transfer for the Tigers
    KC Star: MU hoops gets another transfer for 2012, Pepperdine's Keion Bell
    YouTube: Keion Bell explodes for 37 at Gonzaga
  • Rodney Purvis
    ZagsBlog: Rodney Purvis Listing 3 Schools
  • KC Star: Vote for Missouri's best NBA player

Other Basketball Links

  • Schadenfreude
    CBS Sports: Mike Anderson commits sin against coaching code
    Arkansas Expats: Will the Last Hog to Leave Please Turn Out the Lights?

Other Mizzou Links

  • Mizzou Softball
    MUtigers.com: Taylor, Thomas Selected to USA Softball Roster
    KC Star: Mizzou's Taylor, Thomas selected for national softball team
  • Mizzou Baseball
    The Trib: MU's Jamieson will learn on the fly as Team USA coach
    SimmonsField.com: Summer Ball: USA National Team
    SimmonsField.com: Mizzou Baseball in the Minors: Doug Mathis again

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