For the record, Jon Hamm is unsure if and when Sheldon Richardson will enroll at #Mizzou and has no inside info on Dorial Green-Beckham
Mizzou Football Links
Yesterday was the sixth anniversary of Aaron O'Neal's death. It's amazing reading the quotes in the PowerMizzou column below ... all these players who would become Mizzou heroes a year or two later were just scared, shocked kids. So much has changed in the last six years, but I just love the way Mizzou has kept AO's memory alive. That Zaviar Gooden was the first 'honorary' Linebacker No. 25 and has become an all-conference performer has only helped. We'll be hearing about the magic of the No. 25 jersey for a long time to come.
The Trib (Dave Matter): Remembering Aaron O'Neal
PowerMizzou: Commentary (from 2005): Lessons learned the hard way
Max Preps: Missouri recruit Maty Mauk racks up yards, wins at record pace
Other Football Links
I know as a blogger I'm legally required to love Mike Leach, but ... I love Mike Leach. Not convinced I'd want him coaching my school, but from afar? Love him.
SI.com: An exclusive excerpt from Mike Leach's book, Swing Your Sword
SI.com: Book Excerpt II
SI.com (Andy Staples): Mike Leach biding time amid Texas Tech, ESPN lawsuits
Smart Football: Study up: John Jenkins' Houston run and shoot
Big 12 Refs
KC Star (Campus Corner): A day with the zebras
Daily Oklahoman: Big 12 football officials are in good hands
Mizzou Basketball Links
Marcus Denmon: coachspeak expert.
- PowerMizzou: Summer Sessions: Marcus Denmon
Recruiting (i.e. Purvis)
PowerMizzou: Peach Jam: Day 1 recap
STAR WATCH: Missouri's 2011 recruiting class is all but wrapped up, and the coaching staff is now turning its sole focus to 2012 and beyond. At 9 AM Tuesday, it was easy to see who may be the Tigers' top 2012 target. Head coach Frank Haith was in attendance to watch the nation's ninth-ranked player, Rodney Purvis, lead the CP3 All-Stars to a 76-63 come-from-behnd win over the Albany City Rocks.
Purvis started slow, finishing the first half with just six points as he acted as more of a distributor in CP3's offense. That changed in the second half, however, as Purvis saw his team's three-point lead turn into a six-point deficit with around twelve minutes remaning. Purvis would score five straight points at that point and finished with 17. More importantly, he ended with ten assists -- many of those coming to 2012 four-star power forward Brice Johnson.
Other Basketball Links
Butler and Alabama? Fun.
Ken Pom Fixes Scheduling
KenPom.com: Fixing opening week with ScheduleMatic
Other Mizzou Links
The Trib: ESPN's Anderson gathers big names like Hamm to golf for schools, Joplin
The Trib (Dave Matter): Hamm on "GameDay" no-show: "It bummed me out."
The Trib (Dave Matter): More Hamm, please
I consider myself a huge tennis fan, and I always have been ... but evidently I completely blocked out that 1998 French final linked below. I know everybody hated Hingis for being a bitch and all, but ... holy crap, was this impressive. Also: I still love Steffi Graf.
Dirty Tackle: SI keeps U.S. women's team off cover fearing loss to France
Busted Racquet: YouTube Classic: Hingis nearly defaults against Graf in French final