We begin not with Mizzou's 1-0 start in football, but with their unknown future conference.
I honestly don't know what to say at this point. I'm confident Mizzou lands in a good place, and I'm a bit surprised that OU has become the aggressor. I didn't see that coming.
Oklahoma Says They're Looking
Sooner Scoop: OU President could take Sooners out of the Big 12
Daily Oklahoman: OU president David Boren expects Big 12 decision by September's end
Tulsa World: Boren says conference realignment issue for OU won't linger too long
Blatant Homerism: Boren Takes OU, Realignment Past Point of No Return
Gary Pinkel Knows Who To Blame, Mike Alden Backs Him Up
College Football Talk: Gary Pinkel on Big 12 instability: 'We all know where it starts'
ESPN.com (David Ubben): Pinkel is sharp, but who is he criticizing?
KC Star (Campus Corner): Pinkel says Big 12 has "some issues other leagues don't have"
The Missourian: Missouri AD Mike Alden talks about Big 12 situation
The Trib: Alden surprised by OU president's comments about leaving Big 12
KC Star (Campus Corner): Alden speaks of Big 12 instability and backs Pinkel criticism
The Missourian: Missouri athletics director surprised by Oklahoma remarks
Texas Plants Its Response In Media
Orangebloods: Sources: Texas being told to slow things down
Post-Dispatch: Texas remains committed to Big 12 but will keep its options open
ESPN.com (David Ubben): Concern across Big 12 for league's future
KC Star (Campus Corner): KU AD disappointed in Oklahoma talk
KC Star (Campus Corner): John Currie talks realignmet
Dan Beebe Calls Secret Meeting
College Football Talk: Beebe reportedly calls meeting without UT, OU?
T. Boone Pickens Gets Fired Up
Daily Oklahoman: OSU booster Boone Pickens: 'We're looking for another team or we're looking west'
Austin American-Statesman: OSU's Boone Pickens chides Texas, predicts Big 12's demise
Larry Scott Waits
The Missourian: Pac-12 commissioner says conference is listening, not luring
Chicago Tribune: Livin' large in the Pac-12 ... er, 16 Conference?
Joe Walljasper Calls Time Of Death
The Trib: The Big 12 receives its last rites
- Post-Dispatch: Burwell: As Big 12 nears death, MU looks for life elsewhere
- The National Championship Issue: Dawn of the Superconferences
- Chicago Tribune: Chris Dufresne on college football: Two not-so-super-conferences
Mizzou Football Links
The Trib (Dave Matter): Emptying the Notebook
Question: Have Missouri fans been spoiled by the past two quarterbacks? Maybe so, especially Daniel, whose pinpoint accuracy will probably never be replicated on Faurot Field. But as I pointed out in Sunday's game story, Pinkel said Franklin's game reminded him a lot of former Washington pupil Mark Brunell's starting debut. Pinkel was spot on, at least by the numbers. In his first start, back in 1990 when Pinkel was calling plays for the Huskies, Brunell was horrid, completing 7 of 27 passes for 66 yards in a three-point win over San Jose State. Like Franklin, Brunell had the luxury of being on the same team as a very good defense. Led by Steve Emtman, the Huskies led the nation in rushing defense that year and won 10 games.
As for Franklin, teammates have his back. They were supportive of him after the game. They liked that he didn't get flustered during the game.
"He did a great job," tailback De'Vion Moore said. "He could have went in there and when adversity hit, it could have been way worse than what it was. He kept his poise and made plays coming down the stretch. That's what we ask of him."
KBIA Sports Extra: The Smiling Warrior: Dominique Hamilton returns to the trenches for Mizzou
The Trib: Sixteen former MU players make final NFL 53-man rosters
Arizona State Coming Up
House of Sparky: Missouri vs. Arizona State: Sun Devils Prepare For James Franklin, Tigers
Other Football Links
Baylot Beats TCU
SI.com (Stewart Mandel): TCU-Baylor shootout shows what college football is all about
Oklahoma Beats Tulsa
Daily Oklahoman: No. 1 Oklahoma blasts Tulsa, 47-14
Oklahoma State Beats UL-Lafayette
Daily Oklahoman: No. 9 Oklahoma State rolls past Louisiana-Lafayette
Texas Beats Rice
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorns beat Rice, 34-9
Austin American-Statesman: Mike Davis may have emerged as legitimate threat
Austin American-Statesman: As promised, freshmen were everywhere
Austin American-Statesman: Jaxon Shipley, other freshmen, made big debut splash for Horns
Kansas Beats McNeese State
Lawrence Journal-World: KU celebrates season-opening win
Texas Tech Beats Texas State
Double-T Nation: Post Game Thoughts | Texas St. Bobcats 10, Texas Tech 50
Mizzou Basketball Links
Other Basketball Links
- MUtigers.com: Hait, Alden Travel To Mexico, Mo.
The Trib (Steve Walentik): Tigers could have inside shot at Criswell
PowerMizzou: Jankovic enjoys visit, will return
Mizzou Volleyball Links
Middle Tennessee 3, Mizzou 1
The Missourian: Missouri volleyball team falls to Middle Tennessee
Mizzou 3, Austin Peay 0
MUtigers.com: Volleyball Rebounds, Sweeps Austin Peay
Mizzou 3, East Tennessee State 0
Mizzou 3, Florida International 0
MUtigers.com: Volleyball Sweeps East Tennessee
MUtigers.com: Tigers Sweep FIU, improve to 7-1
Mizzou 3, Auburn 0
MUtigers.com: Volleyball Wins Blue Raider Bash
Mizzou Soccer Links
Mizzou 3, Northern Arizona 0
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Concludes Homestand with Win
KBIA Sports Extra: Missouri's defense dominates Northern Arizona
The Missourian: Tigers ball girl enjoys herself as Missouri beats Northern Arizona
Mizzou 2, TCU 0
MUtigers.com: Tigers Earn Win at TCU, 2-0
The Missourian: Missouri soccer gets first road win of the season