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Corbin Berkstresser sets his feet, Kony Ealy gets excited, Mizzou basketball plays on TV a lot, and Max Scherzer pitches well (and his team blows it).

Bill Carter

Mizzou Football Links

At the very least, it appears that Mizzou has moved on from last week's loss ... so there's that.

  • This Week
    Mizzou Network: 1 on 1 with Kony Ealy
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Saban: 'Missouri is certainly a very challenging team.'
    The Trib (Ross Dellenger): A first since 2001 - Missouri's a 21.5-point home dog
    The Missourian: Corbin Berkstresser won't shy away from contact against Alabama
    KC Star: Is banged-up Missouri in over its head against Alabama's Tide?

    While MU would certainly love to take refuge in its running game — running back Kendial Lawrence is averaging a respectable 5.7 yards per carry — Alabama is third in the nation in rush defense, allowing just 65 yards per game.

    It’s safe to say Berkstresser is going to have to iron out the kinks in his delivery — something Pinkel alluded to on Monday — and make some plays with his arm to give his team any chance of winning. The last three teams that MU has faced essentially dared the Tigers to pass.

    "Throwing is like your golf swing: You’ve got to be able to balance yourself," Pinkel said. "Sometimes he gets a little quick with his feet and that kind of misdirects the ball."

    Berkstresser’s teammates, meanwhile, hope a full week’s worth of snaps as the No. 1 quarterback will help him resemble the player he was on Sept. 15, when he completed 21 of 41 passes for 189 yards and ran for a touchdown in leading MU to a 24-20 win over Arizona State in his first career start.

    "Preparing to be ready is not the same thing as preparing to be a starter," said junior guard Max Copeland, a former walk-on-turned-starter. "I know because I’ve been in that role before."

    Post-Dispatch: Pinkel says Alabama among best he's seen
    Post-Dispatch: Saban: 'Missouri is a challenging team'
    Post-Dispatch: Berkstresser seeks confidence against Alabama
    PowerMizzou: Powered Up: SEC struggles The James Gang: Missouri's Pinkel and Alabama's Saban went from Kent two different ways Saban says both he and Pinkel are more concerned with 'the next play' than their reunion 'I'm going to have a blast,' Missouri DE Kony Ealy says of competing against No. 1 Tide

    What does Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy say?

    "They’re really good," the 6-foot-5, 265-pound sophomore said. "As far as I’m concerned, it’s another team we’ve got to go out there and try to fundamental and just compete. You can’t worry about who you're playing. You’ve just got to go out and compete and make the most of it. We’re going to compete.

    "They’re a well-coached group. All of them are talented."

    He can’t wait to meet the top-ranked Crimson Tide at 2:30 p.m. CDT Saturday at Faurot Field.

    "I’m just going to have a blast to go out there and be able to compete against those guys and be able to play against those type of teams," Ealy said. Alabama practice report: Wednesday of Missouri week VIDEO: Sizing up Missouri's offense with Alabama safety Vinnie Sunseri
  • No. 28
    The Trib: T.J. Moe keeps a stiff upper lip
  • Mailbag
    PowerMizzou: Tiger Mailbag
  • Survey Says: Gary Danielson Is Not Very Good
    Senator Blutarsky: "What it is, people are playing trick 'em football."
  • 2013 Recruiting
    PowerMizzou: Florida DE sets Missouri visit
    PowerMizzou: DE Jamone Boyd letting his recruitment come to him

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • 2012-13 Frank Haith Talks Mizzou Madness
    The Trib (Steve Walentik): Tigers meet the media

    The coach was quick to point out the work that awaits his team between Friday and the start of the regular season, but Missouri's delaying really getting down to business by one day so they can hold a Midnight Madness-style event, complete with intrasquad scrimmages of both the men's and women's teams, at 7 p.m. Friday at Mizzou Arena. Admission and parking are free, and such of the proceedings will be televised as part of ESPNU's coverage of the start of practice.

    It's been a while since Missouri held this type of event. Mike Anderson didn't believe in them during his five-year tenure on the MU bench, and Haith expressed similar thoughts about them.

    "These events, I’d rather be practicing, getting going," he said. "I’d rather have Friday" be "a day where we’re rocking and rolling and getting after it. Sometimes these things are good for your programs."

    He added: "It gives us a chance to give something back to our fans but also the new guys, to see what Mizzou basketball’s all about. It’s going to be a fun evening with a lot of neat things. Obviously, there’s a scrimmage with both teams, men’s and women’s teams, but there’s going to be some giveaways and some other contests that I think will be fun for our fans. We’re really excited about just getting things going."

    KC Star: Haith and his team will unveil Mizzou Madness this week
    PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Mizzou Madness Media Day
  • TV Mizzou Sports Network Releases Television Schedule

    The Mizzou Sports Network begins its coverage of Tiger Basketball on Oct. 29 with the exhibition opener against Northwest Missouri State. Exhibition coverage continues on Nov. 4 before airing the 2012-13 season opener against SIU Edwardsville on Nov. 10.

    Missouri will be televised like never before in 2013. The Tigers have a school record 19 appearance on national TV this season, including Friday’s Mizzou Madness, which will be televised live on in its entirety. Segments of that event will also be aired during ESPNU’s Midnight Madness special.

    The Mizzou Sports Network will carry 10 Tigers men’s games and Chris Gervino will be joined by Jon Sundvold and Scott Highmark in calling the action.

Mizzou Diamond Sports Links

Welp ... Max Scherzer did his job last night...

Other Mizzou Links

Goodness, is Friday night's soccer game enormous.

  • Mizzou Soccer No. 14 Mizzou Faces No. 9 Florida in SEC East Clash
    The Missourian: Seniors putting team first during outstanding Missouri soccer season
  • Mizzou Cross Country Tigers Take On Next Challenge at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational