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Mizzou Links, 6-22-12

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Football Links

  • Playoff!
    SB Nation: Let The Bidding Begin
    SI.com (Stewart Mandel): Selection committee key to consensus, satisfying four-team playoff
    Solid Verbal (Podcast): We Have Playoffs!
    CBS Sports: Playoffs can 'reclaim' New Year's Day for college football (and save the Rose Bowl)
    Daily Oklahoman: Chuck Neinas presented a playoff plan 23 years ago
  • We Are All Red Raiders
    RedRaiderSports.com: Tech may play on LHN

    Texas Tech's Sept. 8 road game against Texas State may be broadcast on the Longhorn Network, an athletic department source with direct knowledge of the situation told RRS.com's Chris Level and Aaron Dickens on Thursday.

    ESPN announced earlier this month that the game would be carried on one of its platforms, but did not specify which.

    Tech learned of this possibility several days ago, and according to the source, is "adamantly opposed to playing on the Longhorn Network" and is "putting serious consideration into canceling the game and playing an 11 game schedule" this fall.

    "We are extremely disappointed," the source told RRS. "Our hope is that the Texas State game will be played on a primary ESPN platform."

    Saturday Blitz: Texas Tech "Extremely Disappointed" With Possible Longhorn Network Broadcast

Mizzou Basketball Links

The Kimmeh has spoken.

  • Chalk It Up!
    ZagsBlog: Kim English Expects Mizzou to Win NCAA Championship

    "I can say this now that I’m gone but I expect them to win a national championship without a doubt," the 6-foot-6 English said following a workout Thursday with the Knicks.

    "We should’ve at least went to the Final Four this past year and it definitely left a sour taste in a lot of guys’ mouth out there, but they should win a national championship. They’re the best team in the nation heading into next season."

    In March, English and No. 2 Mizzou were upset by No. 15 Norfolk State, 86-84, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. English had two points on 1-of-7 shooting in the game.

    But Mizzou coach Frank Haith has been active on the transfer market, adding Alex Oriakhi (UConn), Jabari Brown (Oregon), Keion Bell (Pepperdine) and Earnest Ross (Auburn).

    "They have Phil Pressey and Mike Dixon returning," English said. "Lawrence Bowers, who was all-league as a junior, tore his ACL and couldn’t play last year. They have three really, really good transfers, Jabari Brown, Keion Bell and Earnest Ross, plus Alex, so they’ll be a really good team."

  • Keion
    Mizzou Network: 1 on 1 with Keion Bell

Mizzou Baseball Links

Other Mizzou Links

  • Mizzou Track & Field
    The Trib: MU's Ilori wins triple jump in British junior meet