Yeah, so the football last night wasn't great. But a) somebody had to go first, and b) DON'T CARE. FOOTBALL.
Also ... good to have Mike Alden signed through most of the decade.
Mizzou Football Links
I Can't Stay Mad, Maty ... But That Was Pretty Stupid
The Trib: Missouri QB Maty Mauk arrested for leaving accident scene
The Missourian: Missouri quarterback Mauk arrested in scooter incident
KC Star: Mizzou backup QB charged with four misdemeanors in scooter incident
MUtigers.com: Fan Primer: Mizzou vs. Southeastern Louisiana
The Trib: Hurricane forces SE Louisiana to fly from Baton Rouge
Southeastern Louisiana, Missouri's opponent for Saturday's football season opener, plans to fly out of the Baton Rouge airport Friday and into Columbia, a team spokesman said.
The team was expected to fly out of the New Orleans airport. That was before Hurricane Isaac dropped several inches of rain and up to 80 mph winds into the New Orleans metro area over the past two days.
The Missourian: Say hello to the Southeastern Louisiana Lions
Southeastern Louisiana posted its sixth losing season in the last seven years during the 2011 season, according to the school's media guide. The team stumbled to a 3-8 record while losing 6 out of 7 conference games, and head coach Mark Lucas was fired at the end of the year.
However, the team managed to beat rival Nicholls State for the first time in three seasons to close the 2011 campaign. Seventeen starters return under new head coach Ron Roberts, the former head coach of Division II Delta State. Louisiana Southeastern kicks off its season against Missouri, possibly drawn by the lure of the big money the school pays to its nonconference home opponents.
The Trib (Dave Matter): PPV channel & ordering info for Saturday's MU game
Kendial God Lawrence
KBIA Sports: Lawrence's role on the Missouri football team key to success in the SEC
KC Star: Mizzou's Evan Boehm breaks through as true freshman starter
But Pinkel contends Boehm, who stands 6 feet 3 and is already Missouri’s third-heaviest offensive lineman at 310 pounds, would have been competing for playing time regardless of the injuries. He’s just that talented and mature, co-offensive line coach Josh Henson said.
"He’s really picked up the game well, and he’s worked at that because he wanted to play this year," Henson said. "He’s worked hard this summer, just making sure he knew the calls, and he’s buddied up with Elvis Fisher, one of the smarter guys we’ve got … so I think that’s helped Evan also."
PowerMizzou: Following the Future
SB Nation: Blaine Gabbert's Gift To The Falcons
NFL.com: Blaine Gabbert shakes off early gaffe for Jaguars
We Are Mizzou
We Are Mizzou: Harold Brantley Mic'd Up
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: University of Missouri Extends Alden's Contract
KC Star: MU extends Alden's contract through 2019
KC Star (Blair Kerkhoff): Mizzou A.D. Alden deserved extension
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou's Alden gets contract extension
KBIA Sports: Athletic director Alden gets 2-year contract extension
MUtigers.com: Friday's Soccer Game Moved to 1:30 p.m.
MUtigers.com: No. 10 Tigers Host Pair of Games This Weekend
MUtigers.com: Gymnastics Hires Louis Robinson Jr. as Assistant Coach
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Golf Hosts Turning Stone Intercollegiate
Mizzou Cross Country
MUtigers.com: Tigers to Host Cross Country Season Opener on Friday
The Missourian: NCAA proposing changes to national wrestling tournament