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Mizzou Links, 12-16-13: Fat guy TDs, sloppy wins, and graduation sack dances

Sheldon Richardson scores, Mizzou Hoops foregoes grace in a win over Western Michigan, Michael Sam does a graduation sack dance, and football commits converge on snowy Columbia.

Jamie Squire

1. A sloppy win is still a win ... so there's that No. 24 Mizzou Defeats Western Michigan, 66-60 Mizzou vs. Western Michigan Post Game Notes Mizzou Basketball Post Game Quotes
The Trib: Tigers win sloppy game against Western Michigan
The Missourian: Missouri basketball pulls away late to defeat Western Michigan
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou holds off Western Michigan
KC Star: Missouri holds off Western Michigan
KC Star: Missouri notes: Tigers get off to slow start
PowerMizzou: Tigers tested, but stay perfect
Mizzou Network: Highlights: No. 24 Mizzou Defeats Western Michigan
Mizzou Network: POSTGAME INTERVIEW: Frank Haith on Mizzou's win over W. Michigan

JW3, or JIII, or J3
ABC 17: Sunday Sit-Down with Johnathan Williams III

The real games begin soon SEC Single-Game Seats On Sale Monday at 6 p.m.

2. Big Visit Weekend

The first weekend after the regular season ends is always a big one from a recruiting perspective. With most of its scholarship slots filled this year, this weekend was more a get-to-know-your-future-teammates event for commits, however.

PowerMizzou: Dennis wowed by Mizzou visit
PowerMizzou: New friends for Cheadle
PowerMizzou: Zanders ready for Mizzou
PowerMizzou: Wilson leaves a champion

Meanwhile, in hoops, this Mizzou signee is exploding
YouTube: Namon Wright GOES OFF FOR 40 POINTS!!! Talented Slasher With Game At Tournament Of Champions

3. Moving on from Atlanta

The Trib: Pinkel, Tigers rewrite their script
Post-Dispatch: Healing begins for Pinkel's Tigers
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): STAT SPOTLIGHT, Pt. 2: Missouri revenue and expense trends for the past 5 years

4. Awards ... graduation sack dance ... hell of a week for Mr. Sam

KC Star: Mizzou’s Michael Sam is two for two on All-America teams
Matt White Instagram: Mike Sam hitting his sack dance at his graduation!!


SB Nation: Sheldon Richardson scores fat guy touchdown

6. Belmont? BOOOOOOOO Mizzou Welcomes Belmont Bruins Monday
The Trib: Women's hoops: Four factors comparison of SEC teams
The Trib: MU women have used deep bench
The Missourian: Missouri women's basketball focuses on defense to fuel high-powered offense
Mizzou Network: 1 on 1: Bri Kulas on Mizzou's 71 point win over Bradley

7. Solid weekend for the grapplers Six Champs Crowned at UNI Open
The Trib: Houdashelt off to strong start for MU wrestling team