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Mizzou Links, 6-6-13

Reviving Mizzou-Illinois, drafting Rob Z, awaiting Mike Slive's decision, and breakin' the law.

Coming soon to an Edward Jones Dome (or Soldier Field) near you
Coming soon to an Edward Jones Dome (or Soldier Field) near you
Dilip Vishwanat

1. Would it be on the SEC Network or the B1G Network?

Post-Dispatch: Talks begin to revive Mizzou-Illinois series

College football is a priority for the St. Louis Sports Commission, and the possibility of creating a bowl game or neutral site matchup continues to garner consideration and analysis from time to time.

But the pursuit above all others for president Frank Viverito is to revive the Missouri-Illinois rivalry, and discussions have started in a bid to make that happen.

"I still think it would be the most successful college football endeavor that we can undertake," he said. "Yes, we’re in discussions. It would be whatever the schools want it to be: two years or four years, alternate between St. Louis and Chicago or alternate between Champaign, Columbia and St. Louis. We just feel we bring something to the table to produce that game here relative to atmosphere, revenue and tradition. Both athletic directors have indicated a willingness to look at the game."

Other Scheduling Stuff Nick Saban advocates 10 BCS games per season as a route to 9 SEC games Can you imagine an SEC Kickoff Classic in a Birmingham dome? Gene Hallman can

2. But ... it's KANSAS City...

KC Star: With Big 12 on board, city leaders still seek MU, SEC presence

3. The MLB Draft and Rob Z

Post-Dispatch: Zastryzny hopes to join Mizzou's core of MLB arms
The Trib: MU's Zastryzny turns himself into prospect

4. But Daddy, you can't go, Daddy... Mike Slive will decide in coming months whether to stay SEC commissioner beyond 2013-14

5. Damn straight

Post-Dispatch: Earleywine won't budge: World Series or bust
The Trib: Earleywine: Expectations haven't changed

6. So that's that then

KC Star: Ex-Missouri guard Michael Dixon commits to Memphis
Post-Dispatch: Dixon: "Once a Tiger always a Tiger ..."

7. Checking in on recruiting

PowerMizzou: Camp on Campus: A recruiting disadvantage?
PowerMizzou: Akinmoladun one step closer

8. Let's hop to it!

The Dagger: As NCAA faces enforcement crisis, now's the time for coaches, boosters to break rules

9. All-sports roundup

Track & Field Woodson Takes Tenth in 100m Dash at NCAA Championships

Women's Golf Women's Golf Announces 2013-14 Schedule

The Maneater: Kreklow keeps family close in mind

10. Art Briles is just a badass

SB Nation (Spencer Hall): An interview with Art Briles, who's already two steps ahead of you