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Mizzou Links, 7-25-13

Fan Day is not even two weeks away, let's check in on Mizzou hoops, and this football recruiting class is going to be full by the beginning of the season at this current rate.


1. Hello, Sam Bailey

Seriously, this class is going to be full by the time the season starts.

Post-Dispatch: Commitment to Missouri bittersweet for lineman
PowerMizzou: Commitment streak continues
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): OL Sam Bailey commits to Missouri; twin Ben waiting on Tigers' offer
KC Star: One twin commits to MU football while other waits for offer

As The Beef said to me in e-mail yesterday, "I will enjoy a class of 27 with 8 OL." The main story with Sam Bailey's commitment yesterday was that he's got a twin brother who does not yet have an FBS offer from anybody but Army. Here's to hoping he's good enough to eventually get one from Mizzou; and here's to hoping he doesn't get one unless he's good enough, I guess.

Regardless, Mizzou now has commitments from five offensive linemen. Nashville's Paul Adams (6'6, 270), Overland Park's Michael Fairchild (6'6, 262), Tampa's Zach Hudson (6'5, 280), Lee's Summit's Kevin Pendleton (6'4, 329), and Bailey (6'5, 245). Four of the five will need to put on quite a bit of weight, but for all we know, that's exactly why they're being overlooked by other schools. I know that, at least a few years ago, Mizzou was good at breaking prospects down, dropping a bunch of weight from them, and building them back up with the right weight in the right spots. I guess signing smaller guys (well, Pendleton's anything but small) is one way to skip a step there, huh? As long as the frames can handle 290 eventually, it doesn't really matter how big they are right now.

2. Fan Day: under two weeks away Mizzou Fan Day Set for August 4
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Missouri football Fan Day set for Aug. 4
KC Star: MU Football Fan Day scheduled for Aug. 4

PowerMizzou: Most Important Tigers: No. 9
PowerMizzou: Ten Years of Camp: July 24th
PowerMizzou: Polling PowerMizzou: Defensive MVP
We Are Mizzou: PHOTOS: Mizzou Football Team Building

3. Hey, how's it going with hoops?

The Trib (Courtside View): Summer winding down for Haith, Tigers

KC Star: St. Louis hoops prospect, a target of Jayhawks and Tigers, headed to KC

KC Star: Kim English uses release from Pistons as fresh motivation

4. Max vs. Braun

The Trib (Wire Services): Scherzer speaks out, calling Braun's actions 'despicable'

5. Because it's never too early...

Matt Sarz Sports: What the bowl picture looks like starting in '14-'15


Goodness, is this a fun team to watch right now.

SB Nation: USA vs. Honduras: Final score 3-1, Americans heading to the Gold Cup final
Stars and Stripes FC: USA vs. Honduras, 2013 Gold Cup semifinals: Final score 3-1, simple win for USMNT as Jurgen Klinsmann gets dismissed
SB Nation: USA vs. Honduras: GIFs and all the goals
US Soccer Players: 2013 Gold Cup Semifinals: USA 3 - Honduras 1
Pro Soccer Talk: United States is streaking as a team – but not so spectacularly as Landon Donovan is individually

That, of course, sets up yet another huge US-Mexico match OH WAIT HAHAHAHA NEVERMIND.

Mexico vs. Panama: Final score 1-2, Canaleros beat El Tri again to book final spot -