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Mizzou Links, 1-13-14: Waiting for DGB info, better hoops

Dorial Green-Beckham's family is confident he won't face charges following an arrest this weekend. Plus: football recruiting continues, Pat Ivey wins an award, and the Mizzou basketball team tries to regain lost form.

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1. Hopefully we get more news on DGB soon

The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Green-Beckham arrested in Springfield
The Missourian: Missouri's Dorial Green-Beckham arrested in Springfield marijuana incident
KC Star: Missouri’s Green-Beckham arrested, released in Springfield for alleged marijuana possession
Post-Dispatch: Green-Beckham family confident that Mizzou receiver won't be charged

The family of Dorial Green-Beckham believes the University of Missouri wide receiver will not be charged with a crime following his arrest Friday night in Springfield, Mo., for alleged drug activity, his father, John Beckham, said Saturday.

"After being interviewed he was released,’’ Beckham said in a text message to the Post-Dispatch. "We feel very confident that the investigation will result in no charges against Dorial. Dorial very much regrets being in this situation and our family looks forward to this being resolved."

Green-Beckham, 20, and two others were arrested after a traffic stop and taken into custody at the Greene County Jail after officers found about a pound of marijuana in their vehicle.

"It’s an ongoing investigation and we’re not going to comment now on the situation," a Springfield police spokesman said, declining to share further details.

PowerMizzou: Details emerge in Green-Beckham arrest

2. Award Tour

Football Scoop: Pat Ivey - 2013 Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year

Ivey recently completed his Ph.D. while running Missouri's strength program.

"There's no question I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for Pat," said former Ivey protege, 2011 FootballScoop Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year and Stanford strength coach Shannon Turley. "He's someone I still seek counsel from when faced with difficult decisions."

In fact, each of the last two FootballScoop Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year winners - Turley and Baylor's Kaz Kazadi - previously worked under Ivey.

Ivey is very receptive of new methods and embraces technology and the latest research in an effort to put his players in the best possible position to win games. As a result, Ivey is universally loved and respected throughout the Tigers' locker room.

"This is a very deserving honor for Pat Ivey, he's without a doubt one of the top performance coaches in the country, and he's a vital part of our success on an everyday basis," said Pinkel. "Our student-athletes trust him and know that what he puts together for them will make them better on the field, and he is also a very important part of our program from a mindset standpoint, as he's constantly working with our team to help them with their mental approach to preparation and leadership."

3. Recruiting

PowerMizzou: Mizzou commit eyeing UGA?
PowerMizzou: Mizzou in the mix for 4-star safety
PowerMizzou: Ford excels on and off the field

Re-ranking old recruits
PowerMizzou: Class re-rank: Defense

Michael Sam

Vitals: DE/ 6-2, 255/ Hitchcock, TX

HS rank: **

College re-rank: ****

Key stats: 123 tackles, 21 sacks, 36 TFL, 6 FF, 2 FR, 2 INT; 11.5 sacks, SEC defensive POY, unanimous All-American in 2013

Our reasoning: Sam's 2013 season alone deserves the bump to four stars, and we discussed whether it merited five stars. However, Sam was steady, not spectacular, for his first three years before exploding as a redshirt senior. He would be a high four-star with the re-rank.

4. Josey

KC Star: Josey struggled with decision to leave Missouri, turn pro

On the surface, it might seem peculiar for a player with a fourth-round draft grade to declare early, but as Josey pointed out, "that’s just their guess on everything."

Besides, how much could Josey really improve his draft stock by sticking around another season?

An NFL running back’s career is risky and generally short-lived, so jumping into the fray with an extra year’s worth of tread on the tires actually helps.

Josey’s knee will always be an issue when evaluating his draft stock. That’s not going to change in a year.

"With my knee, it’s always going to be an issue," Josey said. "If I go back, maybe I can improve my draft stock or maybe I get hurt. There’s so many things to think about. My knee still has been damaged before and no matter what I do that injury’s still going to affect stock."

5. 2014

The Trib: A tough act to follow?
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): FIVE QUESTIONS: Which returning player will make the biggest impact in 2014?
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): FIVE QUESTIONS: What's the biggest position of need for 2014?

So, sitting here today knowing what we know, here are Missouri's various position groups, ranked by the percent of snaps they're losing going into 2014:

Cornerback: 73.21
Tight End: 69.16
Quarterback: 67.79
Defensive End: 59.63
Linebacker: 54.81
Safety: 47.73
Wide Receiver: 46.69
Running Back: 46.50
Offensive Line: 36.31
Defensive Tackle: 14.52
Nickelback: 1.54

6. Hopefully we see a better hoops team on Thursday No. 21 Missouri Earns Road Win At Auburn, 70-68
The Trib: Ross, Tigers get last word at Auburn
The Missourian: Earnest Ross helps Missouri basketball in return to Auburn
Post-Dispatch: Ross leads Mizzou to win at Auburn
Post-Dispatch: MU toughens up, bounces back from loss
KC Star: No. 21 Missouri rallies to escape Auburn with 70-68 victory
KC Star: Earnest Ross has last laugh in return to Auburn
PowerMizzou: Missouri survives at Auburn
PowerMizzou: Day After hoops thoughts
Mizzou Network: HIGHLIGHT REEL: Mizzou defeats Auburn
Mizzou Network: POSTGAME INTERVIEW: Haith after win at Auburn
Mizzou Network: POSTGAME INTERVIEW: Earnest Ross after Auburn win

Transfer U (Pete Thamel): Forget freshmen, transfers are the new prized recruits in college hoops

7. Fightin' Pingetons can't quite pull a second straight upset Tigers Drop Hard Fought Contest at No. 9 Kentucky
The Missourian: Missouri women's basketball falls to No. 9 Kentucky on the road
A Sea of Blue: Kentucky Wildcats 80, Missouri Tigers 69: Women's Basketball Postmortem

8. Shutouts are fun Tigers Shutout Cougars to Extend 15-Year Winning Streak


Phil Bradley
Peoria Journal-Star: Where Are They Now? Phil Bradley

Gymnastics Gymnastics Shine In Vault And Bars At Alabama
The Trib: MU gymnasts embrace change as season starts

Track & Field Winning Performances Open 2014 Season
The Trib: MU's Woodson sets top early time at Missouri Opener

Swimming & Diving Tiger Women Split with Tennessee, Virginia Tech Tiger Men Fall to Tennessee, Virginia Tech

The Missourian: Former Missouri soccer player Janelle Cordia makes her mark in Europe