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Mizzou Links, 1-7-14: Flipping the switch from football to basketball

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James Franklin and Henry Josey are Mizzou greats, Mizzou hoops goes to basic training, and it's just about time to flip the switch from football to basketball.

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1. There's a switch that we flip...

...that turns the "default" sport for a lot of Rock M's functions from football to basketball. Following last night's, sloppy, frustrating (for three quarters), thrilling, awesome (in the fourth quarter) BCS title game, it's almost officially time to flip the switch.

Poll watch
KC Star: Missouri cracks top five in final rankings

Justin and E.J.
MUtigers.com: Britt and Gaines Invited to East-West Shrine Game

James and Henry
Post-Dispatch: Franklin, Josey rank among MU's all-time greats

Happy narratives
Post-Dispatch (Bernie): Pinkel continues to stack achievements

$$$
Wall Street Journal: What's Your College Football Team Worth?

"New"
InsideSTL: The New Fourth Season In St. Louis Sports

Oh yeah, and...

This was a fun season, huh?

2. Basketball looms

Media Day
The Trib (Courtside View): Haith talks Clarkson, attendance on SEC teleconference
The Trib (Courtside View): More from Haith on Media Monday
Mizzou Network: 1 ON 1: Frank Haith Georgia Preview Interview

Team-building
MUtigers.com: Tigers Reflect On Missouri National Guard Trip This Summer
Mizzou Network: Spotlight: Mizzou Basketball National Guard Training

Checking in on the freshmen
RealGM: The Top 100 Recruits After 2 Months Part 1

Buy, apparently
SI.com (Seth Davis): Buy, sell or hold? Assessing 63 teams with annual Stock Report

NORRRRRRRRM
The Missourian: Legacy of Stormin' Norman Stewart built on his character, charisma, coaching

Recruiting
PowerMizzou: JUCO to officially visit Mizzou

3. Don't make me like you, Bo Pelini

Corn Nation: Bo Pelini And Faux Pelini Win The Internet