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Mizzou Links: Shane Ray becomes Missouri's latest consensus All-American

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Shane Ray becomes Missouri's second consensus All-American in two years (well, Michael Sam was unanimous, but you know what I'm saying...), JUCO lineman Malik Cuellar signs with Mizzou, and opponents now have film on Jakeenan Gant.

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Cuellar signs

GaryPinkel.com: Mizzou Made: Malik Cuellar

That's one...

Award season continues

MUTIGERS.COM: Shane Ray Earns All-America First Team from AFCA, Sporting News
MUTIGERS.COM: FWAA Gives Mizzou's Shane Ray His Fourth All-America Honor
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Ray earns consensus All-America honors

Hey, speaking of Ray...
NFL.com: Sources Tell Us: What we're hearing about top NFL prospects

While Missouri has been the home of "try hard" defensive ends like Kony Ealy, Michael Sam and now Markus Golden, Ray can win with explosiveness and athleticism more frequently than the aforementioned ends.

Honestly, that sentence irked me a bit. Among other things, to the extent that people had complaints about Kony Ealy, it was because he was more potential and athleticism than "try hard." No need to negatively lump some Mizzou guys together just to compliment another.

Year-in-review pieces...
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): 2014 In Review: The Defense
PowerMizzou: 2014 Review: CBs
PowerMizzou (PMTV): Nate Brown

And in volleyball...
MUTIGERS.COM: Carly Kan Named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American

And track and field...
MUTIGERS.COM: Dr. Rick McGuire Honored with the 2014 George Dales Award

And (weekly) wrestling...
MUTIGERS.COM: Houdashelt Awarded MAC Wrestler of the Week

I hated BW3 anyway...

St. Paul Business Journal: Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith wants Gophers to win the Citrus Bowl

2 days to Braggin' Rights

Post-Dispatch: Mizzou's Allen finds his niche
The Trib: Gant needs time to develop, even after strong debut

"I just wanted him to get his feet wet 2 or 3 minutes because he hadn’t played in a month," Anderson said.

Anderson threw those plans out in a hurry when he saw Gant hit that first jumper. Anderson played Gant five minutes in the first half and 10 more in the second, giving him more minutes than all but one other Missouri reserve.

Only sophomore starter Johnathan Williams III was more productive, finishing with 17 points and nine rebounds

As impressive as that debut was, with Gant shooting 4 for 8 from the field and hitting all four of his free throws, Anderson doesn’t expect him to be so productive every time out.

"I’m sure Illinois will guard him," Anderson said. "Like I told Namon" Wright "that one time against Chaminade" when "he scored 21 points. He came out the next day and played — the next game was what, SEMO? — and it was harder. I said, ‘Well, they all got video.’ "

An easier weekend slate for wrestling

MUTIGERS.COM: Wrestling Hosts Trio Of Duals Friday At Mizzou Arena

Women's hoops grinding away

The Missourian: Missouri women's basketball releases updates on two players
MUTIGERS.COM: "You can't Laugh Without Smiling"