It was a silly weekend at the athletic complex. Good silly, not bad silly.
Gary Pinkel: all gold errrrrythang. pic.twitter.com/iUSkZen3tS— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) December 21, 2014
And speaking of silly...
Underdog Dynasty: Every Bowl Game Explained Using a Famous Fight Scene
E.J. Gaines had a scary moment yesterday, taking a knee to the head from a teammate and getting carted off the field. But evidently he's all good.
Can't thank everybody enough for the love and support! I'm all good.— EJ Gaines (@GainesTrain_31) December 22, 2014
Okay, fine, some Braggin' Rights links
The Trib: Tigers show the wait won't be forever
PowerMizzou: Close is not Enough
The Missourian: Missouri basketball deals with last-second loss to Illinois
Fox Sports MW: Down but not out: Tigers show encouraging development against Illini
Fox Sports MW: JW3 shows his stuff once again as Tigers' go-to scorer
Against an Illinois team that lacks a true post player, Anderson planned to play a smaller lineup, favoring combinations of 6-9 Johnathan Williams III, 6-8 Jakeenan Gant and 6-7 D’Angelo Allen. Those three helped fuel Mizzou’s best effort against a high-major opponent this season, and Anderson hinted he might stick with the formula.
"I think we’re going to make some alterations," he said. "I’m not saying the other guys (Rosburg and Post) aren’t going to play. But I came into this game with the idea that I wanted to play J3 and Jakeenan and D’Angelo more. … I still wanted Ryan to get a shot in there and see what he could do. But I thought they did well."
Especially Williams, who paced Missouri with 15 points and eight rebounds. It was his fifth straight game with at least 15 points and fifth straight with eight rebounds or more.
Women's hoops: 9-2
As many season-ending injuries as losses so far.