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Mizzou Links, 4-10-14: Pinkel lands his next QB, Earnest Ross files a restraining order

Drew Lock commits to Missouri (great!), Earnest Ross files a restraining order against Zach Price (terrible!), snitching is a problem when investigating athletes (terrible!), Ehren Earleywine scores Win No. 500 (great!). This has been an exhausting couple of weeks.

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Ronald Martinez

This has been as bipolar a couple of weeks as I can remember for Mizzou. Lots of great, lots of terrible, little in between.

1. GREAT: Lock it up. Or down. Your pun of choice.

The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Lee's Summit QB Drew Lock picks Missouri
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou locks down state's top QB recruit
KC Star: Lee’s Summit High School quarterback Drew Lock will play at Missouri
The Missourian: State's leading high school quarterback boosts Missouri football recruiting
Fox Sports MW: Pinkel reels in a big one as four-star QB Drew Lock gives verbal to Mizzou VIDEO: Drew Lock commits to Missouri
PowerMizzou: A lock to Mizzou
PowerMizzou: Like father, like son
PowerMizzou: PMTV: Lock talks decision

By the way...

You're welcome.

2. TERRIBLE: Pretty sure this is the first "restraining order" issue ever presented in seven years of Mizzou Links

Post-Dispatch: Mizzou's Ross filed for restraining order against teammate Price
KC Star: Earnest Ross sought protection order against former MU basketball teammate Zach Price
The Missourian: Earnest Ross: Zach Price 'put me in danger'

3. TERRIBLE: Pretty sure this is the first "snitching" issue ever presented in seven years of Mizzou Links

The Trib (Behind the Stripes): CPD assistant chief describes difficulties of investigations involving athletes
Post-Dispatch: Police: Students less likely to 'snitch out' Mizzou athletes

4. GREAT: Earleywine wins No. 500 Earleywine Gets Career Win No. 500, Mizzou Sweeps WIU
The Trib: MU's Schkade makes most of playing time in doubleheader sweep
KBIA Sports: Earlywine achieves milestone as Tigers sweep doubleheader

Never change, coach.

5. GREAT: Money.

USA Today: SEC revenue up more than $41M; Slive gets 25% boost in base pay

In its first fiscal year with Missouri and Texas A&M, the Southeastern Conference raised its total revenue by more than $41 million to $314.5 million, according to the conference's latest federal tax return.

And now to the more emotionally stable portion of your daily links post...

6. Spring game Spring Game Weekend Schedule of Events

7. The Bowtie

KBIA Sports: MU Chancellor supports student athletes by showing up to games

8. Hey look, another ranked opponent Mizzou Continues SEC Play at No. 15 Kentucky Mizzou Baseball to Host Brace For Impact Day April 19

9. No. 22 feels low...

...though I can't disagree with any specific name above Pinkel here.

Athlon Sports: Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2014


Gymnastics Gymnastics Participates In Local Mizzou Moves Event

Men's Golf Mizzou Golf To Compete At Ohio State's Kepler Invitational

Soccer One on One: 2014 Freshman Taylor Walker

The pioneer
The Missourian: First openly gay Missouri athlete Greg DeStephen returns for LGBTQ panel