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Mizzou Links, 4-21-14: A softball sweep, a coaching search, and baked eggs

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Your weekend MVPs: Tori Finucane, Maty Mauk, Mackenzie Sykes, Jess Meek, Eric Anderson, and Natalie Fleming.Mizzou Softball sweeps Ole Miss to move into second in the SEC, Mizzou Baseball suffers a frustrating sweep to Mississippi State (with two extra-inning losses), and the Mizzou Basketball coaching search enters Day 4.

The Beef

We've got all sorts of basketball and football pieces coming up shortly -- seriously, Frank Haith, you couldn't have left a week ago? -- so for now let's focus on the Mizzou weekend on the diamond(s). One diamond was more friendly than the other.

1. #StubbleSweep

Since losing in extra innings in the rubber match against Kentucky back on March 15, Mizzou has won 10 of 12 SEC games and has moved into a tie for second in the conference (with Kentucky and Tennessee) at 12-6, three games behind Alabama. After a Wednesday game against Missouri State, the Stubbles head to Gainesville (11-7 in conference) for three games. Next week, it's a doubleheader against Creighton, then a three-game series against first-place Alabama. So technically first place is still well within reach with a couple of great weekends, but ... this is one hell of a pair of series with which to finish conference play.

Mizzou 5, Ole Miss 3
Mizzou 2, Ole Miss 0
MUtigers.com: No. 13 Mizzou Softball Gets Friday Doubleheader Sweep of Ole Miss
The Trib: All is forgiven for Fleming
The Missourian: Natalie Fleming's two home runs help No. 13 Missouri softbal clinch series against Ole Miss
PowerMizzou: Tigers take two
KBIA Sports: Tigers take two versus Rebels

Mizzou 9, Ole Miss 1
MUtigers.com: Series Sweep Finished with Run-Rule Win for No. 13 Mizzou
The Trib: Finucane helps Tigers top Rebels
The Missourian: No. 13 Missouri softball sweeps Ole Miss
KBIA Sports: Missouri softball sweeps Ole Miss

And in case you missed it...

2. The wrong kind of sweep in baseball

Mississippi State 3, Mizzou 2 (11)
MUtigers.com: Tigers Fall to No. 22 MSU in Extras, 3-2
The Missourian: Missouri baseball loses tight contest in extra innings
KBIA Sports: Mizzou baseball loses 3-2 in 11 innings

Mississippi State 6, Mizzou 2
MUtigers.com: Tigers Fall, 6-2, to No. 22 Mississippi State
The Trib: Missouri baseball team is still in search of offense
The Missourian: Missouri baseball loses in eerily similar fashion
KBIA Sports: Missouri baseball drops second straight

Mississippi State 9, Mizzou 7 (11)
MUtigers.com: Tigers Fall Again in Extras to No. 22 MSU, 9-7
The Missourian: Missouri baseball blows lead, loses in extra innings
KBIA Sports: Missouri baseball lets four-run lead slip away

3. Okay, fine, a few basketball coaching links

MUtigers.com: Letter to Tiger Nation
The Trib: A wish list of coaching candidates
Post-Dispatch: Where does Mizzou turn next?
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou, Haith upbeat about new directions
PowerMizzou: Saturday Rumor Mill
PowerMizzou: Rosburg surprised by move
PowerMizzou: Ducking the challenge
The Dagger: Warning to schools interested in Gregg Marshall: It won’t be easy to pry him from Wichita State

4. Our boy Gagliano won the leadership award

MUtigers.com: Wrestling Honored at State Capitol, Announces Season Awards

5. No complaints here, I think

NCAA.org: Council recommends transfer policy change

And no disagreement here
AthleticScholarships.net: A Decade On, APR is Showing Its Age

6. WHATNOT

Truman
The Trib: Truman back on top

Tennis
The Missourian: Missouri shows off new facility at SEC tennis tournament
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Tennis Adds Brianna Lashway to Program

Track & Field
MUtigers.com: Winning Performances Close Week for Track & Field
MUtigers.com: Distance Squad has Record Performances on West Coast

Women's Golf
MUtigers.com: Meek Earns Top 10 Finish at SEC Championships

Gymnastics
MUtigers.com: Gymnastics Add Tia Allbritten To 2014 Freshmen Class

7. YES

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