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Mizzou Links, 5-15-14: Acing the APR and doing lunch with Oprah

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Mizzou aces the APR again, the #Stubble regional begins tomorrow, Michael Sam and Oprah do lunch, and Mizzou's baseball season has three games left.

The Beef

1. NERRRRRRDS

MUtigers.com: Mizzou Second in SEC for Academic Progress Rates
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Missouri football's Academic Progress Rate ties South Carolina atop the SEC
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou football tops SEC for APR
NCAA.org: NCAA Education and Research Data - Academic Progress Rates

2. One day to the #Stubble regional

MUtigers.com: Mizzou Ready to Begin Regional on Friday vs. Bradley
MUtigers.com: Regional Action Covered by KTGR and Mizzou Network

3. Mike and Oprah, hangin' out

The Missourian: Oprah, Michael Sam agree to documentary deal over lunch
The Trib: Former Tiger Sam eager to return focus to the field

(Not sure an Oprah reality show was the best way to go about focusing on the field...)

Okay...
Fox Sports MW: Michael Sam's boyfriend is grandson of Mafia boss

Meanwhile, in Carolina...
Panthers.com: Kony Ealy: I'm ready for the challenge

4. Recruiting never stops

PowerMizzou: Analysis: Drew Lock
PowerMizzou: James' recruitment heats up
PowerMizzou: 'I like Missouri a lot'

5. A season comes to a merciful end

MUtigers.com: Mizzou Baseball Fan Primer - vs. #24 Arkansas
KBIA Sports: Mizzou baseball team struggling in second year in SEC

6. WHATNOT

Golf vs. NCAA
The Trib: Missouri's Walker leaves opposing coaches envious
KC Star: Ryan Zech, Missouri golf team set for NCAA regionals

Track vs. SEC
MUtigers.com: Tigers Ready to Take on SEC Championships

The effect of the SECN
MUtigers.com: Volleyball Televised 10 Times on SEC Network in 2014
MUtigers.com: Four Mizzou Soccer Games to be Televised Nationally in 2014

Kim vs. Busch
MUtigers.com: Anderson Set For First Pitch Thursday At Busch Stadium

Good people
Mizzou Network: ONE ON ONE: McGill named SEC Community Svc. Leader of the Year

7. This is pretty cool

Care Conversations: One Amazing Baseball League Helps Fans Remember

8. The Beck puppet thing was awesome

Consequence of Sound: Saturday Night Live’s Top Musical Performances

9. I make fun of Pinterest...

...to Mrs. Bill C sometimes because when she's looking for a new recipe, what she tends to find from people are simply recipes with a bunch of words I like mashed together. Red velvet cookie dough cheesecake brownie cake pie. Bacon cheddar pierogi chicken and dumplings casserole bites. But at this point I have no leverage because...

a) She finds a lot of awesome stuff on there, too (including the goat cheese & chive biscuits she made last weekend).

b) Buffalo Chicken Puff Pastry Waffles

I'm both excited and mortified, Serious Eats.