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Mizzou Links, 6-12-14: Football camps and O'Bannon case continue apace

Mizzou Football camps are ongoing in Columbia, the O'Bannon v. NCAA case brings Tyrone Prothro to the stand, and someday somebody's going to write a book about EXPANSIONAPALOOZA™, and it's going to be the greatest book in the history of sports.

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1. As previously discussed...

Walters is in
PowerMizzou: Relief for Walters

Green is waiting
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou recruit Darnell Green pushes back enrollment

Owen commits
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Kearney OL Tanner Owen makes 8 commits for Missouri's Class of 2015

2. More football camp articles

PowerMizzou: Camp Recap: Tuesday
PowerMizzou: A Family Tradition
PowerMizzou: Pat Ivey Q&A
The Trib: High school players audition for Tigers

And while we're talking football...

The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Get to Know a 2014 Opponent: UCF

3. O'Bannon (Stewart Mandel): Ex-Alabama WR Tyrone Prothro: 'I want to see change for the future' Tyrone Prothro's the perfect O'Bannon witness to show the NCAA's economic model is broken

4. I can't wait to read the book Big 12 ADs say no discussions on expansion

"My favorite story that hasn't been written," Luck said. "After Syracuse and Pittsburgh (announced they were leaving for the ACC), that was in the same time frame that Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were playing footsie with (Pac-12 commissioner) Larry (Scott) and the Big East was a mess."

So Luck began cold-calling athletic directors at Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State and Iowa State with a proposal. [...]

Luck's plan, which also had the support of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich, was also to add UCF for a 12-team Big East divided into two divisions: West: Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, TCU and Louisville; East: UConn, Cincinnati, Rutgers, West Virginia, South Florida and UCF.

"I remember thinking: 'That's not a bad conference,'" Luck said. "And we would have kept the affiliation with the (Big East) basketball schools, because they loved the addition of Kansas. They (the Big 12 schools) also liked it. They were nervous as hell, too. We had a series of phone calls. That was sort of our best option."


Track & Field
MUTIGERS.COM: Twietmeyer Opens NCAA Championships for the Tigers

MUTIGERS.COM: Kreklow, Team USA Open Pan Am Games with Win

Mizzou Network: EXTRA BASES: Coach E wraps up the season