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Stadium expansion is just about done, Justin Britt is a starter, and Coach Kool is excited.

David Johnson counts 3 days until Mizzou football
David Johnson counts 3 days until Mizzou football
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What's On

This Week in Mizzou Football 2014 Promo

Mizzou Football Student Thank-You

Mizzou Football Tours the East Side

Photo gallery: A tour of the renovated and expanded Memorial Stadium at Mizzou | The Kansas City Star

The University of Missouri on Tuesday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $45.5 million project, which university officials and representatives of contractor J.E. Dunn said would be completed on time and on budget for Saturday’s football season opener against South Dakota State.

Web Extra: Memorial Stadium renovation open house | Sports - Home

Video of the newly remodeled Memorial Stadium open house and interviews with executive associate athletic directors Tim Hickman and Bryan Maggard

Pro Tigers - Dominique Hamilton, Alex Oriakhi, Ricky Paulding and Justin Britt

To impress Kings, Oriakhi enters the ring - Lowell Sun Online

For a player like Oriakhi, trying to find his way in the NBA ranks, making an impression at the Vegas summer league is beyond important. He is not only fighting for a job with the Kings, he is also fighting for a chance to continue playing hoops anywhere professionally.

Ricky Paulding in German commercial- YouTube

Depth Chart - Justin Britt starts at Right Tackle

Football - Coach Kool gets it

Blog Poll

This reminds me that RMN used to do their own Blog Poll, is this something we might be interested in resuming?

Around the SEC - Eastern Division Preview - Roll 'Bama Roll

Missouri Tigers (9-3, 5-3 SEC) This defense has lost a few key parts, but I think they'll be okay. Maty Mauk manages to be one of the more known quantities at QB in the East, and a friendly non conference schedule (bye, Blake Bortles!) helps the Tigers cruise to what I think should be a pretty successful third season in our fine conference. Wins: South Dakota St, @Toledo, UCF, Indiana, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, @Texas A&M, @Tennessee, Arkansas Losses: @South Carolina, Georgia, @Florida

Gary Pinkel, TE, Kent State

Ranking FBS college football coaches by playing career, 1-128 - CBSSports.com

25. Gary Pinkel, Missouri -- Pinkel was a quality tight end at Kent State (1970-73), where he was roommates with Jack Lambert and a teammate of Nick Saban's. Pinkel caught 70 passes over his final two seasons and earned honorable mention All-America status as a senior. Pinkel was invited to multiple NFL training camps but did not make a team at the next level.

Pete Scantlebury @ PowerMizzou.com - SDSU has Mizzou's Full attention

ASU won't move Mizzou football game to Busch Stadium : Sports

Next year's game will stay in Jonesboro, Ark., ASU AD tells sports commission.

Gary Pinkel Speaks, Week 1 - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Behind The Stripes

Missouri Coach Gary Pinkel is having his Monday media availability before the season opener against South Dakota State.

Mizzou running back's gamble pays off : Sports

Tyler Hunt lands scholarship after paying dues as a walk-on.

Hero or head case? Mizzou's Baggett says he's found his sense of zen | FOX Sports

For Mizzou kicker Andrew Baggett, finding peace means blocking out past mistakes like missed 24-yard field goals while staying focussed between the uprights ahead.

Mizzou passing game searches for answers : Sports

With new quarterback, receivers and linemen, air attack has been slow in coming together.

Opposing view: South Dakota State's success will depend on 'fat guys up front' - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Tiger Tidings

South Dakota State Coach John Stiegelmeier possesses the best running back in the Football Championship Subdivision in the form of senior Zach Zenner.

Missouri’s new receiving corps working hard, not worrying about teammates who have left | The Kansas City Star

The Missouri football team has lost some of its star wide receivers from last year, and the statistics show a big loss of production. But the Tigers’ new corps, led by seniors Bud Sasser, Jimmie Hunt and Darius White, isn’t pining for the past — instead, they’re approaching the season with hard work and quiet confidence.

No more beards and mullets for Mizzou football players | The Kansas City Star

Missouri’s Evan Boehm and Maty Mauk, along with any other Tigers willing to join, had planned to grow bushy beards with epic mullets during the 2014 season. However, the coaching staff put the kibosh on the "Beards and Mullets" movement ahead of the Aug. 30 season opener.

Printz edges Berkstresser as Tigers' backup QB to open season - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: MU Football

Quarterbacks coach Andy Hill summed up the difference in the race to back up Maty Mauk in one word: "consistency."

All of the spotlight, none of the pressure – The Maneater

Depth key for defensive line – The Maneater

Stadium expansion nears completion – The Maneater

Recruiting

OhioPreps.com - New interest coming in for Gunnar Hoak

"The Missouri interest is new," he said. "I worked with Ben Mauk in the winter and his little brother Maty is the quarterback there. I think that's how they became interested in me. I'm interested in finding out more about them."

College Football

Craig Bohl plants the flag for power football in Wyoming and North Dakota - SBNation.com

It may take some time for Wyoming to adjust from Dave Christensen's newfangled spread schemes to playing in the Power-I, but keep an eye out for Cowboy football to tap into its roots and adapt just enough to maintain a place in the modern game.

Bill Connelly previews the South Carolina Gamecocks schedule - Garnet And Black Attack

Basketball

Look for the Rock M Round Table later today where we'll look at the schedule

Missouri’s Tim Fuller received raise after remaining on men’s basketball staff | The Kansas City Star

  • Tim Fuller - $325,000 ($55,000 raise this offseason)
  • Brad Loos - $160,000
  • Rob Fulford - $160,000
  • Matt Herring - $90,000
  • Bryan Tibaldi - $80,000
  • Paul Rorvig - $60,000

Misc

The Big Depth Chart - Rock M Nation

Check out this awesome graphic made by bannedwagoner.

Bill Connelly joins Punt Brothers podcast: Every football team is going to be good - SBNation.com