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What's On

Last Night:

Georgia State Rallies To Beat Abilene Christian - Underdog Dynasty

The win was the first for Georgia State since joining the FBS and the Sun Belt. It was also the first in two years, and the first win in Trent Miles tenure at Georgia State.

Time (Eastern) Road team Home team TV Streaming
6 p.m. No. 21 Texas A&M No. 9 South Carolina SEC Network WatchESPN
7 p.m. Chattanooga Central Michigan WatchESPN
7 p.m. Eastern Illinois Minnesota Big Ten Network BTN2GO
7 p.m. Howard Akron WatchESPN
7 p.m. Presbyterian Northern Illinois WatchESPN
7 p.m. Wake Forest ULM ESPN U WatchESPN
7:30 p.m. Idaho State Utah Pac-12 Network
8 p.m. Cal Poly New Mexico State WatchESPN
8 p.m. Tulane Tulsa CBSSN
8 p.m. (Atlanta, GA) Boise State No. 18 Ole Miss ESPN WatchESPN
9:15 p.m. Temple Vanderbilt SEC Network WatchESPN
10 p.m. North Dakota San Jose State WatchESPN
10 p.m. (Seattle, WA) Rutgers Washington State FS1 Fox Sports GO
10:30 p.m. Weber State No. 19 Arizona State Pac-12 Network

Mizzou Football

David Morrison | DE signee Walter Brady says he's cleared to join the Tigers - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Behind The Stripes

After spending all of fall camp in academic limbo, Walter Brady said he's been cleared to join Missouri. Brady, a 6-foot-3, 255-pound defensive end who signed with Missouri in February out of Athens (Ala.) High School, tweeted Wednesday that he will be coming to Columbia on Thursday. That leaves just the status of defensive back signee Tavon Ross up in the air as Missouri students start class this week. Coach Gary Pinkel said on Monday that out of Brady and Ross, one was in an academics appeal process and the other is "taking care of some business."

Sounds like Tavon Ross got some good news

2014 SEC Preseason Football Position Rankings: Quarterbacks - For Whom the Cowbell Tolls

David Morrison | Gary Pinkel on the SEC Teleconference: Week 1 - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Behind The Stripes

Talk about stuff.

We had a real good camp overall. We stayed fairly healthy, which I think is always good. As coaches, that's obviously very, very important. I think our depth is getting a little bit better, guys that were close, maybe, in the spring and have maybe moved themselves up a few notches in terms of being able to compete for a championship in the SEC. I think, like everybody else in the country, we're excited about getting going and playing. You really find out the kind of team that you have. I think our chemistry is good. We need to go play.

Dave Matter | Numbers Game: Mizzou's lopsided history vs. FCS : Sports

Instead, let’s look at Mizzou’s recent history in their annual blood donor games against the FCS. In his 14 seasons at Mizzou, this will be Gary Pinkel’s 11th game against an FCS school. Average score of those previous 10 games: Missouri 50.5 - FCS opponent 7.5.

Blake Toppmeyer | Tigers take turnover streak into new season - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Sports

The Missouri football team will take the nation’s longest forced turnover streak into Saturday’s season opener against South Dakota State on Faurot Field. Senior defensive end Markus Golden said the streak is a testament to how the Tigers practice. "We’ve got to get at least three takeaways a day in practice, three-plus takeaways," Golden said. "When you do something in practice, it carries over to the game."

Michael Scherer on starting and playing SD State - YouTube

First pitch: SDSU links to Missouri evident in opener - Mark Pickerel is SDSU football player from Columbia, MO, hmmmmmm

Q. So you went to a lot of games before leaving for college? Have things changed with the recent conference change and success?

A. Oh, yeah. It wasn’t as big then. Honestly, I could get tickets for free – they’d just hand them out. They were a small Big 12 school then. I remember right after I committed (to SDSU) around March, this game was announced and I was exciting, thinking, ‘Oh, we’ll have a chance to really blow these guys out – they’re a mediocre Big 12 school.’ And now they turned into an SEC powerhouse last year.

Saturday Sports: Tribune’s David Morrison on MIzzou football |

In this excerpt from Thinking Out Loud: Saturday Sports from Aug. 23, 2014, Darren Hellwege talks with David Morrison, the Missouri football beat writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune. They look back over fall camp and offer a comprehensive preview of the 2014 Tigers...

MU to debut game day taxi stand - Columbia Missourian

The stand will be located south of Memorial Stadium on the north side of Champions Drive near the entrance of Lot G. The stand will be enforced from 8 a.m. until one hour after games.

College Football

Josh Shaw lied about saving his nephew from drowning, suspended indefinitely by USC -

USC announced on Wednesday that cornerback Josh Shaw, who had initially told Trojans officials that he hurt his ankles while saving a drowning nephew, admitted that he fabricated that story. The USC release called Shaw's story "a complete fabrication" and stated that the university "regrets" publishing the initial story, which painted Shaw as a hero.

Since Josh Shaw has become a bit of a national story, I thought it was interesting that our own John Anderson called USC a "clown college" on Sportscenter.

10 college football coaches poised to emerge as hot hires

1. Mark Hudspeth, Louisiana-Lafayette head coach: There aren't many coaches who look better in a tight-fitting shirt or can bench press more than their defensive linemen. But Hudspeth, 45, is no sideshow. Heading into his fourth year at Louisiana-Lafayette, Hudspeth is 27-12 in Division I following a 66-21 run in D-II at North Alabama. He can coach. But he also has the so-called "it" factor that can charm and energize a fan base. Hudspeth is the total package, and it won't be a surprise if he wins the Sun Belt again this year and parlays it into a big-time offer. Hudspeth already makes more than $1 million a year, so he doesn't have to jump at just anything, but the Louisville, Miss., native makes way too much sense at a whole lot of SEC programs to not end up there at some point.

Mizzou Basketball

Rock M Roundtable: Mizzou's 2014 - 2015 Basketball Schedule - Rock M Nation

1) What stretch of games do you see as the most important to identify what this team's post season looks like?

2) We get home and homes with Kentucky, Arkansas, Auburn, and Mississippi State, what do you think of this schedule, anyone you would want to replace any team with?

3) What do you think of the SEC's decision to break down the schedule as such: 2 games – Permanent rival home and away, 8 games – Four rotating opponents home and away, 8 games – Eight remaining rotating opponents home or away? Would you prefer a divisional set up where you play the east home and home, the west on a home or away basis (switching every year) and dropping one non con game?

4) What away SEC game would you like to most attend?

Mizzou Softball

Blake Toppmeyer | MU won't host SEC softball tourney in 2015; slated to host in 2018 - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Tiger Tidings

"The conference office allows any member institution that is scheduled to host a league championship the opportunity to defer the hosting duties due to unique circumstances, one of which is" facility construction, Skotarczak said. Skotarczak said MU is scheduled to host the 2018 SEC Tournament and also the 2027 tournament. SEC athletic directors selected LSU to host the 2015 SEC Tournament from a list of alternative choices. In June, MU Athletic Director Mike Alden estimated that Missouri's new softball stadium, which will be built east of the Hearnes Center, will be ready for the 2017 or 2018 season.

Mizzou Volleyball

Blake Toppmeyer | Media day musings: Kreklow talks 6-2 system, weekend competition and Aaron Rodgers - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Tiger Tidings

The 15th-ranked Missouri volleyball team will open its season Friday against Mississippi Valley State at the North Texas Tournament. The Tigers will face Northwestern State and North Texas on Saturday at the tourney. MU returns all but two players off last year’s team that went 35-1, but the two departing players were first-team All-Americans Molly Kreklow and Lisa Henning.

You might recall Chris Turner previewed this weekend's Volleyball tournament with his introductory post, check it:

Net Results, 7-14-14; Early preview of the North Texas Tournament - Rock M Nation

Coach Wayne Kreklow and the Tigers travel to Denton, Texas, the last week of August to take part in the North Texas Tournament, facing off against Mississippi Valley State, Northwestern State, and North Texas. Missouri has won 17 of its last 18 non-conference match-ups, sweeping 15 of those opponents last year. Here's an early look at the three opponents Mizzou will see at the North Texas Tournament:


Lot of posts today so I'll try and give you a tentative outline of what's in store