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Here are today's Mizzou links.

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Sean Weatherspoon returns to the Atlanta Falcons on a one-year deal - The Falcoholic

After struggling with injuries and adjusting to a 3-4 scheme in Arizona, Weatherspoon will relish moving back into a 4-3 scheme. They will mostly likely utilize him as a top backup.

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SEC State of the Program: Missouri Tigers - SEC Blog- ESPN

Trajectory:

Last season was a rude awakening but overall, the program was a consistent winner under Pinkel. They won back-to-back SEC East titles in 2013 and 2014; the two 5-7 seasons they’ve had since joining the SEC were marred by injury (2012) and other circumstances, as Maty Mauk’s suspension played a significant role in the 2015 record, forcing Lock into the starting quarterback role as a true freshman. Since 2007, the Tigers have won double-digit games five times and won fewer than eight games only twice (the aforementioned 2012 and 2015 seasons). Odom’s first season will be telling but despite a rough 2015 season, the overall long-term trajectory of the program is still generally upward.

2016 SEC spring football primer: Key storylines for each team | SI.com

Missouri:

Can the Tigers fix an inept offense? Missouri ranked 127th out of 128 FBS teams in scoring offense (13.6 points per game) in 2015. That unit overshadowed the SEC’s No. 2 total defense and became the primary driver behind a 5–7 finish. Last year’s defensive coordinator, Barry Odom, is the Tigers’ new head coach, so he isn’t unfamiliar with their offensive struggles. But Missouri loses seven starters from its attack, including four of five on the offensive line. The good news is sophomore quarterback Drew Lock returns after starting the final eight games of ’15. Lock also gets most of his primary receivers back while adding Alabama transfer Chris Black. Still, Odom and coordinator Josh Heupel have their work cut out for them this spring.

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Seven from Mizzou Wrestling Receive Seeds as 2016 NCAA Championship Brackets Announced - MUTigers.com

Seven Mizzou Wrestling grapplers were given top-16 seeds as the brackets for the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships were announced by the NCAA on Wednesday. Nine wrestlers from Mizzou will compete in the National Tournament, held March 17-19 in New York City at Madison Square Garden.

We're going dancing! Just not that dance! The other one!

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Sick of dancing yet? ME NEITHER.

Who said Mizzou's self-imposing a postseason ban?

Mizzou Tigers pennantBut who will watch the watchmen?

Mizzou Women's Basketball to Host Public Selection Show Watch Party Monday - MUTigers.com

Mizzou Women's Basketball will host a public NCAA Tournament Selection Show Watch Party on Monday evening, March 14, at Mizzou Arena. The event is free and open to the public. Mizzou Arena doors will open at 5 p.m., the program will start at 5:30 p.m. and the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Selection Show presented by Capital One on ESPN beginning at 6 p.m. will be shown live on the videoboard.

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Need for speed: No. 15 Mizzou Softball running rampant into SEC play - Kevin Graeler, Columbia Missourian

While at North Platte High School, [Regan] Nash channeled her love for running into winning the state championship in the 100-meter dash.

"Running was always what I wanted to do," she said.

Now, that mindset is helping the No. 15 Missouri softball team run rampant into Southeastern Conference play. The Tigers (13-3) lead the NCAA with an average of 3.25 stolen bases per game.

Gotta go fast