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Mizzou basketball is fleeing the country and Wren Baker might be fleeing Mizzou

Here are today's Mizzou links.

Mizzou Tigers pennant What's On

The hoopers are going on a summer vacation.

Mizzou Tigers pennantMizzou basketball flees the country - #ForzaMizzou - Tigers Set for Foreign Tour in Italy

Mizzou Men's Basketball will be on an exciting and educational tour of Italy from Friday, Aug. 5-Monday, Aug. 15, with head coach Kim Anderson's squad playing four exhibition games against European teams during the trip.

The tour features primary stops in Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan, with additional day trips to Vatican City, Pisa, Vicenza and Lake Como.

Safety first:

KC Star - Missouri basketball will take precautions for upcoming Italy trip

MU has invited an FBI liaison to speak with the team about traveling to a foreign country, since it’s a new experience for most of the 15 players who are taking part in the excursion.

"It’s not really a panic thing," said Anderson, who played two professional seasons in Italy after his career with the Tigers. "It’s more of an informative thing, so our guys can ask questions."

Read more here:

You can never be too careful, I suppose.

Mizzou Tigers pennant So uh, who's third in the AD line of succession?

Post-Dispatch - Mizzou's Baker a finalist for North Texas AD position

University of Missouri interim athletics director Wren Baker is a strong candidate for the AD position at the University of North Texas, theDenton Record-Chronicle is reporting.

This is fine

Mizzou Tigers pennant NEW CROOTS

Mizzou football notched a quintuplet of 2017 commitments last night, and we have all the details right here.

Alabama linebacker Jamal Brooks

Georgia lineman Case Cook

Tennessee linebacker Aubrey Miller

Texas safety Joshuah Bledsoe

The ol' fax machine was burning the midnight oil.

Mizzou Tigers pennant Zach Lavy has a hell of a story to tell

Take the time to watch this all the way through. It's well worth your time.

Mizzou Tigers pennant Pumped for the 2018 SEC Championship in Cobb Country

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Georgia Dome demolition planned next year

Demolition of the Georgia Dome will be completed before college football’s national championship game comes to the new Falcons stadium next door in January 2018, according to a schedule outlined for a state board Tuesday.

Sure would be nice to be the last team to win the SEC Title in that building, huh? Basketball pulled a similar stunt during Mizzou's final Big XII Tournament. Time for the football team to take their turn.