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Hold up — Mizzou’s spring football is EIGHT days away!?

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

1. With spring football SOMEHOW being eight days away, it’s time for some spring cleaning.

Specifically, an updated roster and updated numbers!

(Most of these have already been announced, but still. Football’s almost here! Kind of!)

Can I just say that, in my opinion, there is nothing better than a stud defensive tackle rocking a single-digit number? Terry Beckner wearing No. 5 was great; Jordan Elliott moving to No. 1 is almost too much. This is like me starting a dynasty on NCAA 14 (UTEP Miners, whattup) and immediately taping all the ankles of all my offensive and defensive linemen, as well as giving everyone dark visors.

So, yeah, big fan of Jordan Elliott wearing No. 1.

2. Mizzou takes home first men’s SEC swimming title.

The SEC Swimming and Diving Championships are still on-going, but Missouri swimmer Mikel Schreuders won the men’s 200 freestyle, putting in an SEC meet-record time in the process.

It’s been a strong week for the Missouri men in Athens, Ga., and they sit in second place with two days left. The women are in eighth place.

Here’s a full recap of Thursday’s action, via

3. Missouri baseball, softball drop games on Thursday.

Missouri softball fell to 8-3 on the young season as BYU snapped the Tigers’ six-game winning streak in a 7-3 loss on the first day of the Mary Nutter Classic.

Here’s a recap, courtesy of And here’s the Missouri box score:

Missouri’s second game of the day, against Arizona, was called after one inning because of weather. Missouri trailed 2-0 at the time.

Missouri baseball blew a 3-0 lead in the eighth inning, falling to Northeastern 4-3. In the bottom of the ninth, the Tigers had runners on first and second with two outs, but Tony Ortiz struck out to end the game.

Kameron Misner led the way for Missouri, going 3-for-5 with an RBI. He’s hitting .500 on the young season.

Here’s Missouri’s box score:

4. More offers, and Missouri makes the cut for a target.

A new offer went out on Thursday and this player seems to have a connection to a current Missouri star:

Jabari Small is a 5.7 3-star athlete from Eads, Tenn., which is outside of Memphis, where Badie is from. Small has 12 current offers, including Tennessee, Arkansas and West Virginia.

Missouri also made the top six list for three-star Murfreesboro (Tenn.) linebacker Aaron Moore:

Along with Missouri, Moore’s final six includes Arkansas, Purdue, Tulane, Memphis and UTSA.

5. What’s on tap this weekend

As stated above, we’ve got two more days of the SEC Swimming and Diving Championship, which wrap up on Saturday.

Mizzou wrestling takes on No. 11 Iowa State at 5 p.m. CT Sunday in Ames, and the dual can me streamed at for $6.95 for a 24-hour pass. I used that for the Missouri-Iowa State basketball game earlier this year, and it worked surprisingly well.

Baseball has a three-game set with Rhode Island beginning Friday, and all three games can be listened to on KTGR in mid-Missouri (or online, I presume).

Weather has thrown a wrench in Missouri’s softball at the Mary Nutter Classic, but they’re scheduled to have games against UCLA (10:30 p.m. Friday), Washington (7 p.m. Saturday) and New Mexico State (10:30 p.m. Saturday), in addition to potentially making up the Arizona game that was called on Thursday night.

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