Wayman Tisdale succumbs to cancer


One of the greatest players ever to visit the Hearnes Center has passed at age 44.

7. Colorado: The Buffaloes remain the Big 12's mystery team and Tyler Hansen's thumb injury only...

7. Colorado: The Buffaloes remain the Big 12's mystery team and Tyler Hansen's thumb injury only accentuates that uncertainty. New offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau will be taking over this summer. And while he's been around the program for three years, it's still a concern taking the top job. The offense looked fine in the spring game, particularly a bruising rushing game keyed by Darrell Scott and Rodney Stewart. The defensive line remains the biggest question on the other side of the ball and we won't know how that group will play until the season begins. Dan Hawkins confidently picked the Buffaloes to go 10-2 after last season. They'll be better than last season's 5-7, but I'm not sure they will live up to their coach's optimism. February pre-spring ranking: 8. 8. Missouri: It was tough to get a handle on the Tigers during the spring. Blaine Gabbert had some moments, but his numbers weren't that impressive. But those struggles were understandable considering he was throwing to some inexperienced receivers while Danario Alexander and Jared Perry recovered from injuries. The turnover in both coordinators from last season will be interesting to watch. And with all of the thoughts about the huge personnel losses on offense, the Tigers also will lose a lot on defense. I still think the Tigers will go bowling this year, but will be better suited for a run at the 2010 North title than this season. February pre-spring ranking: 7. I'm taking the bait. I just couldn't resist sharing this beaut from Tim Griffin. Blaine Gabbert's numbers from the final three scrimmages (all three without Jared Perry and Danario Alexander, two without Gahn McGaffie and Michael Egnew): 35-for-59, 408 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT. 60% completion, 7 yards per pass. Without probably four of the top seven targets. And Derrick Washington only getting a couple of touches per scrimmage. "His numbers weren't that impressive."

Law: Padres like Gibson, Crow


That doesn't mean they'll take either with the No. 3 pick, but San Diego would be a GREAT fit for both—mainly because pretty much anyone can have success at Petco.

Baseball America projected NCAA field of 64


Tough draw for MU - going to Baton Rouge as a 2 seed to play the #3 overall LSU tigers. (Along with Middle Tennessee State and Tulane.) I guess there are no really easy draws, but I've been to games there - tough place to play.

It's not a strategy for being the best. It's a strategy for being better. I never thought...


It's not a strategy for being the best. It's a strategy for being better. I never thought Louisville -- or, for that matter, Missouri -- had a realistic shot at winning it all in the NCAAs this year. But if neither of those teams pressed, they wouldn't have been there in the first place.

An excerpt from a conversation on the full-court press from, of all people, Malcolm Gladwell.

Mizzou Football Post-Spring Preview


Altogether a pretty sound break-down of the squad, although I certainly would have preferred a higher overall ranking. Sorry if this has already been posted, i just stumbled upon it when looking for something else on the site.

Mizzou Baseball: Back in the Top 25


Predictably, it's Baseball America taking the plunge...they do love them some Fightin' Jamiesons at BA... UPDATE, 2:29pm - Greg Folgia: Big 12 Player of the Week. UPDATE II, 6:10pm (via comments) - Greg Folgia: Louisville Slugger's National Player of the week.

Tigers win crazy one, take two of three from kU


Had 6-1 lead, let kU pull within 9-7. Led 12-7, let kU score five in the ninth after a grand slam. But Ryan Ampleman's one-out homer in the bottom of the ninth gives Mizzou a 13-12 win, a series win against the chickenhawks, the 30th win of the year and a 16-11 Big 12 record.