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Sports! Missouri caps week of drama and change with actual games

Here are today's Mizzou Links.

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Mizzou Tigers pennant What's On

Harold Brantley in uniform! Sort of! @MizzouFootball To Continue Tradition of Special Uniforms at Arrowhead
The Trib: MU busts out new, all-white jerseys for BYU game

ABC 17 reported Wednesday that the Mizzou Team Store is no longer selling "Whiteout" shirts for the BYU game. The store did not give a reason, but it's a fairly logical step to surmise that it's a product of the racial tensions that have beset the campus lately, culminating in the resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe at the behest of student protest group Concerned Student 1950 just two days after members of the football team first publicly shared their solidarity with graduate student Jonathan Butler, who was on a hunger strike until Wolfe was out of office. The players, too, said they would not play until Butler's strike was over.

Anyway, even though the shirts are apparently not on sale anymore, the "Whiteout" theme persists. As does the "Blackout" theme for the Tennessee game next week and, the release states, Missouri will wear all-black uniforms against the Volunteers for their last home game of the season, on senior night.

Honestly, I was surprised that the team stuck with the Whiteout theme after all the race-related issues of this week ... but if the team's okay with it, I have no idea why anybody else wouldn't be.

Also: those are pretty damn awesome jerseys. I liked them about 10000% more than I expected to.

The Trib: Pinkel tries to move Tigers past tumult and toward BYU

The Trib: Opposing view: BYU's Mendenhall sought to educate himself on MU's campus unrest

PowerMizzou: Opposing View: BYU

PM: With three running backs with at least 35 carries, how are those touches distributed? Do any of those four tailbacks have specific roles?

JC: All of BYU's running backs have missed games due to injuries, so it's mostly about which ones are healthy. Algernon Brown and Francis Bernard have been the Cougars' most reliable running backs the past month. They are similar in style - both are bruising backs that like contact. Adam Hine was BYU's top running back until he suffered an ankle injury in the Michigan game. He returned last week, but it's clear he's still not at full strength. Another talented back, freshman Riley Burt, is speed and shifty, but he has been out due to a hamstring injury.

Mizzou Tigers pennant 1 day to BYU, 0 days to Wofford Season-Opener for @MizzouHoops on Friday, 8 p.m.
The Trib: Clark committed to trying to lead a turnaround at Missouri

It’s easy to understand how the Tigers fell to where they are today: an overwhelming pick to finish last in the SEC in a preseason media poll.

Yet Clark never considered making a move in search of something better.

"I’ve just never been a person to give up," he said. "So no matter if things are going bad, going good, I’m going to stick it out and find a way to build."

Some of those nearest to him say it’s never occurred to Clark that he won’t.

"He’ll stick through and fight and then just outwork you and beat the odds," said his older brother, Girard Johnson.

A tremendous read on a pretty unique dude.

And 0 days to Missouri State @MizzouWBB Travels to Missouri State for Regular Season Opener
The Trib: With Frericks anchoring the post, MU aims to end NCAA tourney hiatus

Mizzou Tigers pennant More signees

Wrestling Three @MizzouWrestling Grapplers Take Home Titles at UCM Open
The Trib: MU wrestling signs five, including three top-20 wrestlers

Softball @MizzouSoftball Announces Seven Signees To Class Of 2016

Women's Basketball @MizzouWBB Signs Chavis to National Letter of Intent

Gymnastics @MizzouGym Signs Three to National Letters of Intent

Tennis @MizzouTennis Adds Middlebrooks, Schroeder to Fall Recruit Class

Mizzou Tigers pennant And more ripples

KBIA: 4 Things You Might Have Wrong about the Mizzou Story

Post-Dispatch: Missteps, not student revolt, led to Mizzou chancellor's demise

Post-Dispatch: Could Tigers' boycott have ripple effect?

"I think they have a real sense now of the power they can wield," Ramogi Huma, former UCLA linebacker and executive director of the National College Players Association, told the Associated Press. "What happened at Missouri is that athletes who train and prepare and love to play demonstrated a willingness to sacrifice to advance a larger cause. In their case, it was to fight against racism.

"Now the question becomes will players prove willing to do the same to address unjust NCAA rules? To fight for better medical coverage? Or more just compensation?"

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