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#Mizzou Links: Healthy Aces and Tigers in the NFL

Markus Golden and other Tigers are getting into the NFL routine, Softball ace Tori Finucane is healthy and if you haven't already - please check out the Tremendous Stubble Charity Drive, we're aiming for 10k this year.

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Oh boy, sound the alarms.

Indiana State softball makes historic run to reach NCAA tournament

Lockwood said teammates' siren sounds are made at "random times" to make those on the other team "pay more attention to us than pay attention to playing."

MU softball earns No. 10 seed, will host NCAA regional that includes Kansas - Columbia Daily Tribune | Blake Toppmeyer

The upside for Missouri is it will have ace Tori Finucane available. She was sidelined last year during the postseason after injuring her right thumb three days before the regional. It was shaping up as a bad case of déjà vu for Missouri when Finucane injured a back muscle while colliding with catcher Kirsten Mack during an April 22 game against Iowa. Finucane was shaky in her first three outings after the injury, but she tossed a one-hitter in Missouri’s 9-0 six-inning win over Mississippi State on Wednesday in the SEC Tournament.

Missouri softball not comparing this year's regional to last - Columbia Missourian

Earleywine said he won't use last year's regional round exit as motivation because Finucane is back and giving every indication she'll be ready for this weekend.

"I think the thing that was hard for us last year, and I think makes it impossible to talk about is, we were without our ace," Earleywine said. "So I don't know really how motivational that's gonna be, because they're all gonna go, 'It doesn't matter what he says, our ace was out.'"


And The Valley Projects: Week 12 - And The Valley Shook

Trey Harris, Mizzou right field

I'll be rooting for him even if

He doesn't watch NASCAR

Markus Golden

2015 NFL Draft results: Looking at Markus Golden's 2014 sack production - Revenge of the Birds

Former Tiger's path comes up Golden : Dave Matter

Golden left Mizzou as one of the most popular players in the locker room and on the field, and promises to bring the same charisma and nonstop energy to Arizona. It’s been one milestone after another for Golden the last few months.

On Monday, Golden’s girlfriend gave birth to their son, Markus Golden Jr. In December, Golden became the first member of his family to earn a college degree, graduating from MU’s College of Arts and Sciences. Two weeks later he was named MVP of Mizzou’s Citrus Bowl victory over Minnesota.

NFL Tigers

Shane Ray paid $2,000 to a Broncos teammate so he could wear #56

Chiefs reach deals with four draft picks, including Mitch Morse of MU | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star

Morse, who went to Missouri, was taken in the second round, while Wilson, who went to Georgia, was taken in the fourth round. Alexander, who went to Oregon State, was taken in the fifth round, while Nunez-Roches, who went to Southern Mississippi, was taken in the sixth round.

And a little extra Kansas City Chiefs lean:

Looks like new Tennessee Titan Lucas Vincent will wear #79:

Wow.....this is so amazing. I am so proud of you Lucas!

A photo posted by Genia Vincent (@murphfan03) on

So far, the jersey numbers of the Mizzou Tigers entering the NFL this year are:

Shane Ray: #56

Markus Golden: #44

Mitch Morse: #?

Bud Sasser: #81

Marcus Murphy: #48

Jimmie Hunt: #82

Lucas Vincent: #79

DeMarre hurt, Hawks win

DeMarre Carroll limps to locker room following Game 4 - Peachtree Hoops

DeMarre Carroll injury: Atlanta Hawks F says he has hip pointer - NBA -

Paul Pierce was being guarded by Carroll when Nene set a screen to free Pierce. As Carroll attempted to fight through Nene's screen, their feet became tangled and Carroll fell to the ground.


Gordon: Mizzou's Anderson making moves, and maybe just in time : Jeff Gordon

Fuller owned up to that failure in his interview with Rock M Nation. The Tigers had too much talent to lose 23 times. They were skilled enough to stay in most games but not well-coached enough to actually prevail.

"Everybody was criticizing our talent, everybody was criticizing what we didn’t have," Fuller said. "But if we didn’t have the talent, then every game would have been like what we faced at Kentucky (an 86-37 loss) ... But when you’re within two or three possessions, that’s our job to get them over the hump. Having them prepared, making the critical gutsy timeout call, adjusting an out of bounds play, changing defenses. That’s our job."

Also, Johnathan Williams III's Big 12 transfer restrictions were apparently lifted: