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Mizzou Links: Kim Anderson might make another hire, and Gary Pinkel's sharing ... a little

Gary Pinkel is working with athletic director Mack Rhoades on facilities and sharing, Kim Anderson might make another hire, Mizzou Softball heads to the Super Regionals, and it's been 50 years since Mizzou Indoor Track won its national title.

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Mizzou Tigers pennant What's On

I'll give you one guess.

MUTIGERS.COM: Mack's Five RBIs Send Mizzou Past Kansas and into a Super Regional
MUTIGERS.COM: NCAA Softball Columbia Regional: Game 6 Post-Game Notes
MUTIGERS.COM: NCAA Softball Columbia Regional: Game 6 Post-Game Quotes

Mizzou Head Coach Ehren Earleywine

Opening statement:

"After losing last year, it made me appreciate winning a regional. It felt easy there for a while. Last year woke me up. I’m extremely grateful and really proud of my team. It was a strange game, but it didn’t matter because we won. We’re looking forward to heading to UCLA, and for now just enjoying being regional champions again."

On Cheyenne Baxter’s performance today in relief:

"She was awesome and as good as I’ve seen her all year. For her to do it under that pressure was just amazing. The fact of the matter is, if we make the plays behind her, she goes the entire game and wins that game. So she was the MVP today for sure."

On the challenge that UCLA presents at NCAA Super Regionals:

"It’ll be an enormous challenge. They do everything well. They have the Player of the Year in the PAC 12 in the circle. They’re hitting .370 as a team. They play great defense. We’re at their place, but we’ve done it before and we can do it again."

MUTIGERS.COM: No. 10 Mizzou Travels to No. 7 UCLA for Saturday-Sunday Super Regional
The Trib: Missouri downs KU to win seventh regional championship in last eight years
Mizzou softball surges into super regionals : Sports
Super sequel for Mizzou softball : Sports
Missouri softball advances to Super Regionals after Mack's grand slam sparks 7-6 victory - Columbia Missourian - Tigers down Jayhawks in comeback

Mizzou Tigers pennant How's it going, Coach Anderson?

The Trib: Q&A with Kim Anderson

[T]he thing is I’m not necessarily done hiring people. There’s still that possibility that I could maybe hire someone else, too. I’m not married to that. I’m not sure I’m going to do that, but I think that that’s a possibility.

Q: "Possibility" as in before next season?

A: Mm-hmm.

Q: Are you anticipating somebody leaving?

A: No, not necessarily. … It’s May. I think there’s still a lot of movement in coaching. Internally, I don’t know if anyone’s going to leave this staff. … I could potentially add another position, too, so we’re talking whether it would be "Special assistant to the head coach" or … .

Q: Like what (former Auburn Coach) Tony Barbee was last year at Kentucky?

A: Something like that or, I don’t even know what the name of the position would be. Now, it would be restricted. There would only be certain things you could do. There’s always that possibility. I’m not saying I’m going to do it. I’m just saying, it’s a possibility, and I’m not in any big hurry.

And what about you, Tim Fuller?
The Trib: Fuller takes non-coaching job at Harris-Stowe State

And you, college basketball?
The Trib (Steve Walentik): NCAA rules committee hoping to speed up game with 30-second shot clock, other changes
USA Today (Nicole Auerbach): CAA basketball rules group proposes reduced shot clock, timeouts
USA Today (Nicole Auerbach): An extra foul to make men's college basketball less so

Mizzou Tigers pennant MACK AND PINK, PINK AND MACK

The Trib: Pinkel, Rhoades focused on bigger, better for MU athletics

Pinkel said the department is starting the process of studying the three or four most impressive end zone facilities nationally — from outside the SEC — to see what’s worked elsewhere. He’s receptive to Rhoades’ desire to keep the football program in contact with the rest of the sports.

Up to a point.

"Our football offices, weight room, training room, I’m not sharing that with anybody," Pinkel said. "Food service and academics, I think it’s very important we’re with all the other students in that. We don’t want all the football players just stuck in a building. That’s not very positive to me. The rest of it, you want to have that’s your place."

Recruiting on the interior line
PowerMizzou: 2016 Hot Board: G/C

Trey Barrow: Redblack
The Trib: Former MU punter Barrow signs with CFL's Redblacks

Mizzou Tigers pennant 50 years

The Trib: Reflections from a historic season: MU hits 50th anniversary of indoor track championship

And since we brought it up...
Rock M Nation: The greatest, #23: 1965 Indoor Track