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Mizzou Links: 2 Tigers selected on Day 2 of the MLB Draft, MU-UGA getting hype

Pitchers Breckin Williams (fourth round) and Peter Fairbanks (ninth) were selected on the second day of the MLB Draft, and four-star football signee Marquise Doherty was not. Plus: Mizzou-Georgia is an awfully big game this fall, and we're Instagramming now!

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Mizzou Tigers pennant What's On

Breckin Williams' Mizzou Network feature.

Williams was selected in the fourth round of the MLB draft yesterday, which probably means he's gone. Fourth is awfully high. Meanwhile, Sunday starter Peter Fairbanks was taken in the ninth.

MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou's Williams, Fairbanks Drafted on Day Two of MLB Draft
The Trib: MU's Williams, Fairbanks selected in MLB draft

The selections continue an impressive string for Tigers hurlers. Missouri has had at least one pitcher drafted for eight straight seasons and 12 of the last 13.

Post-Dispatch: Diamondbacks draft Mizzou's record-setting closer

And in case you're wondering about a certain Mizzou football signee...

Mizzou Tigers pennant It's Preview Season (Andy Stapes): 2015 pivot-point games: Projecting key college football matchups

Missouri at Georgia

Pivot point for: Both

From a sheer talent standpoint, the Bulldogs should win the SEC East if Mark Richt and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer select a serviceable quarterback. While Tennessee is the trendy non-Georgia pick, the bigger threat is probably Missouri, which has won the East for the past two seasons. The Tigers have the friendliest schedule in the SEC—their West opponents are Mississippi State and Arkansas, and they get Tennessee late when the Vols’ lack of depth is likely to become an issue—so they could afford to lose this game and still have a decent shot at winning the East. But a victory in Athens would give Mizzou a prohibitive advantage. Georgia, meanwhile, faces Alabama and Auburn from the West and plays Tennessee in Knoxville the week before this game. That’s a much tougher road, and it makes this a must-win matchup for the Bulldogs. Most important non-QB position for playoff contenders

Missouri: Offensive line

When the Tigers struggled in 2014, particularly in their losses to Indiana and Georgia, the offensive line had a tough time. If the Tigers want to win the SEC East for a third season in a row and get back to Atlanta and have a shot at a playoff berth, those types of days can’t happen. Establishing a successor to second-round NFL draft pick Mitch Morse at left tackle is important, and coach Gary Pinkel said Connor McGovern is most likely to start the season there. The talented Evan Boehm will anchor the unit at center and returning offensive linemen do bring experience, with a combined 97 starts under their collective belt. It’s just a matter of finding the right combination.

I mean, I guess, but picking anything other than receiver is probably over-thinking...

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Another day, another commitment
PowerMizzou: Baldwin keeps the ball rolling
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou lands Texas linebacker
The Trib (David Morrison): 5 Days, 5 Commits: Houston LB pledges for MU

Be sure to tune in around noon or 1pm today, when some other prospect inevitably commits...

Other recruiting - Black & Gold Camp Notebook 2

Mizzou Tigers pennant NCAAs begin on Wednesday

MUTIGERS.COM: Track and Field Set For NCAA Championships
Post-Dispatch: Two MU javelin throwers are in NCAAs

Mizzou Tigers pennant WHATNOT

MUTIGERS.COM: Sophie Cunningham Named Kiwanis Club Don Faurot Sportsperson of the Year

MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Softball Finishes No. 12/14 In Final National Polls

Mizzou Tigers pennant We're on the Instagrams

So I started setting up a Rock M Instagram account last night. Christened it with some of our favorite Bill Carter photos.

We'll be tinkering with uses for the account over the summer -- among other things, I'll be handing the keys to Taylor, our new Columbia editor -- but if you want to follow along, feel free.

Actually, that was terrible self-promotion, wasn't it ... FOLLOW ALONG, PLEASE.

Henry Josey and #mizzoufootball take down A&M in 2013 (Bill Carter).

A photo posted by @rockmnation on