Friday, April 18, 2014

Frank Haith Bolts to Tulsa







By Clint Switzer

For those Missouri Tiger fans that were unhappy when Frank Haith was inexplicably hired as Mizzou basketball coach back in 2011, it appears Haith has accepted the head coaching position at the University of Tulsa. This news comes after a disappointing season, one in which Mizzou failed to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007, Frank Haith may be "getting ahead of the posse" in this case as reports began surfacing Thursday afternoon about Haith being interested in the Tulsa opening.  By Thursday night, the deal was finalized and many Missouri fans have become somewhat celebratory in the wake of this news.  Message boards began discussing possible replacements almost immediately and many are hoping that this inevitable coaching change will rejuvenate fan interest in the basketball program. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mizzou Football's Latest 'Lock'



By Clint Switzer


Any doubts as to whether Missouri's on-field success in 2013 would translate into positive recruiting momentum have certainly been quelled in the last nine days. The Tigers nabbed commitments from a trio of highly-touted four star recruits that could lay the foundation for what could be Head Coach Gary Pinkel's best class ever at Mizzou. The top high school player in the state of Kansas, offensive lineman A.J. Harris was the first domino to fall back on April 1st. Not to be outdone, running back Nate Strong of East St. Louis, IL would commit to the Tigers this bast Tuesday during his official visit to Columbia. But it was Lees Summit quarterback Drew Lock's pending announcement on Wednesday night that attracted attention from Mizzou fans across the state.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Mizzou Must Prove They Were No 'One Hit Wonder'







By Clint Switzer

When The University of Missouri first entered the SEC in the summer of 2012, it is safe to say that there was more than subtle snickering amongst their newly acquired brethren.  After all, Mizzou had been a very solid program in the Big 12 for several years. But this is the SEC, college football’s version of a meat-grinder where respect is earned through years of sustained on field success.  Obviously, Missouri’s first season in the SEC did not go far with regards to tempering the snickers of those who follow SEC football as the Tigers managed only a 5-7 record and failed to qualify for a bowl for the first time since 2004.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Gators Could Be on Championship Collison Course



By Clint Switzer


Fresh off their SEC Tournament Championship last weekend, the Florida Gators have their sights set on a much bigger title that could well be on the horizon for Billy Donovan's club. Florida has now won 26 straight games including an unblemished record in SEC play which has earned them the number one overall seed in the forthcoming NCAA Tournament. The team certainly will be looking for much more than reaching their fourth straight Elite 8, which would be a tremendous feat in and of itself, but Coach Donovan knows he must keep his team focused. “It’s hard to get 30 wins,” he said after beating Missouri in the SEC Tournament. “I think [what] these guys have done, at least up to this point in time in the regular season, was truly special. But now we’re in a different part of our season.”

Monday, February 3, 2014

Top 5 SEC Football Moments of 2013



The SEC may have failed to lock down its 8th straight BCS Championship, but there is no doubt that there were many memorable moments that took place during the 2013 season. Now, shockingly, not every great moment involved the Auburn Tigers although they may have produced two of the most unbelievable sports moments of all time within a couple weeks of each other. But now, as we've had a few months to reflect on this college football season, let us take you all the way back to the fall of 2013, and our five favorite SEC football moments of 2013.

Friday, December 13, 2013

2013/2014 SEC Bowl Game Predictions



By Clint Switzer


We all knew it would happen somehow. Even when Alabama went down a couple weeks back to Auburn, you could just feel it was coming. There is no doubt that a college football season would not be complete without an SEC team being represented in the BCS Championship Game, and with the help of the Michigan State Spartans, it became a reality once again. It is only natural to be excited for Auburn/Florida State, who will battle for the large crystal ball in Pasadena this January, but as you look across the board at this years bowl lineup, it is not out of the question to look at the very real possibility that the SEC could go UNDEFEATED in its games. We decided to take a look at each bowl game which features an SEC team and get our predictions out there before most people have even put up a Christmas tree!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Missouri Fans Must Live in This Moment



As Queen's "We Are the Champions" blared over the loudspeakers following Mizzou's 28-21 victory over Texas A&M at Memorial Stadium in Columbia last Saturday, many Tiger fans made their way onto the field in jubilant celebration. "I could die right here and be happy!" one such fan said while hugging me at absolute random. For a moment, I thought about this sentiment and vehemently agreed. But on my two hour car ride home to Kansas City I was able to more intelligently reflect on this 2013 season for the Missouri Tigers. A season that has yieleded an SEC East Championship when many believed that mere thought to be a pipe dream. I remembered telling people all off season that we would be "lucky to go 7-5," and if we could "just sneak into a bowl game" I would be happy.