Friday, May 4, 2007

Mizzou Links, 5-4-07

  • Rivals previews some big weekend baseball series. Top series of the week is Mizzou/Texas. Seriously, I would be absolutely ecstatic if we were to win this series, but Texas is playing really good win would suffice. At least one win will be necessary to hold onto 2nd place in the conference too. OSU and ATM are only two games back.
  • Here's a nice John Kelly profile from the P-D. It details his hopes of going pro among other things.
  • And speaking of the P-D, here's a decent story about the expansion of the 3-point line. I don't really care either way on this one, but I will say that I expected this move a long time ago. Not sure if this will mean a bigger emphasis on big men and the interior game...or if it will just result in even lower percentage shots being yanked up most of the time.
  • Here's a book by Mizzou professor Michael Stadler called The Psychology of Baseball. Doesn't sound nearly stat-nerdy enough for me, but we'll see...
  • And finally, here's a story about the 99 mostly-poor schools hit by the new NCAA APR standards. I worry that this is just the sports version of "No Child Left Behind", which places too much emphasis on the wrong things, but we'll see.