Trrip note: While I find it ludicrous that T Boone Pickens is complaining that Mizzou complains all the time and Harvey Perlman accuses Mizzou of disloyalty as his school becomes one of only two teams to abandon the Big 12, I really don't have a problem with Mizzou's new image as the team everybody loves to hate. This could unify Mizzou fans like nothing else has in a long time. Bring it on!
■ MIZZOUEXPANSIONAPALOOZA: Haters Gonna Hate (RockMNation.com)
But guess what: Mizzou has been treated unfairly for years. And they're still succeeding at a higher level than they ever have. And now they have a lot more money with which to work.■ NU will be playing baseball in a true northern conference (Husker Extra)
If that's losing, I can't wait to see what winning's like.
Consider that Nebraska, which just finished ninth in the 10-team Big 12, had a RPI that ranked higher than all but two of the 10 Big Ten teams. No wonder the league received only its automatic bid -- tournament champion Minnesota -- into this year’s field of 64.Recruits
Though Boyd’s World rates the Big Ten’s RPI 12th out of 32 conferences (compared with the Big 12’s No. 4), “I still think we have the ability to be a national power,” Nebraska coach Mike Anderson said. “We’re going to have to work hard at trying to create a strong RPI, and work hard against new and very good competition.
■ The Kansas Baseball Coaches Association 2010 All-State Team includes MU Recruit/Royals draftee Jason Adam as 3B on the Class 6A 1st Team.
■ The Missouri State High School Activities Association Coaches All-State Team includes MU Recruit Matt Linderer as a Pitcher on the Class 3 1st Team.
■ Newcomers go deep in first game with Generals (Victoria Advocate)
His shot was part of back-to-back home runs with another newcomer, second baseman Conner Mach, who plays at the University of Missouri, and hit a home run right before Baker to the same part of the park.
"They're two guys that got numerous at-bats in the Big 12," said Generals coach Chris Clemons. "They got in yesterday, obviously this was their first game. They're going to take good hacks, and they took good hacks there and got it up into the jet stream."