A couple of weeks ago, it was same old, same old at Arkansas. The Razorbacks couldn’t handle Auburn in the second half of the opening game, when the Tigers’ suspended starting quarterback, Nick Marshall, returned.
Alabama and Florida don’t have a rivalry as much as they do a series. So goes Southeastern Conference football scheduling. But the teams, which meet Saturday in Tuscaloosa (2:30 p.m. on CBS), came to define the early years of the modern SEC.
The Big 12 and SEC have four regular-season matchups this season, and two are this weekend when Tennessee visits Oklahoma and Arkansas goes to Texas Tech. Next week, Auburn travels to Kansas State. The conferences were almost evenly matched for the first decade or so of the Big 12’s existence, but the SEC has dominated since then.
Missouri announced Tuesday that forward Cam Biedscheid was leaving the men’s basketball program to attend to personal matters. Biedscheid, a transfer from Notre Dame at semester last season, never suited up for the Tigers.
Missouri junior defensive end Shane Ray won the SEC defensive lineman of the week for the second time in three weeks. He had career-highs in tackles (eight) and sacks (two) in a comeback win at South Carolina.
Russell Hansbrough’s third touchdown of the game secured an improbable 21-20 victory for Missouri against the 13th-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks, who had shut out the Tigers for more nearly 50 minutes after giving up the game’s first points.
Former Missouri guard Jabari Brown and Kim English were signed by NBA teams for upcoming training camps. Brown signed with the Lakers, where he’ll be reunited with Jordan Clarkson, and English signed with the Bulls.