Campus Corner

KU has two recruits in top six of Rivals’ class of 2014 rankings

If you put much stock in basketball recruiting rankings, the rich continue to get richer in the Big 12 and Southeastern conferences. Kansas features two players in the top six of Rivals’ final top 150 rankings for the class of 2014, which were released on Thursday morning. Kentucky has four players in the top 30. Defending SEC champ Florida boasts three signees in the top 50.

SEC

Missouri players still hold out hope for NCAA bid on Sunday

Missouri juniors Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson won’t watch any basketball this weekend after the Tigers’ NCAA Tournament dreams likely were dashed Friday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta with a SEC quarterfinal loss to No. 1 Florida. “I’m tired hearing about this ‘first team out’ and all that stuff. It’s annoying. We’ll just see when it comes,” said Brown.

In Black and Gold Game, Maty Mauk shows he’s ready to take Missouri’s reins

As spring games go, Missouri’s Black and Gold Game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium was a thriller. Of course, the final score — the reserves, who started with a 14-point lead, rallied for a 21-20 victory in the closing seconds — doesn’t matter much. The 15th and final spring practice for a Tigers team that is eager to build off a 12-2 season in 2013 was less about winning than it was about preparing to win.

Frank Haith is doing Missouri basketball a big-time favor

With Frank Haith expected to officially accept the Tulsa job, MU athletic director Mike Alden doesn’t have to worry about firing a man three (or four) years into the job. The school owes him no separation pay and, actually, as part of his contract, Haith will have to pay Mizzou $500,000 for leaving. Alden should use the money as a signing bonus for a better coach.

Football

2013 Schedule

  • 8/31, MU 58, Murray State 14
  • 9/7, MU 38, Toledo 23
  • 9/21, MU at Indiana
  • 9/28, Arkansas State at MU
  • 10/5, MU at Vanderbilt
  • 10/12, MU at Georgia
  • 10/19, Florida at MU
  • 10/26, South Carolina at MU
  • 11/2, Tennessee at MU
  • 11/9, MU at Kentucky
  • 11/23, MU at Ole Miss
  • 11/30, Texas A&M at MU