Author Archives: Brandon Hoops

Expressive Alden on sideline

He watched quarterback James Franklin heave the Hail Mary pass. He watched the ball soar through the air. He watched the ball slip through Marcus Lucas’ hands. His reaction…priceless. See the passion of Mike Alden, MU athletics director, on the … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes with Jeremy Maclin

Throughout his third season in the NFL, former Missouri receiver Jeremy Maclin wrote weekly blog posts for GQ. His posts were reflective and thoughtful, including his final one, in which he writes about his offseason plans: During that time, I’ll … Continue reading

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South Florida newspapers react to Haith’s departure

Greg Cote, a Miami Herald sports columnist, said Frank Haith’s departure from the University of Miami is an amicable split: Haith didn’t win enough here to be missed, or lose enough to be vilified. He did OK by a program … Continue reading

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NCAA Tournament spelling lesson

We got it wrong, but can you blame us? It’s one of the hardest U.S. city names to spell. Go ahead, try to spell Missouri’s opponent in first round of the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday… All right, let’s see how … Continue reading

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President picks against Mizzou

In the 2008 presidential election, John McCain received 3,632 more votes than Barack Obama from Missourians. After making his NCAA Tournament picks on Wednesday, Obama, now the 44th President of the United States, didn’t help earn himself more votes from … Continue reading

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No throwing, no worries for Gabbert

Former Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert heeded his agent Tom Condon’s philosophy and did not throw at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday in Indianapolis. Bob Glauber of Newsday doesn’t think the strategy will impact Gabbert’s draft stock. Gabbert only performed … Continue reading

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Combing through the combine

Forget about how Blaine Gabbert throws the football, before and after the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday, people only seem interested in the former Missouri quarterback’s hair. Gabbert has come along way from the buzz cut he’s sporting in his … Continue reading

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Gabbert continues to prepare for Sunday’s combine

The NFL scouting combine is quickly approaching for former Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Here are a few links that highlight Gabbert’s prospects and preparation: The question every quarterback must consider is whether to throw or not to throw this upcoming … Continue reading

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Offseason workouts raise concerns

The Associated Press reported that the University of Iowa said Wednesday that 13 football players had to be hospitalized this week with a muscle disorder following grueling offseason workouts that left them with extreme soreness and discolored urine. The incident … Continue reading

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Smith’s case for MVP of Jets

When he was the quarterback for the Missouri football team, there is no doubt he was the most valuable player. Now that he’s a kick returner in the NFL, Brad Smith is still making a major impact. The USA Today … Continue reading

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