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eazyb81
03-25-2008, 12:50 PM
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/college/top-25/2008/265795.html

The Tigers are up to #2 in this week's poll after their sweep of Baylor. Mizzou is now 18-2 on the year and are led by arguably the best pitching staff in the nation. The top pitcher is Aaron Crow, the best bet to go #1 overall in this year's draft.

Tim Jamieson has put together one hell of a program over the past few years.

Braincase
03-25-2008, 12:54 PM
I've had Aaron's dad, Kevin, in a couple of my classes. Pretty good guy, works for the Dept. of Labor in Kansas. I guess he's got one at KU, too. He's pretty proud of his boy, and has been giving him some pretty sound advice, like "put your signing bonus in the bank and never touch it".

gblowfish
03-25-2008, 03:07 PM
And he let his son go to Mizzou?

You should make the whole family move to Belton!

Frazod
03-25-2008, 03:31 PM
Are these games ever televized on any of the Fox sports channels? Sounds like this will be the only baseball team I root for who won't completely suck this year.

ArrowheadHawk
03-25-2008, 03:39 PM
Isn't it basketball season?

Frazod
03-25-2008, 03:45 PM
Isn't it basketball season?

Only if you give two shits about basketball, which I don't.

Mercifully, April is just around the corner.

eazyb81
03-25-2008, 03:49 PM
Are these games ever televized on any of the Fox sports channels? Sounds like this will be the only baseball team I root for who won't completely suck this year.

Yes, they're on Fox Sports fairly often.

Also, the B12 tournament and College World Series games will all be televised.

eazyb81
03-25-2008, 03:52 PM
Isn't it basketball season?

Unlike kU, Mizzou is successful in numerous sports. Football hit #1 in the country, wrestling did too, and baseball is one spot away from being the top team in the country.

It's a great time to be a tiger!

Brock
03-25-2008, 03:54 PM
college baseball is barely a sport. either use wooden bats or stop calling it baseball.

CoMoChief
03-25-2008, 04:23 PM
Unlike kU, Mizzou is successful in numerous sports. Football hit #1 in the country, wrestling did too, and baseball is one spot away from being the top team in the country.

It's a great time to be a tiger!

And yet they have the most hilarious basketball program in the country and ponied up millions of dollars for a state of the art basketball facility and have nothing to show for it and probably won't for another 10 years.

Brock
03-25-2008, 04:44 PM
And yet they have the most hilarious basketball program in the country and ponied up millions of dollars for a state of the art basketball facility and have nothing to show for it and probably won't for another 10 years.

Somehow you've managed to become an embarrassment to both fanbases. Kudos.

chief52
03-25-2008, 04:49 PM
NCAA baseball is great to watch. I went to the NCAA regionals in Corvallis a couple of years ago. Baseball with the college enthusiasm. It really is a great game. Congrats to MU.

Skip Towne
03-25-2008, 04:53 PM
College baseball is waay down my list of interests.

Ultra Peanut
03-25-2008, 05:00 PM
Unlike kU, Mizzou is successful in numerous sports. Football hit #1 in the country, wrestling did too, and baseball is one spot away from being the top team in the country.

It's a great time to be a tiger!Wrestling? Missouri?

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ChiefaRoo
03-25-2008, 05:28 PM
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/college/top-25/2008/265795.html

The Tigers are up to #2 in this week's poll after their sweep of Baylor. Mizzou is now 18-2 on the year and are led by arguably the best pitching staff in the nation. The top pitcher is Aaron Crow, the best bet to go #1 overall in this year's draft.

Tim Jamieson has put together one hell of a program over the past few years.

Wichita State will stoop slap them in the regional, which of course will be played at WSU. Bitchez.

Braincase
03-25-2008, 05:32 PM
NCAA baseball is great to watch. I went to the NCAA regionals in Corvallis a couple of years ago. Baseball with the college enthusiasm. It really is a great game. Congrats to MU.

College Baseball... the Machine that Goes "Ping"

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eazyb81
03-25-2008, 06:12 PM
Wichita State will stoop slap them in the regional, which of course will be played at WSU. Bitchez.

Pitching wins in the postseason, and no one in the country can touch Mizzou's pitching staff.

Still, I would guess that Mizzou and WSU will each host regionals this year.

alanm
03-25-2008, 06:36 PM
Pitching wins in the postseason, and no one in the country can touch Mizzou's pitching staff.

Still, I would guess that Mizzou and WSU will each host regionals this year.
Don't forget about playing the Huskers. And Texas also :D

alanm
03-25-2008, 06:49 PM
Unlike kU, Mizzou is successful in numerous sports. Football hit #1 in the country, wrestling did too, and baseball is one spot away from being the top team in the country.

It's a great time to be a tiger!
BTW Nebraska finished 4th in the NCAA Div 1 Wrestling Championships this year.
Missouri came in 11th.

eazyb81
03-25-2008, 07:30 PM
Don't forget about playing the Huskers. And Texas also :D

True, but Missouri finished 2nd in the league last year and this year's team is much stronger. It will be a long season, but we've got the talent to finish ahead of the Horns and the Huskers.

Here's an interesting quote from BA's Aaron Fitt:

Q: Brandon from Omaha asks:
With Nebraska and Missouri both going another weekend in the Big 12 without a loss (though there was an unusual tie), they sit atop the conference. Will the title be determined by the end of the year series between the 2 schools and, if so, who wins?

A: Aaron Fitt: I think Missouri will have the league title wrapped up before that. Nebraska's a solid club, but I don't think it's the best or even the second-best team in that league.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/chat/chat.php?id=2008032401&rnd=1

BTW Nebraska finished 4th in the NCAA Div 1 Wrestling Championships this year.
Missouri came in 11th.

Cool. How'd your football team do? :D

ArrowheadHawk
03-25-2008, 07:35 PM
Don't forget. Nebraska is #1 in Women's Bowling.

alanm
03-25-2008, 07:44 PM
True, but Missouri finished 2nd in the league last year and this year's team is much stronger. It will be a long season, but we've got the talent to finish ahead of the Horns and the Huskers.

Here's an interesting quote from BA's Aaron Fitt:

Q: Brandon from Omaha asks:
With Nebraska and Missouri both going another weekend in the Big 12 without a loss (though there was an unusual tie), they sit atop the conference. Will the title be determined by the end of the year series between the 2 schools and, if so, who wins?

A: Aaron Fitt: I think Missouri will have the league title wrapped up before that. Nebraska's a solid club, but I don't think it's the best or even the second-best team in that league.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/chat/chat.php?id=2008032401&rnd=1



Cool. How'd your football team do? :DDon't worry I expect them to pin a loss on the Tiggers in Lincoln this fall.
A Pelini defense isn't even in the same universe as a Cosgrove defense. And the offense should be better than last year. Which didn't do a hell of a lot of good since the defense didn't have a clue as to how to defend a spread offense. I believe Pelini eats the spread offense for lunch. :D

alanm
03-25-2008, 07:47 PM
BTW Nebraska up 10-0 in the 7th on Northern Colorado who split with #1 Ariz St. the other day.:thumb:

KCinNY
03-25-2008, 08:17 PM
Don't worry I expect them to pin a loss on the Tiggers in Lincoln this fall.

:bong:

Bo needs a little time to right the ship in Lincoln.

Chase and Company are gonna hang 50 on your sad little defense.

Spott
03-25-2008, 08:26 PM
:bong:

Bo needs a little time to right the ship in Lincoln.

Chase and Company are gonna hang 50 on your sad little defense.

Screw that. Nebraska needs to suck ass for another 30 years to make up for all of the punishment they dealt to the rest of the Big 8.

POND_OF_RED
03-25-2008, 08:26 PM
Don't worry I expect them to pin a loss on the Tiggers in Lincoln this fall.
A Pelini defense isn't even in the same universe as a Cosgrove defense. And the offense should be better than last year. Which didn't do a hell of a lot of good since the defense didn't have a clue as to how to defend a spread offense. I believe Pelini eats the spread offense for lunch. :D

The only teams that Pelini faced last year that ran a spread offense remotely close to Missouri were Florida, Kentucky, and Arkansas. Who scored 24, 43, and 50 (39 ppg) Also there is obviously A LOT more talent at LSU. I will admit that the two games that scare me the most next season are the road games in Lincoln and Austin. Simply because there is potentially a lot of talent there if Pelini can raise it to it's full potential, which I think he will. Don't say he will eat our offense alive though because they were saying the same thing last year going into the game.

Also this baseball team is going to be amazing this year. Some of the players played for my High School team at Blue Springs (Nick Tepesch, Austin Holt, and T.J Schieber) I can definitely see this team playing in Omaha deep into June this year. Go Tigers.

alanm
03-25-2008, 08:39 PM
The only teams that Pelini faced last year that ran a spread offense remotely close to Missouri were Florida, Kentucky, and Arkansas. Who scored 24, 43, and 50 (39 ppg) Also there is obviously A LOT more talent at LSU. I will admit that the two games that scare me the most next season are the road games in Lincoln and Austin. Simply because there is potentially a lot of talent there if Pelini can raise it to it's full potential, which I think he will. Don't say he will eat our offense alive though because they were saying the same thing last year going into the game.

Also this baseball team is going to be amazing this year. Some of the players played for my High School team at Blue Springs (Nick Tepesch, Austin Holt, and T.J Schieber) I can definitely see this team playing in Omaha deep into June this year. Go Tigers.
It seems like for the last 4-5 years the home team has won between Nebraska and Missouri. Cept for last year, historically for the most part, Missouri and Nebraska take baseball bats at each other.
The _Shirts certainly will be better. Shit just with Cosgrove gone and if they played with no defensive coaches whatsoever they'd probably improve 50 spots drawing defenses in the dirt. :cuss:

eazyb81
03-25-2008, 08:50 PM
Also this baseball team is going to be amazing this year. Some of the players played for my High School team at Blue Springs (Nick Tepesch, Austin Holt, and T.J Schieber) I can definitely see this team playing in Omaha deep into June this year. Go Tigers.

They're already talking about Tepesch being a top five pick in the 2010 draft, and he's mowing down batters as a freshman.

alanm
03-25-2008, 09:13 PM
I was just checking the schedule it seems Nebraska and Missouri meet up the final weekend of Big 12 conference play.

<table style="width: 97%;" id="schedtable" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="520"><tbody><tr bgcolor="#ffffff" valign="top"><td width="100">Fri., May 16</td> <td width="220">Nebraska at Missouri*</td> <td width="100">
</td><td nowrap="nowrap" width="150">6:30 p.m.</td></tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff" valign="top"><td width="100">Sat., May 17</td> <td width="220">Nebraska at Missouri*</td> <td width="100">
</td><td nowrap="nowrap" width="150">2:00 p.m.</td></tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff" valign="top"><td width="100">Sun., May 18</td> <td width="220">Nebraska at Missouri*</td> <td width="100">
</td><td nowrap="nowrap" width="150">2:00 p.m.</td></tr></tbody></table>
We've got Texas this weekend :)

bkkcoh
03-26-2008, 06:01 AM
Where is KU? :Poke:

alanm
03-26-2008, 06:51 AM
Where is KU? :Poke:
Holding steady in 8th. 1 game ahead of Oklahoma with Kansas St. firmly entrenched in last place. :)

duncan_idaho
03-26-2008, 09:45 AM
I was just checking the schedule it seems Nebraska and Missouri meet up the final weekend of Big 12 conference play.

<table style="width: 97%;" id="schedtable" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="520"><tbody><tr bgcolor="#ffffff" valign="top"><td width="100">Fri., May 16</td> <td width="220">Nebraska at Missouri*</td> <td width="100">
</td><td nowrap="nowrap" width="150">6:30 p.m.</td></tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff" valign="top"><td width="100">Sat., May 17</td> <td width="220">Nebraska at Missouri*</td> <td width="100">
</td><td nowrap="nowrap" width="150">2:00 p.m.</td></tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff" valign="top"><td width="100">Sun., May 18</td> <td width="220">Nebraska at Missouri*</td> <td width="100">
</td><td nowrap="nowrap" width="150">2:00 p.m.</td></tr></tbody></table>
We've got Texas this weekend :)

That's in Austin, right? Not a fun place to play. One thing that could work in the Huskers' favor is that Kyle Russell has been in a pretty bad slump. Missouri gets Texas at home...

eazyb81
03-26-2008, 10:02 AM
That's in Austin, right? Not a fun place to play. One thing that could work in the Huskers' favor is that Kyle Russell has been in a pretty bad slump. Missouri gets Texas at home...

Getting Texas and Nebraska at home is nice, especially after the sweep of Baylor.

alanm
03-26-2008, 12:40 PM
That's in Austin, right? Not a fun place to play. One thing that could work in the Huskers' favor is that Kyle Russell has been in a pretty bad slump. Missouri gets Texas at home...
Yeah, There in Austin this weekend. Nebraska had played pretty good ball in Austin and Texas this year seems to be a little down. If the Huskers can win the series they'll be sitting decent. I certainly don't expect the Tigers to keep playing the way they are. Their pitching is good at the moment but so is the Huskers and the Huskers are a better hitting ball club.

beach tribe
03-26-2008, 01:52 PM
Unlike kU, Mizzou is successful in numerous sports. Football hit #1 in the country, wrestling did too, and baseball is one spot away from being the top team in the country.

It's a great time to be a tiger!

National titles? Don't kill me I'm just saying.

Sounds like the Carl Peterson idea of success.

alanm
03-27-2008, 12:53 AM
Results from yesterday
Minnesota 12-5 over Missouri
Nebraska 9-4 over No.Colorado

CoMoChief
03-27-2008, 12:56 AM
Well that #2 ranking lasted long.

When it's all said and done MU will be in the college WS and will be a top 6-7 ranking.

MahiMike
03-27-2008, 07:23 AM
Cool. Way to go Mizzou! Wish I could see their games.

eazyb81
03-27-2008, 07:52 AM
14 game winning streaks have to end at some point, and I'll take a midweek loss to a non-conference foe than a weekend game to a Big 12 team.

Hopefully we start a new streak in Lubbock this weekend.

alanm
03-28-2008, 06:16 PM
Results from Friday 3-28
Nebraska pounds Texas 14-4 :thumb:
Missouri beats Texas Tech 1-0.

alanm
03-29-2008, 07:47 PM
Results from Saturday 3-29
Nebraska shuts out Texas 2-0 on a 2 hitter
Missouri falls to Texas Tech 3-2
Nebraska 7-0-1 in Big 12 play
Missouri falls to 4-1

alanm
03-30-2008, 07:58 PM
Results from Sunday 3-30
Texas 12 Nebraska 3 Nebraska wins series 2-1
Texas Tech 15 Missouri 11 Tech wins series 2-1

heapshake
03-30-2008, 08:39 PM
The bullpen let them down this weekend. They blew saturdays game in the 9th and today they scored 4 runs in the top of the 8th after letting Tech tie it up in the 7th and then gave up 2 in the 8th and 6 in the 9th (walkoff grand slam). Although the freshmen relievers had a bad weekend, Aaron Crow did extend his scoreless inning streak to 33.2.

alanm
03-30-2008, 08:49 PM
The bullpen let them down this weekend. They blew saturdays game in the 9th and today they scored 4 runs in the top of the 8th after letting Tech tie it up in the 7th and then gave up 2 in the 8th and 6 in the 9th (walkoff grand slam). Although the freshmen relievers had a bad weekend, Aaron Crow did extend his scoreless inning streak to 33.2.
Gotta hand it to Crow that guy is a beast.

alanm
04-05-2008, 06:21 PM
Results so far this weekend:
Nebraska has already won the series against Texas Tech winning 6-2 Friday and 5-2 this afternoon. Game 3 tomorrow.
Missouri has fallen out of 2nd place in the Big 12 and lost 4 of their last 5 overall. Missouri wins 3-0 Friday and losing 6-2 today. Game 3 tomorrow
Texas aTm now in 2nd.

alanm
04-06-2008, 05:33 PM
Results for Sunday 4-6 and Big 12 standings.
Nebraska keeps rolling along and sweeps Texas Tech winning 5-3 today
Texas aTm 14 Kansas St 4 aTm sweeps series 3-0
Texas 14 Oklahoma 7 Texas wins series 2-1
Oklahoma St. 8 Missouri 6 Oklahoma St. wins series 2-1
Missouri has now lost 5 of their last 6 games.
Standings

<table class="tablecontent" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="222"><tbody><tr><td>Nebraska (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/neb-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">10-1-1</td> <td align="right">24-4-1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Texas A&M (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/tam-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">9-3-0</td> <td align="right">26-6-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Texas (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/tex-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">7-5-0</td> <td align="right">21-10-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Missouri (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/miss-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">5-4-0</td> <td align="right">22-8-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Oklahoma State (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/okst-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">6-6-0</td> <td align="right">20-9-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Baylor (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/bay-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">6-6-0</td> <td align="right">19-11-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Oklahoma (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/okla-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">3-5-1</td> <td align="right">22-10-1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Texas Tech (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/text-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">4-8-0</td> <td align="right">16-15-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Kansas State (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/ksu-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">2-7-0</td> <td align="right">15-15-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Kansas (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/kan-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">1-8-0</td> <td align="right">19-16-0</td></tr></tbody></table>

eazyb81
04-06-2008, 08:37 PM
Crow extended his scoreless streak to 42 2/3 IP on Friday. Ridiculous.

There are differing reports on if he has broken the NCAA record. The Missourian said he broke it, but the KC Star said he is 1/3 of an inning away.

alanm
04-06-2008, 08:43 PM
Crow extended his scoreless streak to 42 2/3 IP on Friday. Ridiculous.

There are differing reports on if he has broken the NCAA record. The Missourian said he broke it, but the KC Star said he is 1/3 of an inning away.
That guy is insane. Right now he's the only guy you have winning for you. Missouri plays Texas this coming weekend.

Bowser
04-06-2008, 08:48 PM
Don't worry I expect them to pin a loss on the Tiggers in Lincoln this fall.
A Pelini defense isn't even in the same universe as a Cosgrove defense. And the offense should be better than last year. Which didn't do a hell of a lot of good since the defense didn't have a clue as to how to defend a spread offense. I believe Pelini eats the spread offense for lunch. :D

Hahaha. Hahahaha! AHHHHHhahahahahahahaha!!!!

alanm
04-06-2008, 08:51 PM
Hahaha. Hahahaha! AHHHHHhahahahahahahaha!!!!
He who laughs last laughs best. :)

Bowser
04-06-2008, 08:52 PM
He who laughs last laughs best. :)

Dude, the laughter ain't gonna stop after that blast. :D

alanm
04-06-2008, 08:56 PM
Dude, the laughter ain't gonna stop after that blast. :D
The last 4 yrs have been stricken from the books. The coach whos name shall not be spoken, never happened.
What ever do you mean. :D

Bowser
04-06-2008, 09:03 PM
The last 4 yrs have been stricken from the books. The coach whos name shall not be spoken, never happened.
What ever do you mean. :D

I'm pretty sure I've told this story -

My wife's step-sister's husband scored tix to the Nebraska-Iowa State game at Lincoln a few years back, the one that went to overtime. Great game, great seats (four rows back from the Husker bench). It was nearing the end of regulation, and Nebraska had it first and goal from the Cyclone four. Three straight incompletions later, the whole section was screaming. My step bro-in-law looked at me dumbfounded, and I said "West. Coast. Offense." All I hear is "F*CK THAT! F*CK CALLAHAN! RUN THE F*CKING BALL, YOU STUPID SONOFABITCH!!" I was splitting a side laughing so hard. (And on a side, Zac Taylor rolled out and got absolutely ROCKED by a linebacker. He took a few seconds, laying there prone, then got back up. Tough bastard; I thought they killed him.)

alanm
04-06-2008, 09:15 PM
Published Sunday | April 6, 2008
Football: Huskers strive for 'fast and physical' model
BY RICH KAIPUST
WORLD-HERALD BUREAU


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LINCOLN One by one they have told tales of loss.

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Linebacker Phillip Dillard is one of several Nebraska players to report to camp lighter. Coaches want the players at weights that maximize their speed.

Matt Slauson and Phillip Dillard dumped a good 20 to 30 pounds apiece. Zach Potter and Barry Turner slimmed down. As did a number of other Nebraska football players who have reported starting spring practice at new weights.

It's been enough to make some wonder if first-year head coach Bo Pelini is pushing for an across-the-board downsizing of the Huskers of yore.

Not exactly, Pelini said Saturday. What it is, though, is getting players on a case-by-case basis to weights where they can best play the game.

"I don't care about how big they are or how small they are, as long as they're at the best weight for them and where they can run," Pelini said. "We evaluate that, we set weights and we tell them to get there.

"There's a misconception that you've got to be this big, huge guy to play this game. It's about explosiveness and athleticism, and the rest will come."

Plenty of pounds were shed in the Nebraska weight room and on the Hawks Center turf by the time winter conditioning was completed. New strength and conditioning coach James Dobson was left to carry out Pelini's instructions after taking over for Dave Kennedy in January.

"We want guys in shape," Pelini said. "If you can't run, you can't play. You can't play the game. This is testimony to the work we got done in the winter time and the commitment of our guys. It's a good sign."

Don't bother tracking past Pelini teams to find a trend. Sure, you might find some linebackers who go 225 pounds instead of 250, or some offensive linemen at 315 instead of 330.

Doesn't mean a thing, said NU assistant coach Mike Ekeler, who was with Pelini at both Louisiana State and Oklahoma. There was no initiative toward smaller players, it was just that the players played at a weight where they could move.

"I think he just likes his team fast," Ekeler said. "Fast and physical. That's Bo Pelini.

"It's about speed and you want to play where you're the fastest. What weight, within reason, are you the fastest at? And obviously if you're lighter, you're faster."

Three positions where some Huskers have slimmed down over the winter seem to be the offensive line, defensive line and linebacker.

Assistant coach Barney Cotton is getting the sleeker version of Slauson at right guard. He said he eventually wants to see a more svelte Jaivorio Burkes at right tackle. As with Pelini, however, Cotton said there is no blanket statement that would cover how he would like to see his linemen.

"Some teams do like them big and some teams do like them smaller," Cotton said. "I don't care how big or small, if they can move their feet. If you can move like heck at 340, my goodness be 340. But if you need to be 320 to do what you can do, then you better drop down. Or 320 might be 300."

The former staff wanted more pounds on both Potter and Turner, last season's starting defensive ends. They're both visibly lighter now than a year ago.

Also along the defensive front, tackles Ty Steinkuhler, Ndamukong Suh, Shukree Barfield and Kevin Dixon all are listed at lighter weights than last fall. Even though he's moving from defensive end to tackle, the new staff had Jared Crick go backwards 10 or 15 pounds to start the reshaping of his body.

I-back Quentin Castille is closer to 235 now. He was around 255.

Apparently, some pounds simply have been shed because some players put weight on through inactivity.

"Part of it with some of these guys is they had a long winter," said Cotton, pointing to an absence of bowl practices in December. "I'm not trying to say anything good, bad or otherwise, but they lost 15 opportunities to practice and therein probably put some extra pounds on that they really don't need. Plus, once you're so big, at what point is it the point of no return?"

Longtime NU strength and conditioning coach Boyd Epley said there occasionally are weight trends in both college and pro football. Miami was famous for speeding up some of its Hurricane defenses by moving defensive backs to linebacker and linebackers to the line. The Denver Broncos had some success with smaller, quicker offensive lines.

"It's not only coaching preference but a coach has to work with the material he has," said Epley, now director of coaching performance with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. "It's what is best for individual athletes, and I'd bet that's what is going on with Bo and his staff."

NU assistant coach Ron Brown said many Huskers answered the challenge in winter conditioning to alter their makeups. Brown said the staff challenged players with more cardiovascular work than usual in January and February, a time when programs often are bulking up.

Reading between the lines of what Brown says could lead one to determine that if fielding a lighter team isn't necessarily an aim of the new coaching staff, then fielding a tougher one clearly is.

"It was not just so they could get in great shape, it was because we wanted them to understand that we're going to invite pain and exhaustion into our life," Brown said. "We're going to embrace it. We're going to go after it, and we're not going to let fatigue get us down to our knees. We wouldn't let guys get down on their knees and walk around here acting like they're just ready to fall apart. When they're tired, they had to have some mind control and will to them.

"All that stuff brings out that tenacity, that relentless pursuit and that physical mentality that says, 'You know what, we can't control the final score but we are literally going to go out and dominate our opponent physically. We're going to outwork them, out-effort them and we're going to hit 'em.'"



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POND_OF_RED
04-13-2008, 07:12 AM
Results from Friday 3-28
Nebraska pounds Texas 14-4 :thumb:
Missouri beats Texas Tech 1-0.

If 14-4 is a pounding, what would you call the 31-12 beating Mizzou put on them Friday?

Braincase
04-13-2008, 08:07 AM
Looks like the bottom half of the top ten has a little local flavor...

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/college/top-25/2008/265875.html

eazyb81
04-13-2008, 09:42 AM
If 14-4 is a pounding, what would you call the 31-12 beating Mizzou put on them Friday?

and the 13-2 beating we gave Texas last night? :)

Also, OSU pounded Nebraska 19-2 last night. That's gotta hurt.

alanm
04-13-2008, 11:10 AM
and the 13-2 beating we gave Texas last night? :)

Also, OSU pounded Nebraska 19-2 last night. That's gotta hurt.
Not a good weekend so far. Hope they can get on track and take one today to somewhat salvage the weekend. I think a little of their woes can be traced to the inactivity of not playing any midweek games for 3 weeks. Hopefully all the shitty weather is finally clearing out.

MahiMike
04-13-2008, 11:32 AM
Love to see a series between them and Miami. Hurricanes are averaging 10 runs/game.

alanm
04-13-2008, 01:33 PM
Huskers exacting a little retribution for the cold bats this weekend. Up 8-2 top of the 4th with bases loaded still.:thumb:

alanm
04-15-2008, 11:10 PM
Nebraska shuts out #5 Wichita St. this evening 3-0 :thumb:
Texas aTm loses to Rice 11-2

Big 12 Standings

<table class="tablecontent" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="222"><tbody><tr><td rowspan="12" width="5">
</td></tr> <tr> <td>Texas A&M (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/tam-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">12-3-0</td> <td align="right">30-8-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Nebraska (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/neb-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">11-3-1</td> <td align="right">27-6-1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Missouri (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/miss-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">7-5-0</td> <td align="right">25-9-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Oklahoma State (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/okst-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">8-7-0</td> <td align="right">23-11-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Texas (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/tex-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">8-7-0</td> <td align="right">23-12-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Baylor (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/bay-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">8-7-0</td> <td align="right">23-13-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Kansas (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/kan-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">4-8-0</td> <td align="right">23-16-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Oklahoma (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/okla-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">3-8-1</td> <td align="right">23-13-1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Texas Tech (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/text-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">4-11-0</td> <td align="right">17-19-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Kansas State (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/ksu-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">3-9-0</td> <td align="right">16-19-0</td></tr></tbody></table>

ArrowheadHawk
04-30-2008, 07:02 AM
Did KU just beat MU in baseball? :p

KUChief
04-30-2008, 07:47 AM
Yes, KU shut out MU 3-0 at Kauffman Stadium last night.

cmh6476
04-30-2008, 09:19 AM
woot!@!!

ROYC75
04-30-2008, 10:24 AM
Are these games ever televized on any of the Fox sports channels? Sounds like this will be the only baseball team I root for who won't completely suck this year.


Uh, wanna try again all of MU's teams suck, it's just principal. :D

FTR, That # 2 ranking came down pretty quick .......... Oh , BTW, KU just beat MU in baseball. Just wanted to make you day go by a little sweeter their lil buddy !

Have a good day !:)

ROYC75
04-30-2008, 10:26 AM
Unlike kU, Mizzou is successful in numerous sports. Football hit #1 in the country, wrestling did too, and baseball is one spot away from being the top team in the country.

It's a great time to be a tiger!

:Poke: That # 2 fell ..... KU has a good sports program . In time, it will only get better with Perkins in charge.

|Zach|
04-30-2008, 10:28 AM
Uh, wanna try again all of MU's teams suck, it's just principal. :D

FTR, That # 2 ranking came down pretty quick .......... Oh , BTW, KU just beat MU in baseball. Just wanted to make you day go by a little sweeter their lil buddy !

Have a good day !:)

Principle. /the more you know.

ArrowheadHawk
04-30-2008, 10:30 AM
Principle. /the more you know.
http://www.agrandillusion.com/uploaded_images/GrammarPolice-799780.gif

Frazod
04-30-2008, 10:34 AM
Uh, wanna try again all of MU's teams suck, it's just principal. :D

FTR, That # 2 ranking came down pretty quick .......... Oh , BTW, KU just beat MU in baseball. Just wanted to make you day go by a little sweeter their lil buddy !

Have a good day !:)

How'd that last Cardinals/Asstros series work out for you? :)

ROYC75
04-30-2008, 10:44 AM
How'd that last Cardinals/Asstros series work out for you? :)

ROFL But I'm a Royals fan, I only went with the Astros cause I dislike the Cardinals.

ROYC75
04-30-2008, 10:45 AM
Principle. /the more you know.

Sue me, you can stand in line for the money .

Frazod
04-30-2008, 10:58 AM
ROFL But I'm a Royals fan, I only went with the Astros cause I dislike the Cardinals.

LMAO

Yeah, whatever.

ROYC75
04-30-2008, 10:59 AM
LMAO

Yeah, whatever.

Hey, what else can I say, it's the best I had. Kinda like saying I'm a Chiefs fan.:D

Sure-Oz
04-30-2008, 11:02 AM
How about that max scherzer guy from Mizzou called up from ARZ, being proclaimed the NL Joba Chamberlain.

went 4.1 perfect inn 7k's last night

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/8193

Braincase
04-30-2008, 12:33 PM
How about those Wichita State Shockers?

POND_OF_RED
04-30-2008, 01:50 PM
Did KU just beat MU in baseball? :p

Don't worry we'll get you back in the CWS...wait...will you be there?

ArrowheadHawk
04-30-2008, 02:35 PM
Don't worry we'll get you back in the CWS...wait...will you be there?
It's possible. Were you in the big dance?

hawkchief
04-30-2008, 02:52 PM
cue lil KSU mikey to start running some K-State Women's basketball smack any time.

buddha
04-30-2008, 03:59 PM
I love the story about the group of Nebraska players who are lighter suddenly (got off the juice in time?) in the middle of a thread about Missouri baseball. The KU dorks can't stop talking about basketball, and the random miscreant brings up Wichita State...who nobody cares about. Just another day on the planet.

Braincase
04-30-2008, 04:15 PM
I love the story about the group of Nebraska players who are lighter suddenly (got off the juice in time?) in the middle of a thread about Missouri baseball. The KU dorks can't stop talking about basketball, and the random miscreant brings up Wichita State...who nobody cares about. Just another day on the planet.

Up yours dumbass. Wichita State is one of the best programs in the country and has been for 30 years. Go sit in the corner with all the other ignorant f***s.

vailpass
04-30-2008, 04:21 PM
I love the story about the group of Nebraska players who are lighter suddenly (got off the juice in time?) in the middle of a thread about Missouri baseball. The KU dorks can't stop talking about basketball, and the random miscreant brings up Wichita State...who nobody cares about. Just another day on the planet.

Up yours dumbass. Wichita State is one of the best programs in the country and has been for 30 years. Go sit in the corner with all the other ignorant f***s.

Now now boys, no need to fight. Kansas, K-State, Missouri, Wichita State, you are all equal hillbilly programs. Watching you fight is like watching the Hatfields and McCoys feud over who has the bigger still and which family ahs more teeth.
Now isn't that something you can all rally around together?
:evil:

Darien25
04-30-2008, 04:50 PM
Up yours dumbass. Wichita State is one of the best programs in the country and has been for 30 years. Go sit in the corner with all the other ignorant f***s.

They had some great teams that were really fun to watch when we lived in Wichita in the late 80's and early 90's.

Raiderh8ter77
04-30-2008, 05:25 PM
WSU Shocker Baseball baby, our pitching is the shit, and we will woop Mizzous ass, and we already kicked KU's bitchy asses

Ari Chi3fs
04-30-2008, 06:12 PM
Yes, KU shut out MU 3-0 at Kauffman Stadium last night.

It seems like there was less hype than the Arrowhead football game.

Frazod
04-30-2008, 06:33 PM
Now now boys, no need to fight. Kansas, K-State, Missouri, Wichita State, you are all equal hillbilly programs. Watching you fight is like watching the Hatfields and McCoys feud over who has the bigger still and which family ahs more teeth.
Now isn't that something you can all rally around together?
:evil:

They can't be hillbillies, dumbass. They don't have any hills. :D

Brock
04-30-2008, 06:38 PM
Now now boys, no need to fight. Kansas, K-State, Missouri, Wichita State, you are all equal hillbilly programs. Watching you fight is like watching the Hatfields and McCoys feud over who has the bigger still and which family ahs more teeth.
Now isn't that something you can all rally around together?
:evil:

At least we live in america

alanm
04-30-2008, 08:01 PM
Today's Big 12 standings as of this afternoon.

<table class="tablecontent" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="222"><tbody><tr><td rowspan="12" width="5">
</td></tr> <tr> <td>Texas A&M (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/tam-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">18-3-0</td> <td align="right">38-7-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Nebraska (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/neb-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">15-5-1</td> <td align="right">34-8-1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Oklahoma State (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/okst-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">14-7-0</td> <td align="right">32-11-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Missouri (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/miss-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">9-9-0</td> <td align="right">29-15-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Texas (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/tex-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">10-11-0</td> <td align="right">27-18-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Baylor (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/bay-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">9-12-0</td> <td align="right">26-20-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Oklahoma (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/okla-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">6-11-1</td> <td align="right">28-17-1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Kansas State (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/ksu-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">6-12-0</td> <td align="right">21-23-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Texas Tech (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/text-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">6-15-0</td> <td align="right">21-25-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Kansas (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/kan-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">5-13-0</td> <td align="right">26-22-0</td></tr></tbody></table>

Braincase
04-30-2008, 08:21 PM
They can't be hillbillies, dumbass. They don't have any hills. :D

Maybe, but we've been to the top of the mountain.

ChiefaRoo
04-30-2008, 09:27 PM
I love the story about the group of Nebraska players who are lighter suddenly (got off the juice in time?) in the middle of a thread about Missouri baseball. The KU dorks can't stop talking about basketball, and the random miscreant brings up Wichita State...who nobody cares about. Just another day on the planet.


Shut your cali hole.

ChiefaRoo
04-30-2008, 09:30 PM
They can't be hillbillies, dumbass. They don't have any hills. :D

Said the hillbilly from Mizery.

Mr. Kotter
04-30-2008, 10:00 PM
Is baseball still considered a "real" sport??? I'm just sayin'..... :shrug:

chiefsfan987
04-30-2008, 11:31 PM
Today's Big 12 standings as of this afternoon.

<table class="tablecontent" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="222"><tbody><tr><td rowspan="12" width="5">
</td></tr> <tr> <td>Texas A&M (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/tam-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">18-3-0</td> <td align="right">38-7-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Nebraska (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/neb-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">15-5-1</td> <td align="right">34-8-1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Oklahoma State (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/okst-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">14-7-0</td> <td align="right">32-11-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Missouri (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/miss-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">9-9-0</td> <td align="right">29-15-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Texas (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/tex-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">10-11-0</td> <td align="right">27-18-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Baylor (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/bay-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">9-12-0</td> <td align="right">26-20-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Oklahoma (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/okla-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">6-11-1</td> <td align="right">28-17-1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Kansas State (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/ksu-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">6-12-0</td> <td align="right">21-23-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Texas Tech (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/text-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">6-15-0</td> <td align="right">21-25-0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Kansas (http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/kan-m-basebl-sched.html)</td> <td align="right">5-13-0</td> <td align="right">26-22-0</td></tr></tbody></table>

I'll admit that don't follow college baseball... So this is probably a dumb question, but I see that Colorado and Iowa State aren't listed in those standings there. Do they not have baseball at either of those Universities?

Mr. Kotter
04-30-2008, 11:52 PM
I'll admit that don't follow college baseball... So this is probably a dumb question, but I see that Colorado and Iowa State aren't listed in those standings there. Do they not have baseball at either of those Universities?

It certainly would appear to be the case, yes.... :doh!:

alanm
04-30-2008, 11:54 PM
I'll admit that don't follow college baseball... So this is probably a dumb question, but I see that Colorado and Iowa State aren't listed in those standings there. Do they not have baseball at either of those Universities?
Iowa St dropped theirs about 4-5 yrs ago. A casualty of Title 9. I can't even remember the last time Colorado had a ball club. It's a shame too because Iowa St. usually had some decent ball clubs.

alanm
04-30-2008, 11:58 PM
In wrestling, for that matter there's only 5 teams in the conference.
Nebraska, Iowa St. Missouri, Oklahoma and Oklahoma St.

Frazod
05-01-2008, 12:08 AM
Said the hillbilly from Mizery.

Try to keep your dumbf#ck off me. I just bathed.

Frazod
05-01-2008, 12:09 AM
Is baseball still considered a "real" sport??? I'm just sayin'..... :shrug:

When you have a professional team that's won 10 World Championships, why yes, it most certainly is.

Spott
05-01-2008, 04:30 AM
Said the hillbilly from Mizery.

Says the hick from Godforsaked Wichita.

Mr. Kotter
05-01-2008, 07:41 AM
When you have a professional team that's won 10 World Championships, why yes, it most certainly is.

Good point.... :sulk:

Old Dog
05-01-2008, 08:03 AM
Try to keep your dumbf#ck off me. I just bathed.

Is it Saturday already???