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I've been pretty lazy this week in terms of posting articles, but here's a quick wrap-up of things going on in the Mizzou sports world.

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Missouri has had its way with Texas Tech lately.

Mizzou vs. Texas Tech

Obviously, this is the big event of the weekend.  Honestly, I just don't think it's a very intriguing match up.  Texas Tech is an average team, without any standouts to grab attention of the average fan.  Tech comes in at 4-4 and still have to play Mizzou, Oklahoma and Houston.  They really need this win or they're going to be struggling for bowl eligibility.  Missouri's run defense got exposed by Nebraska, but that shouldn't be a problem against Tech.  The Red Raiders are running more but still rank 11th in the Big 12 in rushing offense.  Even better news for Mizzou is that Tech can't stop anybody either.  Their D ranks 119th nationally against the pass.  Last week they gave up 449 passing yards to Texas A&M's backup.  Yes, they're playing at home at night, but Tech just doesn't have the horses to run with Mizzou.  As long as Missouri shows up on time this week,  it should snag another win over Tech (The Tigers have won three straight over TT).  Prediction: 42-27 Mizzou.

Mizzou vs. Harris Stowe

The basketball season tips off tonight.  Yes, it's only an exhibition, but I'm excited to go and get a look at this team in person.  Plus, Mizzou will be debuting the new uni's so there's that to look forward to.  In recent years, exhibition games have drawn 5-7,000 fans.  I think there will be a few more than that on hand tonight.  I can't speak for alumni, but the students are absolutely pumped for basketball season.  I wouldn't be surprised if the student section was full all year long beginning tonight.

Recruiting Update

The football team picked up its 14th verbal commitment for the 2011 class last night, according to powermizzou.com.  The latest commit is Brandon Durant.  Durant is an outside linebacker from Copperas Cove, Texas.  Depending on where you look he's listed anywhere from 6-0, 180 lbs. to 6-1, 205 lbs.  Durant claims he can run a sub 4.5 40-yard dash.  He is currently unranked by rivals.com and was previously committed to UTEP.  Before you start worrying about his rivals ranking and lack of offers, let me list some other Texas linebackers that committed to Mizzou.

  • Sean Weatherspoon - 2 star
  • Will Ebner - 3 star
  • Zaviar Gooden - 3 star
  • Donovan Bonner - 2 star
Not a shabby list.  That's all for now.  Enjoy the games this weekend.