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RPT

  • joined May 27, 2008
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Co-founder and former co-owner of Rock M Nation.

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Universities make scheduling sacrifices not just for the lucrative contracts but also because few...

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Universities make scheduling sacrifices not just for the lucrative contracts but also because few visuals build the brand better than an appearance on ESPN’s road show "College GameDay." (In November, it had John L. Hennessey, president of Stanford, out on the Oval at daybreak working the crowd.) The school spirit conveyed by cheering thousands — there were 18,000 on Francis Quadrangle at the University of Missouri, Columbia, on Oct. 23, 2010, for "GameDay" — is a selling point to students choosing colleges. When Missouri first started recruiting in Chicago a decade ago, few prospective students had ever heard the university’s nickname, "Mizzou," according to the admissions director, Barbara Rupp. "Now they know us by ‘Mizzou,’ " thanks in part to "GameDay." "I can’t deny that," she said.

This from a SHOCKING BREAKING NEWS piece in the New York Times reporting that [GASP]... athletics have become a big deal at universities. I'll let you pause to pick up the pieces of your blown mind. The linked story includes the requisite dose of intellectuals who are shocked and appalled just to make sure it fits the template of the other 75 stories exactly like this one that are published annually.

"FYI #Broncos, the 12th Man belongs to Texas A&M. We saw the flag today and will defend our...

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"FYI #Broncos, the 12th Man belongs to Texas A&M. We saw the flag today and will defend our trademark. #TAMU #gigem" "We have a contract with Seattle MT @1968fan: better than when Seahawks did it? They still fly flag and commentators say '12th man'"

Above are two tweets from Texas A&M VP of Marketing & Communications Jason Cook from Sunday evening. At one point during his tenure as President of A&M, Robert Gates once said "Aggie traditions and spirit are not for sale." The phrase was used as a point of pride as the university declined to explore options for selling naming rights to Kyle Field. Aggie traditions are not for sale, unless they are memorialized by contracts with professional franchises in the Pacific Northwest as part of a lawsuit settlement. Discuss.

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The Five People You Meet At New Bill Snyder Family Stadium

Kansas State recently announced its newest project, the West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Truth be told, it looks like a pretty sweet venture, and all Big 12/SEC/Poor Kansas...

Hammer and Rails, Doug Gottlieb, Matt Painter and More Fun

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Our friends in misery from last March, SBN Purdue blog Hammer and Rails, take issue with Doug Gottlieb saying Matt Painter regrets staying at Purdue. Important things to note: 1) Doug Gottlieb said it. 2) That's it. But kudos to those who are rocking some serious RAEG at Missouri for having the audacity to do nothing, say nothing, not hire Purdue's coach, and be the subject of the statement by a national laughingstock.

RPT's Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Special

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It's unequivocally my favorite holiday of the year, and it's one where I'd like to take this opportunity to wish every single RMN reader a happy, healthy and prosperous Thanksgiving. In the...

#HashtagsForEndzones: Big 12 "South" Edition

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For the uninitiated, college football is getting more Twitter friendly this weekend. As shown in the picture above, Mississippi State is hashtagging its endzones for Saturday's game against Ole...

OT: #TeamThis

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The #TeamPie vs. #TeamCake debate has torn us apart for too long. Let this link be the peace accord we all need, the holy matrimony of these dueling dessert families.

Because, when you think about it, this really was overdue.

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Because, when you think about it, this really was overdue.

Tigers celebrate centennial Homecoming by dropping half a hundred on ISU

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Well, that was cathartic. Happy homecoming, Mizzou.

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RMN Roll Call: Curator Meeting

For the first three threads, NOT including the reaction thread. Total Users: 153Total Posts: 2243Total Threads: 3   Roll Call: J.Rife, broney24, sllpm7, Logan Hill, ZouDave, GreenRipper,...

Second Half Live Thread: Henry Josey leads Western Illinois, 21-0

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In related news, Tigers lead 42-0.

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Live Thread: Mizzou vs. Western Illinois

What: Mizzou FootballWho: Missouri Tigers at Western Illinois LeathernecksWhen: 6 p.m. CTWhere: Faurot Field (71,004) TV: Pay-Per-View (Dan McLaughlin and DeMarco Farr)Radio: Tiger Network (Mike...

Front image on Yahoo! Sports. Let's wildly speculate on Frank Haith being photoshopped out of this...

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Front image on Yahoo! Sports. Let's wildly speculate on Frank Haith being photoshopped out of this picture!

It’s not any kind of fancy scheme that nobody else understands or knows about. It’s just the...

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It’s not any kind of fancy scheme that nobody else understands or knows about. It’s just the system. What we do is run a complete system. It has answers for everything a defense can throw at us. I think when you just try to run a piece or two of a system, and you don’t have the complete thing, it’s hard to get really good at it. It’s hard to have answers when people have answers for what you’re doing. That’s really the beauty of what Chip does. We’re 100 percent sold out to do what we do. We’re really good at it, and we know all the adjustments no matter what’s going on with the defense."

Food for thought from Smart Football.

Chelsea to start against Canada on Saturday

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Those inquiring about Chelsea's next start now have their answer. She'll take the circle for the noon game against Canada tomorrow, scheduled for a 1 p.m. tape delay broadcast on ESPN.

Now Available: Mizzou NCAA Football '12 Roster Update for PS3

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You can download the rosters from EA Locker through the in-game tool, using the PSN ID "RTaylorTX." You do not need to add as a friend -- just simply go to the Roster Share section of the game, type in RTaylorTX, and download the roster. In addition to tuning Missouri's rosters to RMN ratings (see the changes in the linked thread), I made a small number of changes around the Big 12 (RATTERREE!!!!! to first string at OU, adding Jordan Webb's stupid left hand glove, burying Marquise Goodwin on UT's depth, etc.). Hometowns and helmets for Mizzou should also be semi-correct where applicable. The roster contains one open spot for a Create-A-Player, so feel free to add your chosen omission (McGaffie? Easterly? Ernest Payton?) For anyone who downloads these rosters, make sure to drop a line of thanks to ZouDave, who put in a ton of work tuning the ratings properly.

It appears the Cannon Crew makes its triumphant return to the NCAA Football series this year.

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It appears the Cannon Crew makes its triumphant return to the NCAA Football series this year.

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Offseason Fun: Mizzou Uniform Contest

In an idea I've directly stolen from our SB Nation brothers at Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician and Rocky Top Talk, I'm happy to announce the launch of the First Annual Rock M Nation Uniform...

The Rodney Purvis air mattress visit is cause for dismissiveness from NC State. Please apply the...

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The Rodney Purvis air mattress visit is cause for dismissiveness from NC State. Please apply the above sentiment liberally.

The University of Missouri is recognized as the birthplace of the homecoming tradition and this...

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The University of Missouri is recognized as the birthplace of the homecoming tradition and this year marks the 100th anniversary of the first homecoming celebration. To preside over the festivities, former MU Athletic Director Chester L. Brewer will serve as the 2011 Homecoming Grand Marshal. Brewer, who passed away in 1953, will be represented by members of his family.

Mizzou Alumni Association

It's official. Maty Mauk has committed to #Mizzou

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It's official. Maty Mauk has committed to #Mizzou

Gabe on Twitter. Cue Celebration Dog.

Sean Weatherspoon participates in last year's Lorenzo Williams Celebrity Pro-Am at Millwood Golf...

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Sean Weatherspoon participates in last year's Lorenzo Williams Celebrity Pro-Am at Millwood Golf and Racquet Club. The Atlanta Falcons linebacker will be back in town this week for a number of events. / News-Leader File Photo, 2010 Impromptu Caption Contest When you're done voting in the Caption O' The Year contest, help us caption this picture of SPOOOOOOOON.
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Initial Mizzou Player Ratings in NCAA 12

EA Sports' edition of Teambuilder is live for NCAA Football 12, revealing the following ratings that will appear out of the box for Missouri: So. QB 1 - 84 OVRSo. QB 6 - 76 OVRFr. QB 11 - 67 OVRSo....

Snyder’s not just old-school: he’s one of that school’s founding members, and what he brings to the...

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Snyder’s not just old-school: he’s one of that school’s founding members, and what he brings to the table is just what the doctor ordered for a Kansas State program that had forgotten nearly all of his valuable lessons during his three-year absence. You know those 14 bowl trips in school history? Snyder’s responsible for 12 of them, as well as for 12 of the program’s 15 winning seasons since 1955. I’ve said it countless times before, but it bears repeating: there’s only one man fit to win at Kansas State, and his name is Bill Snyder.

Paul Myerberg's preview on Kansas State is now posted at Pre-Snap Read. Consider this a reminder that PSR should be a mainstay in your rotation of college football blogs.

Trying to beat out James Franklin or searching elsewhere for a better situation would both seem to...

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Trying to beat out James Franklin or searching elsewhere for a better situation would both seem to be better plays than walking into the QB logjam at Louisville, so I wasn't extremely surprised when the official word that Gabbert had committed to U of L never dropped. And then yesterday came and C.L. Brown reported that Gabbert as a Cardinal was "unofficially official." To say the move is bold is an understatement.

SBN Louisville blog Card Chronicle on the Gabbert transfer.

Gary Pinkel: Bold or Not Bold?

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How would Missouri fans classify coach Gary Pinkel?

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According to EA Sports, James Franklin has grown hair that looks like a crossbreed of Milli Vanilli...

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According to EA Sports, James Franklin has grown hair that looks like a crossbreed of Milli Vanilli and Troy Polamalu.

USA Softball asks a rhetorical question

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The poll on the left side of the page asks "Who is your favorite 2011 USA Softball Women's National Team pitcher?" If Chelsea Thomas doesn't destroy everyone in this poll, then Rock M Nation has officially failed as a website.

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