1. Why It Should Not Happen, But Will: NCAA Tournament Expansion

    Even though Duke claimed their fourth national title last week, stories were still abound in the college basketball world...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about 4 years ago 425 reads 0 comments

  2. Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings 8.0: Tournament Time!!

    After a grueling conference season that saw three teams lose starting point guards (Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State), the Big 12 tournament represents a welcome relief for some squads...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 479 reads 1 comments

  3. Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings 7.0: Kansas Jayhawks Clinch, Then Unravel

    With their 85-77 victory over Kansas last Saturday, Oklahoma State accomplished a number of things. They ended KU's chance at an undefeated Big 12 season. They ended any more discussions involving themselves and this allusive "bubble...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 430 reads 2 comments

  4. Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings 6.0: 'Hawks Circling Prey

    (Once again, day late. My apologies. Work on examiner.com, realsportsnet.com and, oh ya school prevented publishing last night...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 507 reads 0 comments

  5. Missouri Tigers: Tigers Must Grasp Golden Opportunity

    Success, what do they say about it? It's when opportunity meets preparation? Countless hours shooting, dribbling, and lifting in the offseason took care of the latter part of the formula...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 354 reads 0 comments

  6. Missouri Tigers Basketball: A Whole Season in Five Seconds

    Last Saturday in Waco, Texas, a five second span had Tiger fans everywhere wishing for the second coming of Demarre "Junkyard Dog" Carroll...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 344 reads 0 comments

  7. Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings 5.0: "Rivalry Week" Brings Questions

    (Gotta start this week's edition with a thank you to the DC Maguire Show on inthefaceradio.com for having me on to discuss the following rankings.) For everyone except Kansas...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 239 reads 0 comments

  8. Missouri Tigers Basketball: Tigers Look to Move Past Inconsisent Week

      Ten minutes and forty-five seconds. In that short time span, one could do any number of activities. Brush up on the latest news. Play a quick game of FIFA. Get in a day's cardio with a mile and a half jog...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 201 reads 0 comments

  9. Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings 4.0: The Eyes Of Texas Are Upon You...

    (Meant to be published before Monday Night's action. Nasty head cold and single digit temperatures in Columbia prevented that. Sue me.) Well, at least the eyes of Texas A&M...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 379 reads 1 comments

  10. Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings 3.0: Jayhawks Continue To Soar

    As we approach the midway point of Big 12 play, nothing seems to be too certain aside from the top spot. Aside from the fact KU holds a spotless 6-0 record and a 14...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 250 reads 0 comments

  11. Missouri-Kansas: Young MU Guards Crumble to Pressure of Allen Fieldhouse

    I don't know how you could confuse him. He's big. Like 6'11", 245 pounds big. He's whiter than the steeple of Jesse Hall. He's even missing one of his front teeth, for crying out loud...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 190 reads 3 comments

  12. Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings 2.0: Cowboy Up

    After a weekend full of Big 12 action, the second edition of Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings has seen some risers and some fallers. Let's check it out.   1...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 621 reads 3 comments

  13. Missouri-Kansas: Tigers Take Momentum on the Road Vs. Jayhawks

    Heading into Saturday's game versus Nebraska, reserve guard Miguel Paul had seen just 14 minutes of Big 12 action. Paul responded Saturday by scoring one point over that total, pouring in 15 points in 16 minutes off the bench...

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  14. Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings 1.0: Sunflower State Dominates

    Ya, I know conference play began a week and a half ago. But then again, what good are preseason rankings? The last 10 days should prove they're similar to Tiger Woods' wedding ring: they look nice, but when it comes down to it it doesn't mean anything...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 330 reads 0 comments

  15. Missouri Tigers Looking To Build Off Impressive Victory

    Saturday afternoon, the Missouri Tigers grew up. The tough mentality displayed by MU Saturday signaled the beginning of a front-court maturation that has been long over due. Better late than never...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 168 reads 0 comments

  16. Recent Wins Nice, but Missouri Basketball Developing Dangerous Trends

    At first glance, the University of Missouri Tigers' 46.3 percent three-point shooting in their last two games is a welcome sight compared to earlier this season. A four-game stretch from Nov...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 420 reads 5 comments

  17. Dixon Delivers on Big Stage, Missouri Avoids Decade Sweep Vs Illinois

    On college athletic teams, freshmen have a variety of roles. One day, the new kids may be seen carrying seniors bags to and from practice. Another day, the freshkids may be entertaining the rest of the team with a song and dance in the locker room...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 211 reads 0 comments

  18. Missouri Tigers Looking for an Early Christmas Gift in St Louis

    (My apologies, Bleacher Reporters, for my two week absence. That's what final exams and corrective eye surgery will do to you...

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  19. Missouri Finds No Answer for Vanderbilt's Ogilvy, Lose 89-83

    Even with the increased elevation from the court, porous defense and continued cold shooting proved to be the shovels as the Missouri Tigers dug themselves into a six point halftime hole that they could not pull themselves out of...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 131 reads 0 comments

  20. Missouri-Vanderbilt: Tigers Must Utilize Short Memory, Prepare for Commodores

    After feasting on skyhawks, broncs, and mockingbirds early in the season, the Missouri Tigers slogged through the rest of the 2009 South Padre Island Tournament as if they had just woken up from a post-Thanksgiving feast nap...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 138 reads 0 comments

  21. What Is a Moc? Missouri Tigers About to Find Out

    The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Microsoft Office Communicators doesn't exactly roll off the tongue does it? What about the UTC Mars Orbiter Cameras? Or the UTC Macedonian Orthodox Church? ...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 652 reads 3 comments

  22. Missouri Tigers: Dominating Team Effort Shows True Colors

    On Sunday, the Missouri Tigers feasted. On the opening weekend of Thanksgiving Break, the generous atmosphere of the holiday infused Mizzou Arena a little early. Every Tiger scored en route to their 100-44 victory over Texas Pan American...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about over 4 years ago 147 reads 0 comments

  23. Todd Wellemeyer Should Start Editing Resume'

    I’ve tried to be patient with Todd Wellemeyer. I cheered him during his victory against the Royals—in which he allowed four hits in six strong innings—and hoped he could build some momentum for the rest of the year...

    Robert Givens Written by Robert Givens about almost 5 years ago 91 reads 1 comments