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The Big Show: Gabe DeArmond

Feb 20, 2016; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Kim Anderson gives instructions to his players doing the second half of a game with the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena. The Razorbacks won 84-72. Mandatory Credit: Gunnar Rathbun-USA TODAY Sports

Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou joined Matt and BK on The Big Show to discuss the best way to build the Missouri basketball program, what we should expect from the Tigers versus Texas A&M, and what we can expect from the football team’s junior day this weekend. PODCAST:

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Best of The Big Show: February 25, 2016

Jul 24, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Randal Grichuk (15) follows through on his two run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

A surprising Cardinals player made the top 50 of the MLB Network’s top 100 players list. What could it mean for the Red Birds in 2016? Matt and BK give their thoughts. Matt also explains why the Blues need to make a move at the deadline. Plus, Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou and MU wrestling coach Brian Smith join the show. …

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Mizzou Spring Football Preview: Defensive Ends

Sep 5, 2015; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive end Charles Harris (91) is congratulated by safety Brock Bondurant (16) after he caused a fumble during the first half against the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks at Faurot Field. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Remember when I said a year ago that #DLineZou was at risk? At the time, the defensive line was difficult to project. None of the players that were expected to start had been in that role before. Guys like Markus Golden, Shane Ray, Marcus Loud, Lucas Vincent and Matt Hoch were all gone. Could Charles Harris, Walter Brady and Terry Beckner Jr. really …

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Top Five Stats From the Mizzou Basketball Season

Feb 23, 2016; Oxford, MS, USA; Missouri Tigers guard K.J. Walton (10) brings the ball up court while guarded by Mississippi Rebels guard Terence Davis (3) during the second half at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. Mississippi Rebels defeats the Missouri Tigers 85-76.  Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

I know, I know. You hate numbers. The mention of “analytics” makes you cringe. I understand. That’s not your fault. That’s on people like me who love the numbers, and don’t understand why others don’t. Really, at its core, analytics are simply a way of painting the picture of what we’re watching. Why are the Golden State Warriors so good? …

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Best of The Big Show: February 23, 2016

Feb 20, 2016; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Missouri Tigers guard Terrence Phillips (1) looks for a pass while being guarded by Arkansas Razorbacks guard Jabril Durham (4) in the second half at Bud Walton Arena. The Razorbacks won 84-72. Mandatory Credit: Gunnar Rathbun-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Combine kicks off this week. Do you follow it? And how important are the workouts for Mizzou products Evan Boehm, Connor McGovern and Kentrell Brothers? Matt and BK give their thoughts on the “underwear Olympics” Tuesday on The Big Show. Plus, what will come first: the Royals or Cardinals win a World Series, or Mizzou football or basketball …

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Mizzou Spring Football Preview: Defensive Tackles

Oct 3, 2015; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Terry Beckner Jr. (79) reacts after being disqualified from the game for targeting against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first half at Faurot Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

A case could be made that defensive tackle was Missouri’s most talented position in 2015. Things should be no different in 2016. Terry Beckner Jr., Josh Augusta, Rickey Hatley and Josh Moore are all back, and Harold Brantley might also return to the field. More on that in a moment. With so much talent at the position, the question is not whether Missouri …

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Best of The Big Show: February 22, 2016

Feb 20, 2016; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Missouri Tigers Tramaine Isabell (4) reacts after being called for a foul against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second half of a game at Bud Walton Arena. The Razorbacks won 84-72. Mandatory Credit: Gunnar Rathbun-USA TODAY Sports

Mizzou lost at Arkansas on Saturday, but Matt says it felt different than some of MU’s previous losses. Matt and BK also discuss how they think Missouri should try to build the basketball team going forward, and do we know more about MU’s football or basketball team heading into the 2016-2017 season? PODCAST:

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The Big Show: Bill Connelly

Feb 20, 2016; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Missouri Tigers forward Kevin Puryear (24) reacts with Tigers guard Jakeenan Gant (23) after making a basket and drawing a foul in the second half with the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena. The Razorbacks won 84-72. Mandatory Credit: Gunnar Rathbun-USA TODAY Sports

Bill Connelly of Rock M Nation joined Matt and BK for his weekly appearance on The Big Show to discuss Mizzou’s loss at Arkansas, why this one felt different than earlier in the season, and how Missouri can build a men’s basketball team that competes at a high level in the SEC. PODCAST:

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Mizzou Spring Football Preview: The Linebackers

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Missouri football team is coming off one of its best defensive seasons in decades. The team finished fifth nationally in points allowed per game. The Tigers were among the top 10 nationally in both passing and rushing yards allowed per play. It was an overall dominant performance from start to finish for the defense. The linebacking corps had a …

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