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Big 12 Conference (Football)

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    December 5, 2013

    Once Again, Nelly Says What We're All Thinking, Represents Missouri, Shows ESPN What's Up

    Auburn, Auburn, Auburn -- it's all ESPN wants to talk about. Auburn University's miraculous, tie-breaking 100-yard touchdown last weekend obliterated ESPN commentators' predictions for the college football postseason, and talk on TV and online is all about whether the one-loss team deserves a spot ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    REAL Tiger Trouble: Missouri Coach Frank Haith Under Investigation

    Ugh. Missouri Tigers head coach Frank Haith is currently facing allegations of improper conduct and "failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance." The NCAA is, according to various reports, planning on notifying him of the allegations soon. Which is just as mysterious and confusing to me as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Looking at Mizzou's New Offensive Coordinator

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Or pretty close to the same, anyway. So it goes in Columbia, where Gary Pinkel, following the resignation of Dave Yost as offensive coordinator after a very, very disappointing season for the formerly high-flying Missouri offense, has decided to promote ... More >>

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    November 27, 2012

    Mizzou Football -- At a Crossroads?

    The season is officially over for the Missouri Tigers football program following their ugly loss to Texas A&M over the weekend. It was a tough way to end the season, an exceptionally low note in a campaign that has largely been low notes. The Tigers, after moving steadily into the national ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    The Future of James Franklin -- And the Tigers

    So this past weekend, the Missouri Tigers lost a football game. Again. It's become kind of rote this season; Tigers play SEC team, Tigers lose to SEC team. To say the program simply wasn't ready for the level of competition in the nation's toughest conference may be partially accurate, but also over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Are the Missouri Tigers Good Enough for the SEC?

    This weekend, the Missouri Tigers will travel to South Florida, to take on the Knights of Central Florida. It will be a tough test for Mizzou on the road, as UCF is by no means a pushover team. In fact, they're exactly the sort of non-conference team the Tigers should be playing as they attempt to m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    The Tigers Fall to the Bulldogs -- And to the Tigers

    It was the beginning of a new era in Missouri Tigers football on Saturday, and for awhile it looked as if it was going to be a bright start to the future. For roughly 40 minutes -- maybe even 45 -- the Tigers played the Georgia Bulldogs close. Last year's SEC East champions looked every bit as fast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Missouri Tigers: Five Names to Watch This Fall

    The Missouri Tigers will open their 2012 season Saturday evening, hosting Southeastern Louisiana in Columbia. (Always exciting to open the season with such a tough opponent.) While I personally won't be plunking down any of my hard earned money for the opportunity to see the Tigers play what should ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012
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    March 7, 2012

    UPDATED: Sneak Peek at Mizzou's New Football Helmet?

    Updated with information from the person who designed the helmet and a possible clue that the new Mizzou hard hat will look "shockingly similar" to the image below. Yesterday, University of Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel confided to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the team's new uniform -- to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    The Tiger Offense Gets a Huge Boost On the Recruiting Trail

    ​Yesterday was national signing day, the day when thousands of high school football players put their names to paper and signed letters of intent to universities across the country. Alabama, somewhat unsurprisingly, came away with what most analysts believe to be the best recruiting class ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    SEC Releases 2012 Schedule; Mizzou to Open at Home

    ​The SEC released its initial (somewhat tentative), schedule yesterday, putting to paper what the autumn of 2012 should look like for the conference's two newest members. In case you haven't been following, Missouri will be in the SEC's East Division, home to teams like Georgia, South Carolin ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2011
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    December 5, 2011

    It's the Independence Bowl For the Tigers

    Sorry, I don't know what an Advocare 100 is either. Go ask your mother. ​The NCAA football bowl schedule has been set, with LSU and Alabama set for a rematch of the dullest, ugliest game you've ever seen in your life to determine which school gets to have their championship trophy taken away in an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    The T.S. Eliot-Approved Ending of the Mizzou-KU Border

    ​With apologies to T.S. Eliot: This is the way the border war endsThis is the way the border war endsThis is the way the border war endsNot with bang, but with a whimper.Yep, Missouri and Kansas played what looks to be -- for now, at least -- the final edition of their Border War rivalry over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Mizzou Quarterback James Franklin: What Works, What Doesn't

    ​The Missouri Tigers enter the final stretch run of their season this weekend, traveling to Baylor to take on the Bears and their ultra-talented young quarterback, Robert Griffin. (I know, it's actually Robert Griffin III, but that's a real pain in the ass to type.) The Tigers are coming off their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Miracle Weekend for Missouri Sports: Is God to Thank?

    The gift of life and the gift of winning.​October 28-30, 2011, may just go down as the greatest weekend for Missouri sports ever. On Friday the Cardinals won their 11th World Series title in one of the greatest come-from-behind stories ever in sports. On Saturday the struggling Missouri Tigers tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Why Mizzou Should Stay Put in the Big 12

    ​The University of Missouri Board of Curators emerged from a four-hour, closed-door meeting last night to announce that they'd unanimously approved a decision to allow the school to shop around for a new athletic conference. Speculation is rife that the university will now leave the Big 12 for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    The Tigers Hang Tough in Norman

    The empty backfield makes Truman sad. ​It wasn't supposed to be a fair fight. After all, the Oklahoma Sooners were favored by more than three touchdowns going into Saturday's game against the Tigers. A combination of a number one ranking, a Mizzou team in a transition year, and homefield advantage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Evaluating Mizzou's New QB, Two Weeks In

    commons.wikimedia.orgGary Pinkel has enjoyed a run of remarkable quarterback play during his tenure as head coach. Can James Franklin step in and keep that standard alive?​The Missouri Tigers play a bit of a cupcake opponent this weekend in Columbia, taking on Western Illinois after two relatively ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Mizzou Ends Season No. 12 in Nation, To Be Rewarded with Crap Bowl vs. Crap Team

    How will the Tigers be screwed this year? ​After a 35-7 smack down of the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, the Missouri Tigers ended their regular season at 10-2 and have hopscotched up two places in the BCS rankings. Missouri is now ranked No. 12 in the nation. Based on that status, one might think t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Looking Ahead to Missouri at Nebraska

    ​So the Tigers won their biggest game of the season, their biggest game in years, and knocked off the number one ranked Oklahoma Sooners last week. Their prize? A number six BCS ranking and the opportunity to travel to Lincoln, Nebraska to play their new biggest game of the season against the Corn ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Rams 20 - Chargers 17: Bringing the Big 12 to the NFL

    Image viaBad memories be damned, Mizzou fans shouldn't mind that Bradford is a Sooner.​Raise your hand if you thought Danario Alexander was going to emerge as the deep threat the Rams so desperately need this season.You there, way in the back wearing the black-and-gold Mizzou jersey, step forward ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Bradford Dazzles in Surprisingly Exciting Pre-Season Game

    stlouisrams.com​For a moment last night I thought I was watching the 2008 Big 12 Championship game -- the one in which the soon-to-be Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford led his Oklahoma Sooners to 63-21 trouncing over Mizzou. Okay, so perhaps Bradford wasn't quite as dominating last night in his f ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    BCS Bowls: Cause for a Fiesta or Just the Same BCS Bunk?

    Will more dissapointments be churned in this year's bowls?​The college football regular season is at its end, with the exception of an Army-Navy game next weekend, now we wait for the plethora of meaningless bowls in coming weeks.The Bowl Championship Series relies on a combination of polls and ca ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    7 Coaches Who Should Replace Charlie Weis at Notre Dame

    Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis could be out at the end of the season. But should replace him?​As we near the end of another college football season, one of America's favorite subjects rises again: What happens to Notre Dame? Why is this non-story a story? Yu don't have to look far -- whether i ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Rams Snatch Defeat From the Jaws Of Victory Against Vikings

    Wikimedia Commons​As miserable as the past seven days have been in the St. Louis sporting world, local fans can take solace in the fact that it could be a hell of a lot worse.Take Seattle and their unfathomably depressing 2008: the Mariners lost 101 games, the Seahawks went 4-12, the once-proud Un ... More >>

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