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    June 6, 2014

    Every True Son? Mizzou's New Billboard is Sexist and Offensive, Says Rep. Stacey Newman

    The University of Missouri athletic department's new marketing strategy seems to be alienating current Tigers more than it's recruiting new ones. The school parked a trailer with the message "Every true son goes to Mizzou" on campus, drawing calls and letters of frustration from Columbia residents, ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    How to Beat Auburn: 5 Tips from a 'Bama Fan for the Mizzou Tigers

    The University of Missouri Tigers are still new to the SEC, so a University of Alabama fan offered up some advice in challenging the school's fiercest rival, the Auburn Tigers, in the championship game. In an open letter to Mizzou that went viral on Monday, a 'Bama fan known only as 5026 says the C ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    Buzzfeed's Mizzou Homecoming List Awakens the Tiger in All of Us

    It's Homecoming Weekend at the University of Missouri, and alum-slash-Buzzfeed-writer Dan Oshinsky is making Tigers in St. Louis homesick for the Black and Gold. Oshinsky's '39 Things That Make You Want to Come Home to Columbia, Mo.' spread across social media like wildfire Tuesday as Mizzou alumni ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Tim Tebow and 3 More Reasons Missouri Sports are So Hot Right Now

    Live in St. Louis? Don't like sports? Still want to have a social life? Here's why everyone in town has athletics on the brain lately: 1. Rams: After the St. Louis Rams lost the game and their quarterback to an injury Sunday, the NFL Network says the team could be eyeing Tim Tebow, also a Heisman T ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    March Sadness: Mizzou Fans, You Got Owned By This Guy

    Feeling blue about last night's loss, Mizzou fans? School spirit not making you feel any better? Don't worry, we got you covered. Just remind yourself how tough the competition was! This guy: More misery below!

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    March 21, 2013

    Can Either Mizzou or SLU Get Past Louisville in NCAA Tourney?

    As the NCAA Tournament prepares to kick off, we're in a remarkably exciting position this year here in the Gateway City. Our very own Billikens are getting national hype from all corners as a team with the potential to make a deep tournament run, and just a couple hours to the west, the somewhat con ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Tiger Trouble?: Mizzou Stuck in Neutral

    The Missouri Tigers have played three games since losing forward Laurence Bowers to a sprained ligament in his knee, and the results have been less than ideal. The hope was Bowers could be back on the floor in time to take on the Florida Gators in Gainesville, but that didn't happen. The question of ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Loss to Ole Miss Shows How Vulnerable Mizzou is Without Laurence Bowers

    So, not too long ago, I wrote a column in which I attempted to answer the question: What will the Missouri Tigers look like without Laurence Bowers? Turns out, the answer might be really, really bad. Bowers has been the Tigers' best overall player this season. Leading the team in scoring a ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    The Tigers Without Their Big Man

    At the moment, it looks like good news for the Missouri Tigers and Laurence Bowers, the all-everything power forward who has done as much as anyone could have hoped -- and probably more -- to help get the Tigers where they are right now. Phil Pressey came down on Bowers' knee during the win ove ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    Game Notes: Tigers 84, Alabama 68

    So there's the good news, and the bad news. Actually, there's the good news, the bad news, and the worse-but-we-don't-know-exactly-how-bad-yet news. Starting from the worst: Laurence Bowers' knee injury, which doesn't appear to be serious, but could very well complicate things for a Missou ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    Tigers to Open SEC Schedule Against 'Bama

    The Alabama Crimson Tide, and fans of the same, have had a pretty good 24 hours. A third national championship in four years last night, achieved by stomping an over-hyped Notre Dame team into the turf, and a future that looks to hold preseason number one status for next year as well. No doubt about ... More >>

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    January 6, 2013

    The Tigers Get Two Big Wins...Sort Of

    On a day when they narrowly escaped with a tight and oftentimes frustrating win over Bucknell by the score of 66-64, the Missouri Tigers got another big bump in their own personal standings, by dint of some brilliant Big Ten play and the flat-out byzantine machinations that is the college basketball ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Stefan Jankovic's Coming Out Party

    Over the weekend, the Tigers of Missouri played, and beat up on, the Tigers of Tennessee State University, giving us all an abject lesson in the ugliness of Tiger-on-Tiger crime in college athletics with a final score of 68-38. It was not exactly a nail-biter. The Tigers (the Mizzou ones, that ... More >>

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    September 8, 2012

    Three Keys to Victory: Missouri Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs, 8th September 2012

    The new age of Mizzou football is very nearly upon us; in just a couple hours the Tigers will take on the Georgia Bulldogs for just the second time in school history as they officially open up their very first Southeastern Conference schedule. On the surface, this game looks like a mismatch: th ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Lessons From the Tigers' Opening Game

    Over the weekend, the Missouri Tigers opened their 2012 season by beating up the Southeastern Louisiana Sacrificial- er, um, Lions 62-10. It was pretty much everything you could have hoped for out of an opening night performance: the Tigers won and nobody got hurt. The problem with trying to re ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Mizzou's New Sports Rivals are the Arkansas Razorbacks

    The SEC today officially announced the new conference schedules and cross-division rivals, and Mizzou has traded Kansas for Arkansas. Both the football and basketball teams will play a home and away game against our neighbor to the south beginning in the 2013 season.

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    April 16, 2012

    New Mizzou Helmet Earns Blessing of Fan Whose Design May Have Been Borrowed

    University of Missouri unveiled new uniforms for its athletic teams Saturday, including the much-anticipated redesign of the school's football helmet that has featured the iconic "M" for four decades. The new outfits -- courtesy of a collaboration with Nike -- now highlight the team's tiger mascot. ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    The Mizzou Nightmare: A Quick Exit and Impending Glory for the Jayhawks

    ​If you were to look back a few weeks at the Missouri Tigers, you would think things were going really well for them. They had an historically great season, they won the Big XII conference tournament, and were looking at a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. They had perhaps the best guard corps ... More >>

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    March 18, 2012

    SLU Moves On; Mizzou Goes Home

    ​Okay, so who had St. Louis U advancing and the Missouri Tigers going out in the opening round? Show of hands, please. Alright, everyone look around. See those people with their hands up? Those people are liars. Do not trust them, no matter what they tell you. You do, and you'll end up with t ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    March Madness Anthems From Around the Bracket

    Ah, March Madness. It's the period of time when gamblers around the world have hopes and dreams crushed by random, random schools. Basketball sometimes gets lost in the pomp and circumstance of college sports. It's become increasingly commonplace, for instance, for fans of schools to go a little o ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    March Madness Game Preview: SLU Billikens vs. Memphis Tigers

    ​I wrote a print edition article this week, looking at the brackets in the NCAA Tournament, doing some complaining about the selection committee's seeding choices, and previewing the road the Missouri Tigers will have to travel -- through the first couple rounds, at least -- if they want to get th ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    The Missouri Tigers' Awful Week

    ​Last Monday, the Missouri Tigers were the number three ranked team in the nation. They were 25-2. They were tied for first place in the Big XII Conference. They were looking at a #1 seeding in the NCAA Tournament. Life was good for the Missouri Tigers last Monday. Unfortunately, things aren' ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    The Tigers' Terrible Revenge

    ​The Missouri Tigers have only lost two games this year; one to a Kansas State team which simply bullied them all over the floor, surprising the Tigers into losing their composure, and one to Oklahoma State. The Oklahoma State loss was a true trap game, a contest against a lesser opponent coming o ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Tigers Win Biggest Game of The Year; Now Can They Avoid the Letdown?

    What the city of Norman, Oklahoma should look like to the Mizzou players flying in. ​On Saturday evening the Missouri Tigers won perhaps their biggest game of the year. Well, okay, biggest of the year so far; the games really only get bigger from here on in. Such is the life of a top five college ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Tigers Kick Off Conference Play With a Bang

    ​The Missouri Tigers did to the Oklahoma Sooners last night what they've done to most of their opponents this year: they beat them, and handily. Actually, it was more than just handily. The Tigers curb-stomped the Sooners last night in Columbia, beating up on Lon Kruger's squad to the tune of ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Mizzou Moves to 8-0 With Win Over Villanova

    Ah, always nice to see college basketball season roll around again, if for no other reason than I can use my favorite picture. ​Last night was a very good night for the University of Missouri men's basketball team. Playing on a national stage -- ESPN, and not The Ocho -- in the early game of the J ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Mizzou Joins SEC as One of Biggest, Smartest Schools in Conference

    Mizzou joins Dixie. Though to be fair, three SEC states border Missouri.​Well, that's that. After weeks of speculation and rumor, the University of Missouri finally announced yesterday that it's leaving the Big 12 for the Southeast Conference. I admit. I wasn't too keen on this move at first; howe ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Truck Stop Missouri Serves Up Reality TV and Giant Pools of Gravy

    In two weeks the University of Missouri - Columbia will celebrate their one hundredth homecoming, but there's a new character in town encroaching on the Tigers' fame: Midway Truck Stop, the subject of Travel Channel's newest hit, Truck Stop Missouri. The giant, independent truck stop stationed one e ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Mike Anderson Officially Flies the Coop at Mizzou

    Anderson, right, will be taking his talents to Fayetteville. ​It's a rough time to be a Missouri basketball fan. The Tigers went in the tank for much of the latter portion of the regular season, were treated to an unceremonious first-round exit from the NCAA Tournament by Cincinnati, and now they' ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Three Reasons the Tigers Will Win, And Three Reasons They Won't

    This is a bearcat. It is not the most intimidating creature one could choose for a mascot. ​The Missouri Tigers open their own NCAA Tournament run tonight against the University of Cincinnati Bearcats. It's been a long and somewhat disappointing road for the Tigers this year, as they've watched a ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Poll: Should Mizzou Fans Be Allowed to Storm the Field After a Big Win?

    Image viaLet 'em do it? Or not?​And so the powers-that-be at Mizzou have elected not to press charges against the "Faurot 30" -- the handful of students (among several hundred) that got handcuffed Saturday for storming the field after the Tigers big win against top-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday.The ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Good News DISH Network Subscribers: Missouri's Attorney General Has Your Back

    Your DISH isn't broken, it's just blacked out.​Since October 1, Missouri subscribers to DISH Network have been without one of the most popular stations on the local broadcast dial: Fox Sports Midwest. DISH and FSM (which airs the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues and Missouri Tigers) have been in a pissi ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Wants "Endangered" Status for Ozark Hellbender

    Jeff Briggler, courtesy of Missouri DOCOzark Hellbender: Putting its image on a football helmet could save its life.​Before we get started, how is that the University of Missouri calls its athletic teams the Tigers (an animal that's never called Missouri home and which is the most generic name in ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    University of Missouri Makes Two of ESPN's Top 50 Football Heartbreakers -- and It Ain't Over Yet

    ​In the words of the immortal Hank Williams Jr.: "Are your ready for some football!?" We here at Daily RFT are, especially college football which starts in just one month's time. Speaking of which, is running a fun little feature called House of Pain recalling the  50 "most painful o ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    So, What To Call the Big 12 Now?

    ​Of the legions of stories this month on the shake-up of the Big 12, I've yet to come across one article discussing what the athletic conference will be called now that it consists of just ten teams. Sure, I suppose the conference could keep the name Big 12. After all, the Big Ten kept its moniker ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Big 12 Salvaged: Mizzou Realizes There's No Place Like Home

    ​Channeling their inner Dorothy, Mizzou officials yesterday realized that there really is no place like home. The school will remain in the Big 12 (or whatever it will be called now that it's comprised of just 10 teams) thanks to a commitment yesterday from University of Texas. Had the Big 12's bi ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Mizzou Curators Fuel More Big 12 Questions After Sunday Meeting Yields No Answers

    Mike Alden the new face of Big 12 expansion.​The University of Missouri Board of Curators held another meeting last night to consider the future of the school's Big 12 athletic conference. The meeting was the the third in four days and like previous gatherings yielded no answers, though its beginn ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Nebraska Announces Move to Big 10 as Mizzou Tries to Save Face

    Mizzou Tigers -- like this kitty -- are on the outside looking in.​The University of Nebraska board of regents voted 8-0 today to leave the Big 12 Conference for the Big Ten. The move will go into effect in time for the 2011 football season. Meanwhile, University of Missouri officials were holding ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Mizzou Bungles Big Dance Bid; SLU's Cinderella Season Still Alive

    Image Via Losing to Nebraska is easy when you shoot like this​If the SLU Billikens needed a lesson on how not to lock-up an NCAA tournament bid on the eve of their showdown with Rhode Island in the A-10 tournament, Mizzou was happy to oblige. The Tigers, who finished fifth in the Big 12 in the reg ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    The Tigers Lay a Tournament Egg

    ​The Missouri Tigers certainly didn't do themselves any favours in the Big 12 Tournament. Going in to the tournament, they were seen as a team playing their best basketball at the right time of the year. Now, after dropping their opening round game to Nebraska, 75-60, the Tigers aren't looking nea ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Memphis Basketball Fans Watched the Birth of the Pastner Era Last Night in St. Louis

    Last night at the Scottrade Center, University of Memphis basketball fans watched the birth of the Josh Pastner Era.Memphis played Kansas in the regular season game (and rematch of the '09 NCAA championship), with the Kansas edging the Tigers 57-55.Kansas was supposed to crush a scorched Memphis tea ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Mizzou Earns National Ranking the Easy Way: Doing Nothing

    Tigers: Their back.​For the first time since upsetting University of Illinois in week one of the college football season, the Mizzou Tigers are a "ranked team," earning the No. 24 slot in this week's Associated Press poll. The football team slid into the Top 25 by doing something it hasn't done al ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Group Demands Recognition of U. City Tiger U. City Tiger​For years now, University City has been awash in secrets and lies. It's widely believed that a lion and a lioness guard the west end of the Delmar Loop. The lion is, after all, the city's symbol, and in the interest of gender equality, why not have a li ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Real Men of Genius: Mizzou Chancellor Kindly Requests A-B to Quit Selling Bud Light in Black and Gold Cans​ Add Mizzou to the list of schools that fail to see the "genius" of the Bud Light Fan Can. Chancellor Brady Deaton has officially registered his disapproval.As Chad reported last week, Fan Cans,  A-B's latest ad campaign for the fall, involves selling cans of Bud-Light decorated ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009

    The First Baseball Game of the Year at Busch Stadium

    It wasn't played by the Cardinals (you'll have to wait till Monday, when the Pirates come to town to see the Redbirds in action) but by the Mizzou and SLU. The Tigers trounced the Billikens 19-6.If a confused spectator had wandered into the stands, there was zero chance of confusing this game for bi ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Missouri Takes the Other Tigers by the Tail

    Holy shit. Did that really happen? Of all the possibly outcomes of Missouri's game against Memphis last night, that was one that I never, ever envisioned. Here were two teams, both known for being remarkably tenacious on defense, both running press defenses for all 40 minutes, every single nigh ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    Eight Reasons Mizzou Will Make the Elite Eight

    Just before the Madness began last week, I laid out a lengthy list of reasons why Missouri would fail in the first few rounds of the tournament, pointing out a few of the Tigers' most glaring weaknesses and the dangers of each potential early round match-up.Now Mizzou has reached the Sweet Sixteen f ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    Humane Society: Missouri Among "The Five Worst States for Exotic Pets"

    While the Missouri Tigers are busy clawing their way through the first round of the NCAA tournament, the Humane Society of the United States says that when it comes to keeping your neighbors from housing real, live Tigers as pets, the Show-Me State is a dangerous place to be.In a press release issue ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    One Down For the Tigers, Five More to Go

    The Tigers move on, Cornell goes home. And in the end, it looked just like pretty much every other Missouri victory. Watching the Tigers all year, there's a remarkably predictable pattern to every game that the Tigers win. At halftime, the game seems almost evenly matched, the score seemingly alway ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Mizzou - Cornell Matchup No Slam Dunk?

    Keegan Hamilton took a little grief for his recent post "Sixteen Reasons Mizzou Won't Make it Past the Sweet Sixteen." Fair enough. We all know the boy's a Washington Huskies fan (and alum).But he isn't alone in noticing the Tigers' potential vulnerability.Exhibit A: Today's New York Times story o ... More >>

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