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College Football

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    January 2, 2014

    Missouri, Oklahoma Governors Make Cotton Bowl Wager to Help Food Banks

    The University of Missouri Tigers take on Oklahoma State University's Cowboys tomorrow night at the Cotton Bowl, and the states' governors are wagering to make the game more interesting. Governor Jay Nixon, a Mizzou alum, wagered a holiday ham feast from California, Mo.-based Burgers' Smokehouse. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Temple Set to Leave Atlantic 10 Conference

    Were this the 2013-14 season, the St. Louis University Billikens would hold the No. 1 ranking in the Atlantic 10 tournament that's currently being staged. Securing top seeds in future A-10 tournies isn't an outrageous concept now that perennial Temple University has announced it's heading back to t ... 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

    February 1, 2012

    What To Do While Awaiting Details of St. Louis' Proposal to Rams

    Can't Stan the suspense? Here's what to do.​Today is the big day. St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission will offer the St. Louis Rams their proposal to keep the team in town. At this early stage of negotiations, it's unclear what kind of bells and whistles the CVC is dangling in front of Ra ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2011
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    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 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

    September 14, 2011

    Rams Add Former Mizzou Tiger, Tim Barnes, to Practice Squad

    Tim Barnes, newest member of the St. Louis Rams. Now tell me that doesn't just LOOK like an offensive lineman. ​In trying to deal with the potentially devastating loss of Ron Bartell for the season (as well as some other, somewhat lesser concerns), the Rams have begun making what will surely be a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Rams Notes: Leasing a Cadillac, Umenyiora off the Market, and a Camp Surprise

    We should all pray to whatever gods there may be that the Rams' new Cadillac is half as sweet as this one. ​The Rams put what will probably be their finishing touches on the offseason yesterday, signing Cadillac Williams to what appears to be a one-year deal. By adding Williams, the Rams went from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    5 Keys to Free Agency for the Rams

    Aren't you ready for some football?​It's 120 degrees outside, maybe more. I saw a bird burst into flames a little while ago as it flew past the window, and the soles of my shoes are gummy, sticking to the pavement with every step. So, of course, the thing at the very top of my mind is America's fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2011

    Best On the Board For the Rams, Day Three

    ​The third and final day of the 2011 NFL Draft will be kicking off today at eleven central. Four more rounds to go, four more chances for the Rams to try and add talent as they continue their rebuilding effort. There is still plenty of talent on the board, plenty of useful players who could h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Missouri's Tim Barnes Getting NFL Draft Hype

    The Union Buster, preparing to take a swipe at the NFLPA Game and, possibly, Tim Barnes' future.​Tim Barnes, former center for the Missouri Tigers, is garnering some attention this week as he plays in the NFLPA Game. That's the National Football League Players' Association, better known as the Pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Rams Draft 2011: Looking for Linebackers

    commons.wikimedia.orgJames Laurinaitis is the man in the middle for the Rams, but he needs help on the outside.​Whereas the wide receiver class of 2011 has taken some serious hits as players chose to return to school rather than go pro, the linebacker contingent has seen no such attrition. Even so ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Oklahoma Favored by Three Points Over Missouri; Forecast Calls for Rain

    Image ViaMizzou lost a heartbreaker last October when Nebraska (and a monsoon) visited Faurot Field.​The early line on Saturday's face off between No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 11 Missouri favors the Sooners by a field goal. The over-under on the game is 53 points. At first glance, I thought the bookies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    U.S. News College Rankings Put Wash. U. at Lucky 13

    Wikimedia Commons​Hooray! This year's U.S. News and World Report college rankings are out! This is a chance for all college students, both current and former, to look through the rankings and claim bragging rights for their schools. These bragging rights are only good, of course, until college ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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, ESPN.com is running a fun little feature called House of Pain recalling the  50 "most painful o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Kroenke to Son: You'll Have Nuggets and Like It!

    Josh Kroenke played hoops for Mizzou from '99 to '03.​Call it a late birthday gift. Exactly one month after turning 29, Josh Kroenke was tapped yesterday as heir apparent to take over the Denver NBA franchise owned by his father, Stan Kroenke. The move comes as the elder Kroenke attempts to divest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    College Football Fans Make Asses of Themselves on Internet to Win Game Tickets

    There are few easier ways to make an ass of yourself in public than by being a college football fan. The face-painting, the (usually off-key) singing, the shouting, the chanting, the marshmallow-throwing, the growling, the grunting, the hooting, the horns-hooking. The only redeeming factor is that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Grading the Rams Draft

    It's been over a week now since the NFL draft, specifically since the Rams' draft. I suppose you're wondering at this point, is this guy just really lazy, or a little slow on the uptake? Well, I freely admit to being both of those things, but I also have a reason for writing my draft grades this lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    2009 St. Louis Rams Draft Preview: Offensive Linemen

    I gotta tell you, I think that the NFL draft may be my favorite thing about the NFL. Seems a little weird, I know; one would think that I might prefer, oh, you know, actual games and things like that, but nope. I love the draft in just about every sport, but the NFL draft is the granddaddy of them a ... More >>

  • News

    January 28, 2009
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    December 29, 2008

    What to Watch for Tonight as We Remember the Alamo

    Tonight, our beloved Missouri Tigers will take on Northwestern University in the prestigious Alamo Bowl. Well, okay, not "prestigious" in the typical sense. But definitely prestigious in the way that, um, well, um, huh. Maybe prestigious isn't the best word in any sense of it. At any rate, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    The Ballad of Turner Gill

    You know, at heart, I'm really an optimistic person. It's hard to spot, I know, as there is this very thick, crusty layer of bitterness and hatred for mankind slathered over that gooey center, but it is there.And then something happens that really shakes that optimism, that makes me think that maybe ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008
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    October 6, 2008
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    August 18, 2008
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    December 29, 2004

    News to Muse

    The Year in Review: A Quiz

  • Calendar

    December 22, 2004

    Schuss, Little Darling

    Skiing in the dark

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best College Athlete

    Brad Smith
    University of Missouri

  • Culture

    December 11, 2002

    No Dancing

    The climate for modern dance in St. Louis is especially chill

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Ram

    Aeneas Williams

  • News

    February 2, 2000
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    March 10, 1999
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    December 2, 1998

    Goal-Line Stand

    At the finish of a 28-year career that includes 248 victories and four state titles, Sumner Bulldogs coach Larry Walls takes some parting shots at deseg -- which he claims has decimated the city's once-mighty Public High League

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