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    March 20, 2014

    On Mizzou's NFL Pro Day, Michael Sam Tells Supporters "I Will Be a Tiger Forever"

    All eyes are on Michael Sam. As Michael Sam steps back onto his ol' Mizzou stomping grounds Thursday for pro day -- where NFL scouts watch players on their home turf before the draft -- football fans across the country wonder where the man aiming to be America's first openly-gay NFL player will lan ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    Sam the Ram? St. Louis Football Fans Would Welcome Michael Sam: Study

    St. Louis football fans would welcome Michael Sam to the Rams, according to a new study out of Emory University. But Sam better hope he isn't the Rams pick, or the Kansas City Chiefs', for that matter. In Missouri, there's no rule prohibiting businesses from firing employees because they're gay. S ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Mizzou Students Prepare to Block Homophobic Protest Against Michael Sam with Human Wall

    Predictably and annoyingly, the Westboro Baptist Church has set its sights on the University of Missouri after football all-star Michael Sam announced his plan to become the first openly gay man to play in the NFL. On the upside, Westboro, a few anonymous NFL staffers and the predictable homophobes ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    University of Illinois Seeks New Mascot; Students Attempt to Provide

    Since the forced departure of Chief Illiniwek in February 2007, the University of Illinois has been mascot-less. While their Big Ten rivals have fielded ancient Greek warriors, oversized and suspiciously cuddly hawks, badgers and wildcats, not to mention whatever the hell Ohio State's Brutus Buckeye ... 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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    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 >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Tailgaters Go All Out For Mizzou and SEC

    Open-container laws went unheeded Saturday in Columbia as football fans began tailgating as early as ten hours prior to the 6:30 p.m. kickoff of Mizzou's first SEC conference game. By late afternoon, the parking lots surrounding the stadium were a sea of gold and black, sprinkled with a bit of red f ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    Guys Behind Atrocious "We Are Mizzou" Song Have Even Worse Country Tune "SEC Bound"

    It's hard to discern the worst part of "SEC Bound" -- a country music song (and video) about Mizzou's new athletic conference. It is it: The inane chorus that goes: "We're SEC bound, the girls dress like it, too. When we're all done we're singing MIZ - ZOU"?The girls in the video wearing sundresses ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Mizzou Tickets On Sale, Mizzou Unis On Point

    The Missouri Tigers football team is nearing the open of the 2012 football season, their first as part of the Southeastern Conference. I'm going to start previewing this year's squad from an on-field perspective next week in preparation; today I just have a couple items of interest to share. Fi ... 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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    May 15, 2012

    Corbin Bergstresser, Mizzou QB, Arrested After Leaving the Scene of an Accident

    Corbin Bergstresser, the University of Missouri Tigers provisional number two quarterback next season, was arrested early this morning by Boone County police. According to KOMU-8 in Columbia, Bergstresser hit a parked car around 3:15 p.m. and then drove off. He was arrested for leaving the scene of ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    The Rams' Draft Options: Who Does The Team Take First Tonight?

    The NFL Draft is tonight, coming to you live from New York City. This promises to be one of the least interesting drafts in recent memory, at least at the very top; there is literally no doubt in anyone's minds about who the first two picks will be. The Indianapolis Colts will begin their rebui ... More >>

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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 >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Mizzou Ready for SEC in Rout of Tar Heels

    The half-page welcome ad from the LSU Tigers to the Missouri Tigers this past week. Quite a change from the Texas and Oklahoma Mafia family antics of the Big XII. ​I really thought the Independence Bowl held a tough matchup for Mizzou. North Carolina had talent to burn, not to mention one of the s ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Attorney General Sues Gridiron Fantasy Sports; Company Operated in Chesterfield

    Dustin Ashby ran fantasy leagues while working as UMSL's golf coach.​Attorney general Chris Koster today filed suit against Dustin Ashby, a former golf coach at University of Missouri - St. Louis, and his company, Gridiron Fantasy Sports, for allegedly defrauding Missouri consumers by failing to p ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Independence Bowl: Who the Hell is AdvoCare v100?

    We were similarly disappointed when discovering just what AdvoCare v100 is.​If you're like us, you woke up this morning scratching your head on news that the Missouri Tigers would face off against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the AdvoCare v100 Independence Bowl.Your confusion wasn't why these t ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Joe Paterno: Old School, For Good and For Ill

    Joe Paterno in better times. ​I'm sure everyone out there is at least somewhat aware of the scandal going out right now involving Penn State's football program. A former coach there, a man by the name of Jerry Sandusky, is facing a large number of charges, all relating to accusations he molested a ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Mike Anderson Panic Proves College Sports is the True Moneyball League

    livewire.missouri.eduMike Anderson: Playin' the game; makin' it rain.​This is not a personal slight against University of Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson. I like Mike. In fact, what's not to like about the man who resurrected the Tiger basketball program from the train wreck inherited from ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Blaine Gabbert No. 1 Overall Pick, According to Sports Illustrated Mock Draft

    ​We know what you're thinking. 1. WTF? 2. What about that other quarterback? You know, Auburn's run-away Heisman/BCS Championship winner, Cam Newton? College no longer matters. Now it's all about marketing, according to SI columnist Andrew Permloff, who believes Gabbert's star agents (and the deci ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Blaine Gabbert Goes Pro; Where Do the Tigers Go?

    The high point of Blaine Gabbert's Mizzou career, and one of the few things in this world guaranteed to always cheer me up. ​As we noted yesterday, Blaine Gabbert will not be returning for his senior season at Mizzou. The Tiger quarterback announced yesterday he will enter the 2011 NFL draft.  ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Mizzou Finishes Season On a Frustrating Note

    One is a fluke. Two is a trend. Three is a problem. I think this sums it up pretty well, don't you? ​​The Missouri Tigers are now sitting on 'trend', following their loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Insight Bowl 27-24. Two years in a row the Tigers have gone to bowl games against ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Missouri Earns Trip to Insight Bowl vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

    ​It's not as bad as it could've been. Last week we speculated that the Missouri Tigers would get dissed in the bowl selection process despite the team's impressive 10-2 record. As it turns out, Mizzou didn't not receive an invitation from a name-brand bowl (ie. Cotton or Orange) but it did end up ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    October 25, 2010

    The Tigers Finally Get Over That Hump

    ​The Missouri Tigers finally beat their own personal bugaboo, the Oklahoma Sooners, on Saturday. Even better, they won like a real football team. Now, lest that second statement come across as horribly condescending, let me explain. In years past, the Missouri teams which have come so cl ... 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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    October 18, 2010

    Mizzou Loses Shutout Streak, Beats Texas A&M Handily

    ​The Tigers of Missouri headed into College Station Saturday as 3-point underdogs, preparing to play in perhaps the most intimidating environment in all of college football. They left with a 6-0 record, their first since 2006, and a budding national awareness of just how good this current Tigers s ... 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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    October 20, 2009

    Will Statue Synonymous with Rejection Help Sell Cars?

    Back off! I'm just here for the trophy.​As everyone has heard by now, times are tough on the auto lot.Even after the incredibly popular "Cash for Clunkers" incentive in August, sales of new cars this year are trailing last year's numbers by 11 percent. As such, auto dealers are trying anythin ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10.15

    ​ Kitchens of the future, featuring your very own biosphere. (Washington Post)California bill would mandate labels for sustainable seafood. (Contra Costa Times)Worlds largest cocktail party at University of Georgia - University of Florida football game gets pooped. (The Sporting News)Archaeol ... 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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    May 21, 2009

    Nelly and Titans Quarterback Vince Young Make It Rain, Spark Internet Outrage

    Fresh off the St. Lunatics reunion concert at the Pageant this past Sunday, Nelly has taken his show on the road and people have started to take notice. It would be nice if a new hit single was attracting all the attention, but instead he'll have to settle for a struggling NFL quarterback tossing a ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Fuzzy Math: Why the BCS Doesn't Work

    So I was in my automobile last night, driving along as I often do, and I heard something really interesting. So interesting, in fact, that I very nearly drove right off the road into some nice person's front yard. Luckily, my reflexes were good enough to save both myself and someone rhododendrons.&n ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008

    Tigers Attack!

    But will they win?

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    January 28, 2008
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    November 1, 2006

    Basketball by the Book: A Riverfront Times Investigation

    The Vashon High School Wolverines have won five state titles in the past eight years. But did they play by the rules?

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    September 21, 2005

    Alley Cat

    Somebody forgot to tell Emil Williams Jr. that bowling is for fat, beer-guzzling honkies

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    September 22, 2004

    Gateway to Fun

    This Classic Weekend has it all -- even LL Cool J!

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    September 22, 2004

    Lame Time

    Q's Sports Bar & Grill commits some flagrant fouls

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    September 1, 2004


    The answer to Larry Bird's prayers for a white basketball savior might reside just off Highway 67 in Poplar Bluff

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    April 28, 2004

    Where's Florissant?

    Some Lou denizens feel dissed by Miss USA (but Unreal still loves her!), a Pattonville student is treated criminally, and an 84-year-old grandma praises the Rams in song; plus, we clock local athletes on our gaydar

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    March 24, 2004

    Bobs and Weaves

    You gotta have style at Spring Bling '04

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    December 31, 2003

    Know News?

    The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)

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    February 7, 2001

    The Midas Touch

    Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. has a knack for making money without risking his own. Meet the guy who wants you to cough up $250 million for a new stadium.

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