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Missouri Tigers (Basketball)

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    March 22, 2013

    Mizzou Boobs! These Girls Wear School Spirit on Their Chests (PHOTOS)

    There's a growing "Boobment" in America -- and it's alive and well in Missouri, even if the Tigers (who lost unceremoniously last night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament) are not. Like all great social movements these days, it's based mostly on Twitter virality. And boobs. If you're not fami ... 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

    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 >>

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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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    December 18, 2012

    [VIDEO] Mizzou Antler Jerks Off Behind His Own Team's Free Throw

    Just like Chicago Cubs fans, the Mizzou Antlers are a classy bunch. So classy, in fact, that these infamously mischievous student super-fans will happily photobomb a free throw taken by their own beloved Missouri Tigers. At one point in last night's match-up between Mizzou and South Carolina State,& ... 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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    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 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 27, 2012

    Tigers Get Trapped; Fall to Oklahoma State

    ​This past weekend, the Missouri Tigers traveled to Waco, Texas. The played the number three Baylor Bears. They beat the number three Baylor Bears. And they left Waco on their way to a #2 national ranking and a whole heaping helping of hype. All in all, a pretty good weekend. Against tha ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Tigers a Top Two Team? Totally!

    ​Number five Missouri beats number three Baylor, 89-88. Number four Duke loses to Florida State. Number one Syracuse loses to Notre Dame. Number two Kentucky pulls out a victory over an unranked Alabama team. All those things happened on Saturday, and if you're keeping score at ... 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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    August 17, 2011

    Frank Haith Has a Problem (And So Does University of Missouri)

    Frank Haith in his Miami days, which just might be coming back to haunt him. ​There's one hell of a giant situation brewing in South Florida, where the University of Miami is currently dealing with some very serious allegations about some very serious NCAA rules violations. See, there's this ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Frank Haith: The Most Hated Man in Columbia

    An eloquent question, to be sure. ​Frank Haith, new head coach of the Missouri Tigers basketball team, has yet to coach a single game in Columbia. For that matter, I honestly don't know if he's even met any of his players yet. Even so, he's already made quite an impression with Mizzou fans, and th ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Mizzou Hopes Painter Makes Its Masterpiece

    Purdue coach Matt Painter could soon have two million reasons to smile.​University of Missouri's athletic director Mike Alden hopes to land a replacement for the departed Mike Anderson today during a meeting in Florida with Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter. Painter, the 40-year-old phenom who' ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    The Mizzou Coaching Search Loses a Candidate: Cuonzo Martin to Tennessee

    This is the man Cuonzo Martin will be replacing. One can only hope he'll be able to do better at least from a fashion perspective. ​You can check Cuonzo Martin off your list of potential coaching hires for the University of Missouri. The former Missouri State basketball coach has accepted a job wi ... 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 24, 2011

    RFT Exclusive: Quin Snyder Responds to Mike Anderson Leaving Missouri

    Snyder to Alden: "I'd never do that to you, baby."​Daily RFT today intercepted an email sent late yesterday to University of Missouri athletic director Mike Alden. The message, sent in the hours following coach Mike Anderson's departure to University of Arkansas, appears to have been sent by Mizzo ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Mizzou Falls Flat in Quick Exit from NCAA Tourney

    Mizzou had this much bounce yesterday.​Mizzou continued the lackluster play that's defined much of its 2010-2011 season last night, quickly losing to the Cincinnati Bearcats in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament by a score of 78-63.Coming into the game, the Tigers had dropped four of their l ... 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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    March 14, 2011

    For Mizzou, The Madness Starts Thursday Night

    It's time for your workplace productivity to grind to a halt.​The University of Missouri is headed to the NCAA Tournament, despite a lackluster second half of the season in which the Tigers dropped four of their last five games. In announcing the brackets last night, CBS stated that Mizzou was one ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Rejoice Tiger Fans: Mike Anderson Rejects Oregon

    Image viaMike Anderson gave the Ducks the finger.​Money isn't everything in college basketball. Well, not quite everything.Over the weekend Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson turned down the opportunity to coach the Nike-sponsored Oregon Ducks. The estimated $3 million contract he was offered ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    The Tigers' Tournament Post-Mortem

    I love this picture. No idea why, but I do. ​In the end, the Missouri Tigers just weren't quite good enough this year. I feel perfectly all right saying that, not as a slight, but as a fact. The Mizzou basketball program has made remarkable strides in just a few short years since Mike Anderso ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Wanna Know Where Tigers Fans Are Watching the Mizzou-Clemson Game?

    Image ViaIs this Tiger Clemson's or MU's?​Tigers fans across America will be tuning into CBS this afternoon to watch Mizzou take on Clemson in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. That's because both teams have Tigers for mascots.If you're a Mizzou fan, word on the World Wide Web is that the ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Study: Black Mizzou Hoopsters Graduate FAR Less Often Than Their White Counterparts

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirkhansen/ / CC BY 2.0Graduation rates for white vs. black players = out of whack​Here are some alarming race-related stats, released this week, to keep in mind as March Madness invades your thoughts and the entire universe. According to a study of 64 teams in the men ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    The Tigers' Draw: The Tigers

    ​So the verdict is in, and the Missouri Tigers ended up a 10 seed, much as I had feared they would following their ignominious defeat at the hands of Nebraska in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament. Unfortunate, too, as Mizzou will now head to possibly the toughest bracket of the ... 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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    March 30, 2009

    Tigers' Run Ends

    It was a hell of a ride while it lasted. Alas, nothing lasts forever, and Missouri is going home, richer for the experience, but still disappointed. Personally, I absolutely hate losses like that. I could handle it if they had gotten blown out; hey, you just ran into a much better team. But thi ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Mizzou Coach Mike Anderson to Replace John Calipari at Memphis?

    That's the rumor some media are reporting today. The speculation comes just four days after Anderson's Missouri Tigers toppled Calipari's Memphis Tigers in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tourney. (University of Connecticut knocked Mizzou out of the tournament on Saturday.) According to ESPN, Calipari ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Four Reasons Mizzou Will Make the Final Four

    Mizzou's win last night over Memphis combined all the ingredients for a March Madness special.A three-quarter court shot at the buzzer? Check. Enough bricks from the free throw line to rebuild Mizzou Arena? Check. 102 points against the most efficient defense in college basketball? Check.Yup, the Ti ... 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

    Obama Predicts Early Exit for Mizzou, Illini in Tourney

    In perhaps the biggest sports media coup in history, the worldwide leader got the leader of the free world to post his March Madness bracket on ESPN.com rather than the site for NCAA tournament sponsor CBS.Obama agreed to the deal way back in October during an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz and the ... 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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    March 17, 2009

    Sixteen Reasons Mizzou Won't Make it Past the Sweet Sixteen

    Mizzou surprised even its most optimistic fans when it won the Big 12 tournament last week. It was an impressive performance, especially for a team that absolutely stunk in road games all season. Now the Tigers seem to be hitting their stride at just the right time of the year, winning ten of their ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Maybe the Tigers are Just Intimidated by Kansas

    The Missouri Tigers got the shit kicked out of them by Kansas, 90-65, and the worst part was, maybe Mizzou honestly didn't see it coming. Maybe they should have, but didn't. See, I thought that the Tigers were really turning the corner. I thought this was a team that was ready to take that next ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    The Rebirth of Mizzou Basketball

    I hate the NBA pretty much unequivocally, and the college game is only marginally better.While it can certainly be a beautiful game at its best, when the execution is just right, most of the time modern basketball consists of a hulking giant who would be under investigation for massive steroid use i ... More >>

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