Missouri Tigers (Football)

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    May 9, 2014

    MU Wants to Reignite Missouri-Kansas Football Rivalry, But KU Is Too Busy Pouting

    It has been two years since former rivals the University of Missouri Tigers and the University of Kansas Jayhawks faced off on the gridiron. MU head coach Gary Pinkel told football fans this week that he'd like to reinstate the annual Border War rivalry game, especially since the Southeastern Confe ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014

    Oklahoma State Loses Cotton Bowl to Missouri, Gets Rings Anyway [PHOTOS]

    The Oklahoma State University Cowboys may not have won the 2014 Cotton Bowl game against the University of Missouri, but that doesn't mean they can't remember it forever with some fancy rings.

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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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    February 17, 2014

    Mizzou Students Block Michael Sam from Homophobic Protesters with Wall of Love

    Buzz off, haters. This is Mizzou, and we are all Como-sexuals. That was the message from the hundreds of University of Missouri students and supporters who formed a half-mile-long human chain this weekend to block campus from a homophobic protest from that one awful hate group in Kansas. (For the ... More >>

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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 >>

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    December 23, 2013

    That Amazing Mizzou Christmas Lights Show Doesn't Piss Off the Neighbors And Here's Why

    Mizzou fans got into the Christmas spirit early when a Jefferson City teacher posted video of his holiday lights display choreographed to the "Missouri Waltz." Marching Mizzou plays the Missouri state song between the third and fourth quarters of MU football games, and Tigers know when to sway, cla ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    Road Trip to the Cotton Bowl: How to Drive Through Oklahoma Without Killing Yourself

    The Missouri Tigers are capping off an impressive, exciting season at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas next month. If you're planning to drive to Big D to watch Mizzou take on Oklahoma State, be warned: the quickest route is alternately tricky and borning.

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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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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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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    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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    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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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 27, 2011

    How Many People Really Attended Yesterday's Independence Bowl?

    Image ViaCouldn't make it to Shreveport yesterday? Join the, uh, crowd?​If you watched the Independence Bowl yesterday, you got familiar with the image above. Amazingly, ESPN kept showing shot after shot of the stands despite the fact that hardly anyone was at the game. The picture above was snapp ... 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 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 >>

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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 14, 2011

    Henry Josey: Mizzou Rusher Out After Salvaging Season

    ​The good news: the Missouri Tigers beat the Texas Longhorns Saturday, in what may very well be the last meeting between the two programs. It was the first time the Tigers had beaten Texas since 1997, which is frankly just hard to even conceive of. The bad news: the Tigers lost their leading ... More >>

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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 >>

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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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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Mizzou Remains Ranked But is Underdog vs. Arizona State

    The Sun Devils hope to stick it to Mizzou tomorrow night.​The University of Missouri survived a scare last week at home, eking out a 17-6 victory over Miami-Ohio. The game didn't cost the Tigers any status in the rankings (they remain #21 in the AP poll) but it did scare off the Las Vegas oddsmake ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Pinkel's Five Greatest Wins At Mizzou

    ​ has a fun little list up this week recalling the greatest University of Missouri football victories under Gary Pinkel. For those who grew up in the '80s and '90s (when  Mizzou replaced football coaches as frequently as you and I change toothbrushes), it's hard to believe that P ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Winners and Losers On Day One Of the Draft

    ​The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft is in the books, and there's plenty to talk about before round two starts up again tonight. Cam Newton was picked first overall and fellated unceasingly by pretty much everyone with a microphone for the rest of the night. The lockout scared a bunch of teams i ... 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 29, 2010

    Coker Makes Jokers Out of Mizzou

    That look says it all, eh Gary? ​The story of last night's upset of unranked Iowa over No. 12 Missouri in the Insight Bowl? One man: Marcus Coker. The back-up running back, playing in place of the Hawkeye's suspended starter Adam Robinson, ran for 219 yards and had the most to do in ensuring the ... 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 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 >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Rehashing Mizzou's Loss to Nebraska, a.k.a. Attempting to Find New Meaning in Life

    Ian Curtis, clearly haunted by the specter of a future Nebraska victory. ​I'm pretty bummed about Mizzou getting knocked off by Nebraska Saturday. I've been showering in the dark, listening to my Joy Division records and weeping. A lot. I think my cats are beginning to grow weary of my despondency ... More >>

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    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 25, 2010

    Mizzou Moves up to No. 6 in BCS; AP Has Tigers at No. 7

    ​Saturday's victory over the Oklahoma Sooners in Columbia shot Mizzou ever higher in the national rankings. With its 36-27 win over top-ranked Oklahoma, Missouri moved up from No. 11 in the BCS to No. 6. (The Sooners dropped from No. 1 to No. 9.) Likewise the Tigers jumped from No. 18 in the Assoc ... More >>

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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 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 >>

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    October 18, 2010

    No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 11 Mizzou; Prime Time and Nationwide This Saturday​The first BCS rankings of the season are out with the Oklahoma Sooners claiming the top spot. The Missouri Tigers also scored impressively high on the list, coming in at No. 11 after the team's road victory Saturday at Texas A&M. Question is: Can Mizzou knock Oklahoma off its p ... 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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    September 18, 2009

    Say Goodbye to the Mizzou "Fan Can"​Anheuser-Busch yesterday agreed to stop producing the black-and-gold Mizzou Bud Light "fan cans" that were a source of concern to the university's administration because they were said to promote underage drinking.In a letter to Mizzou chancellor Brady Deaton, the brewery promised to ... 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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