Missouri Tigers

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    May 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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 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 >>

  • 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

    October 1, 2013

    Marina Shifrin, Mizzou Journalism Grad, Quits Thankless Job Via Viral Dance Video

    About eighteen months ago Marina Shifrin packed up and moved from New York City to Taiwan to work for Next Media Animation, a company that produces intentionally bizarre CGI animations to go with off-color news reports. The results often go viral, like NMA's portrayal of Tiger Woods' falling out wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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

    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.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    John Hagerty: Kirkwood Man's Marshmallow Tricks Featured on Phillips 66 Commercial

    ​Anyone watching the Big 12 basketball tournament this week no doubt caught a glimpse of Kirkwood resident John Hagerty. Hagerty recently came in fifth place in Phillips 66 "Local Legends" competition in which people submitted videos showing off their special talents in the hopes of winning free g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Declare Your Love For Mizzou -- On Your Ass

    OCJ ApparelThere's no better place to show off your school spirit than your ass.​If the eighties taught us anything, it was that there's no better place to show off a fancy logo than your ass. And for most people, there is no fancier logo to flaunt than that of their dear, dear alma mater. Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Report: Mizzou Could Earn $12 Million More Each Year in SEC

    The SEC: A false idol for the Tigers, or a possible treasure chest?​The Associated Press this week obtained a 45-page document that University of Missouri's Board of Curators is using to determine whether to keep the school in the Big 12 or exit for the Southeast Conference. The report indicates t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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 6, 2011

    In Praise of Mizzou Broadcaster Mike Kelly

    Okay, so he might not quite be Sinatra, but Mike Kelly still has a golden voice. ​I do a lot of bitching around here, criticizing bad announcers and commentators in the world of sports. I feel like it's mostly justified, too; I'm sure I'm guilty of the occasional unwarranted broadside, but for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

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

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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

    May 12, 2010

    Big Ten Quashes Rumors of Adding Mizzou, and That's Too Bad

    So the commissioner of the Big Ten came out yesterday to deny the rumors -- started this week by a Kansas City radio station -- that it plans to add University of Missouri (or University of Nebraska) to its conference. Whatever. That went away when the Big 8 became the Big 12.​Commissioner Jim Del ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Friday, March 27: Morning's Newz

    Oh, baby! How 'bout those Mizzou Tigers?! My grad-school alma mater (thank you!) heads to the Elite 8 after knocking off No. 2 seed Memphis in a thrilling victory last night in Arizona. Up 24 points early in the second half, the MU Tigers held off a late rally by those other Tigers, Memphis, to win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    The Tigers Prove Me Wrong

    Never before have I been so happy to be so wrong. Just last week, I wrote about how disappointing the ends to both the Missouri Tigers' and the SLU Billikens' regular seasons were. I thought that the Tigers would largely take away that last game loss to Texas A&M as the last impression of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Mizzou and SLU: Ending On a Low Note

    Over the weekend, both the Missouri Tigers and the Billikens of Saint Louis University closed out their regular seasons in ignominious fashion. The Billikens blew a commanding lead en route to a heartbreaking loss, while the Tigers just came out flat against a Texas A&M squad that was as jazzed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Thursday, March 5: Morning's Newz

    Clooney chaos continues in St. Louis! The actor and crew filmed parts of "Up in the Air" last night in a downtown office building.In other news...St. Charles police have busted several bars on the city's historic Main Street for serving underage patrons. Bouncers routinely allowed a 19-year-old poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    ESPN Stunned That Mizzou "Stuns" Oklahoma

    After the drubbing the Missouri Tigers received last weekend at the hands of Kansas, there was certainly some doubt when it came to their chances of victory in Wednesday night's home match-up against fourth-ranked Oklahoma.Of course by now you know that Mizzou won big, beating the Sooners 73-64, kee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Mizzou Wins, SLU Doesn't. What Else is New?

    Just when Rick Majerus' Billikens beat A-10-leading Dayton and lull you into thinking they might be able to win a game on the road against one of the worst teams in their conference, they go and get trounced by St. Bonaventure, losing 72-55 to the Bonnies last night in New York. It's one step forwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Did Mizzou Hoopster 'Misremember' His Relationship to NBA Superstar?

    This courtesy of Deadspin. Apparently New Orleans Hornets Chris Paul, aka "CP3," has missed a lot of family reunions or freshman Missouri Tiger guard Miguel Paul made up a heck'uva story. (Roger Clemens might call it a "misremember.") In November, Miguel Paul told a reporter with the Colum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Go! St. Louis Weekend Calendar, December 5-7, 2008

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the can't-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's your St. Louis weekend concert calendar.FridayThe newly opened Good Citizen Art Gallery (2247 Gravoi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    Mizzou Football Has Arrived

    I suppose at some point in time I'm going to have to give in and start believing that the Missouri Tigers really are a good football team, and that they should win against pretty much whatever team they're playing against in a given week. Unfortunately, I have no idea when that time is finally goi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006

    A Queer Debate

    from This month the University of Missouri made news when it was announced that the school would be the first in the Big 12 Conference to distribute free condoms in residential hall bathrooms. The news, as it turns out, was a bit premature. Days later, the school pulled out of ... More >>

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • Calendar

    September 1, 2004

    Gimme Some Skin

    Takashi Horisaki strips down

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    Bush Strikes Out

    Our commander in chief takes to the mound, Missouri gets its very own dinosaur, an Old Kid on the Block remembers when he was New, and Unreal learns a little something about love and basketball

  • News

    October 29, 2003


    Hoop dreams die hard for coach John Campbell and his Sanford-Brown Indians

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best College Athlete

    Brad Smith
    University of Missouri

  • News

    December 4, 2002

    Feed the Beast

    Everybody wants Hazelwood Central's Kalen Grimes and St. Louis' junior class of hoopsters. But recruiting in the city is a courtship dance and a high-maintenance affair.

  • More >>