Oklahoma Sooners (Football)

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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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    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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    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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    January 4, 2012

    Spagnuolo and Devaney: What Went Wrong

    These guys had it right all along. ​Steve Spagnuolo, head coach of the St. Louis Rams, gone. Billy Devaney, general manager of the St. Louis Rams, gone. The two architects of this most recent era of Rams football were both fired Monday. It should come as no surprise to anyone, really, co ... 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 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 15, 2011
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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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    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 1, 2011

    Mark Clayton Returns to the Rams

    Mark Clayton happy to be back on Rams.​Well, it took quite a bit longer than I think most expected, but the St. Louis Rams have finally come to terms with wide receiver Mark Clayton. Early in the offseason, even before the lockout began, it seemed a foregone conclusion Clayton would be back f ... 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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    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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    January 3, 2011

    Blaine Gabbert: Goodbye, Mizzou (P.S. Forget What I Said Last Week)

    ​Was it really just six days ago that University of Missouri's defeated and disappointed quarterback addressed the media following his team's loss to Iowa in the Insight Bowl? And wasn't it then that Blaine Gabbert suggested he'd be back next year to make up for his interception that cost the team ... 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 9, 2010

    Rams 2011 Draft Needs, Part 5: Running Back

    I'm not going to lie. The 2010 draft will almost assuredly not include anyone with hair that can match up to Eric Dickerson's. That shouldn't stop the Rams from at least considering taking a player at his old position, though. ​To review so far: Priority one: receivers. Priority two: out ... More >>

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    December 4, 2010

    Rams 2011 Draft Need, Part 2: Outside Linebacker

    commons.wikimedia.orgJames Laurinaitis has solidified the middle; now the Rams need to find him some help on the outside.​Yesterday we looked at the Rams' situation at wide receiver, and it was determined said situation is, at least in the near term, somewhat less than ideal. A combination of inju ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Rams 2011 Draft Needs, Part 1: Wide Receiver

    How I'd pick 'em.​We're coming up on the three-quarter mark of the NFL season, meaning our beloved Rams are just about to enter the home stretch. It's been a remarkably exciting season to this point, as well, if not entirely satisfying at times. (read: the San Francisco loss, the Oakland loss, the ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Dissecting Yesterday's Collapse: Rams 20, 49ers 23

    I feel your pain, anime protagonist. ​The Rams kicked off the second half of their season Sunday with one of the most frustrating, heartbreaking losses we've seen all year. I don't say that lightly, either, as there have been several games already in 2010 the Rams were perfectly capable of winning ... 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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    August 27, 2010

    Bradford Dazzles in Surprisingly Exciting Pre-Season Game​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 >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Confidential: Jason Brown's Butt Makes Sam Bradford Quiver

    Image viaWait, how did Sam Bradford hurt his arm again?​Or at least that's the the take home message from the Rams installment of's "Camp Confidential" series.  The column is the work of several ESPN writers on a tour of the training camps of every team in the NFL. The Rams' time in ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Rams Draft Sam Bradford No. 1; Mizzou's Sean Weatherspoon Goes in First Round

    If you somehow haven't heard yet, the Rams yesterday picked Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Sam Bradford as the team's first pick (and No. 1 overall pick) in the NFL draft. Mizzou linebacker Sean Weatherspoon also went in the first round yesterday as the No. 19 overall pick to the Atlanta Falcons. Cong ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Our Long Gridiron Nightmare is Over*: Marc Bulger Released from Rams

    ​Yes, Marc Bulger was released today -- two-and-a-half weeks prior to the NFL draft and the Rams predicted pick of Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford.As the Sporting News reports this afternoon, Bulger compiled a 41-54 record during his eight seasons taking snaps for the Rams. Said Rams coach Steve Spagnuol ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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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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    January 9, 2009

    SLU Stomped By 16th Ranked Xavier

    While every college sports fan on the planet was busy nodding off to the most boring BCS National Championship in recent memory, SLU basketball got their asses handed to them by 16th ranked Xavier in their A-10 conference opener, losing 70-44.Luckily for them, even though the game was nationally tel ... 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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    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 >>

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    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 >>