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What to watch for: Missouri vs. Vanderbilt

What to watch for: Missouri vs. Vanderbilt

By Jason Lowenthal | Oct. 24, 2014

With a win, Missouri will become bowl-eligible.

Column: Confessions of a Rams addict

By Daniel Schmidt | Oct. 21, 2014

It seems like the Rams will always find a way to lose — until they don’t.

In Print: Defense thinks it has mojo again

By Andrew McCulloch | Oct. 21, 2014

Said Webb: “Takeaways equal victory and that’s a testament to that game.”

Tigers set to face another tricky QB situation

In Print: Tigers set to face another tricky QB situation

By Jason Lowenthal | Oct. 21, 2014

No Vanderbilt quarterback has thrown for even 400 yards this season.

Sports Blog: Murphy, Ray collect weekly SEC honors

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Oct. 20, 2014 at 6:50 p.m.

Following a 42-13 thrashing of Florida in “the Swamp,” Missouri saw two of its players receive weekly Southeastern Conference honors. Senior Marcus Murphy was named special teams player of the week, while junior Shane Ray earned defensive lineman of the week recognition for the second time this season. Murphy became ...

Sports Blog: SEC West controls four of top five spots in AP poll

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Oct. 19, 2014 at 2:07 p.m.

The Southeastern Conference Western Division showed its dominance in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll, holding four of the top five spots. Mississippi State remained in the top spot following a bye week. The Bulldogs had knocked off three consecutive top 10 opponents to reach No. 1 in the ...

Sports Blog: Mascot Mashup: Florida

Posted to Sports Blog by Andrew McCulloch on Oct. 18, 2014 at 11:46 a.m.

The college sports landscape is littered with some of the most bizarre and unique mascots and traditions you will ever know. To explore this realm of collegiate athletics, we here at The Maneater will be providing a look at the history and significance of opposing team’s mascots throughout the ...

Rapid Reaction: Mizzou vs. Florida

By Andrew McCulloch | Oct. 18, 2014

Mizzou is now in third place in the SEC East.

What to watch for: Missouri vs. Florida

By Jason Lowenthal | Oct. 17, 2014

Here are five things to look for in Missouri's upcoming football game.

Sports Blog: Mizzou announces 2015 football schedule

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Oct. 14, 2014 at 7:21 p.m.

The Missouri football program announced its football schedule for the 2015 season Tuesday evening. The Tigers will host non-conference games against Southeast Missouri State (Sept. 5) and Connecticut (Sept. 19) and will travel to face Arkansas State (Sept. 12). In its Southeastern Conference slate, Mizzou will face South Carolina (Oct ...

Mauk dealing with recent struggles

In Print: Mauk dealing with recent struggles

By Andrew McCulloch | Oct. 14, 2014

Mauk said he was working with his receivers at 2 a.m.

In Print: Mizzou faces tough challenge against Driskel, Harris

By Jason Lowenthal | Oct. 14, 2014

Pinkel said the Gators run similar offenses with each quarterback.

Column: Mauk’s status should be questioned

By Daniel Schmidt | Oct. 14, 2014

As excited as the Missouri community was for me to show up here in the fall of 2012, the hype surrounding Maty Mauk's arrival was far greater. For starters, he has one of the most-quarterback names of all time. Two-syllable first name ending in a y (that isn't ...

Sports Blog: Mizzou falls completely out of AP poll

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Oct. 12, 2014 at 4:05 p.m.

Following a shocking 34-0 home loss to Georgia, Missouri fell completely out of the Associated Press Top 25 poll. It is the second time this season the Tigers have dropped out of the rankings but the first time that they have not collected a single vote. Mizzou has been as ...

Sports Blog: Tigers trail Georgia at half

Posted to Sports Blog by Andrew McCulloch on Oct. 11, 2014 at 12:47 p.m.

Well, that was ugly. After the first 30 minutes of play, the Missouri Tigers trail the Georgia Bulldogs 20-0 at halftime. In a game with huge implications for the Southeastern Conference West Division, the Tigers have come out flatter than ever before. The defense has struggled, allowing Georgia quarterback Hutson ...

Five turnovers cost Tigers in shutout

Five turnovers cost Tigers in shutout

By Andrew McCulloch | Oct. 11, 2014

Said Mauk: “I don’t care what people say. I know what I need to work on.”

SEC Gameday: Week 7

By Andrew McCulloch | Oct. 11, 2014

Take a look at the other matchups around the Southeastern Conference this Saturday.

Without Gurley, Georgia carries on

Without Gurley, Georgia carries on

By Aaron Reiss | Oct. 11, 2014

Georgia players held up three fingers in solidarity with the suspended running back.

Sports Blog: Mascot Mashup: Georgia

Posted to Sports Blog by Andrew McCulloch on Oct. 10, 2014 at 4:04 p.m.

The college sports landscape is littered with some of the most bizarre and unique mascots and traditions you will ever know. To explore this realm of collegiate athletics, we here at The Maneater will be providing a look at the history and significance of opposing team’s mascots throughout the ...

Sports Blog: What to watch for: Missouri vs. Georgia

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Oct. 10, 2014 at 1:09 p.m.

No. 23 Missouri (4-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) takes on No. 13 Georgia (4-1, 2-1) Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Here are five things to watch for in the Tigers’ game against the Bulldogs. 1. The pass-run balance of Georgia’s offense In a shocking development Thursday afternoon, Georgia star running back ...

Q&A with The Red and Black

By Connor Smolensky | Oct. 10, 2014

Missouri takes on Georgia Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Maneater talked to Connor Smolensky, sports editor at The Red and Black, about the upcoming matchup. The Maneater: What's Georgia's biggest strength? What's Georgia's biggest weakness? Connor Smolensky: Saturday may be a different story with the suspension ...

Sports Blog: Gurley suspended before Mizzou game

Posted to Sports Blog by Aaron Reiss on Oct. 9, 2014 at 4:52 p.m.

Georgia star running back Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely during an ongoing investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules, the Georgia athletic department announced Thursday. Barring a lift of the suspension, Gurley will miss the Bulldogs’ game against Missouri Saturday. "I'm obviously very disappointed," Georgia coach Mark ...

Hunt, White likely to return

In Print: Hunt, White likely to return

By Andrew McCulloch | Oct. 8, 2014

The receivers’ replacements registered had two catches for 34 yards against South Carolina.

Mizzou ready following hectic bye week

In Print: Mizzou ready following hectic bye week

By Jason Lowenthal | Oct. 8, 2014

Maty Mauk’s Saturday was low-key. “I planned on watching football all day, but after practice I was really tired and went back to bed,” the Missouri sophomore quarterback said. “I slept from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.” Such is the life of a football player on a ...

In Print: Tigers not thinking about last Georgia game

By Aaron Reiss | Oct. 8, 2014

No. 25 Missouri beat No. 7 Georgia in Athens to burst onto the national scene last season.

Sports Blog: Missouri moves up one spot after crazy week

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Oct. 5, 2014 at 2:21 p.m.

After the most hectic week of college football in recent memory, Missouri moved up one spot to No. 23 in the latest AP Top 25 poll. Mizzou was idle this week as the team prepares to face No. 13 Georgia in a big Southeastern Conference clash next Saturday. To recap ...

In Print: Grading Mizzou football

By Andrew McCulloch and Jason Lowenthal | Sept. 30, 2014

The bye week is a good time for some assessments.

Sports Blog: Ray named SEC D-line player of week

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Sept. 29, 2014 at 7:17 p.m.

Continuing his stellar season, Missouri junior defensive end Shane Ray was named defensive line player of the week for the Southeastern Conference following his two-sack performance against South Carolina. Ray, a junior, recorded his third multi-sack effort this season and continued a stretch of five straight games with at least ...

Sports Blog: Rapid reaction: Mizzou vs. South Carolina

Posted to Sports Blog by Aaron Reiss on Sept. 27, 2014 at 10:37 p.m.

What a game. Missouri (4-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) looked dead in the water when No. 13 South Carolina’s Pharoh Cooper caught a 23-yard touchdown pass. But then, with South Carolina (3-2, 2-2) leading by 13, the Mizzou offense woke up. Sophomore quarterback Maty Mauk was nine for 29 for ...

Sports Blog: South Carolina leads Mizzou, 10-7

Posted to Sports Blog by Aaron Reiss on Sept. 27, 2014 at 7:56 p.m.

So far, Lee Corso’s prediction is on point. The ESPN personality predicted South Carolina to beat Missouri. At the half, the Gamecocks lead Missouri 10-7. Mizzou mostly failed to take advantage of good field position. The Tigers started three drives either at the 50-yard line or on South Carolina ...

Sports Blog: What to watch for: Missouri vs. South Carolina

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Sept. 27, 2014 at 9:24 a.m.

Coming off a heartbreaking home loss to Indiana, Missouri hits the road this weekend to kick off Southeastern Conference play. Here are five things to watch for in the Tigers’ matchup with the South Carolina Gamecocks: 1. Mizzou’s ability to get out to a quick start Getting out to ...

Q&A with The Daily Gamecock

By Aaron Reiss | Sept. 26, 2014

Garrison thinks the Gamecocks will beat Missouri by seven points.

Column: Root cautiously, Tiger fans

By Daniel Schmidt | Sept. 25, 2014

Saturday’s loss was one of the worst games in Mizzou football history.

Football handling social media criticism

In Print: Football handling social media criticism

By Jason Lowenthal | Sept. 23, 2014

Murphy said the team is sticking together following the loss to Indiana.

Offensive line addressing issues

In Print: Offensive line addressing issues

By Aaron Reiss | Sept. 23, 2014

Boehm spent extra time working on his snaps after practice.

In Print: Sasser humble about big year

By Andrew McCulloch | Sept. 23, 2014

Sasser told Pinkel, “Yeah, you definitely should have played me some more last year.”

Sports Blog: Mizzou drops out of AP Top 25

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Sept. 21, 2014 at 3:06 p.m.

Missouri suffered a 31-27 heartbreaker to Indiana this week and subsequently was dropped from the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The Tigers began the season at No. 24 and had moved up to No. 18 before falling to the Hoosiers. The Southeastern Conference, however, still holds a strong presence in ...

Sports Blog: About yesterday: Week Four

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Sept. 21, 2014 at 2:16 p.m.

There’s really no way around it. An inferior opponent beat Mizzou on both sides of the ball. A perennial bottom-dweller in the Big Ten Conference came into Memorial Stadium and was ready to play. Mizzou was not. The Tigers suffered a 31-27 heartbreaker to Indiana, falling to 3-1 on ...

Sports Blog: Mizzou tied at 17 with Indiana

Posted to Sports Blog by Aaron Reiss on Sept. 20, 2014 at 4:47 p.m.

It hasn’t been comfortable for Missouri so far against Indiana, with Missouri tied 17-17 in a game against what was considered going into this week as an inferior Hoosier team. Mizzou was sloppy at points in the first half. Two false start penalties highlighted Mizzou's second drive of ...

Indiana upsets Missouri

Indiana upsets Missouri

By Aaron Reiss | Sept. 20, 2014

Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld said he felt the upset coming during the Hoosiers’ first drive.

SEC Gameday: Week 4

By Andrew McCulloch | Sept. 20, 2014

Every Saturday, The Maneater will take a look around the SEC.

Tigers speechless after last-second defeat

Tigers speechless after last-second defeat

By Andrew McCulloch | Sept. 20, 2014

Said Sasser: “We don’t ever expect to come out and lose a game.”

Sports Blog: The fall of the Big Ten Conference

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Sept. 19, 2014 at 1:04 p.m.

Ohio State star quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender Braxton Miller was shut down for the season Aug. 20 after injuring his throwing shoulder. It was an ominous start to the football season for the Buckeyes. Little did we know that Miller’s injury would also mark the downfall of the ...

Sports Blog: What to watch for: Missouri vs. Indiana

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Sept. 19, 2014 at 1:02 p.m.

Missouri plays the Indiana Hoosiers in the fourth week of the college football season. Here are five things to watch for in the matchup: 1. The play of Indiana running back Tevin Coleman Indiana comes to Memorial Stadium boasting the No. 3 rushing attack in the nation. The Hoosiers average ...

Scherer quietly excelling

By Aaron Reiss | Sept. 19, 2014

The linebacker doesn’t see his starting role as a “big deal.”

Sports Blog: Mizzou, UConn to play home-and-home

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Sept. 18, 2014 at 10:14 a.m.

Missouri and Connecticut jointly announced Monday the finalization of a home-and-home football series beginning in 2015. Mizzou will play host in the first game of the series Sept. 19, 2015. Two years later, the two teams will return to action at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. Mizzou now has ...

Q&A with the Indiana Daily Student

By Aaron Reiss | Sept. 18, 2014

Missouri heads into its last week of non-conference play with a game against the Indiana Hoosiers. The Maneater talked to Grace Palmieri, one of the football beat reporters for the Indiana Daily Student, about the matchup. The Maneater: What has made Indiana running back Tevin Coleman so effective this year ...

Tailgate treat tutorial

In Print: Tailgate treat tutorial

By Katelyn Lunders | Sept. 16, 2014

A tailgate is not complete without this tasty treat.

From troubled beginnings, Ray shines

In Print: From troubled beginnings, Ray shines

By Jason Lowenthal | Sept. 16, 2014

Ray’s goal is to break Mizzou’s single-season sack record.

Column: How sweet Mizzou is this season

By Daniel Schmidt | Sept. 16, 2014

Being bad two years ago makes recent success sweeter.

Missouri offense scoring at ‘Mauk Five’

In Print: Missouri offense scoring at ‘Mauk Five’

By Andrew McCulloch | Sept. 16, 2014

Said Mauk: “Right now I am playing at about 60 percent of what I should be. I have a lot to work on, but that’s exciting for me.”

Sports Blog: Copelin dismissed from football program

Posted to Sports Blog by Aaron Reiss on Sept. 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

Sophomore wide receiver Levi Copelin has been dismissed from the Missouri football program, coach Gary Pinkel announced Monday. Asked for the reasoning behind the decision, Pinkel said, “I don’t discuss personnel issues.” The NCAA suspended Copelin for the whole season in July. He said in a news release that ...

Sports Blog: About Yesterday: Week Three

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Sept. 14, 2014 at 3:43 p.m.

Eight tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and one touchdown. That's quite the defensive stat line. No. 20 Missouri ramped up the defensive pressure in the second half on Saturday en route to a 38-10 victory over Central Florida. “Our defense did a heck ...

Sports Blog: Mizzou moves up two spots in AP poll

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Sept. 14, 2014 at 1:59 p.m.

Keeping pace with its “weekly tradition” of moving up two spots in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, Missouri jumped from No. 20 to 18 this week. The Tigers have moved up six spots from their original slot to start the season. Mizzou used a dominant second half against Central ...

Sports Blog: Tigers lead UCF at half, 14-10

Posted to Sports Blog by Andrew McCulloch on Sept. 13, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

The Central Florida Knights were viewed by many to be Missouri’s first true test of the young season. So far, that’s held true. The No. 20 Tigers are winning 14-10 at the half, but that's not to say there have not been struggles. An underthrown Maty Mauk ...

Sports Blog: SEC Gameday: Week 3

Posted to Sports Blog by Andrew McCulloch on Sept. 13, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.

There are plenty of games going on around the Southeastern Conference this week. Here's look at every SEC game that doesn't involve Missouri. Gambler’s Special: Massachusetts (0-2) vs. Vanderbilt (0-2) New head coach Derek Mason has not given Vanderbilt fans much to be excited for so far ...

Die-hard fans to make stop at MU

By Emma Diltz | Sept. 13, 2014

Fulton came up with the name last year, when the duo saw three games in three days.

Ray stings the Knights

Ray stings the Knights

By Aaron Reiss | Sept. 13, 2014 | Updated Sept. 13, 2014 at 6:46 p.m.

The junior’s five sacks are already more than he had last season.

Second half turnover sparks Mizzou victory

Second half turnover sparks Mizzou victory

By Andrew McCulloch | Sept. 13, 2014

Augusta’s interception was the first of the Missouri defense’s four forced turnovers.

Sports Blog: What to watch for: Missouri vs. UCF

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Sept. 12, 2014 at 11:40 p.m.

Missouri plays the Central Florida Knights in the third week of the college football season. Here are five things to watch for in the matchup: 1. Maty Mauk’s dominance Quarterback Maty Mauk set a career-best in passing yards (325) and tied Mizzou’s single-game record with six total touchdowns ...

Sports Blog: Mascot Mashup: UCF

Posted to Sports Blog by Andrew McCulloch on Sept. 12, 2014 at 11:34 p.m.

The college sports landscape is littered with some of the most bizarre and unique mascots and traditions you will ever know. To explore this realm of collegiate athletics, we here at The Maneater will be providing a look at the history and significance of opposing team’s mascots throughout the ...

Golden and Ray enjoying early-season success

In Print: Golden and Ray enjoying early-season success

By Jason Lowenthal | Sept. 9, 2014

The duo has combined for 8.5 of Mizzou’s 14 tackles for loss and 5.5 of the team’s six sacks.

Murphy defining role in two positions

In Print: Murphy defining role in two positions

By Jason Lowenthal | Sept. 9, 2014

The majority of the senior’s touches have come via rushes.

In Print: Young secondary maturing quickly

By Andrew McCulloch | Sept. 9, 2014

Said Penton: “I want the ball to be thrown to my side.”

Sports Blog: Mauk named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Sept. 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Maty Mauk was named offensive player of the week in the Southeastern Conference on Monday. The sophomore quarterback powered Missouri to a 49-24 road victory over Toledo on Saturday with his 325 passing yards and six total touchdowns (5 pass, 1 rush). Mauk tied two Mizzou single-game records in the ...

Sports Blog: Mizzou moves up four spots in AP poll

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Sept. 7, 2014 at 3:20 p.m.

Following its 49-24 win over Toledo, Missouri has moved up four spots in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll to No. 20 in the nation. Third-ranked Alabama is the highest ranked team in the Southeastern Conference. The Crimson Tide dropped one spot after No. 2 Oregon’s 46-27 thrashing ...

Sports Blog: About Yesterday: Week Two

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Sept. 7, 2014 at 3:19 p.m.

Toledo is known for pulling upsets at the Glass Bowl. Some, including Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN’s “College GameDay,” picked the Rockets to upset No. 24 Missouri yesterday in Toledo, Ohio. However, it was all Maty Mauk in his homecoming game as the sophomore quarterback tossed five touchdowns on 325 ...

Sports Blog: Tigers top Toledo

Posted to Sports Blog by Aaron Reiss on Sept. 6, 2014 at 3:33 p.m.

Home sweet home. In their returns to Ohio, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and quarterback Maty Mauk beat Toledo 49-24 Saturday. Mizzou is now 2-0. Mauk tied the program record for touchdown passes in a single game with five. He also met the record last year in a win over Kentucky ...

Sports Blog: Mizzou leads Rockets at half

Posted to Sports Blog by Andrew McCulloch on Sept. 6, 2014 at 12:56 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers arrived in Toledo intent on giving coach Gary Pinkel a memorable homecoming, and that is exactly what they have done, storming ahead to a 28-7 halftime lead. The story thus far has been big plays by the Tigers in every phase of the game. The defensive duo ...

What to watch for: Missouri vs. Toledo

By Jason Lowenthal | Sept. 5, 2014

Missouri takes on the Toledo Rockets in the second week of the college football season. Here are five things to watch for in the matchup: 1. How Pinkel and Mauk handle the homecoming pressure Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and quarterback Maty Mauk make their returns to the state of Ohio ...

Column: 2014 NFL season predictions

By Daniel Schmidt | Sept. 4, 2014

Regarding the Jacksonville Jaguars: LOL

Sam signed to Cowboys practice squad

Sam signed to Cowboys practice squad

By Jason Lowenthal | Sept. 3, 2014

It appears as if Michael Sam will get his chance after all. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and NFL.com reported Tuesday that the Dallas Cowboys were planning to bring in Sam for a physical on Wednesday. Source: #Cowboys are doing research and due diligence into the plan of signing ...

Sports Blog: Mizzou No. 24 in Latest AP Poll

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Sept. 2, 2014 at 4:47 p.m.

Missouri came into the season ranked No. 24 in the nation in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. Following a week one 38-18 victory over South Dakota State, the Tigers stayed put in the latest poll, which came out this afternoon. Florida State remained atop the rankings after a win ...

Hansbrough confident as starter

In Print: Hansbrough confident as starter

By Aaron Reiss | Sept. 2, 2014

Offensive coordinator Henson on the running back: “The sky’s the limit for him.”

In Print: New-look O-line takes form

By Andrew McCulloch | Sept. 2, 2014

Gatti and Hall had a combined two career starts entering the 2014 campaign.

Media Day Reaction: Michael Sam

By Jason Lowenthal | Sept. 1, 2014

Sam's former teammates voiced their support Monday.

Sports Blog: About Yesterday: Week 1

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Aug. 31, 2014 at 1:14 p.m.

Two catches, two touchdowns for Darius White. The senior wide receiver’s two early strikes from 44 yards and 39 yards out sparked Missouri’s 38-18 season-opening victory over South Dakota State. “It felt great, getting back into rhythm, getting back into the endzone,” White said. “Out there with my ...

Slideshow: Mizzou 38, South Dakota State 18

Slideshow: Mizzou 38, South Dakota State 18

By Kevin Mathein | Aug. 31, 2014

Missouri opened its 2014 football season Saturday, Aug. 30, with a 38-18 victory over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Memorial Stadium. Here are some of The Maneater's best photos from Mizzou's victory.

Sports Blog: Mizzou leads Jackrabbits at half

Posted to Sports Blog by Andrew McCulloch on Aug. 30, 2014 at 4:17 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers opened the 2014 season with a bang, scoring on their first drive of the season with 44 yard-bullet from sophomore quarterback Maty Mauk to senior wide receiver Darius White. Seconds later, South Dakota State answered with a score of its own after Jackrabbits star running back Zach ...

Jerseys, families go together

By Aaron Reiss | Aug. 30, 2014

Aarion Penton’s younger brother knows last year’s AT&T Cotton Bowl play-for-play.

Michael Sam cut by St. Louis Rams

By Michael Natelli | Aug. 30, 2014

So close. On the final day of preseason cuts, the St. Louis Rams announced former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam did not make the team’s 53-man roster. Sam, a seventh-round pick by St. Louis, is the first openly gay player in the NFL. The news was first reported by ...

Tigers stifle Zenner, Jackrabbits

Tigers stifle Zenner, Jackrabbits

By Andrew McCulloch | Aug. 30, 2014

Said Golden: “I give a lot of credit to those guys, they really helped me out. I could not do what I do without them.”

Zenner taking on the unexpected

Zenner taking on the unexpected

By Aaron Reiss | Aug. 30, 2014

The Jackrabbit has a chance to the Division I’s all-time leading rusher.

Sports Blog: Mascot Mashup: South Dakota State

Posted to Sports Blog by Andrew McCulloch on Aug. 29, 2014 at 3:28 p.m.

The college sports landscape is littered with some of the most bizarre and unique mascots and traditions you will ever know. To explore this realm of collegiate athletics, we here at The Maneater will be providing a look at the history and significance of opposing team’s mascots throughout the ...

What to watch for: Missouri vs. South Dakota State

By Jason Lowenthal | Aug. 29, 2014

Missouri opens its 2014 campaign Saturday against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. Here are five things to watch for in the matchup: 1. South Dakota State running back Zach Zenner vs. Mizzou’s linebackers Don’t be surprised if South Dakota State senior running back Zach Zenner piles up over ...

Beards In, Mullets Out

By Andrew McCulloch | Aug. 28, 2014

Boehm has no plans to get entirely rid of his facial hair: “I did that and I looked like I was 16 years old.”

All of the spotlight, none of the pressure

Feature: All of the spotlight, none of the pressure

By Aaron Reiss | Aug. 27, 2014

Maty Mauk is ready to do for Missouri football what he’s done his whole life — lead.

Know your foe: Week 13, Tennessee

By Andrew McCulloch | Aug. 27, 2014

The Volunteers are replacing their entire offensive and defensive lines.

In Print: Know your foe: Week 14, Arkansas

By Andrew McCulloch | Aug. 27, 2014

The Razorbacks should have one of the best rushing duos in the SEC.

Editorial: Title IX violation is unacceptable

The problem publicized by ESPN is bigger than Mizzou athletics and even bigger than the university.

Tailgating checklist of must-haves for Tiger fans

By Emma Diltz | Aug. 26, 2014

With football season just around the corner, fans of all kinds are gearing up for one of the best parts of the game: tailgating.

Depth key for defensive line

Feature: Depth key for defensive line

By Andrew McCulloch | Aug. 26, 2014

Mizzou returns five players who each accounted for 30 or more tackles along the defensive line.

Stadium expansion nears completion

Feature: Stadium expansion nears completion

By Jason Lowenthal | Aug. 26, 2014

Said Pinkel: We kid around that we’ve got cranes up all the time in this conference.

Trio of senior receivers ready to make up for lost time

In Print: Trio of senior receivers ready to make up for lost time

By Aaron Reiss | Aug. 26, 2014

White said he takes outsiders' skepticism as motivation.

Hunt ready to go following injury

By Jason Lowenthal | Aug. 25, 2014

The receiver had a hamstring injury toward the end of training camp.

Know Your Foe: Week 12, Texas A&M

By Andrew McCulloch | Aug. 25, 2014

Know Your Foe: Week 12, Texas A&M

Know your foe: Week 10, Kentucky

By Andrew McCulloch | Aug. 24, 2014

Kentucky has two of the best defensive ends in the SEC.

Know your foe: Week 9, Vanderbilt

By Andrew McCulloch | Aug. 24, 2014

Four of Vandy’s eight returning starters are offensive linemen.

Sports Blog: Green-Beckham waiver denied

Posted to Sports Blog by Aaron Reiss on Aug. 22, 2014 at 8:58 p.m.

Former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham’s waiver request to play for the Oklahoma Sooners this season immediately after transferring was denied, the program announced Friday evening. University of Oklahoma Statement on Dorial Green-Beckham Ruling by NCAA pic.twitter.com/U2cfG4Fk9c— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) August 23, 2014 Green-Beckham was dismissed ...

Know your foe: Week 8, Florida

Know your foe: Week 8, Florida

By Andrew McCulloch | Aug. 22, 2014

Kurt Roper is Muschamp’s third offensive coordinator in as many years.

Pinkel, Alden explain decision making following ESPN report

Pinkel, Alden explain decision making following ESPN report

By Aaron Reiss | Aug. 22, 2014

Said Pinkel: “I make all the decisions by the information that I get, and I obviously can’t go call the victim up.”

Transcript: Alden, Pinkel “Outside the Lines” press conference

Transcript: Alden, Pinkel “Outside the Lines” press conference

By Michael Natelli | Aug. 22, 2014 | Updated Aug. 26, 2014 at 4:23 p.m.

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel and Mizzou Director of Athletics Mike Alden spoke to media Friday, following a report by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that came out Thursday. The report details an alleged rape committed by former Mizzou running back Derrick Washington. According to ESPN, MU failed to follow ...

Sports Blog: Three Tigers selected Coaches Preseason All-SEC

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Aug. 21, 2014 at 7:40 p.m.

The Southeastern Conference announced all three of the Preseason All-SEC Teams Thursday, with three Missouri players being selected. Senior defensive end Markus Golden was named to the second team following him being placed on the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Chuck Bednarik Award. Junior center Evan Boehm ...

ESPN report: MU violated Title IX

Feature: ESPN report: MU violated Title IX

By Aaron Reiss | Aug. 21, 2014

By federal law, the university has a legal responsibility to promptly respond in ways that protect the victim, end the discriminatory conduct and prevent it from recurring.

Murphy shines in final scrimmage

By Jason Lowenthal | Aug. 21, 2014

The senior tailback called his unofficial position “playmaker."

Loftin takes on Ice Bucket Challenge

By Aaron Reiss | Aug. 20, 2014

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin had felt the cool sting against his back before. As a faculty member and administrator, he has made a point of seeing his universities' teams play. And when they win, he sometimes gets drenched. “This was better than Gatorade,” Loftin said, as he dried off ...

Know your foe: Week 7, Georgia

By Andrew McCulloch | Aug. 20, 2014

In the past 13 seasons, Georgia is the second winningest program in the SEC.

Know your foe: Week 5, South Carolina

By Andrew McCulloch | Aug. 18, 2014

Sophomore linebacker Skai Moore will be one of the best players on a Gamecock defense that lost multiple stars from last season.

Pinkel cools off with Ice Bucket Challenge

Pinkel cools off with Ice Bucket Challenge

By Aaron Reiss | Aug. 18, 2014

The head football coach completed the viral challenge after practice Monday.

Know your foe: Week 4, Indiana

By Andrew McCulloch | Aug. 13, 2014

Indiana’s defense was one of the worst in the country last season.

Know your foe: Week 3, Central Florida

By Andrew McCulloch | Aug. 10, 2014

The Knights return nine starters from one of the best defenses in the nation last season.

Sports Blog: Boehm takes shot between legs

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Aug. 9, 2014 at 10:26 a.m.

The Missouri Tigers are out on the practice field putting in work to prepare for what they hope will be a successful 2014 campaign. And while, by most accounts, things have gone smoothly to this point, the same can’t be said for Friday’s snapping drills. Evan Boehm, a ...

Know your foe: Week 2, Toledo

By Andrew McCulloch | Aug. 7, 2014

Gary Pinkel is the winningest football coach in Toledo history.

Know Your Foe: Week 1, South Dakota State

By Andrew McCulloch | Aug. 5, 2014

Zenner has rushed for over 2,000 yards each of the past two seasons.

Sports Blog: NCAA suspends Copelin whole season

Posted to Sports Blog by Aaron Reiss on July 29, 2014 at 6:05 p.m.

Missouri football announced Tuesday the NCAA has suspended sophomore wide receiver Levi Copelin for the entire 2014 season. Copelin said in a news release that he was suspended because he used a nutritional supplement that, while legal, is not approved by the association. “This was a stupid mistake on my ...

Seating changes made in hopes of filling Memorial Stadium

By Cameron La Fontaine | July 23, 2014

Football spokesman Chad Moller said students were turned away from games last season to reserve spots for groups.

Sports Blog: Four football Tigers on preseason All-SEC lists

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on July 17, 2014 at 10:36 a.m.

Four Missouri football players were named to preseason All-Southeastern Conference lists, the conference announced Thursday. Junior center Evan Boehm, senior defensive end Markus Golden, senior running back Marcus Murphy and senior kicker Andrew Baggett received the honors. The lists are voted on by members of the media at SEC Media ...

SEC Media Days: Mauk looks the part

SEC Media Days: Mauk looks the part

By Aaron Reiss | July 16, 2014 | Updated July 16, 2014 at 11:02 p.m.

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel considers Maty Mauk a “natural leader.”

SEC Media Days: Mississippi State talks White House, Heisman

By Aaron Reiss | July 16, 2014

Some consider Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott a dark horse Heisman Trophy candidate.

SEC Media Days: After Manziel, Aggies look to ‘make a statement’

SEC Media Days: After Manziel, Aggies look to ‘make a statement’

By Aaron Reiss | July 15, 2014

Kevin Sumlin hasn’t picked a starting quarterback yet.

SEC Media Days: Thompson’s turn

SEC Media Days: Thompson’s turn

By Aaron Reiss | July 15, 2014

Fifth-year senior Dylan Thompson has thrown just 55 passes during his time at South Carolina. Now he’s the Gamecocks’ starting quarterback.

SEC Media Days: Gators healthy, excited

SEC Media Days: Gators healthy, excited

By Aaron Reiss | July 14, 2014

Florida is healthy again, and looking to rebound.

SEC Media Days: Vanderbilt men, but no QB

By Aaron Reiss | July 14, 2014

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason has no plans to announce a starting quarterback until the Commodores first game.

Former Tiger Dorial Green-Beckham joins Oklahoma Sooners

By Michael Natelli | July 3, 2014 | Updated July 4, 2014 at 12:55 p.m.

Green-Beckham led the Tigers in catches (59) and receiving touchdowns (12) last season, finishing second in total receiving yards (883).

Former walk-on cornerback arrested on rape charges

By Aaron Reiss | May 11, 2014

David Sowell, a former walk-on cornerback on the Missouri football team, was arrested Saturday night, for first-degree rape, according to a news release by the MU Police Department. Officers were dispatched to 301 Campus View Drive, according to the release, the address of the Campus View Apartments. The release said ...

Sam picked by Rams, becomes first openly gay player to be drafted

By Matt Muenzberg | May 10, 2014

Michael Sam made history. The St. Louis Rams selected the former Missouri defensive end in the seventh round of the NFL Draft Saturday, making Sam the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL. The MU graduate announced that he is gay on Feb. 9. He told his ...

Sports Blog: Faurot Field construction progress unveiled

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on April 19, 2014 at 10:08 p.m.

Construction on the east side of Memorial Stadium is on time and on budget, Executive Associate Athletic Director Tim Hickman said Saturday before Missouri’s Black and Gold football scrimmage. Hickman led media members on a hard hat tour of the stadium’s expansion that will increase the facility's ...

Defense dominates with Ray, Golden

Defense dominates with Ray, Golden

By Jacob Bogage | April 19, 2014

Duo combines for two sacks and five tackles in spring game.

Mauk shines as reserves top starters in final scrimmage

By Matt Muenzberg | April 19, 2014

Quarterback throws for 130 yards and runs for a touchdown.

In Print: Green-Beckham, Price dismissals the right choice

By Nick Yahl | April 15, 2014

Integrity is more important than wins.

Pinkel patches offense’s holes

In Print: Pinkel patches offense’s holes

By Matt Muenzberg | April 15, 2014

Missouri football regroups before the Black & Gold Spring Game on Saturday.

Sports Blog: Team talks about DGB after spring practice

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on April 13, 2014 at 12:49 a.m.

The Missouri football team spoke to the media for the first time since the program dismissed sophomore receiver Dorial Green-Beckham Friday. Green-Beckham, who led Missouri in almost every receiving category in 2013, was a suspect of a police investigation into an alleged April 6 burglary. Police announced Thursday that the ...

Dorial Green-Beckham dismissed from football team

Dorial Green-Beckham dismissed from football team

By Jacob Bogage and Matt Muenzberg | April 11, 2014 | Updated April 11, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

Former No. 1 recruit implicated in April 6 burglary.

Police: No charges against Green-Beckham

Police: No charges against Green-Beckham

By Jacob Bogage | April 10, 2014 | Updated April 11, 2014 at 12:25 p.m.

Report says warrant withdrawn at victims' request.

Green-Beckham suspended indefinitely from football team

In Print: Green-Beckham suspended indefinitely from football team

By Aaron Reiss , Jack Witthaus and Jacob Bogage | April 9, 2014

Pinkel said the sophomore receiver violated team rules.

Mauk steps into starter spotlight as spring practice continues

In Print: Mauk steps into starter spotlight as spring practice continues

By Matt Muenzberg | April 9, 2014

In four starts last season, Mauk threw for 910 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Details of fight relating to Green-Beckham emerge in wake of suspension

Details of fight relating to Green-Beckham emerge in wake of suspension

By Aaron Reiss , Jack Witthaus and Jacob Bogage | April 7, 2014 | Updated April 8, 2014 at 7:04 p.m.

Additional details tie the sophomore wide receiver to an incident Sunday morning.

Green-Beckham suspended indefinitely from football team

Green-Beckham suspended indefinitely from football team

By Aaron Reiss | April 7, 2014

Columbia law enforcement cannot offer comment on any legal trouble.

Offense alive in Tigers' first scrimmage

By Jacob Bogage | April 5, 2014

Steward rushes for three scores as scoring comes often.

Sports Blog: Four Missouri athletes arrested on marijuana suspicion

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on March 17, 2014 at 3:02 p.m.

Missouri basketball players Wes Clark and Shane Rector and Missouri football players Aarion Penton and Shaun Rupert were arrested on suspicion of possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana Saturday night. Clark and Rector, both freshman guards, were suspended from the team Monday afternoon, missing practice. Missouri coach Frank ...

Sports Blog: Pinkel, Missouri agree to new contract

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on March 7, 2014 at 10:52 p.m.

Football coach Gary Pinkel agreed to a contract that will extend through the 2020 season, Mizzou Athletics announced Thursday. The contract, approved by the UM Board of Curators, bumps Pinkel’s guaranteed salary up to $3.1 million, at $350,000 per year. The salary pool for the assistant coaching ...

MOVE Movies: True/False movie review: ‘Happy Valley’

Posted to MOVE Movies by Alex Leininger on March 2, 2014 at 8:12 p.m.

Joe Paterno had a rough go of things in the last few months of his life. “Happy Valley,” the popular and commonly used nickname of State College, Pa., with its large green expanses and beautiful suburban houses, is a place where nothing bad ever happens. Or at least where nothing ...

Max Copeland joins students to ‘Stand with Sam’

Max Copeland joins students to ‘Stand with Sam’

By Jack Witthaus | Feb. 17, 2014

The former offensive lineman, along with other football players, stood outside with hundreds of student counterprotesters Saturday.

MU’s Struble enthused by Sam’s announcement

In Print: MU’s Struble enthused by Sam’s announcement

By Jack Witthaus | Feb. 12, 2014

Resource Center coordinator said announcement is a “huge step” in breaking stereotypes.

Small-town students stomp big message

Small-town students stomp big message

By Jacob Bogage | Feb. 11, 2014

The snow-carved letters weren’t a message from LGBT activists.

Athletics and others react to Sam’s announcement

In Print: Athletics and others react to Sam’s announcement

By Matt Muenzberg | Feb. 10, 2014

On Monday, several members from MU discussed Michael Sam’s announcement.

LGBTQ Resource Center supports Sam

In Print: LGBTQ Resource Center supports Sam

By Jack Witthaus | Feb. 10, 2014

Resource Center coordinator Struby Struble said Michael Sam’s announcement is a “huge step” in breaking stereotypes.

Sports Blog: Before NFL Draft, Mizzou’s Michael Sam says he’s gay

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Feb. 9, 2014 at 10:13 p.m.

Senior Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam announced he is gay in reports published by ESPN and The New York Times on Sunday night. “I just want to own my truth,” Sam told the Times. Later, Sam took to Twitter in an account he tweeted from for the first time on ...

Report Card: 2014 Signing Day Class

By Alex Schiffer and Ron Davis | Feb. 5, 2014

Coach Gary Pinkel hauled in 27 signees on National Signing Day. Though the team’s celebratory reception was snowed-out, the Tigers still have reason to celebrate. Maneater Sports’ recruiting analysts break down the Class of 2014 position by position. Quarterback: The Tigers’ lone signee under center is Florida native Marvin ...

Sports Blog: New statement released in DGB case

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Jan. 30, 2014 at 3:04 p.m.

Lawyers for sophomore wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham vehemently denied Green-Beckham's possession of marijuana at the time of his Jan. 10 arrest, the second in two years, on Friday. "As has been reported over the past three weeks, Dorial was arrested along with two friends after a car stop for ...

In Print: Three must-have dishes for this Super Bowl Sunday

By Liz Henderson | Jan. 28, 2014

MOVE has appetizers that all your friends are sure to love on football’s biggest game day.

Sports Blog: Josey is latest Tiger headed to the Combine

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Jan. 25, 2014 at 1:03 p.m.

Henry Josey announced this morning on Twitter that he has been invited to the NFL Combine. For the amount of times I've looked up to thank God this yr it hasn't stopped it's crazy how he works… http://t.co/Jp7SK2SOIA— Henry Josey (@I_AM_HJOSEY20) January 25, 2014 ...

Mizzou receiver Copelin arrested for peace disturbance

Mizzou receiver Copelin arrested for peace disturbance

By Jack Witthaus | Jan. 24, 2014

Marks the second arrest of a Missouri football player in as many weeks.

Columbia lawyer details next steps of Green-Beckham case

In Print: Columbia lawyer details next steps of Green-Beckham case

By Matt Muenzberg | Jan. 22, 2014

Attorney Kevin O’Brien dispels rumors after Dorial Green-Beckham’s arrest and release two weeks ago.

Twitter responds to Green-Beckham arrest

By Jack Witthaus | Jan. 15, 2014

People from around the nation expressed their opinions hours after news broke.

Green-Beckham arrested again on drug charges

Green-Beckham arrested again on drug charges

By Jack Witthaus | Jan. 11, 2014 | Updated Jan. 11, 2014 at 9:01 p.m.

The receiver was also arrested on drug charges in October 2012.

Pinkel sticks with struggling Franklin

Pinkel sticks with struggling Franklin

By Matt Muenzberg | Jan. 5, 2014

Senior struggles in Cotton Bowl while freshman Mauk excels.

Fans treated to stadium’s spectacle at Cotton Bowl

Fans treated to stadium’s spectacle at Cotton Bowl

By Katherine Knott | Jan. 5, 2014

Site of 2015 National Championship allures Missouri backers.

Sports Blog: Kony Ealy will declare for NFL Draft

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Jan. 4, 2014 at 2:38 a.m.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy will forgo his senior season at Missouri and will enter the NFL Draft. “I feel like it is time for me to go on to the next level,” Ealy said Friday night in a postgame news conference following Missouri’s Cotton Bowl victory ...

Tigers capture Cotton Bowl in dramatic win

Tigers capture Cotton Bowl in dramatic win

By Matt Muenzberg | Jan. 4, 2014

Win caps off historic season.

Ray’s romp regals Tigers

Ray’s romp regals Tigers

By Jacob Bogage | Jan. 4, 2014

73-yard fumble return secures MU’s dramatic Cotton Bowl win.

Josey, Wilson take home Cotton Bowl honors

Josey, Wilson take home Cotton Bowl honors

By Katherine Knott | Jan. 4, 2014

It’s the second MVP win for Andrew Wilson in as many bowl games.

Pinkel passes Faurot on wins list

Pinkel passes Faurot on wins list

By Jack Witthaus | Jan. 4, 2014

Coach Gary Pinkel’s 102nd win at the 2014 Cotton Bowl makes him the all-time winningest coach in Missouri history.

Sports Blog: Missouri captures dramatic Cotton Bowl win

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Jan. 3, 2014 at 11:56 p.m.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year Michael Sam stayed quiet for the first 59 minutes of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. But with 55 seconds to play, he blasted his way into the action with the subtlety of a sonic boom. Sam sacked Oklahoma State quarterback ...

Sports Blog: Tigers lead Cowboys 17-7 at half of Cotton Bowl

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Jan. 3, 2014 at 9:10 p.m.

ARLINGTON, Texas — After senior quarterback James Franklin struggled in the first half, redshirt freshman Maty Mauk stepped up, driving Missouri down the field for a touchdown, which helped give the Tigers a 17-7 halftime lead over Oklahoma State in the 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. Franklin started out 4-for-16 ...

Sports Blog: Tiger Tracker: Cotton Bowl

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Jan. 3, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.

Player to watch for Missouri: Junior running back Henry Josey Josey has been a huge story this season for Mizzou after coming back from an injury and rushing for 1,074 yards and 13 touchdowns. In his last four contests, Josey has been hot, grabbing 5 touchdowns and rushing an ...

Familiar foes meet in Cotton Bowl

Familiar foes meet in Cotton Bowl

By Katherine Knott | Jan. 3, 2014

Missouri looks to flex its SEC muscle against Big 12’s OK State.

Tigers look to repeat 2007 Cotton Bowl success

Tigers look to repeat 2007 Cotton Bowl success

By Matt Muenzberg | Jan. 3, 2014

Missouri captured its first Cotton Bowl title six years ago.

Sports Blog: No. 9 Mizzou headed to Cotton Bowl

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Dec. 8, 2013 at 8:10 p.m.

Countless comparisons have been drawn between the 2013 and 2007 editions of the Missouri football team. Now, the Tigers (11-2, 7-2 SEC) will finish their season in the same spot: a trip to the Dallas area to play in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, this time against the Oklahoma ...

Sports Blog: After loss, Tigers have five likely bowl scenarios

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Dec. 8, 2013 at 1:06 a.m.

ATLANTA — No. 5 Missouri lost all hope of going to a BCS bowl game after falling to No. 3 Auburn in the Southeastern Conference Championship on Saturday. While Auburn could advance to the National Championship if No. 1 Florida State or No. 2 Ohio State lose, Missouri could most likely ...

Auburn outlasts Mizzou in SEC Championship

Auburn outlasts Mizzou in SEC Championship

By Jack Witthaus | Dec. 8, 2013

AU’s Mason racks up 304 rushing yards, named game’s MVP.

Some Tigers rejoice, others despair after SEC Championship

Some Tigers rejoice, others despair after SEC Championship

By Jacob Bogage | Dec. 8, 2013

Auburn defeats Missouri to capture conference crown.

Auburn thrust onto national stage

Auburn thrust onto national stage

By Jacob Bogage | Dec. 8, 2013

SEC title gives Auburn a chance at the BCS Championship.

Tre Mason waltzes through Missouri defense in win

Tre Mason waltzes through Missouri defense in win

By Jack Witthaus | Dec. 8, 2013

SEC Championship MVP running back racks up Nintendo-numbers in victory.

Sports Blog: Missouri falls to Auburn in SEC Championship, 59-42

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Dec. 7, 2013 at 8:12 p.m.

In a offensive-saturated game, Auburn defeated Missouri 59-42 to win the Southeastern Conference Championship. The lead changed seven times in the loss. In Missouri senior quarterback James Franklin’s final SEC game, he went 21-for-37 passing with 303 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham caught six passes ...

Sports Blog: Auburn leads Missouri 28-27 at half in SEC Championship

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Dec. 7, 2013 at 6:05 p.m.

ATLANTA — No one expected this to happen. After a gluttonous, scoring-heavy first half, Auburn leads Missouri 28-27. There have already been five lead changes. Senior quarterback James Franklin has tried to keep pace with the hyperactive Auburn offense. He’s thrown so far for 176 yards, going 11-for-7. He’s ...

Mizzou fans brave elements to celebrate in Atlanta

Mizzou fans brave elements to celebrate in Atlanta

By Jack Witthaus and Jacob Bogage | Dec. 7, 2013

Wintery weather wreaked havoc for Missouri drivers, extending the drive times for many fans who left Friday.

SEC Championship game day

By Lauren Rutherford | Dec. 7, 2013

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Tigers will battle at the line of scrimmage

Tigers will battle at the line of scrimmage

By Matt Muenzberg | Dec. 7, 2013

A key to victory could be which team wins the rushing attack.

Sports Blog: Football Notebook : Atlanta, respect and BCS chances

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Dec. 4, 2013 at 10:26 a.m.

Georgia on my mind The No. 5 Missouri Tigers had good time on their last trip to the Peach State, beating the then-No. 7 Georgia Bulldogs, 41-26. Missouri will head to Georgia once again this week for the Southeastern Conference Championship Game. The Tigers will be playing in the Georgia ...

A tale of two Tigers

In Print: A tale of two Tigers

By Matt Muenzberg | Dec. 4, 2013

After rough 2012 campaigns, Auburn and Missouri sit atop the nation’s most elite football conference.

Pep rally kick starts fourth quarter success

In Print: Pep rally kick starts fourth quarter success

By Katherine Knott | Dec. 4, 2013

Triumphs in final quarter made the difference in three games.

Sports Blog: Gaines named SEC defensive player of the week

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Dec. 2, 2013 at 3:28 p.m.

Missouri senior cornerback E.J. Gaines held Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans to eight yards receiving, helping the No. 5 Missouri Tigers (11-1, 7-1 SEC) win 28-21 to clinch the Southeastern Conference East division win on Nov. 30. Gaines was named Southeastern Conference co-defensive player of the week for ...

Josey’s jaunt jolts Tigers to SEC championship

Josey’s jaunt jolts Tigers to SEC championship

By Matt Muenzberg | Dec. 1, 2013

Running back Henry Josey’s fourth quarter running touchdown helps Missouri defeat Texas A&M, 28-21.

Josey’s jaunt jolts Tigers to SEC Championship

By Matt Muenzberg | Dec. 1, 2013

Running back Henry Josey’s fourth quarter running touchdown helps Missouri defeat Texas A&M, 28-21.

Mizzou manhandles Manziel

By Jack Witthaus | Dec. 1, 2013

Banged-up Heisman winner musters minimal offensive effort against the Tigers.

Sports Blog: Tigers top Aggies, advance to SEC championship

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Nov. 30, 2013 at 11:18 p.m.

Henry Josey had to stop at 57 yards, but he might as well have run all the way to Atlanta. The junior’s touchdown run with 3:34 remaining gave Missouri a 28-21 win over Texas A&M and an SEC East championship. Mizzou will play for the conference title ...

Sports Blog: No. 21 Aggies lead No. 5 Tigers at halftime

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Nov. 30, 2013 at 9:24 p.m.

With the two teams averaging a combined 85 points per game, a shootout was expected between No. 21 Texas A&M and No. 5 Missouri on Saturday. But through one half at Faurot Field, the Aggies lead the Tigers just 14-7. Texas A&M’s Heisman-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel started ...

Facing Manziel: How the Tigers plan to contain explosive QB

By Katherine Knott | Nov. 27, 2013

The 2012 Heisman Trophy Winner led Texas A&M to a 51-29 victory over Missouri last season.

Pinkel approaches historic milestone

By Katherine Knott | Nov. 27, 2013

After two more wins, coach Gary Pinkel will become the winningest coach at two universities, MU and Toledo.

Seniors say goodbye after leading team on historic run

By Katherine Knott | Nov. 27, 2013

This year’s seniors, 19 in total, changed the mentality of the team by setting goals higher than just a bowl game.

Franklin fires Tigers in road victory over Ole Miss

Franklin fires Tigers in road victory over Ole Miss

By Jack Witthaus | Nov. 24, 2013

Senior quarterback returns from injury to provide 184 yards of offense.

New role for Mauk, similar outcome for Tigers

New role for Mauk, similar outcome for Tigers

By Aaron Reiss | Nov. 24, 2013

Franklin starts, but Mauk leads scoring drive in reserve role.

Sports Blog: Missouri leads Ole Miss 17-3 at halftime

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Nov. 23, 2013 at 8:35 p.m.

Despite a 36-degree temperature on the field, Missouri has flamed through Ole Miss, 17-3, through the first half. Mizzou senior quarterback James Franklin completed every pass for 89 yards in his first start since Georgia on Oct. 12. Both Tiger touchdowns came on the ground. Junior running back Henry Josey ...

Sports Blog: Experiencing The Grove

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Nov. 23, 2013 at 6:51 p.m.

Missouri fans descended on The Grove on Saturday in Oxford, Miss. Hundreds of blue and red tents, some featuring chandeliers and flat screen televisions, lined up outside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The Grove is heralded as one of the best tailgating spots in the nation. Photos by Aaron Reiss

Sports Blog: Football: Maty Mauk receives third SEC honor

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Nov. 11, 2013 at 3:12 p.m.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Maty Mauk was named the Southeastern Conference freshman player of the week, the league office announced Monday. It’s the second consecutive week that Mauk has received the honor, and the third time in his four starts. He earned recognition this week for his record game against ...

Sports Blog: We Clicked: Mizzou 48- Kentucky 17

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Nov. 10, 2013 at 4:24 p.m.

In dominant fashion, No. 9 Missouri (9-1, 5-1 SEC) piled on the points at Kentucky on Saturday in a triumphant 48-17 victory. Sophomore receiver Dorial Green-Beckham set a school record with four touchdown catches and redshirt freshman quarterback Maty Mauk tied Chase Daniels' record of five touchdown passes. The Tigers ...

Sports Blog: Tigers topple Wildcats, 48-17

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Nov. 9, 2013 at 2:57 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — No. 9 Missouri (9-1, 5-1 SEC) weathered a rocky start, but scored 28 unanswered points and outlast Kentucky (2-7, 0-5 SEC) 48-17 at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday. Redshirt freshman quarterback Maty Mauk matched Chase Daniels’ school-record five touchdown passes and sophomore receiver Dorial Green-Beckham broke a program record ...

Sports Blog: Mizzou leads Kentucky 28-3 at half

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Nov. 9, 2013 at 1:58 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — No. 9 Missouri (8-1, 4-1 SEC) survived a rocky start, but scored 28 unanswered points points and put up 252 yards of offense to take a 28-3 lead on Kentucky (2-6, 0-4 SEC) at the half. The Wildcats marched 76 yards in nine plays their first drive of ...

Green-Beckham, Mizzou rout Kentucky

Green-Beckham, Mizzou rout Kentucky

By Jacob Bogage | Nov. 9, 2013

Sophomore receiver hauls in school-record four touchdown catches.

Green-Beckham and Mauk connect for a record-setting day

Green-Beckham and Mauk connect for a record-setting day

By Katherine Knott | Nov. 9, 2013

The size advantage helped to propel Green-Beckham to four TD catches.

Missouri’s takeaway streak extends to 40 games

Missouri’s takeaway streak extends to 40 games

By Jacob Bogage | Nov. 9, 2013

Defense has forced a turnover in every game for longest active stretch in college football.

Pinkel: Franklin will start against Ole Miss

Pinkel: Franklin will start against Ole Miss

By Katherine Knott | Nov. 9, 2013

Franklin went into the game at the end of the fourth quarter.

Family-style offensive line propels running game

In Print: Family-style offensive line propels running game

By Katherine Knott | Nov. 6, 2013

This year’s five offensive linemen enjoy each other’s company on and off the field.

Column: Undefeated Chiefs deserve respect

By Derek Franks | Nov. 6, 2013

Hey football fans, don't forget about Kansas City.

Sports Blog: Britt and Mauk earn SEC honors

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Nov. 4, 2013 at 5:16 p.m.

Redshirt freshman Maty Mauk ran and threw for a combined 227 yards against the Tennessee Volunteers (4-5, 1-4 Southeastern Conference). Senior left tackle Justin Britt helped the No. 9 Missouri Tigers to more than 500 yards in offense. Mauk was named the SEC Freshman Player of the week and Britt ...

Mauk volunteers both legs and arm in thrashing of Tennessee

Mauk volunteers both legs and arm in thrashing of Tennessee

By Matt Muenzberg | Nov. 3, 2013

Redshirt freshman quarterback throws for 163 yards and three scores and rushes for 114 yards in win.

E.J. Gaines returns as defense shuts down Volunteers

E.J. Gaines returns as defense shuts down Volunteers

By Jacob Bogage | Nov. 3, 2013

Senior safety tallied six tackles and an interception in 28-point win.

Sports Blog: Tigers top Tennessee, 31-3

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Nov. 2, 2013 at 9:38 p.m.

After a cold start, Mauktober transitioned pleasantly into November. Redshirt freshman quarterback Maty Mauk missed his first four targets, but picked it up with both his arm and his legs from there on out. He finished with 163 yards through the air and 114 more on the ground as Missouri ...

Sports Blog: Tigers lead Vols at the half, 24-3

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Nov. 2, 2013 at 8:14 p.m.

Mauktober struggled to transition into November. Redshirt freshman quarterback Maty Mauk missed his first four targets, leading to just one first down and 18 total yards on Missouri’s first two possessions, but the No. 10 Tigers (7-1, 3-1 SEC) took a 24-3 lead at the half against Tennessee. Mauk ...

Sports Blog: Football Notebook: Defense will battle veteran Tennessee O-line

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Nov. 1, 2013 at 8:50 p.m.

The Tiger defense leads the Southeastern Conference in sacks with 25 after eight games. The defense will face one of its greatest challenges against Tennessee (4-4, 1-3 SEC), a team that boasts an experienced line of upperclassmen. The Volunteers offensive line has allowed eight sacks all season, averaging one per ...

Andrew Baggett leaves errant kick in the past

In Print: Andrew Baggett leaves errant kick in the past

By Katherine Knott | Oct. 30, 2013

Team and coaches confident that Baggett can bounce back.

Column: Who’s to blame?

By Derek Franks | Oct. 30, 2013

Homecoming loss leaves questions unanswered.

Column: Who’s to blame?

By Derek Franks | Oct. 30, 2013

Homecoming loss leaves questions unanswered.

Sports Blog: Franklin listed as questionable for upcoming game

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Oct. 29, 2013 at 12:50 p.m.

Senior quarterback James Franklin is listed as questionable for the Nov. 2 contest against Tennessee and has moved into third on the depth chart. He threw in practice Sunday but will not return until he is ready, coach Gary Pinkel said at his weekly press conference. "I won't say ...

Sports Blog: We Clicked: Mizzou falls in double-OT on homecoming

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Oct. 27, 2013 at 2:10 a.m.

There was no wind at Faurot Field on Saturday night, but the flag on the left upright of the south end zone flapped as if it was in the middle of a monsoon. Sophomore kicker Andrew Baggett's game-tying field goal struck the marker, sailing wide left and taking with ...

Mizzou falls to South Carolina on homecoming

Mizzou falls to South Carolina on homecoming

By Matt Muenzberg | Oct. 27, 2013

The Tigers were out-scored 17-3 in the second half.

Jadeveon Clowney’s quiet impact

Jadeveon Clowney’s quiet impact

By Jack Witthaus | Oct. 27, 2013

The South Carolina superstar bugged Missouri’s offense all night, but not too much.

Sports Blog: Recruiting Notebook: What football’s undefeated start means for 2014

Posted to Sports Blog by Alex Schiffer on Oct. 25, 2013 at 1:31 p.m.

With Missouri off to its first 7-0 start in years, what’s been overlooked is the impact the Tigers’ success has made on the recruiting front. The Tigers have 24 players committed for their 2014 class, and the coaching staff is willing to take another 5-6 players if some players ...

Sports Blog: Quarterback Berkstresser out with knee injury

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Oct. 25, 2013 at 1:25 p.m.

Sophomore quarterback Corbin Berkstresser will be out of commission for Missouri’s homecoming matchup against South Carolina. Berkstresser had surgery Thursday to repair a medial meniscus tear in his left knee, Mizzou Athletics spokesman Chad Moller announced Friday. Berkstresser will be on crutches for a month, and no timetable has ...

Sports Blog: Football Notebook: Scouting Dylan Thompson

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Oct. 25, 2013 at 11:58 a.m.

For the second straight week, Missouri will escape the prospect of facing an opponent’s starting quarterback. After Tyler Murphy filled in for Jeff Driskel last week when Florida visited Columbia, the Tigers will dodge another starter Saturday as South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier announced Wednesday that Dylan Thompson will ...

Sports Blog: The complete Clowney crush compilation

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Oct. 24, 2013 at 4:46 p.m.

On Saturday, the Missouri offensive line will face a beast. South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is a fearsome player that earned racked up notoriety online after his hit on Michigan running back Vincent Smith in the Outback Bowl. Here’s his famous smash set to jazz music: The 6-foot-6-inch ...

Wild week in SEC proof Mizzou still has work to do

By Derek Franks | Oct. 23, 2013

Everyone is vulnerable in this dog-eat-dog conference.

Top 5 ranking does not change Tigers’ focus

In Print: Top 5 ranking does not change Tigers’ focus

By Katherine Knott | Oct. 22, 2013

Coaching staff works with the team to keep them focused as hype builds around the 2013 season.

Sports Blog: Sam and Mauk share SEC spotlight

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Oct. 21, 2013 at 8:29 p.m.

Quarterback Tyler Murphy was treated to a show by the Missouri defense Saturday. The Tigers held his Florida offense to 151 total yards as the No. 5 Tigers beat the Florida Gators 36-17. The star of that show was senior defensive end Michael Sam who recorded three sacks, assisted on ...

Sports Blog: Placekicker Andrew Baggett receives national recognition

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Oct. 21, 2013 at 6:42 p.m.

Sophomore place kicker Andrew Baggett was perfect in the Tigers 36-17 win over Florida. Knocking five field goals through the uprights, he tied a Missouri school record from 1992 and was recognized as the National Specialist of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards. Senior defensive end Michael Sam ...

Sports Blog: We Clicked: Pics and stats from Mizzou's win over Florida

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Oct. 19, 2013 at 6:29 p.m.

No. 14 Missouri (7-0, 3-0 SEC) won with style, 36-17, over No. 22 Florida. Redshirt freshman Maty Mauk ripped up the Gator secondary for 295 yards and a touchdown through the air, plus another on the ground. Junior tailback Henry Josey rushed for 136 yards and a score. Senior receiver ...

Sports Blog: No. 14 Mizzou bites No. 22 Florida, 36-17

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Oct. 19, 2013 at 3:13 p.m.

No. 14 Missouri (7-0, 3-0 SEC) posted the most points of the year over No. 22 Florida and won with style, 36-17, to advance to 7-0 for the first time since 2010. Redshirt freshman quarterback Maty Mauk went 18 for 36, throwing for 295 yards and a touchdown. With 6 ...

Sports Blog: Tigers lead Florida 13-3 at the half

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Oct. 19, 2013 at 1:10 p.m.

Redshirt freshman Maty Mauk apparently sees no ill effects in his first career start. Though he’s made some mistakes, throwing an interception in the second quarter, Mauk has thrown 138 yards and a touchdown so far in his first start for Missouri, which leads Southeastern Conference east division foe ...

Baggett, No. 14 Mizzou sail past No. 22 Gators

Baggett, No. 14 Mizzou sail past No. 22 Gators

By Jack Witthaus | Oct. 19, 2013

Kicking game excels, quarterback Mauk shows poise.

For Mizzou offense, Mauk madness

For Mizzou offense, Mauk madness

By Matt Muenzberg | Oct. 19, 2013

Redshirt freshman overwhelms tough Gator defense in 36-17 win.

Freshman Aarion Penton’s impact plays fuel rabid Tiger defense

Freshman Aarion Penton’s impact plays fuel rabid Tiger defense

By Jack Witthaus | Oct. 19, 2013

In first career start, St. Louis native grabs a pick and three tackles.

Sports Blog: E.J. meets his doppel-Gaineser

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Oct. 18, 2013 at 10:35 p.m.

No, senior cornerback E.J. Gaines has not been cloned. After straining his left quadriceps last Saturday, doubt has swirled around whether or E.J. Gaines can play tomorrow against Florida. Gaines, though, did get some support from unlikely Twitter account: @EJGaines. @GainesTrain_31 again. now everyone is asking me if ...

Sports Blog: EJ meets his doppel-Gaineser

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Oct. 18, 2013 at 10:05 p.m.

No, senior cornerback E.J. Gaines has not been cloned. After straining his left quadriceps last Saturday, doubt has swirled around whether or E.J. Gaines can play tomorrow against Florida. Gaines, though, did get some support from unlikely Twitter account: @EJGaines. @GainesTrain_31 again. now everyone is asking me if ...

Sports Blog: Football Notebook: Pinkel surprised

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Oct. 18, 2013 at 3:46 p.m.

With a 6-0 record, fans have become a little optimistic about this season. At his weekly press conference, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said he wasn’t surprised by his team’s start this season. Here are some reasons why the rest of us are surprised. The record Every season is ...

Business as usual with Maty Mauk in, James Franklin out

In Print: Business as usual with Maty Mauk in, James Franklin out

By Matt Muenzberg | Oct. 16, 2013

Pinkel says Tigers will run their offense with no changes.

Column: Oh, how good it feels to be wrong

By Derek Franks | Oct. 16, 2013

With the Tigers on a roll, call me "Derek the Optimist."

Sports Blog: Football Quotebook: Kentrell Brothers weighs in on Georgia, Florida

Posted to Sports Blog by Alex Schiffer on Oct. 14, 2013 at 9:31 p.m.

After a key-interception in then-No. 25 Missouri’s 41-26 win over then-No. 7 Georgia, sophomore linebacker Kentrell Brothers was named Southeastern Conference defensive player of the week. The award was Missouri’s fifth of the season. Here’s what Brothers had to say on the honor, and the upcoming game ...

Sports Blog: Pinkel: Franklin out for a couple of weeks

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Oct. 14, 2013 at 2:59 p.m.

UPDATE: Coach Gary Pinkel says Franklin has a grade II separation of his shoulder and will miss 3-5 weeks of action. In that span, Missouri hosts No. 22 Florida (Oct. 19), No. 11 South Carolina (Oct. 26) and Tennessee (Nov. 2) then travels to Kentucky (Nov. 9) and Ole Miss ...

Sports Blog: Faurot Field renovations leads to road closures

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Oct. 14, 2013 at 12:58 p.m.

Renovations to the east side of Memorial Stadium and game day operations continue to affect each other. Beginning Oct. 14, Mick Deaver Memorial Road will be closed until Nov. 22. The road runs between the football stadium and Hearnes Center and will reopen at 5 p.m. the Friday before ...

Sports Blog: Kentrell Brothers earns weekly SEC honors

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Oct. 14, 2013 at 12:56 p.m.

Sophomore Linebacker Kentrell Brothers intercepted Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, sealing the Tigers’ 41-26 victory over the Bulldogs on Saturday. For that, he earned Southeastern Conference defensive player of the week, the league office announced Monday. That interception was his third on the season, and he is tied for the team ...

James Franklin stays positive in wake of injury

James Franklin stays positive in wake of injury

By Katherine Knott | Oct. 14, 2013

Franklin has dealt with injuries in the past and will use that experience to his benefit.

Sports Blog: No. 25 Missouri rolls over No. 7 Georgia

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Oct. 12, 2013 at 3:40 p.m.

In a stunning upset in Athens, the Tigers put down the banged-up Bulldogs, 41-26. The victory was Missouri’s first away top-10 win since 1981. Missouri took control in the second half, scoring 21 points, including a 36-yard stumbling touchdown run from redshirt junior Marcus Murphy. Although Georgia ran for ...

In Print: Can Missouri beat Georgia?

By Joe Trezza | Oct. 9, 2013

Tigers have looked good in their 5-0 start, but it remains to be seen if they can hang with the powerhouse Bulldogs.

Sports Blog: Michael Sam sacks his way to another SEC honor

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Oct. 7, 2013 at 3:15 p.m.

Senior defensive end Michael Sam was named the Southeastern Conference defensive lineman of the week, the league office announced Monday. Sam received the SEC salute last week as well, making this the first time since 2007 that a Tiger defender has received a conference honor in consecutive weeks. The defensive ...

Tigers sink Commodores in SEC opener

Tigers sink Commodores in SEC opener

By Matt Muenzberg | Oct. 6, 2013

Tigers sink Commodores in SEC opener

Pinkel backs Franklin in good times and bad

Pinkel backs Franklin in good times and bad

By Jacob Bogage | Oct. 6, 2013

Coach said his quarterback, if healthy, would have performed just as well in 2012.

Tiger fans commandeer Vanderbilt Stadium

Tiger fans commandeer Vanderbilt Stadium

By Kyle Lock | Oct. 6, 2013

Missouri topped Vanderbilt 51-28 Saturday night in front of up to 8,000 MU faithful.

Sports Blog: Tigers lead Vandy 30-7 at half

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:20 p.m.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A nearly perfect first quarter gave Missouri a 30-7 halftime lead at Vanderbilt. Senior quarterback James Franklin went 9-for-10 in the first frame for 100 yards and two touchdowns. In total, the Tigers outgained the Commodores 285-97 in the first half. Junior running back Henry Josey led the ...

Missouri’s ‘Three-headed monster’ strikes fear into defenses

In Print: Missouri’s ‘Three-headed monster’ strikes fear into defenses

By Matt Muenzberg | Oct. 2, 2013

Hansbrough, Josey and Murphy have combined for 797 yards and 11 touchdowns so far in the Tigers’ backfield.

Column: Goddell’s plan: How to make NFL playoffs worse

By Derek Franks | Oct. 2, 2013

2010 Seattle Seahawks. Remember them? You probably shouldn’t. They made the playoffs despite finishing the regular season at 7-9, the only team in NFL history (with the exception of two teams in a strike-shortened nine-game season) to make the playoffs with a losing record. Everyone was up in arms ...

Tiger Tailgate Recycling keeps parking lots clean

In Print: Tiger Tailgate Recycling keeps parking lots clean

By Tom Heagney | Oct. 2, 2013

After seven years of service, Tiger Tailgate Recycling has helped recycle 122.9 tons of garbage.

Mizzou tames Red Wolves 41-19

By Jack Witthaus | Sept. 29, 2013

Franklin links up with Washington five times on pivotal third quarter drive

For Missouri offense, many hands make light work

In Print: For Missouri offense, many hands make light work

By Matt Muenzberg | Sept. 25, 2013

Eleven different receivers have caught passes this year for the Tigers.

Column: Sometimes it’s good to be confused

By Derek Franks | Sept. 25, 2013

Who doesn’t love the NFL’s early surprises?

Sports Blog: Ealy’s interception earns him weekly SEC honors

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Sept. 23, 2013 at 4:17 p.m.

The Southeastern Conference named junior defensive lineman Kony Ealy the defensive lineman of the week Monday in large part due to his interception and 49-yard touchdown run against the Indiana Hoosiers Sept. 21. The Hoosiers faced a third down situation and had three yards to go with two minutes to ...

Defense takes ‘great focus’ against Indiana

Defense takes ‘great focus’ against Indiana

By Jacob Bogage | Sept. 22, 2013

Tigers forced three turnovers and posted one defensive score.

Sports Blog: Favorite photos: Missouri and Indiana at the half

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Sept. 21, 2013 at 10:14 p.m.

Missouri leads Indiana 28-14 at halftime. Here are some stats and photos from the first half. Passing: James Franklin: 23-31-267 yards passing, 10 yards rushing 2 interceptions, 2 touchdowns Rushing: Henry Josey: 38 yards on 7 carries. Marcus Murphy: 25 yards on 3 carries, touchdown. Receiving: Marcus Lucas: 101 yards ...

Sports Blog: Tigers lead Indiana by two scores at the half

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Sept. 21, 2013 at 9:59 p.m.

Through most of the first half, it appeared Missouri would play the role of turnover victim against Indiana, giving the ball up three times in Hoosier territory. But with two minutes remaining in the half, junior defensive lineman Kony Ealy stuffed IU quarterback Nate Sudfeld’s screen pass, catching it ...

Sports Blog: Tiger football lands two Georgia recruits

Posted to Sports Blog by Alex Schiffer on Sept. 19, 2013 at 10:37 a.m.

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel added to his 2014 recruiting class Tuesday night as Georgia natives Nate Brown and Thomas Wilson both announced their commitments to Missouri. “Officially committed to the University of Missouri,” Brown tweeted from his @BringtheNoise_6 account Tuesday night. “S/O to everyone who has supported me ...

‘The System’ charges Missouri tutoring program a ‘sexualized’ atmosphere

In Print: ‘The System’ charges Missouri tutoring program a ‘sexualized’ atmosphere

By Jack Witthaus | Sept. 18, 2013

New book gives detail regarding Derrick Washington’s sexual assault conviction.

Tigers use week off to prepare for high-powered Indiana attack

In Print: Tigers use week off to prepare for high-powered Indiana attack

By Katherine Knott | Sept. 18, 2013

Missouri’s defense has six interceptions in two games.

Column: This year, the Chiefs are no joke

By Derek Franks | Sept. 18, 2013

After 2012’s dismal year, 2013 is looking up.

Column: Effective messaging for a new football culture

By Joe Trezza | Sept. 18, 2013

GaryPinkel.com marks a new era.

Athletics department releases first comments on claims in book ‘The System’

By Jacob Bogage | Sept. 12, 2013

Book alleges tutoring system had highly sexualized environment.

Health, toughness a balancing act for James Franklin

In Print: Health, toughness a balancing act for James Franklin

By Matt Muenzberg | Sept. 11, 2013

Quarterback paced the team in rushing last week, tallying 77 yards on 17 carries against Toledo.

Heat emergencies at Missouri football game sees sharp increase

In Print: Heat emergencies at Missouri football game sees sharp increase

By Katherine Knott | Sept. 11, 2013

Police reported 120 incidents, roughly 60 more than the week prior.

Column: How to be a true Cowboy

By Joe Trezza | Sept. 11, 2013

When courting football recruits, Oklahoma State pulls out all the stops. All of them.

Column: Want a bowl game? Missouri must first take small steps

By Derek Franks | Sept. 11, 2013

Indiana and Arkansas State will pose to be difficult non-conference games.

Sports Blog: Golden named SEC defensive lineman of the week

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Sept. 10, 2013 at 3:38 p.m.

Junior defensive lineman Markus Golden ran for a 70-yard touchdown in the third quarter after intercepting Toledo's quarterback, Terrance Owens. His feat sparked the Tigers (2-0), who would go on to win 38-23, and earned him the Southeastern Conference defensive lineman of the week honor, the league announced Monday ...

Anything but Ramen: Football and barbecue are back

By Aaron Pellish | Sept. 10, 2013

Food columnist Aaron Pellish on cooking a beef brisket in honor of the season

Sports Blog: Gary Pinkel: Paying players is the 'fair thing to do'

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Sept. 9, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Football players and men's basketball players should be paid, Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel said in a video posted on his website. "I think it's the right thing to do and I think it's the fair thing to do," he said. Pinkel said he changed his mind ...

Sports Blog: Tigers down Rockets 38-23

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Sept. 7, 2013 at 6:18 p.m.

Senior quarterback James Franklin stole the show. Hampered by injuries in 2012, Franklin returned with a jolt to start the new season. He went 16-for-25 with 212 yards and even led the team in rushing with 77 yards as Missouri (2-0) eked a 38-23 victory over Toledo (0-2) Saturday. Franklin ...

Defense comes up big as Tigers shoot down Rockets

Defense comes up big as Tigers shoot down Rockets

By Jack Witthaus | Sept. 7, 2013

Missouri hauls in three interceptions as the Tigers take down Gary Pinkel’s old team.

Wilson suspended half of next game for ‘targeting’

By Matt Muenzberg | Sept. 7, 2013

New rule aims to protect defenseless receivers.

Twehous, Bruins crush Ft. Zumwalt West

By Kevin Modelski | Sept. 6, 2013

Junior quarterback combines for 486 yards and six touchdowns.

6 fans hospitalized due to heat at football game

6 fans hospitalized due to heat at football game

By Katherine Knott | Sept. 5, 2013

Mizzou Athletics says number could have been higher.

Pinkel, staff rendezvous with Rockets

In Print: Pinkel, staff rendezvous with Rockets

By Matt Muenzberg | Sept. 4, 2013

Pinkel and current staff have 43 years combined coaching experience at Toledo.

Column: Christmas in September

By Joe Trezza | Sept. 3, 2013

Santa left a weak non-conference schedule under Missouri’s tree.

Column: Manziel doesn’t deserve the praise

By Derek Franks | Sept. 3, 2013

The A&M quarterback has a duty to handle his situation better.

Sports Blog: Tigers topple Murray State in opener

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Aug. 31, 2013 at 9:41 p.m.

It was 2011 all over again at Memorial Stadium. Senior quarterback James Franklin and junior running back Henry Josey, both hampered by injuries last season, had vintage performances as Missouri dominated Murray State 58-14. Franklin threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns in just over a half of play. Josey ...

Tigers topple Murray State in opener

Tigers topple Murray State in opener

By Matt Muenzberg | Aug. 31, 2013

Henry Josey returns to great fanfare in 58-14 win

Fans brave the heat to tailgate

Fans brave the heat to tailgate

By Jack Witthaus | Aug. 31, 2013

Seasoned MU fans make annual pilgrimage for season opener.

Battle High football picks up historic first win

Battle High football picks up historic first win

By Kevin Modelski | Aug. 31, 2013

The new high school dominates 56-6 in ever ever contest

Sports Blog: Additional amenities in place at Memorial Stadium to help fans beat the heat

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Aug. 29, 2013 at 4:54 p.m.

Mizzou Athletics is taking precautions for fans attending Saturday's game against Murray State due to the projected temperatures into the upper 90s. Fans can bring one, factory-sealed water bottle into the stadium. Water jugs will be available for refilling. The concession stands are also stocking up on more bottled ...

Game days disrupt Faurot Field renovation project

In Print: Game days disrupt Faurot Field renovation project

By Katherine Knott | Aug. 28, 2013

All construction supplies will be moved south of the stadium.

Henry Josey can (finally) play

In Print: Henry Josey can (finally) play

By Matt Muenzberg | Aug. 28, 2013

After a “one-in-a-million” injury sidelined the junior tailback more than a year, Josey is ready to power the Tigers’ offense.

James Franklin hopes to spread ball to playmakers

In Print: James Franklin hopes to spread ball to playmakers

By Jacob Bogage | Aug. 28, 2013

A clean bill of health means the senior quarterback has more weapons to use.

Front and center: Coaches move Boehm to new position

In Print: Front and center: Coaches move Boehm to new position

By Katherine Knott | Aug. 28, 2013

Squatting strong in the middle, Boehm eyes an o-line revival this season.

Sports Blog: On the road again: Don't hit the road without these Tiger essentials

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on Aug. 27, 2013 at 11:40 p.m.

Don’t forget your “Tiger Tails.” Those fuzzy, black and gold stockings let SEC country know that you’re pawing down to cheer on MU. Ole Miss might be the best pick for a road trip game. The travel time is about seven hours and, of course, the tailgating is ...

E.J. Gaines wants a vacation from his vacation

In Print: E.J. Gaines wants a vacation from his vacation

By Jack Witthaus | Aug. 27, 2013

E.J. Gaines is the face of MU's defense, but through camp he was missing. That will change.

Sports Blog: Offense lackluster in final scrimmage

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Aug. 23, 2013 at 12:02 a.m.

Occurring just nine days prior to the season opener, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel had just one real concern when it came to starters at Thursday’s final scrimmage, which saw little action from impact players. “The good news right now: we didn’t anybody hurt today and I think we ...

Sports Blog: Football Notebook: Aug. 21

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus and Katherine Knott on Aug. 21, 2013 at 3:19 p.m.

Alden and AT&T improve cell coverage on game days Fans watching a football game at Memorial Stadium this year should be able to make a phone call or text, Athletic Director Mike Alden announced in a letter to fans posted on MUTigers.com. Alden said that AT&T invested ...

Sports Blog: 2014 football schedule announced

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:55 a.m.

The Southeastern Conference released its 2014 football schedule Wednesday and Missouri also released its non-conference slate. The season marks the debut of the SEC network which will premiere August 28, 2014 when Texas A&M takes on South Carolina. Missouri and Arkansas will consummate their football rivalry at Faurot Field ...

Mauk stays motivated as Franklin named starting quarterback

In Print: Mauk stays motivated as Franklin named starting quarterback

By Matt Muenzberg | Aug. 21, 2013

Pinkel says the redshirt freshman will see playing time.

Column: Missouri, Illinois may rekindle ‘Arch’ Rivalry

By Derek Franks | Aug. 21, 2013

The two schools have played one another on and off since 1896. Tags: football.

Gov. Nixon fires up football team after last morning practice

Gov. Nixon fires up football team after last morning practice

By Jack Witthaus | Aug. 17, 2013

Players say politician’s presence is a strong motivator.

Sports Blog: Pinkel names Franklin named starting QB

Posted to Sports Blog by Katherine Knott on Aug. 16, 2013 at 11:48 a.m.

Senior quarterback James Franklin has officially been named the starter for the 2013 season. Head coach Gary Pinkel made the announcement early Thursday evening and thus putting a pause on the three-way battle for the position that dragged through the spring and summer. The announcement comes after the second scrimmage ...

Sports Blog: Franklin named team captain at first day of camp

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Aug. 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

Although the quarterback battle between senior James Franklin and redshirt freshman Maty Mauk has yet to officially be decided, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel gave a big hint as to who could be taking snaps this fall. Franklin, along with receiver L’Damian Washington, cornerback E.J. Gaines and linebacker Andrew ...

Athletics to roll out new stat tracking software

By Amanda Byler | Aug. 3, 2013

StatBroadcast will become available in August.

Richardson, Smith training at Jets camp

Richardson, Smith training at Jets camp

By Alex Schiffer | July 31, 2013

New York coach Ryan pairs ex-Tigers together to speed up learning process.

Sports Blog: Franklin clarifies remarks about fans

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on July 20, 2013 at 1:08 a.m.

Remember when (four days ago) senior quarterback James Franklin told reporters at Southeastern Conference media day the rudest fans in the SEC were, "Mizzou, my own fans"? Well here are some of Franklin's clarifications to those comments, these a bit less publicized than the headline grabber before. Here is ...

Sports Blog: More SEC media day notes

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on July 18, 2013 at 10:44 p.m.

Some felt the Missouri football team wasn’t receiving the respect it deserved going into its first season in the Southeastern Conference. According to the media, the Tigers still don’t deserve it. They were picked to finish sixth of seven teams in the SEC East in 2013. Missouri also ...

Sports Blog: Franklin named to O’Brien Award watch list

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on July 17, 2013 at 10:15 p.m.

Another day, another preseason award watch list. Missouri senior quarterback James Franklin was named to the preseason Davey O’Brien Award watch list, which crowns the best quarterback in college football. Franklin is one of 34 players that earned a spot on the list. The Southeastern Conference found seven of ...

Pinkel, Tigers ready for healthier 2013

By Matt Muenzberg | July 17, 2013

Football coach looks to improve on dismal season, stave off injury bug.

Sports Blog: Green-Beckham named to Biletnikoff Watch List

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on July 16, 2013 at 3:39 p.m.

After an eventful freshman year, sophomore receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was named to the 2013 Fred Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List. The Biletnikoff Award, which honors the best receiver in college football, selects 75 players to the preseason list. Former Missouri receivers Jeremy Maclin and Chase Coffman were finalists for the ...

In Print: Athletics Notebook: Renovations ongoing at Memorial Stadium

By Jacob Bogage | June 4, 2013

As construction continues at Faurot Field, Frank Haith signs another transfer and the volleyball team brings in a top-20 recruiting class. 

Sports Blog: Ex-Tigers look to forge NFL future, NFL Draft updates

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on April 25, 2013 at 7:55 p.m.

With the NFL draft fast approaching, Missouri alumni Sheldon Richardson, E.J. Gaines and T.J. Moe look to make a splash. The Maneater breaks down the chances of each of the ex-Tiger prospects: Sheldon Richardson UPDATE: Richardson jumped a spot in the draft and the Carolina Panthers missed out ...

Column: Let’s not panic with Pinkel just yet

By Kalen Wagoner | Feb. 12, 2013

Missouri’s 39th-ranked signing class doesn’t merit the vitriol.

Five former Tigers inducted into Missouri Hall of Fame

By Jack Witthaus | Feb. 2, 2013

Justin Smith cold not attend because of Super Bowl XLVII.

Column: Yost was given a raw deal

By Kalen Wagoner | Dec. 7, 2012

Missouri’s offense sputtered this season, but who could’ve done better?

Sports Blog: David Yost steps down as offensive coordinator

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Dec. 3, 2012 at 11:06 a.m.

Offensive coordinator David Yost resigned Monday after 12 years with the Missouri football program citing personal reasons. Yost joined the coaching staff as the quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator in 2000 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in the 2008 offseason. In the fall of 2011, head coach Gary Pinkel ...

Sports Blog: Pinkel confident in future after 5-7 season

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Nov. 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

Gary Pinkel never once considered retirement. When his daughter recently called him saying she had heard he was retiring, it was news to the man at the helm of Missouri football for the past 12 seasons. “I love what I do and I couldn’t wait to get into work ...

Sports Blog: Manziel, Aggies end Tigers' hopes for bowl game in rout

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on Nov. 24, 2012 at 10:24 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers went to College Station, Texas, hoping to be in a bowl game for their eighth consecutive season, but it's more likely they'll next be seen as part of Johnny Manziel's Heisman Trophy highlight reel. The standout Texas A&M freshman torched the Missouri defense ...

Finally at the end, Missouri gets its moment

Column: Finally at the end, Missouri gets its moment

By Seth Boster | Nov. 10, 2012

Gary Pinkel insists against 'magic.' How else to describe Missouri's stunner over Tennessee?

Tigers out-duel Volunteers in Rocky Top thriller

Tigers out-duel Volunteers in Rocky Top thriller

By Ryan Hood | Nov. 10, 2012

After four overtimes, quarterback James Franklin led his team with four touchdown passes in the 51-48 win.

Sports Blog: The Midway Point: Week 11 vs. Tennessee

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Nov. 7, 2012 at 11:55 a.m.

Some story lines heading into Missouri's game on the road against Tennessee Saturday. Team backs Franklin The criticism by the student body of junior quarterback James Franklin’s play this season hasn’t gone unnoticed by Missouri players. They see it on Facebook, they see it on Twitter and ...

Tigers prepare to cross next bridge

In Print: Tigers prepare to cross next bridge

By Ryan Hood | Nov. 6, 2012

Amid injury decimation, Missouri’s offensive line makes no excuses.

Sports Blog: Brandon Holifield arrested, dismissed from team earlier in week

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Nov. 4, 2012 at 12:10 p.m.

Brandon Holifield, a tight end signee from Missouri football’s 2012 recruiting class who spent the summer practicing with the team before being redshirted, was arrested at 1:12 a.m. Sunday by Missouri State Highway Patrol for possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia as ...

Sports Blog: The Extra Point: Week 10 vs. Florida

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Nov. 4, 2012 at 11:15 a.m.

Some extra notes from Missouri's 14-7 loss to Florida Saturday. Bowl eligibility hangs in question Yes, Missouri was 4-5 through nine games last season. But that was a team led by a far different version of James Franklin whose final three games were home matches with Texas Tech and ...

Sports Blog: Missouri unable to capitalize in 14-7 loss to Florida

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Nov. 3, 2012 at 3:38 p.m.

Missouri quarterback James Franklin was granted another chance. Florida’s Brad Phillips missed a 24-yard, game-sealing field goal with 1:49 left on the clock in Missouri’s Southeastern Conference bout with No. 8 Florida in Gainesville on Sunday. The Tigers trailed mercifully, 14-7. For Franklin, who returned behind center ...

Sports Blog: The Midway Point: Week 10 vs. Florida

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Oct. 31, 2012 at 12:42 p.m.

Junior quarterback James Franklin is set to return behind center Saturday afternoon when Missouri, coming off its first Southeastern Conference win with its 33-10 topple of Kentucky, meets Florida in Gainesville. After the dual-threat Franklin left early in the Vanderbilt game three weeks ago with an MCL sprain, coach Gary ...

Andrew Baggett stays strong with everything on line

In Print: Andrew Baggett stays strong with everything on line

By Seth Boster | Oct. 30, 2012

The kicker has connected on seven straight field goals.

Sports Blog: The Extra Point: Week 9 vs. Kentucky

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Oct. 27, 2012 at 4:59 p.m.

Some extra notes from Missouri’s 33-10 win over Kentucky Saturday for its first Southeastern Conference win. The next Franklin saga James Franklin first sent Missouri fans into a frenzy when rumors swirled that the junior quarterback would not be starting in Missouri’s game against Arizona State back in ...

Tigers surge for first SEC win with 33-10 victory over Kentucky

Tigers surge for first SEC win with 33-10 victory over Kentucky

By Ryan Hood | Oct. 27, 2012

Quarterback James Franklin returned from injury halfway through the game.

Sports Blog: The Midway Point: Week 9 vs. Kentucky

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Oct. 24, 2012 at 1:22 p.m.

The Southeastern Conference logo is painted onto the new turf of Faurot Field. Renovations are on the horizon for Memorial Stadium. Missouri has been hampered by uncertainty at the quarterback position. The times, they are a-changin’ for Tiger football. But according to coach Gary Pinkel, the approach is remaining status ...

Murphy, Tigers in pursuit of strong finish

In Print: Murphy, Tigers in pursuit of strong finish

By Seth Boster | Oct. 23, 2012

Marcus Murphy gives Missouri a spark heading into the second half of the season.

Sports Blog: Missouri's SEC slate announced

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Oct. 18, 2012 at 2:15 p.m.

The Southeastern Conference released the league portion of the 2013 football schedule Thursday afternoon. For the first time in four years, a Missouri trip to College Station, Texas, to take on the Aggies is not on the slate. The Tigers will embark on season two in the SEC with trips ...

Missouri dives deeper in Alabama rout

In Print: Missouri dives deeper in Alabama rout

By Seth Boster | Oct. 16, 2012

Under a downpour, the Tigers remained winless after a 42-10 loss from Alabama.

Sports Blog: The Extra Point: Week 7 vs. Alabama

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:31 a.m.

Some extra notes from Missouri’s 42-10 loss to No. 1 Alabama Saturday afternoon. Run defense(less) Only lightning could slow Alabama’s running game Saturday afternoon. The Crimson Tide ran around, through and literally over the Tiger defense, amassing 362 yards on 47 carries, good for a whopping 7 ...

Missouri taken by storm in 42-10 loss to top-ranked Alabama

Missouri taken by storm in 42-10 loss to top-ranked Alabama

By Seth Boster | Oct. 13, 2012

The Tigers showed life after a weather delay but were unable to overcome the Crimson Tide.

Sports Blog: The Midway Point: Week 7 vs. Alabama

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:54 p.m.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Corbin Berkstresser struggled mightily in relief of starter James Franklin in last week’s 19-15 loss to Vanderbilt. Berkstresser completed just 9-of-30 attempts against the Commodore defense, as the Tiger offense was stagnant most of the game following Franklin’s departure after two possessions. After the game ...

Error-stricken Tigers fall to Commodores

Error-stricken Tigers fall to Commodores

By Ryan Hood | Oct. 6, 2012

Backup quarterback Corbin Berkstresser and the Tigers couldn't overcome their own mistakes in a 19-15 loss to Vanderbilt.

Dorial Green-Beckham, two teammates arrested on drug charges

Dorial Green-Beckham, two teammates arrested on drug charges

By Kelsey Maffett and Seth Boster | Oct. 4, 2012 | Updated Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:11 p.m.

Freshman wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, the former No. 1 recruit in the nation, and two other Missouri football players were arrested on drug charges Wednesday night. Green-Beckham, freshman linebacker Torey Boozer and freshman wide receiver Levi Copelin were arrested just before midnight on charges of possession of 35 grams or ...

Sports Blog: The Midway Point: Week 6 vs. Vanderbilt

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Oct. 3, 2012 at 12:40 p.m.

Coach Gary Pinkel provided a soft chuckle when a reporter on Wednesday’s Southeastern Conference coaches teleconference asked him if he thought the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M had anything to do with the SEC’s higher-scoring trends five weeks into the season. Heading into the Tigers’ next ...

Sports Blog: The Extra Point: Week 5 vs. Central Florida

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Sept. 30, 2012 at 2:06 a.m.

Some extra notes from Missouri’s 21-16 victory over Central Florida Saturday afternoon. James Franklin answers critics Days after admitting his injured right shoulder had lowered his confidence and impacted what throws he makes, the junior quarterback showed no ill-effects in Missouri’s third victory of the season. Playing behind ...

Sports Blog: Missouri edges Central Florida for 21-16 win

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Sept. 29, 2012 at 4:03 p.m.

Missouri’s 21-16 win over Central Florida Saturday afternoon in Orlando, Fla., can best be described by two different chapters, by two tales that occurred in two halves. The non-BCS conference bout was ensured by senior tailback Kendial Lawrence’s 101 rushing yards and touchdown and by the Tigers’ revitalized ...

Sports Blog: The Midway Point: Week 5. vs. Central Florida

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Sept. 26, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.

Based on this week’s USA Today Sagarin rankings, Missouri has played the nation’s toughest schedule through the season’s first four weeks. The Tigers escaped the challenging first third of their 2012 schedule at .500 and face an uncharacteristic away game against a non-BCS opponent this weekend in ...

E.J. Gaines looks to escape the moment

In Print: E.J. Gaines looks to escape the moment

By Seth Boster | Sept. 25, 2012

After one play he recalls all too well, E.J. Gaines looks to move on from his team’s dismantling Saturday.

Sports Blog: The Extra Point: Week 4 vs. South Carolina

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Sept. 23, 2012 at 1:31 p.m.

Some extra notes from Missouri’s 31-10 loss to No. 7 South Carolina Saturday afternoon. Is the inflamed bursa sac in junior quarterback James Franklin’s shoulder bothering him more than he’s admitting? Or does offensive coordinator David Yost not trust him to throw the deep ball? Whatever the ...

Sports Blog: Missouri crumbles in 31-10 loss to No. 7 South Carolina

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Sept. 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Missouri came away with a trophy in its last meeting with South Carolina. When the Tigers met the Gamecocks Saturday afternoon, they barely came away with a touchdown. In its second Southeastern Conference bout within the East division, Missouri found the end zone far too late with redshirt freshman quarterback ...

Sports Blog: The Midway Point: Week 4 vs. South Carolina

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Sept. 19, 2012 at 1:04 p.m.

The Missouri football team will have its first flight bound for a Southeastern Conference neighbor this weekend. The league newcomers will head to a place identical in name, but of much different in geography. “Obviously, it’s the championship for two cities named Columbia,” South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said ...

Kenronte Walker finds fit in statement performance

In Print: Kenronte Walker finds fit in statement performance

By Ryan Hood | Sept. 18, 2012

The SEC defensive player of the week had a breakout performance Saturday after arriving quietly at Missouri.

Sports Blog: SEC honors Walker, suspends South Carolina safety

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Sept. 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

The Southeastern Conference named safety Kenronte Walker the league’s defensive player of the week on Monday, two days after the redshirt senior made a pair of late fourth-quarter plays that ensured Missouri’s win over Arizona State Saturday night. In a fourth-and-goal situation, with the Sun Devils in place ...

Sports Blog: The Extra Point: Week 3 vs. Arizona State

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Sept. 16, 2012 at 10:13 a.m.

Some extra notes from Missouri’s nerve-wracking 24-20 victory over Arizona State Saturday night. Franklin-gate continues After a day of speculation as to who would start at quarterback, junior James Franklin was announced as the starter during pregame introductions on the scoreboard. But it was redshirt freshman Corbin Berkstresser, not ...

Missouri hangs on to win over Arizona State

Missouri hangs on to win over Arizona State

By Seth Boster | Sept. 15, 2012

Corbin Berkstresser started in place of an injured James Franklin in the 24-20 win.

Sports Blog: Franklin's availability uncertain heading into Arizona State game

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood and Seth Boster on Sept. 14, 2012 at 5:24 p.m.

In a text to Maneater Sports, Missouri football spokesman Chad Moller declined to respond to “Twitter rumors” regarding the status of junior quarterback James Franklin playing in the team’s game against Arizona State on Saturday. Moller also didn’t comment as to whether Franklin practiced with the first-team offense ...

Sports Blog: The Midway Point: Tigers not focused on revenge entering encore with Arizona State

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Sept. 12, 2012 at 3:20 p.m.

Missouri players were entangled in the immense hype of last week’s Southeastern Conference opener. "You need to find your arousal level to figure out exactly where you need to be. You can't be too overhyped and you can't be too lulled,” junior receiver L’Damian Washington said ...

In Focus: A housewarming gift

Posted to In Focus by Maneater Staff on Sept. 11, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.

Sports Blog: The Extra Point: Week 2 vs. Georgia

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Sept. 9, 2012 at 3:29 a.m.

Some extra notes from Missouri’s 40-21 Southeastern Conference-opening loss to No. 7 Georgia Saturday night. Star treatment The Tigers got an early taste into the defensive forces the SEC breeds. Jarvis Jones, the league’s reigning sack leader, troubled the Tigers throughout the evening and ultimately caused the pressure ...

Longtime Georgia party bus lands in Missouri

Column: Longtime Georgia party bus lands in Missouri

By Seth Boster | Sept. 8, 2012

What can Lindsey Greeson, his bus and his traveling crew tell us about living the SEC life?

Missouri gets bitter taste in SEC-opening oust

Missouri gets bitter taste in SEC-opening oust

By Ryan Hood | Sept. 8, 2012

Late turnovers proved costly in the Tigers' 41-20 loss to Jarvis Jones and No. 7 Georgia.

Tigers set for first SEC competition

In Print: Tigers set for first SEC competition

By Ryan Hood | Sept. 7, 2012

After months of anticipation, Missouri aims for respect in SEC opener.

Sports Blog: The Midway Point: Week 2 vs. Georgia

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Sept. 5, 2012 at 1:39 p.m.

The first questions fired at Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and later at Georgia coach Mark Richt—who will be on opposing sidelines Saturday in Columbia for the Tigers’ Southeastern Conference opener—were unsurprising. During Wednesday’s SEC coaches teleconference, Pinkel made sure SEC media and the like knew his stance ...

On wild path to dreams, Copeland wants to settle in

On wild path to dreams, Copeland wants to settle in

By Seth Boster | Sept. 4, 2012

Rock 'n' roll enthusiast Max Copeland seeks a balance between the excitement and the present.

Sports Blog: Murphy named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Sept. 3, 2012 at 11:15 a.m.

Missouri exploded onto the Southeastern Conference stage in Saturday’s season-opener against visiting Southeastern Louisiana in a 62-10 rout. If the 62 points (a higher tally than any SEC school in opening weekend) weren’t enough to demand attention, perhaps Marcus Murphy was. The redshirt sophomore tailback who teammates vowed ...

Sports Blog: The Extra Point: Week 1 vs. Southeastern Louisiana

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Sept. 2, 2012 at 10:38 a.m.

Some extra notes from Missouri's 62-10 season-opening victory over Southeastern Louisiana Saturday night Marcus Murphy gives the Tigers a new dimension He didn’t win the starting running back job out of camp, but did pry away punt return duties from T.J. Moe. He showed why on Saturday ...

Missouri warms up with season-opening rout

Missouri warms up with season-opening rout

By Seth Boster | Sept. 1, 2012

After a 62-10 win over Southeastern Louisiana, the talk after the game was about the Tigers' next opponent.

Gaines takes business to SEC

In Print: Gaines takes business to SEC

By Ryan Hood | Aug. 31, 2012

Last year’s All-Big 12 cornerback is ready to earn respect with an encore in the SEC.

Josey takes road back to glory

In Print: Josey takes road back to glory

By Ryan Hood | Aug. 31, 2012

After a season-ending injury derailed his breakout 2011, Henry Josey has gathered speed on his track to recovery.

In Print: Kicking competition up in the air

By Ryan Hood | Aug. 31, 2012

Missouri is all too familiar with the consequences of an unreliable kicking game. Grant Ressel struggled mightily last year, converting on just nine of his 16 attempts. Perhaps no miss did more damage than against Arizona State, where Ressel’s 48-yard attempt with 12 seconds left went astray. The Tigers ...

Returning Franklin has savvy, options

In Print: Returning Franklin has savvy, options

By Seth Boster | Aug. 31, 2012

Junior James Franklin will try to dodge the question with a big smile and a “yes sir” or a “yes ma’am” response. Does it mean anything to be considered one of the more elite quarterbacks in the SEC? “I don't really think about it too much, but I ...

Rising to the occasion

In Print: Rising to the occasion

By Seth Boster | Aug. 31, 2012

Sheldon Richardson, once the top tackle recruit in the country, looks to reclaim glory with the SEC’s newest front.

The strange, silent summer of DGB

In Print: The strange, silent summer of DGB

By Seth Boster | Aug. 31, 2012

A new team rule kept the nation’s most-anticipated freshman from talking, so his actions had to answer the question: is he ready to meet expectations?

Police Beat: Freshman quarterback arrested after scooter incident

Posted to Police Beat by Kelsey Maffett on Aug. 30, 2012 at 6:24 p.m.

Missouri freshman quarterback Maty Mauk was arrested on various charges Thursday after hitting multiple vehicles on his scooter Wednesday night. MU Police Department spokesman Brian Weimer said the incident began when Mauk ran a stop sign at the intersection of Curtis Avenue and Kentucky Boulevard. "The officer tried to stop ...

Sports Blog: Missouri extends Alden through 2019

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:34 a.m.

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announced the extension of Athletic Director Mike Alden’s contract by two years through June 2019 on Thursday morning. “Mike has provided important leadership during a time of transition of conferences,” Deaton said in a news release of Alden, who has been at the helm of ...

Sports Blog: Missouri unranked in preseason coaches' poll

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Aug. 2, 2012 at 11:39 a.m.

After an 8-5 regular season record that ended with the team's seventh straight appearance in a bowl game and an offseason marked by the transition into the Southeastern Conference, Missouri was left out of the preseason USA Today Coaches' Poll, released Thursday afternoon. The Tigers received three votes, making ...

Sports Blog: Missouri football summer camp: What to watch

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Aug. 1, 2012 at 12:59 a.m.

Before it embarks on its inaugural campaign in the mightily proclaimed Southeastern Conference, the Missouri football team will hold its usual four-week long summer camp, beginning Thursday. Here are some storylines to follow throughout the month as the Tigers prepare for life in new territory: Franklin’s recovery Junior quarterback ...

Sports Blog: State representative takes aim at Pinkel for Paterno comments

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on July 19, 2012 at 12:52 p.m.

Missouri State Representative Sara Lampe (D-Springfield), representing the 138th District and currently campaigning for Lieutenant Governor, issued a statement Thursday regarding football coach Gary Pinkel's recent defense of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's legacy. At the opening of the Southeastern Conference Media Days on Tuesday, Pinkel provided ...

Sports Blog: Missouri expresses confidence at SEC Media Days

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood and Seth Boster on July 17, 2012 at 10:41 p.m.

Heaps of reporters flocked to Hoover, Ala., the site of the Southeastern Conference Media Days, on Tuesday to listen to representatives of the mega college football league discuss their respective teams’ outlooks. Newbies to the territory were Missouri and Texas A&M, and much of the discussions surrounded their inaugural ...

Sports Blog: Watch: Meiners bench presses 'new school record'

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on July 17, 2012 at 12:05 a.m.

In a video uploaded to YouTube late Monday night, Missouri senior offensive lineman Jack Meiners was shown bench-pressing 505 pounds, which, proclaimed by strength and conditioning coaches in the video, is a new school record. The school’s athletics department does not provide official documentation of lifting records. “Congrats to ...

Sports Blog: Backup quarterback Glaser transferring from Missouri

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on July 9, 2012 at 9:18 p.m.

Ashton Glaser, who was Missouri’s third-string quarterback on the spring depth chart, will transfer to Missouri State. “MIZZOU has been amazing and I'll never forget it but for now I need to do what's best for me,” he wrote on his Twitter account Monday morning. Team spokesman ...

Mizzou Athletics announces major facility upgrade plan

Mizzou Athletics announces major facility upgrade plan

By Seth Boster | June 26, 2012

The $200 million plan was jump-started after the department received the second-largest single donation in MU history.

Sports Blog: Athletic department to propose details into facility upgrades

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on June 25, 2012 at 4:40 p.m.

Details into the University of Missouri’s expected facility upgrades following the school’s acceptance into the lucrative Southeastern Conference will be presented to the UM Board of Curators during Tuesday’s meeting in Columbia. A Board of Curators document states the athletic department is devoting $72 million to the ...

In Print: Egnew selected in third round of NFL Draft

By Nate Atkins | May 1, 2012

Eight other Tiger seniors landed NFL contracts this past weekend.

Sports Blog: Egnew selected in third round of NFL Draft

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on April 28, 2012 at 6:41 p.m.

Missouri senior tight end Michael Egnew was the lone Tiger selected in the 2012 NFL Draft, going in the third round (78th overall selection) to the Miami Dolphins. Eight other Missouri seniors inked professional contracts as undrafted free agents. Defensive end Jacquies Smith signed with the Dolphins, wide receiver Jarrell ...

Missouri's Pinkel joins SEC coaches in first league teleconference

By Ryan Hood | April 24, 2012

The additions of Missouri and Texas A&M were big discussions in the first coaches' teleconference for the new 14-team SEC.

Elvis Fisher gears up for sixth year

In Print: Elvis Fisher gears up for sixth year

By Nate Atkins | April 24, 2012

Fisher has returned to the practice field after losing last season to injury.

Injuries open doors in Missouri spring game

In Print: Injuries open doors in Missouri spring game

By Seth Boster | April 20, 2012

Injuries to offensive stars James Franklin and Henry Josey allowed reserve players to shine.

Tigers enter new era with new uniforms

In Print: Tigers enter new era with new uniforms

By Seth Boster | April 17, 2012

The Tigers introduced new uniforms for five athletic teams at Saturday’s Black and Gold Game.

Missouri unveils new uniforms

Missouri unveils new uniforms

By Nate Atkins | April 14, 2012

Missouri introduced new uniforms for five different sports at Saturday's Black and Gold football game.

With new jerseys and all, Tigers complete Black and Gold Game

With new jerseys and all, Tigers complete Black and Gold Game

By Ryan Hood | April 14, 2012

Missouri took another step toward the SEC with Saturday's spring football game.

Sports Blog: Missouri lands commitment from St. Louis offensive tackle prospect Andy Bauer

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on April 7, 2012 at 1:36 p.m.

DeSmet Jesuit High School (St. Louis) sophomore offensive tackle Andy Bauer has committed to play football for Missouri, the prospect announced on his Twitter account Saturday morning. "Just pledged my verbal commitment to the University of Missouri! #Tigers #MIZ," Bauer said via Twitter. Though just a sophomore in high school ...

In Print: Franklin to miss spring training with shoulder surgery

By Pat Iversen | March 20, 2012

The sophomore quarterback is not expected to miss any of the 2012 season.

Sports Blog: Franklin to undergo shoulder surgery, miss spring practice

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on March 19, 2012 at 4:38 p.m.

Missouri quarterback James Franklin will undergo surgery to repair his injured throwing shoulder and will miss the rest of spring football activities, according to a release from the MU Athletics Department on Monday. Franklin is not expected to miss any of the 2012 spring season. The sophomore will undergo surgery ...

Franklin injury opens door for Berkstresser

In Print: Franklin injury opens door for Berkstresser

By Pat Iversen | March 16, 2012

Offensive coordinator Yost said he was impressed by what he saw from Berkstresser on Thursday.

Sports Blog: NFL draft prospects participate in first Missouri football pro day

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on March 1, 2012 at 11:34 p.m.

A handful of former Missouri football seniors took a significant step toward an NFL future during Missouri’s pro day Thursday, headlined by two record-breaking performances. Tight end Michael Egnew’s broad jump (11 feet 3 inches) and offensive tackle Dan Hoch’s vertical jump (27.5 inches) both set ...

Missouri football gears up for conference switch

In Print: Missouri football gears up for conference switch

By Nate Atkins | Feb. 24, 2012

The athletics department's game day changes look to make Missouri competitive in the SEC.

In Print: SEC move brings changes to football funding, game day operations

By Pat Iversen | Feb. 21, 2012

MU Athletics Director Mike Alden announced changes to pricing and game day operations Monday.

Sports Blog: Athletics Department announces changes to pricing, organization of football games

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Feb. 20, 2012 at 5:46 p.m.

As the MU Athletics Department makes its change in leagues from the Big 12 Conference to the Southeastern Conference, it will also change the way it handles football events. In a direct letter to "Tiger Nation" on Monday, Athletic Director Mike Alden outlined financial and logistical changes to football games ...

Sports Blog: Moe, Bowers selected for Mizzou '39

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Feb. 7, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.

Missouri junior T.J. Moe of the football team and senior Laurence Bowers of the basketball team were among 39 MU students selected for the Mizzou '39 award. Members of the Mizzou Alumni Association and Alumni Association Student Board select 39 outstanding seniors for the Mizzou '39 Award, named after ...

No. 1 football recruit anchors 2012 class

In Print: No. 1 football recruit anchors 2012 class

By Nate Atkins | Feb. 3, 2012

Missouri signed 18 new players Wednesday, headlined by No. 1 recruit Dorial Green-Beckham.

In Print: M-I-Z discusses D-G-B: Students react to landing top recruit

By Connor Casey | Feb. 3, 2012

MU students reacted with excitement and anticipation over the news of Dorial Green-Beckham's signing.

Sports Blog: No. 1 recruit Dorial Green-Beckham selects Missouri

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Feb. 1, 2012 at 9:12 a.m.

A year of history-making for the Missouri football program has taken another step into uncharted territory in wrapping up perhaps its top profile recruit in school history. Hillcrest High School senior wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, the No. 1 overall recruit by scouting services Scout and Rivals, announced his decision to ...

Top national recruit Green-Beckham selects Missouri

Top national recruit Green-Beckham selects Missouri

By Nate Atkins | Feb. 1, 2012

The Springfield, Mo., native's commitment boosted the Tigers' class to No. 21 in the country, according to ESPNU.

Sports Blog: Top recruit Green-Beckham to announce destination Wednesday

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Jan. 30, 2012 at 5:38 p.m.

The nation's top football recruiting prospect Dorial Green-Beckham -- a senior at Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Mo., and the top player on Missouri's board -- will announce his college destination 9 a.m. Wednesday. The day is more commonly known as National Signing Day, or the day by which ...

Sports Blog: Egnew to play in Senior Bowl

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Jan. 17, 2012 at 2:49 p.m.

Missouri senior tight end Michael Egnew will represent the Tigers in the 2012 Senior Bowl. He is so far the only member of the MU team that has been invited to the 63rd Senior Bowl, which will take place Saturday, Jan. 28 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. “We’re ...

Sports Blog: Grinch rejoins MU football staff as safeties coach

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Jan. 5, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

Former Missouri football graduate assistant and recent Wyoming assistant coach Alex Grinch has rejoined the Tigers as safeties coach, MU coach Gary Pinkel announced Monday. Grinch served as a graduate assistant for the Tigers from 2002 to 2004 following a decorated playing career as an All-American safety at Mount Union ...

In Print: Missouri slashes through North Carolina en route to Independence Bowl win

By Pat Iversen | Dec. 26, 2011

The Tigers (8-5) had one of their most productive offensive games en route to a 41-24 victory.

Tigers, Tar Heels take opposite paths to Independence Bowl

By Nate Atkins | Dec. 22, 2011

The familiar Shreveport, La., venue will serve as the Tigers' final contest as a member of the Big 12.

Missouri lands Independence Bowl bid against North Carolina

Missouri lands Independence Bowl bid against North Carolina

By Nate Atkins | Dec. 4, 2011

The game marks the program’s third bowl trip in nine years to Shreveport, La.

In Print: Memorable Border War battles

By Pat Iversen | Nov. 29, 2011

Intro: Before the book is officially closed on the Border War rivalry, The Maneater takes a look back at the five games that stand out the most from the 120-year history between Missouri and Kansas. Nov. 22, 1941 Missouri wins 45-6 Faurot’s ascension Missouri couldn’t have asked for ...

Missouri takes Border War finale with 24-10 victory

By Connor Casey | Nov. 26, 2011

Missouri's defense buckled down and James Franklin rebounded from a shaky start to defeat Kansas.

Sports Blog: Moe named Community of Champions winner

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Nov. 22, 2011 at 4:03 p.m.

Missouri junior wide receiver T.J. Moe has been named the 2011 fall Community of Champions winner by the Big 12 Conference. The award, which was announced Tuesday afternoon by the Big 12, is in conjunction with Chick-fil-A and recognizes one student athlete from each conference member based on excellence ...

Bowl eligibility brings bowl projection time for Missouri

By Nate Atkins | Nov. 20, 2011

After qualifying for postseason play Saturday, the Tigers have a few possibilities of where they could play in bowl season.

Tigers pull off Senior Day win over Texas Tech

Tigers pull off Senior Day win over Texas Tech

By Ryan Hood | Nov. 19, 2011

Sophomore quarterback James Franklin led Missouri back from a 10-point second-half deficit to win.

Alden addresses Pinkel arrest, announces repercussions

Alden addresses Pinkel arrest, announces repercussions

By Pat Iversen | Nov. 17, 2011

The coach is suspended for a week without pay and could sacrifice $306,538 in salary.

 Missouri tries to stay up despite Josey going down

In Print: Missouri tries to stay up despite Josey going down

By Pat Iversen | Nov. 15, 2011

The Big 12 Conference's leading rusher went down Saturday with a season-ending injury.

Tigers get Longhorn off their back in 17-5 upset win

By Nate Atkins | Nov. 12, 2011

Missouri's defense kept the No. 16 Longhorns out of the endzone for the first time since 2004.

Learning to fall: Elvis Fisher’s walk from disaster to recovery

In Print: Learning to fall: Elvis Fisher’s walk from disaster to recovery

By Nate Atkins | Nov. 11, 2011

One play gone wrong sent MU football captain Elvis Fisher on a long walk of self-discovery.

Sports Blog: Postgame Points: Missouri 38, No. 16 Texas A&M 31 (OT)

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Oct. 29, 2011 at 2:57 p.m.

Missouri upset No. 16 Texas A&M 38-31 (OT) on Saturday in College Station, Tex. The signature win: Missouri (4-4, 2-3 Big 12 Conference) entered today with four losses to ranked teams, three in the form of comebacks falling short. Today, the Tigers completed a comeback, bouncing back from a ...

Josey gives Tigers rushing power

In Print: Josey gives Tigers rushing power

By Pat Iversen | Oct. 25, 2011

Missouri's highly efficient running back has added depth to its spread offense.

Sports Blog: Postgame Points: No. 4 Oklahoma State 45, Missouri 24

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Oct. 22, 2011 at 2:29 p.m.

No. 4 Oklahoma State defeated Missouri 45-24 on Saturday at Faurot Field. Too Much Cowboy: The Oklahoma State offense unsurprisingly proved to be too much, even with the second quarter injury to Heisman Trophy hopeful Justin Blackmon (eight catches, 54 yards, one touchdown). The Cowboys totaled 533 yards -- 338 through ...

Sports Blog: Halftime Hits: No. 4 Oklahoma State 24, Missouri 17

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Oct. 22, 2011 at 12:42 p.m.

At halftime at Faurot Field, No. 4 Oklahoma State leads Missouri 24-17. The Brandon Weeden Show: Oklahoma State's Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback has put on quite a show through one half thus far. The quarterback cut through the Missouri pass defense in the first half to the tune of ...

Oklahoma State passes through Missouri, 45-24

By Pat Iversen | Oct. 22, 2011

The Tigers couldn't retain momentum after falling behind early, suffering a 45-24 defeat.

In Print: Tigers rejuvenated after much-needed Homecoming victory

By Nate Atkins | Oct. 18, 2011

The Missouri football team was all smiles after notching a much-needed win on Saturday.

Missouri secondary readies for prolific OSU offense

In Print: Missouri secondary readies for prolific OSU offense

By Pat Iversen | Oct. 18, 2011

Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon pose a deadly threat to the Tigers’ defense.

Tigers celebrate Homecoming with Iowa State rout

Tigers celebrate Homecoming with Iowa State rout

By Pat Iversen | Oct. 15, 2011

Missouri cut down on mistakes to earn one of its most complete victories of the season.

In Print: MU to stream Iowa State game online

By Pat Iversen | Oct. 14, 2011

The Iowa State game was left off the Big 12 television package this weekend.

In Print: Road-weary Tigers return home for centennial celebration

By Nate Atkins | Oct. 14, 2011

Winless away from Faurot Field, Missouri football hopes a celebratory Columbia atmosphere will kick-start its season.

Egnew eruption jump-starts Missouri offense

In Print: Egnew eruption jump-starts Missouri offense

By Nate Atkins | Oct. 11, 2011

After struggling through the first five games of the year, Michael Egnew finally broke through Saturday.

 Mistake-prone Tigers hit low point of season

In Print: Mistake-prone Tigers hit low point of season

By Pat Iversen | Oct. 11, 2011

The Missouri players admitted a lack of attention to detail during the last few weeks.

Sports Blog: Postgame Points: No. 20 Kansas State 24, Missouri 17

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on Oct. 8, 2011 at 5:54 p.m.

Quick hits after Missouri's loss to Kansas State this afternoon: Anemic offense: Missouri piled up 523 yards of offense at Oklahoma, but could barely muster up more than 200 at Kansas State. Quarterback James Franklin showed some growing pains, going 19-of-35 for 214 yards and no touchdowns. He also ...

Missouri comeback falls short in loss to Kansas State

Missouri comeback falls short in loss to Kansas State

By Nate Atkins | Oct. 8, 2011

Kansas State held onto an early lead to hand Missouri a 24-17 loss.

Missouri out-matched against Sooners

In Print: Missouri out-matched against Sooners

By Nate Atkins | Sept. 27, 2011

Oklahoma and the Tigers combined for 1,124 yards in Saturday night’s showdown.

Inconsistency plagues Tigers as Missouri falls at Oklahoma

Inconsistency plagues Tigers as Missouri falls at Oklahoma

By Pat Iversen | Sept. 26, 2011

James Franklin and the Missouri offense couldn’t make up for missed opportunities in the 38-28 loss.

Sports Blog: Halftime Hits: No. 1 Oklahoma 24, Missouri 14

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on Sept. 24, 2011 at 9:14 p.m.

Quick thoughts from Norman at halftime: Franklin MIA: Whatever was making James Franklin successful in the first quarter, Oklahoma figured out how to stop it in the second. Franklin was 5-for-5 for 124 yards, hitting L'Damian Washington and TJ Moe for a couple of long passes downfield. But he ...

Guest Column: Sooners aren't overlooking Tigers this time around

By Luke McConnell | Sept. 23, 2011

Last year, Oklahoma rolled into Columbia to face the Missouri Tigers as the newly anointed No. 1 in the BCS standings. The Sooners left with their tail between their legs, done in by turnovers and poor execution on both sides of the ball. This week, the Tigers come to Norman ...

Josey burns Western Illinois en route to record books

In Print: Josey burns Western Illinois en route to record books

By Pat Iversen | Sept. 20, 2011

Thrown into the starting role due to injuries, Henry Josey made history Saturday.

In Print: Memories of Oklahoma defeats still sting for Missouri players

By Nate Atkins | Sept. 20, 2011

Even after the upset win in 2010 over the Sooners, the Tigers still haven’t forgotten some bitter losses to OU.

Sports Blog: Postgame Points: Missouri 69, Western Illinois 0

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on Sept. 17, 2011 at 9:06 p.m.

Missouri defeated Western Illinois 69-0 on Saturday night. Josey Comes Through: Any worries about Missouri's depth at running back have to be forgotten after this one. Henry Josey finished with the 263 yards on just 14 carries, the 4th best single game performance in MU history. Josey consistently pulled ...

Missouri runs all over Western Illinois in record-setting victory

By Nate Atkins | Sept. 17, 2011

The Tigers set program marks in points and yards in a 69-0 win over the Leathernecks on Saturday.

Column: Primetime exposes Tigers for better and for worse

By Nate Atkins | Sept. 16, 2011

The end to Friday night’s duel in the desert was a tough pill to swallow for Missouri football fans. The outcome was deflating and gut-wrenching. But, in a strange way, it was also full of promise. Missouri left the 37-30 overtime defeat to Arizona State with a laundry list ...

A coming of age: Franklin excites in Tempe

A coming of age: Franklin excites in Tempe

By Nate Atkins | Sept. 16, 2011

Franklin showed vast improvement in Missouri’s road loss to Arizona State on Friday.

Column: Lessons learned from the first week of NFL football

By Michael Bracciano | Sept. 16, 2011

After writing about how I was very optimistic about my Kansas City Chiefs for the upcoming season, I had a tough time watching them get manhandled 41-7 on Sunday. Much like every season in the NFL, I feel like I learned a lot in the first weekend. It doesn’t ...

Column: Big 12's lack of treasure leaves conference a sinking ship

By Nate Atkins | Sept. 13, 2011

Last week aboard the S.S. Big 12, the Aggie decided to jump ship. Before he could do so, the Bear jumped out and tackled him to the ground. Quickly, the other seven passengers aboard assisted the Bear in tying the Aggie to a chair. They all then turned to ...

Sports Blog: Postgame Points: Arizona State 37, No. 21 Missouri 30 (OT)

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Sept. 10, 2011 at 1:45 a.m.

Arizona State pulled off the upset of No. 21 Missouri, 37-30 in overtime on Saturday in Tempe, Ariz. – Comeback Call: A big win for the Sun Devils was in real jeopardy late after Tigers sophomore quarterback James Franklin led a two-touchdown, fourth quarter comeback in his first career road start ...

Sports Blog: Halftime Hits: Arizona State 16, No. 21 Missouri 10

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Sept. 9, 2011 at 11:12 p.m.

At halftime in Tempe, Ariz., Arizona State leads No. 21 Missouri, 16-10. -- A tale of two quarterbacks: ASU quarterback Brock Osweiler has racked up 229 yards and two touchdowns on 11-of-14 passing so far. Meanwhile, James Franklin has kept the Tigers in the game with dual-threat play. Franklin has tossed ...

In Print: Missouri embraces injuries as curse and blessing

By Nate Atkins | Sept. 9, 2011

With multiple starters on the sidelines, a couple of players are embracing an opportunity to shine.

Column: Weighing both sides of BCS debate

By Michael Bracciano | Sept. 9, 2011

Although college football season just started, people will inevitably be talking about who will be in the BCS Championship Game. It’s only natural to want to speculate about which school has the better looking team early on and which team will keep it up throughout the season. But for ...

Sports Blog: No timetable for Oklahoma's decision on Big 12 future

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Sept. 8, 2011 at 1:10 a.m.

As its fellow Big 12 Conference members nervously await a decision that is likely to decide the league's fate, Oklahoma has no timetable for announcing whether it will remain in the Big 12, a source close to the Sooners told ESPN on Wednesday. Oklahoma was the only remaining Big ...

Sports Blog: Alden surprised by Oklahoma president's expansion remarks

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Sept. 3, 2011 at 2:02 p.m.

One day after Oklahoma expressed interest in switching conferences, MU athletics director Mike Alden said he's feeling the heat. "A comment comes out like that, it is a concern," Alden told ESPN on Saturday. The comment in question came yesterday, when Oklahoma president David Boren announced the school would ...

Tigers embark on Franklin era with victory over Redhawks

Tigers embark on Franklin era with victory over Redhawks

By Pat Iversen | Sept. 3, 2011

The sophomore threw and ran for a touchdown in Missouri's 17-6 victory over Miami (Ohio).

Meet James Franklin: The smile, the laugh, the persona

In Print: Meet James Franklin: The smile, the laugh, the persona

By Pat Iversen | Sept. 2, 2011

All eyes will fall on the sophomore quarterback as the football season begins.

Competition thrives in Tiger backfield

In Print: Competition thrives in Tiger backfield

By Nate Atkins | Sept. 2, 2011

With no clear number one at running back, three Tigers continue to battle for the starting role.

Steckel fuels the fire for MU defense

In Print: Steckel fuels the fire for MU defense

By Nate Atkins | Sept. 2, 2011

After a breakout performance in 2010, the second-year coordinator has the trust of his players.

Column: The time has come to ‘Put in Franklin’

By Nate Atkins | Aug. 26, 2011

All it took last year was a bobbled snap, an interception or an occasional incompletion for someone in the student section of Faurot Field to shout the fan-favorite line, “Put in Franklin!” I’m sure most of the critics, sober or not, were well aware that their armchair quarterbacking was ...

Injury-plagued Tigers push through preseason

In Print: Injury-plagued Tigers push through preseason

By Pat Iversen | Aug. 26, 2011

Missouri players are trying to stay positive despite being riddled with preseason maladies.

Experienced line shares close friendships

By Nate Atkins | Aug. 16, 2011

Years of playing together created a strong bond between Missouri’s four senior offensive linemen.

Football team completes scrimmage amid realignment rumors

By Ryan Hood | Aug. 13, 2011

Mike Alden denied reports of a move to the SEC after the first scrimmage of the preseason.

New job no worry for James Franklin

By Nate Atkins | Aug. 8, 2011

Missouri's new quarterback looks to become the final piece to a Tiger offense that is both talented and experienced.

Pinkel, Tigers field questions at Big 12 Media Day

Pinkel, Tigers field questions at Big 12 Media Day

By Pat Iversen | July 25, 2011

Many questions revolved around the newcomers that will fill in for talent lost to the NFL.

Sports Blog: Three Tigers named to Preseason All-Big 12 team

Posted to Sports Blog by Mihir Bhagat on July 19, 2011 at 7:44 p.m.

The 2011 preseason All-Big 12 First Team was formally announced by the media today, and three Missouri Tigers had their names placed on the list. The three members of the group include senior tight end Michael Egnew, senior placekicker Grant Ressel and junior defensive lineman Brad Madison. Egnew is widely ...

Sports Blog: Multiple Tigers named to preseason award watch lists

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on July 8, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

Numerous college football awards released their preseason watch lists this week, and Missouri is well-represented. Six Tigers find themselves listed among the early candidates for the honors. Senior tight end Michael Egnew is on the Mackey Award watch list for best tight end in the nation, an award he was ...

Sports Blog: Top quarterback recruit Mauk commits to Missouri for 2012

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on July 7, 2011 at 1:50 p.m.

A little over a week after Tyler Gabbert announced his transfer to the University of Louisville, the Missouri Tigers seemingly have found their future at the quarterback position. Maty Mauk, a high-profile quarterback from Kenton, Ohio, announced on Thursday he has verbally committed to the Tigers for 2012, according to ...

In Print: Former Tiger All-American to replace 'Mr. Mizzou' in radio booth

By Ryan Hood | July 6, 2011

Howard Richards is set to replace legendary John “Mr. Mizzou” Kadlec as the football color commentator this fall.

Column: Ohio State scandal just the tip of the iceberg for college football scorn

By Nate Atkins | July 6, 2011

It has been roughly one month since the TatGate bombshell erupted on the campus of The Ohio State University, and an unpopular truth beats on: Jim Tressel may be gone, but the problem remains. That’s because Jim Tressel wasn’t the problem. Tressel is certainly not free of blame ...

Tyler Gabbert set to transfer from Missouri football program

By Pat Iversen | May 9, 2011

Coach Gary Pinkel announced the redshirt freshman's intentions to play elsewhere on Monday.

In Print: NFL Draft selections to produce tenfold for MU

By Brandon Grammer | May 3, 2011

Draft selections of Smith and Gabbert could lead to added benefits to various aspects of MU.

Column: Tigers’ decision to go pro clouded by looming lockout

By Jake Kreinberg | April 29, 2011

Aldon Smith and Blaine Gabbert became the 16th and 17th first-round picks, respectively, from MU in the history of the NFL Draft Thursday. But did they make the right choice to leave school early? Usually, the answer would be an undeniable yes. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel tells his players that ...

Two former Tigers join NFL ranks

In Print: Two former Tigers join NFL ranks

By Pat Iversen | April 28, 2011

The Jacksonville Jaguars took Blaine Gabbert and Aldon Smith became a 49er in the draft's first round.

Franklin, defense shine in Black and Gold game

By Brian Haenchen | April 16, 2011

Coach Gary Pinkel said final depth charts for the spring will be released later this week.

QB battle heats up in final spring scrimmage

In Print: QB battle heats up in final spring scrimmage

By Ryan Hood | April 12, 2011

Sophomore James Franklin and redshirt freshman Tyler Gabbert are jockeying for the top spot.

Gabbert impresses NFL scouts, coaches at pro day

Gabbert impresses NFL scouts, coaches at pro day

By Brian Haenchen | March 17, 2011

The junior quarterback chose to forgo his senior season as a Missouri Tiger to enter the NFL Draft.

Column: Recruiting has no off-season

By Jake Kreinberg | Feb. 8, 2011

Love it or hate it, college football recruiting has taken on a life of its own, from scouting in high school all the way to the annual spring game, a glorified scrimmage designed to introduce the masses to the game's (hopefully) newest stars. The explosion of the Internet and ...

Sports Blog: Aldon Smith to enter NFL Draft

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on Jan. 7, 2011 at 4:16 p.m.

Sophomore defensive end Aldon Smith has decided to enter the 2011 NFL Draft, forgoing his final two years of eligibility at Missouri. Smith excelled with the Tigers last season, earning 1st team Freshman All-American honors, along with Big 12 Conference Defensive Freshman and Newcomer of the Year. The Raytown native ...

Replacing Blaine: meet your new quarterbacks

By Brian Haenchen | Jan. 4, 2011

Freshmen James Franklin and Tyler Gabbert will vie for the starting position in 2011.

Column: Gabbert should not be remembered as disappointment

By Jake Kreinberg | Jan. 4, 2011

Blaine Gabbert described his decision to enter the NFL Draft as “bittersweet.” When I heard yesterday of the junior quarterback’s intentions, I couldn’t help but think of the same adjective. While it was the clear choice for Gabbert to declare and start profiting from his skills on the ...

Gabbert foregoes senior year at Missouri to enter NFL Draft

Gabbert foregoes senior year at Missouri to enter NFL Draft

By Zach Mink | Jan. 4, 2011

The junior ranks fourth in yards passing and third in touchdowns for Missouri quarterbacks.

Sports Blog: Insight Bowl: Iowa holds on to win, 27-24

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on Dec. 29, 2010 at 12:10 a.m.

The Hawkeye offense took over after the fourth down play by the Tigers was overturned. Iowa picked up a big first down on third and short before running the clock down for the win. Final score: Iowa 27, Missouri 24. Highlighting the stat sheets were Iowa running back Marcus Coker ...

Sports Blog: Insight Bowl: Moe miracle on fourth down overturned

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on Dec. 29, 2010 at 12:02 a.m.

The Tigers were forced to go for it on fourth and six near midfield with under three minutes left in the game. Sophomore receiver T.J. Moe made a miraculous diving catch while sliding out-of-bounds for the first down. The play was then reviewed to make sure Moe had possession ...

Favored Missouri falls to Iowa in Insight Bowl

Favored Missouri falls to Iowa in Insight Bowl

By Ryan Moroney | Dec. 29, 2010

Junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert’s 434 yards passing were not enough for a Missouri win.

Sports Blog: Insight Bowl: Missouri defense with another takeaway

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on Dec. 28, 2010 at 11:43 p.m.

Senior safety Jarrell Harrison picked off another one for the Tiger defense here in the fourth quarter. Harrison made a diving grab to defend a comeback route by the Iowa receiver. Stanzi had only thrown two interceptions all year going into tonight, but he has now thrown two in the ...

Sports Blog: Insight Bowl: Tigers in control in second half

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on Dec. 28, 2010 at 11:32 p.m.

Aside from Iowa's three points from a field goal on their first possession of the second half, Missouri has been in control since the break. It has been all Tigers in the second half as they have outscored the Hawkeyes 14-3 since halftime. Missouri leads 24-20 with 10:27 ...

Sports Blog: Insight Bowl: Missouri takes the lead

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on Dec. 28, 2010 at 11:16 p.m.

Gabbert threw a screen left to tight end Michael Egnew who punched it in for the Missouri lead and his fifth touchdown reception of the year. It was Gabbert's first touchdown pass of the game. Egnew has come alive in the second half with six catches after having only ...

Sports Blog: Insight Bowl: Tigers answer with touchdown

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on Dec. 28, 2010 at 11:02 p.m.

Gabbert and company drove the field on the ensuing possession before the junior quarterback took it in himself. Gabbert scrambled in from 7 yards out after connecting with Michael Egnew and T.J. Moe multiple times on the 77 yard drive. Missouri now trails 20-17 with 4:34 left in ...

Sports Blog: Insight Bowl: Hawkeyes tack on three more

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on Dec. 28, 2010 at 10:57 p.m.

Iowa freshman kicker Michael Meyer nailed a 21-yard field goal from the right hash mark. The Hawkeyes are now 2-2 on field goals tonight. Iowa leads 20-10 midway through the third quarter.

Sports Blog: Insight Bowl: Career night in the making for Coker

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on Dec. 28, 2010 at 10:49 p.m.

Iowa's freshman running back Marcus Coker has 168 yards on 21 carries midway through the third quarter. He also has both of Iowa's touchdowns in the game. The Hawkeyes are driving on the Tigers during their first possession of the second half.

Insight Bowl officials expect more than 50,000 fans

Insight Bowl officials expect more than 50,000 fans

By Tony Puricelli | Dec. 27, 2010

A victory for Missouri will result in the team's third-ever 11-win season.

MU offers students travel options to Insight Bowl

By Tony Puricelli | Dec. 15, 2010

The bowl game is Dec. 28.

Analysis: Insight Bowl matchup presents notable storylines

In Print: Analysis: Insight Bowl matchup presents notable storylines

By Brian Haenchen | Dec. 7, 2010

The Tiger football team finished 10-2 on the season.

Sports shorts: Volleyball advances to NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16

In Print: Sports shorts: Volleyball advances to NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16

By Zach Mink | Dec. 7, 2010

Missouri volleyball will face Duke on Friday.

Column: Thoughts on Missouri basketball, Insight Bowl

By Jake Kreinberg | Dec. 7, 2010

As the final seconds ticked off in overtime last week in Kansas City, the players on Missouri’s mens basketball team looked lost, wondering how a four-point lead, with 20 seconds left in regulation against Georgetown, evaporated. Sullen fans quietly made their way to the exits of the Sprint Center ...

Sports Blog: Missouri to face Iowa in Insight Bowl

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Toombs on Dec. 5, 2010 at 7:44 p.m.

Missouri has officially accepted a bid to face Iowa in the Insight Bowl on Dec. 28 in Tempe, Ariz. Iowa finished the regular season with a 7-5 record and went 4-4 in Big Ten Conference play.

Analysis: Missouri football goes bowling

In Print: Analysis: Missouri football goes bowling

By Brian Haenchen | Dec. 3, 2010

The Tigers finished with a 10-2 record on the season.

Sports Blog: Cotton Bowl selects Texas A&M over Missouri

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on Nov. 30, 2010 at 4:40 p.m.

Missouri football’s list of bowl options got smaller Tuesday afternoon as The Cotton Bowl announced via Twitter that it had selected Texas A&M for the game. The Aggies will square off against a Southeastern Conference team that has yet to be decided. The options for Missouri are now ...

Missouri tops rival Kansas to finish regular season

In Print: Missouri tops rival Kansas to finish regular season

By John Montesantos | Nov. 30, 2010

The Tigers pounded the Jayhawks on the ground, racking up 218 yards rushing on the day.

Column: Tigers' 10-win season holds hope for next year

By Jake Kreinberg | Nov. 30, 2010

Expectations are a funny thing. They constantly evolve but, in the case of college football, only seem to grow. There are no steps back. Coaches are often victims of their own success. They lift programs off the ground and then stall into the middle-tier of teams. Some manage to vault ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27): Game review: Missouri takes Border Showdown

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27) by John Montesantos on Nov. 27, 2010 at 2:45 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers downed the Kansas Jayhawks in the 2010 Border Showdown, 35-7. The Tigers won the turnover battle, grabbing three interceptions in the win. The offense racked up a season-high five rushing touchdowns. Missouri finishes the season 10-2 overall and 6-2 in conference play. Those numbers put them atop ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27): Tigers pour it on, lead 35-7

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27) by John Montesantos on Nov. 27, 2010 at 2:34 p.m.

De'Vion Moore punched in Missouri's fifth rushing touchdown of the game to extend their lead to 35-7 late in the fourth quarter. A faint smile could be seen on the face of Coach Gary Pinkel on the sideline as his boys are on their way to a 10-win ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27): Third interception for Tigers

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27) by John Montesantos on Nov. 27, 2010 at 2:27 p.m.

Webb and the Kansas offense just turned the ball over for the third time in the game with their second straight interception. Senior cornerback Carl Gettis made the pick for his second of the season. His return will put the Tiger offense near midfield with 6:39 left in the ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27): Gabbert extends Tiger lead

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27) by John Montesantos on Nov. 27, 2010 at 1:55 p.m.

The Tigers answered the Jayhawks first score with their fourth touchdown of the afternoon. Gabbert scored on a quarterback sneak from a few feet out. Missouri leads 28-7 near the end of the third quarter.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27): Kansas on the board

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27) by John Montesantos on Nov. 27, 2010 at 1:41 p.m.

The Jayhawks took advantage of the favorable field position following their second half interception, driving 46 yards for the score. Freshman James Sims rushed 3 yards for the touchdown. Missouri's lead is now 21-7 with 5:42 left in the third quarter.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27): Gabbert throws second interception

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27) by John Montesantos on Nov. 27, 2010 at 1:32 p.m.

Blaine Gabbert threw his second interception of the day on Missouri's first drive of the second half. It is Gabbert's seventh interception of the season. Kansas takes over in Missouri territory after the interception return.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27): Halftime update

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27) by John Montesantos on Nov. 27, 2010 at 1:12 p.m.

The Tigers came out fast, scoring on three of their first four drives. All three touchdowns came on the ground, as tailbacks De'Vion Moore and Kendial Lawrence as well as receiver T.J. Moe all punched one in. After getting out to the 21-0 lead early, Missouri slowed down ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27): Gabbert picked off at goal line

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27) by John Montesantos on Nov. 27, 2010 at 12:40 p.m.

The Tiger offense entered the red zone yet again before Gabbert was picked off near the goal line. The junior quarterback forced a pass to a covered receiver and ended up paying for it. Kansas takes over deep in their own territory with a little over three minutes left in ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27): Missouri defense records the takeaway

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27) by John Montesantos on Nov. 27, 2010 at 12:36 p.m.

After Missouri extended the lead to 21-0, senior linebacker and Kansas-native Andrew Gachkar nabbed his second interception of the season on the ensuing Jayhawk drive. Nine different players on the stellar Missouri defense have made an interception this season.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27): Tigers extend big lead

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27) by John Montesantos on Nov. 27, 2010 at 12:29 p.m.

Sophomore tailback Kendial Lawrence busted one outside and scored from 31 yards out for Missouri's third rushing touchdown of the day. The Tigers have now scored on three of their first four possessions. Tigers now lead 21-0 early in the second quarter.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27): Kansas misses scoring chance

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27) by John Montesantos on Nov. 27, 2010 at 12:12 p.m.

The Jayhawk offense came alive to try to answer the two early Tiger scores. Kansas drove the field and converted on a big fourth down before attempting a 42-yard field goal. The Jayhawks missed the kick wide left and the Tigers will take over deep in their own territory.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27): Tigers strike early at Arrowhead

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas (Nov. 27) by John Montesantos on Nov. 27, 2010 at 12:05 p.m.

The Tiger offense is on point early as Missouri has scored on their first two possessions. The Tigers took it 69 yards for the score on the opening drive after they won the toss and elected to receive. Gabbert picked apart the Kansas defense with a handful of completions to ...

Preview: No. 14 Missouri to meet Kansas in Border Showdown

By John Montesantos | Nov. 26, 2010

The Tigers look to improve to 10-2 on the season with a win over the Jayhawks.

Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State: Game review: Missouri posts shutout

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State by John Montesantos on Nov. 20, 2010 at 8:53 p.m.

Final score: Missouri 14, Iowa State 0. Missouri held on for the shutout in Ames, Iowa and wound the clock down in the final minutes. The Tigers will keep the Field Phone Trophy that defines the rivalry. The 14-0 win is their second shutout of the year and their first ...

Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State: Cyclones answer with their own fake punt

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State by John Montesantos on Nov. 20, 2010 at 8:38 p.m.

Iowa State says, "Anything you can do, I can do better" as they run their own fake punt play here in the fourth quarter. The coaching staff made a gutsy call inside their own 20-yard line with the fake punt-pass for the first down. The Cyclones trail by 14 midway ...

Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State: Madison forces fumble

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State by John Montesantos on Nov. 20, 2010 at 8:32 p.m.

Iowa State posts another scoreless drive as they neared scoring territory before Jerome Tiller fumbled on a scramble. Sophomore defensive end Brad Madison forced the fumble recovered by Jarrell Harrison for the Tigers first takeaway of the game. Tigers take over with eleven minutes left in the game.

Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State: Touchdown Tigers

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State by John Montesantos on Nov. 20, 2010 at 8:20 p.m.

The fake punt at midfield paid off, as the Tigers finished off the drive with a one-yard touchdown plunge by junior tailback De'Vion Moore. Moore leads the Missouri tailbacks with 32 rushing yards tonight. Tigers now lead 14-0 at the start of the fourth quarter.

Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State: Tigers convert on fake punt

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State by John Montesantos on Nov. 20, 2010 at 8:12 p.m.

Instead of punting for the fifth time today, Coach Pinkel drew up a fake punt play for the Tigers. Senior punter Matt Grabner took the punt snap and took off upfield for the first down near midfield for the Tigers. The play makes the Tigers two-for-two on fake punts this ...

Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State: Cyclones miss another chance

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State by John Montesantos on Nov. 20, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

The Missouri defense showed Iowa State why they have the second best red zone defense in the nation, as they stalled them on their first trip to the red zone. The Cyclones got inside the 20-yard line on a big pass from sophomore quarterback Jerome Tiller, but the Tigers stopped ...

Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State: Halftime update

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State by John Montesantos on Nov. 20, 2010 at 7:27 p.m.

Slow start in Ames for both sides in this one, as the Tigers lead an uneventful contest 7-0 at halftime. Neither team has a turnover, but they have done little with the ball. Missouri has punted four times and Iowa State three times in the first thirty minutes. Neither team ...

Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State: Slow second quarter for both sides

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State by John Montesantos on Nov. 20, 2010 at 7:19 p.m.

Lots of action for both punt teams in this second quarter. After Egnew's touchdown neither team has threatened to score for the entire second quarter. Iowa State has just punted for the third time. Missouri takes over with 2:17 left in the first half.

Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State: Egnew puts the Tigers on the board

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State by John Montesantos on Nov. 20, 2010 at 6:40 p.m.

Gabbert and company drove 80 yards for the touchdown near the end of the first quarter. Junior tight end Michael Egnew made a fingertip grab in the corner of the end zone for his fourth receiving touchdown of the year. Tigers lead 7-0 with under two minutes left in the ...

Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State: Missed opportunity for Iowa State

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State by John Montesantos on Nov. 20, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.

Iowa State missed a shot at the scoreboard with five minutes left in the first quarter. The Cyclones missed a 36-yard field goal wide left to end their scoring drive. The Tigers take over at their own 20-yard line.

Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State: Tigers ready for kickoff in Ames

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State by John Montesantos on Nov. 20, 2010 at 6:08 p.m.

Iowa State has won the toss and elected to receive on their Senior Night inside Jack Trice Stadium. The Tigers will kickoff to start this one in the 36-degree Ames, Iowa weather. Missouri will look to improve upon their 1-2 road record with a win over unranked Iowa State tonight

Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State: Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Iowa State by Zach Toombs on Nov. 20, 2010 at 5:51 p.m.

Follow our live coverage as the Missouri football team faces off against Iowa State. We'll also be posting updates to our @TheManeater Twitter account.

Missouri shuts out Iowa State on the road, 14-0

By John Montesantos | Nov. 20, 2010

The Tiger senior class earned its school-record 39th win.

Missouri prepares for road test against Iowa State

By John Montesantos | Nov. 19, 2010

Missouri is coming off a bounce-back win over Kansas State after dropping the previous two games.

Column: Senior Day: what it really means

By Jake Kreinberg | Nov. 16, 2010

After Memorial Stadium all but cleared out Saturday, the 15 seniors on the Missouri football team exited Faurot Field for the final time in style. Perched atop the shoulders of their teammates, each player proudly displayed a rock from the north hill that will stay with them throughout their lives ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13): Missouri posts another scoring drive

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13) by John Montesantos on Nov. 13, 2010 at 2:08 p.m.

The Tigers put together a string of big plays resulting in a four-play, 77-yard scoring drive to start the fourth quarter. Gabbert connected with Rolandis Woodland on a 53-yard pass up the seam, followed by two running plays and then T.J. Moe's second touchdown reception of the day ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13): Tigers tack on three more

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13) by John Montesantos on Nov. 13, 2010 at 1:57 p.m.

Missouri came up short on third down and opted for the field goal after picking up the second Kansas State fumble of the quarter. The 33-yard field goal try by Grant Ressel was good. Tigers now lead 31-14 with three minutes left in the third quarter.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13): Tigers force fumble then scoop and score

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13) by John Montesantos on Nov. 13, 2010 at 1:48 p.m.

The two defensive end Smiths of the Missouri defense teamed up for a Tiger defensive touchdown. Senior defensive end Aldon Smith drilled Kansas State's Coffman to force the fumble as he raised his arm to throw. Junior defensive end Jacquies Smith then scooped up the loose ball and took ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13): Halftime update from Faurot

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13) by John Montesantos on Nov. 13, 2010 at 1:05 p.m.

After a slow start from both sides, the offenses caught fire with a flurry of scoring in the second quarter. Once T.J. Moe broke the ice with his lunging touchdown after the catch, each team scored on the majority of their possessions. Kansas State answered every Missouri touchdown until ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13): Tigers regain the lead with touchdown

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13) by John Montesantos on Nov. 13, 2010 at 12:48 p.m.

Blame it on bad defense or strong offense, but both teams are putting together scoring drives on nearly every possession. The Tigers regained their lead with another touchdown. Junior wide receiver Jerrell Jackson came around the left side on a jet sweep for a nine-yard touchdown run. The play put ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13): Wildcats answer once again

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13) by John Montesantos on Nov. 13, 2010 at 12:39 p.m.

Kansas State answered the second Missouri score as the Wildcats offense put together an eight-play, 84-yard drive to tie the game up. Senior running back Daniel Thomas punched it in once again, scoring on a 3-yard touchdown rush to the left pylon for his second touchdown of the day. The ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13): Gabbert takes it himself, extends lead

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13) by John Montesantos on Nov. 13, 2010 at 12:29 p.m.

Gabbert scrambled and broke loose for a long, weaving run that resulted in a 32-yard rushing touchdown. The score capped a seven-play, 70-yard drive for the Tigers. The 32-yard run is a season-long for the junior quarterback. Missouri now leads 14-7 with 11:44 left in the first half.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13): Kansas State ties it up at 7

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13) by John Montesantos on Nov. 13, 2010 at 12:20 p.m.

Missouri punted out of their own end zone and into the wind, setting up a short field for Kansas State late in the first quarter. The Wildcats took it 40 yards in four plays before senior running back Daniel Thomas put the points on the board with a one-yard plunge ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13): Tigers strike first at frigid Faurot Field

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13) by John Montesantos on Nov. 13, 2010 at 11:58 a.m.

Junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert connected with sophomore standout receiver T.J. Moe on a 25-yard touchdown pass over the middle. Moe laid out for the last few yards of the score, just barely extending into the end zone before going down. The call on the field was the he was ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13): Countdown to kickoff at the Zou

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13) by John Montesantos on Nov. 13, 2010 at 11:40 a.m.

Just a few minutes until kickoff here at Faurot as No. 20 Missouri gets set to take on No. 24 Kansas State in their 2010 home finale. The senior class is being announced as they ready to play their final game inside Memorial Stadium. The Tigers will look to rebound ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13): Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Kansas State (Nov. 13) by Zach Toombs on Nov. 13, 2010 at 11:38 a.m.

Follow our live coverage as the Missouri football team faces off against Kansas State in the Tigers' final home game of the season.

Tigers maul Kansas State, 38-28

Tigers maul Kansas State, 38-28

By John Montesantos | Nov. 13, 2010

Missouri will head to Ames, Iowa next weekend to face the Iowa State Cyclones.

Missouri to host run-heavy Kansas State in home finale

In Print: Missouri to host run-heavy Kansas State in home finale

By John Montesantos | Nov. 12, 2010

The Tigers will try to bounce back after losing two straight games.

In Print: Analysis: Gabbert and company falling out-of-sync

By John Montesantos | Nov. 9, 2010

The Tigers fell to 7-2 on the year with the loss.

Missouri blows early lead, falls to Red Raiders, 24-17

By Zach Mink | Nov. 7, 2010

Junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert completed 10 passes for 95 yards in the loss.

Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech: Texas Tech upsets Missouri

Posted to Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech by John Montesantos on Nov. 6, 2010 at 10:38 p.m.

The Tigers were unable to stop the Red Raiders in the final minutes as they put up a few final first downs and ran the clock down. Texas Tech held on to win 24-17 after scoring three unanswered touchdowns. Missouri did not score in the second half for the first ...

Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech: Gabbert and passing game struggling

Posted to Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech by John Montesantos on Nov. 6, 2010 at 10:23 p.m.

Gabbert has just 95 passing yards against a defense that has let up nearly 400 yards a game in the past four games. Bad passes and some big drops have plagued the Tiger passing game. Missouri is forced to punt after another series of incompletions. Tech takes over with under ...

Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech: Gachkar blocks Tech field goal attempt

Posted to Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech by John Montesantos on Nov. 6, 2010 at 10:05 p.m.

Texas Tech went for a long field goal on fourth and long, but the kick was blocked by senior linebacker Andrew Gachkar. That makes two straight weeks with field goal blocks for the Tigers. The play keeps Missouri in the game as they only trail by a touchdown with ten ...

Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech: Red zone interception for the Tigers

Posted to Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech by John Montesantos on Nov. 6, 2010 at 9:42 p.m.

Missouri linebacker Zavier Gooden picked off Potts with Texas Tech threatening inside the 10-yard line. Potts was hurried on the play by defensive end Jacquies Smith. The interception came as the Red Raiders were about to take a two-score lead. Tigers still trail 24-17 late in the third quarter.

Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech: Red Raiders take the lead

Posted to Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech by John Montesantos on Nov. 6, 2010 at 9:28 p.m.

Potts and company drove the field once again and capped it with another passing touchdown. Potts found receiver Lyle Leong on a short slant route in the end zone. The 92-yard scoring drive was their second longest of the season. Texas Tech has now scored 21 straight points on three ...

Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech: Texas Tech ties it up

Posted to Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech by John Montesantos on Nov. 6, 2010 at 9:11 p.m.

Taylor Potts and the Texas Tech offense flew out of the gates in the second half, finding the end zone in just over two minutes and posting his second passing touchdown of the night. The score is now 17-17 with twelve minutes left in the third quarter.

Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech: Halftime update

Posted to Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech by John Montesantos on Nov. 6, 2010 at 8:47 p.m.

Missouri jumped to an early lead with two touchdowns in the first seven minutes of the game. Since then the Tigers have employed the punt team on most of their possessions, aside from a field goal in the second quarter. The Red Raiders couldn't find the end zone until ...

Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech: Tech trims the gap to end the first half

Posted to Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech by John Montesantos on Nov. 6, 2010 at 8:39 p.m.

Taylor Potts connected with Detron Lewis for an 8-yard touchdown and the Red Raiders first touchdown of the game with under a minute left in the half. Texas Tech put together a five-minute, 82-yard drive to make the score 17-10 Tigers.

Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech: Tigers extend lead with field goal

Posted to Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech by John Montesantos on Nov. 6, 2010 at 8:31 p.m.

The Tigers put together a long scoring drive midway through the second quarter but weren't able to score once reaching the red zone. Ressel nailed a 27-yard field goal to make it 17-3 Missouri with just over five minutes left in the first half.

Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech: Josey fumbles in Tiger territory

Posted to Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech by John Montesantos on Nov. 6, 2010 at 8:05 p.m.

Freshman tailback Henry Josey fumbled near the Missouri 40-yard line to give Texas Tech back the ball in good field position. The call on the field was reviewed and upheld. Tigers lead 14-3 with eight minutes left in the half.

Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech: Missouri starts off strong with quick touchdown

Posted to Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech by Zach Mink on Nov. 6, 2010 at 7:16 p.m.

The Tigers started things off quickly in Lubbock, scoring on the second play of the game. Freshman tailback Marcus Murphy took the ball down the right sideline 69 yards for the touchdown. Missouri took a 7-0 lead with 14 minutes left in the first quarter.

Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech: Tigers look to exploit Texas Tech defense

Posted to Live blog: No. 12 Missouri at Texas Tech by Zach Mink on Nov. 6, 2010 at 6:48 p.m.

The No. 14 Missouri Tigers (7-1, 3-1 Big 12) are set to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-4, 2-4 Big 12) Saturday at 7 p.m. The Tigers are coming off a tough loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, their first of the season. The Red Raiders are coming ...

Tiger football to try to bounce back against Red Raiders

In Print: Tiger football to try to bounce back against Red Raiders

By John Montesantos | Nov. 5, 2010

The high-powered Tiger passing offense faces a struggling Red Raider pass defense.

In Print: Football success could lead to increase in MU donations

By Jimmy Hibsch | Nov. 2, 2010

The Mizzou Student Foundation, which reaches out to alumni for donations, saw a 100 percent increase in applications this year.

Analysis: Slow start, spotty offense spell trouble for Tigers

In Print: Analysis: Slow start, spotty offense spell trouble for Tigers

By John Montesantos | Nov. 2, 2010

The Tigers look to bounce back against the Texas Tech Red Raiders Saturday.

Column: Hello, goodbye

By Jake Kreinberg | Nov. 2, 2010

It was a perfect day to decide the definitive favorite for the Big 12 North. Nebraska’s venerable Memorial Stadium practically overflowed with 85,904 fans — the stadium’s sixth largest crowd in its storied history — to produce a sea of red and chants of “Go Big Red” that have ...

Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska: Huskers answer

Posted to Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska by John Montesantos on Oct. 30, 2010 at 5:01 p.m.

Nebraska came out and scored after just two plays, with Roy Helu adding to his stellar day. The senior rusher broke lose for a 53-yard touchdown run. Helu has 228 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries today. Huskers lead, 31-14 midway through the third quarter.

Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska: Tigers trim the deficit

Posted to Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska by John Montesantos on Oct. 30, 2010 at 4:58 p.m.

The Missouri offense put together a 12-play, 78-yard scoring drive to cut the lead down. Gabbert found T.J. Moe across the middle for a 23-yard touchdown pass. Score is Nebraska 24, Missouri 14 with seven minutes left in the third quarter.

Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska: Halftime update

Posted to Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska by John Montesantos on Oct. 30, 2010 at 4:10 p.m.

Nebraska started fast in this one, scoring on their first offensive play and then putting together three more scoring drives in a row. Their defense also held Missouri to three three-and-outs to start the game. The Tiger offense got going in the second quarter with the nifty, QB sneak fake ...

Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska: Tigers on the board

Posted to Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska by John Montesantos on Oct. 30, 2010 at 3:41 p.m.

The Tigers are on the board after a fake sneak play on fourth-and-one became a 33-yard touchdown run by De'Vion Moore. Moore took the toss from Gabbert after he lined up under center and faked the quarterback sneak. Tigers now trail 24-7 early in the second quarter.

Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska: Gabbert throws it away to end first quarter

Posted to Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska by John Montesantos on Oct. 30, 2010 at 3:24 p.m.

Blaine Gabbert threw his first interception of Big 12 play and fourth of the season on the last play of the first quarter. A deep ball attempt came up short and fell into Husker hands. The Nebraska offense will start things off in the second quarter.

Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska: Nebraska pours it on

Posted to Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska by John Montesantos on Oct. 30, 2010 at 3:16 p.m.

Running back Roy Helu with a 73-yard touchdown run on the first play of Nebraska's fourth possession makes it 24 now for the Huskers. The run was Helu's second time scoring on a big run on the first play of a Nebraska possession. He now has 142 yards ...

Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska: Nebraska extends lead

Posted to Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska by John Montesantos on Oct. 30, 2010 at 2:55 p.m.

Martinez and the Huskers drove into Tiger territory after Gabbert and company yielded another three-and-out. The Tiger defense held on third and short, and Nebraska added three on a 41-yard field goal. Nebraska 10, Missouri 0 with 9:37 left in the first quarter.

Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska: Nebraska scores on first play

Posted to Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska by John Montesantos on Oct. 30, 2010 at 2:37 p.m.

The red balloons fly here at Memorial Stadium as the Cornhuskers score on a 66-yard touchdown run down the left sideline. It took just one play and ten seconds of possession for Nebraska to score after forcing a three-and-out on Missouri's first possession. Huskers lead 7-0 just over a ...

Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska: Kickoff looms in Lincoln

Posted to Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska by John Montesantos on Oct. 30, 2010 at 1:57 p.m.

Clear skies and a cool breeze on this 70 and sunny game day in Lincoln, Neb. The sea of red thickens in Memorial Stadium as the Cornhusker faithful continue to poor in. A small patch of black and gold fans are tucked away in the southwest corner as the Missouri ...

Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska: Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska

Posted to Live blog: No. 6 Missouri at No. 14 Nebraska by Zach Toombs on Oct. 30, 2010 at 5:38 a.m.

Follow our live coverage from Lincoln, Nebraska as the No. 6 Missouri football team faces No. 14 Nebraska. We'll be live blogging and posting updates to our @ManeaterSports Twitter account throughout the game.

Tigers fall to Nebraska, 31-17

Tigers fall to Nebraska, 31-17

By John Montesantos | Oct. 30, 2010

Nebraska's senior tailback broke the school record with 307 rushing yards in the game.

Tigers to take on Cornhuskers in Lincoln

In Print: Tigers to take on Cornhuskers in Lincoln

By John Montesantos | Oct. 29, 2010

The Tigers are off to a 7-0 start for the first time in 50 years.

In Print: Tigers climb to No. 6 in BCS rankings

By Pat Iversen | Oct. 26, 2010

The Tigers entered the top 10 in the BCS rankings for the first time since 2007.

MU breaks GameDay attendance record

In Print: MU breaks GameDay attendance record

By Alex Silverman | Oct. 26, 2010

18,000 people attended the ESPN broadcast.

Analysis: Tiger football earns respect with win over Sooners

In Print: Analysis: Tiger football earns respect with win over Sooners

By Zach Mink | Oct. 26, 2010

Missouri outscored Oklahoma 16-6 in the final quarter to earn the victory.

Column: Instant classic

By Jake Kreinberg | Oct. 26, 2010

As I walked around campus Friday and saw several tours of prospective students, I couldn’t imagine there was a finer campus to be at than Missouri’s this past week. The weather was perfect, ESPN’s College GameDay was set up in the Quad, Homecoming decorations were abundant, and ...

In Print: Tigers topple top-ranked Sooners, 36-27

By John Montesantos | Oct. 26, 2010

The Tigers are off to a 7-0 start for the first time in 50 years.

Tigers topple top-ranked Sooners, 36-27

Tigers topple top-ranked Sooners, 36-27

By John Montesantos | Oct. 24, 2010

The Tigers are off to a 7-0 start for the first time in 50 years.

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Game review

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 10:42 p.m.

The Missouri defense stalled Oklahoma's final offensive try and the offense was able to run out the clock as the Sooners had no timeouts left. The upset had Tiger fans roaring and cameras flashing all over the stands. Missouri wins, 36-27. Thank you for following the game with The ...

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Tiger touchdown

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 10:18 p.m.

The Tigers put together a 5-play, 76-yard scoring drive to extend the lead. The drive included three huge plays: a 39-yard run by De'Vion Moore, a leaping grab by T.J. Moe for another first down, and a 15-yard run by Josey. Backup quarterback James Franklin then punched it ...

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Tigers answer and take back the lead

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 9:57 p.m.

Gabbert and company drove 72 yards in just five plays with a 38-yard touchdown reception by Jerrell Jackson to cap it. Jackson broke away from a pair of tacklers to run in for the score. Missouri went for two after the touchdown but it was fumbled on the quarterback-running back ...

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Sooners take the lead

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 9:36 p.m.

Landry Jones and the Sooner offense one upped the Tiger score with a touchdown to take the lead by one. Oklahoma leads 21-20 with 2:48 left in the third quarter.

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Tigers extend their lead

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 9:24 p.m.

After Oklahoma missed on a 30-yard field goal attempt that would've tied things up, the Tigers marched down and nailed their own 30-yard field goal. Ressel is now 2-for-2 on the night. The 12-play, 68-yard drive drained over five minutes off the clock. Missouri now leads 20-14 with 6 ...

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Engew fumbles in Tiger territory

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 9:08 p.m.

Gabbert connected with tight end Michael Egnew for a first down before a Sooner defender stripped it from his grasp. Oklahoma recovered the loose ball and the Sooner offense now takes over at the Tiger 23-yard line.

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Halftime update

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 8:48 p.m.

The Tigers lead 17-14 at halftime here at Faurot. After Missouri returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, the only time the offense found the end zone was off an Aldon Smith interception that put them nearly in the red zone to start. The Sooner offense has been much more ...

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Tigers tack on three to end the half

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 8:37 p.m.

The Tigers put together a scoring drive to end the half, with junior placekicker Grant Ressel connecting on a 36-yard field goal. Missouri leads 17-14 at the half.

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Sooners tie it at 14

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 8:26 p.m.

Oklahoma put together a 14-play, 89-yard scoring drive that drained nearly five minutes off the clock here in the second quarter. After converting on fourth down in the red zone by just a few inches, the Sooners found the end zone. The score is 14-14 with four minutes left in ...

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Oklahoma fumbles in the red zone, Missouri recovers

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 8:06 p.m.

The Sooners turned the ball over in the red zone on their second straight drive. Freshman defensive end Michael Sam forced a fumble near the 10-yard line that was recovered by senior free safety Jasper Simmons. Missouri takes over at their own 14 with 12:37 left in the first ...

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Moore punches it in for the Tigers

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 7:58 p.m.

The Tigers regain the lead after the Aldon Smith interception return. The offense put together a six-play, 28-yard drive capped by a 1-yard touchdown run by junior tailback De'Vion Moore. Missouri leads 14-7 thirty seconds into the second quarter.

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Aldon Smith picks it off with big return

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 7:49 p.m.

Just as the Sooners entered the red zone, sophomore defensive end Aldon Smith picked off Landry Jones over the middle and returned it 58 yards to put the offense in scoring position. This is Smith's first game back after missing three weeks with a broken fibula. Just under a ...

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Back-to-back punts for Missouri

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 7:44 p.m.

The Tiger offense has put together the makings of two drives, but some holding calls and missed throws by Blaine Gabbert have stalled them. Missouri has punted on their last two possessions. Now the Sooners threaten as they cross midfield into Tiger territory.

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Sooners tie it up

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 7:22 p.m.

Oklahoma put together a four-play, 45-yard drive after recovering Missouri's muffed punt. Oklahoma sophomore quarterback Landry Jones threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to cap the quick drive. 7-7 just two and a half minutes in.

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Gettis muffs Sooner punt

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 7:19 p.m.

The Tiger defense forced a three-and-out from the Sooners before senior cornerback and punt returner Carl Gettis muffed the punt. Oklahoma recovered and now their offense takes over at the Missouri 45-yard line.

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Tigers return opening kickoff for touchdown

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 7:15 p.m.

Sophomore backup wide receiver Gahn McGaffie took the kickoff to the house to for an early Missouri touchdown. McGaffie's kickoff return touchdown was 86 yards. Tigers lead 7-0 just 14 seconds into the game.

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Countdown to kickoff at the Zou

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by John Montesantos on Oct. 23, 2010 at 6:51 p.m.

The battle of the unbeaten is about to begin, as No. 11 Missouri readies to take on No. 1 Oklahoma here at Faurot. Both teams are 6-0 and lead their Big 12 division, with the Tigers in the North and the Sooners in the South. The Zou is painted gold ...

Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma

Posted to Live blog: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma by Zach Toombs on Oct. 23, 2010 at 4:34 p.m.

Follow our live coverage as the No. 11 Missouri football team faces No. 1 Oklahoma. We'll be live blogging and posting updates to our @ManeaterSports Twitter account throughout the game.

On Campus: PHOTO: Crowd of 18,000 sets ESPN GameDay record

Posted to On Campus by Zach Toombs on Oct. 23, 2010 at 4:26 p.m.

A crowd of 18,000 set an ESPN College GameDay record Saturday on Francis Quadrangle for the program's first visit to MU. ESPN and MU estimated the total attendance, which would break GameDay's previous record of 15,008 set at the University of in 2001. Stay with The ...

PHOTO: Crowd of 18,000 sets ESPN GameDay record

PHOTO: Crowd of 18,000 sets ESPN GameDay record

By The Maneater Staff | Oct. 23, 2010

The crowd broke a record set in 2001 at the University of Nebraska.

Battle of the undefeated: Missouri hosts Oklahoma

In Print: Battle of the undefeated: Missouri hosts Oklahoma

By John Montesantos | Oct. 22, 2010

The Tigers are 6-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play.

MU prepares for Homecoming gameday

In Print: MU prepares for Homecoming gameday

By Alex Silverman | Oct. 22, 2010

The game against No. 1 Oklahoma sold out Tuesday.

In Print: Sports Shorts: Men's basketball looks forward to new season

By Zach Mink | Oct. 22, 2010

Men's basketball The Tigers enter the season ranked No. 15 in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll. The ranking is the highest for the Tigers, who have climbed since the 2008-2009 season, when they won 31 games and fell one game short of the Final Four. Last ...

On Campus: Homecoming game sells out

Posted to On Campus by Travis Cornejo on Oct. 20, 2010 at 1:57 p.m.

MU's Homecoming game against Oklahoma has sold out, according to an Athletics Department news release. The game, which will be broadcasted on ABC and featured on ESPN's College GameDay, is set for 7 p.m. on Oct. 23. A crowd of more than 70,000 is anticipated. Capacity ...

Column: Tigers' success must come Sooner rather than later

By Zach Mink | Oct. 20, 2010

The sun shines bright over the six columns on the Quad at the University of Missouri campus. The aura is a calm one, the vast space inhabited by a few students studying, playing catch and relaxing in the imposing shadow of Jesse Hall. But come Saturday, all this will change ...

Details surface on ESPN’s College GameDay visit to MU

In Print: Details surface on ESPN’s College GameDay visit to MU

By Travis Cornejo | Oct. 19, 2010

Gameday's main set will sit in front of Jesse Hall and The Columns.

Tiger passing game axes Aggies

In Print: Tiger passing game axes Aggies

By John Montesantos | Oct. 19, 2010

Blaine Gabbert threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.

On Campus: ESPN's College Gameday to visit MU

Posted to On Campus by Zach Toombs on Oct. 17, 2010 at 12:40 p.m.

ESPN's College Gameday will visit MU's campus for the first time to see Missouri football take on Oklahoma for Homecoming on Saturday, MU announced in a news release Sunday. According to the news release, university officials are working with the ESPN program on location details and the show ...

Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010): Game review

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 16, 2010 at 2:27 p.m.

Final score: Missouri 30, Texas A&M 9. The Tigers came into Kyle Field and dominated, scoring the first 23 points of the game while the defense held the Aggies scoreless for the first half. Gabbert threw for three touchdowns and 361 yards to five different receivers. T.J. Moe ...

Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010): Texas A&M trims the deficit

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 16, 2010 at 2:04 p.m.

Texas A&M scored their first touchdown of the game on a pass from Johnson to Fuller. The score broke a 7+ quarter streak in which the Missouri defense didn't give up a touchdown. Aggies now trail 30-9 with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010): Aggies on the board

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 16, 2010 at 1:33 p.m.

The Aggies finally get on the board after their first trip to the red zone comes with three minutes left in the third quarter. The Missouri defense held Texas A&M after they got inside the ten-yard line, forcing a short field goal. The score is now 23-3 Missouri.

Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010): Halftime update

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 16, 2010 at 12:42 p.m.

It was all Tigers in the first half at Kyle Field, as both the Missouri offense and defense dominated. Gabbert put together three scoring drives in the half, each finished by a Wes Kemp touchdown pass, a Kendial Lawrence plunge and a Grant Ressel field goal respectively. On the other ...

Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010): Missouri strikes again before halftime

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 16, 2010 at 12:33 p.m.

Gabbert strung together a scoring drive in under two minutes, employing a new receiver every play to pick apart the Aggie defense. Even backup junior wideout Brandon Gerau got involved with a jumping grab over the middle to put the Tigers in the red zone. Gabbert and Kemp nearly connected ...

Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010): Brad Madison with huge sack on third down

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 16, 2010 at 12:25 p.m.

Sophomore defensive end Brad Madison spun inside on an Aggie tackle and made a big sack on Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson on third down. The loss forced them to punt and get the Tiger offense out. Madison has earned a few starts in Aldon Smith's absence and ...

Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010): Tigers extend their lead

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 16, 2010 at 12:12 p.m.

Gabbert and company reeled off another big drive midway through the second quarter. Sophomore Kendial Lawrence caps the drive with a three-yard touchdown plunge. The run was set up by a huge pass to Kemp to put the Tigers in the red zone. Tigers now lead 13-0 with seven minutes ...

Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010): Gabbert finds Kemp in the flat for the score

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 16, 2010 at 11:33 a.m.

The Tigers strike the scoreboard first after Gabbert put together a long 58-yard scoring drive on four big passing plays. The drive was capped by a short touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Wes Kemp who caught it at the 6-yard line and took it in for the score. The ...

Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010): Tigers ready for kickoff in College Station

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 16, 2010 at 11:04 a.m.

Missouri is now minutes away from the kickoff of their first road game at Texas A&M. The No. 19 Tigers come into Kyle Field with a 5-0 record while the 3-2 Aggies come off close losses to Oklahoma State and Arkansas. Follow today's game with The Maneater and ...

Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010): Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M

Posted to Live blog: Missouri at Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 2010) by Zach Toombs on Oct. 16, 2010 at 1:34 a.m.

Follow our live coverage as the Missouri football team faces Texas A&M on Saturday. We'll be live blogging and posting updates to our @ManeaterSports Twitter account throughout the game.

Gabbert, defense lead Tigers past Aggies 30-9

By Zach Mink | Oct. 16, 2010

Gabbert threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns against Texas A&M.

Tigers to square off against Aggies on Saturday

In Print: Tigers to square off against Aggies on Saturday

By John Montesantos | Oct. 15, 2010

Missouri is 3-7 all-time against Texas A&M.

Defense leads Tigers past Buffaloes

In Print: Defense leads Tigers past Buffaloes

By Zach Mink | Oct. 12, 2010

Missouri remains unbeaten with a 5-0 record on the season.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010): Franklin steps up at quarterback, throws first passing TD

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 9, 2010 at 8:41 p.m.

Freshman James Franklin connected with tight end Michael Egnew in the corner of the end zone for another Tiger score. Franklin is in at quarterback in the fourth for a possibly injured Gabbert. Tigers now lead 26-0 with nine minutes left in the game.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010): Uneventful third quarter

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 9, 2010 at 8:26 p.m.

Neither team scored in the third quarter, as both defenses forced multiple three-and-outs. Colorado entered Missouri territory twice but failed to capitalize. The Buffaloes threaten at the Tiger 33-yard line to start the fourth quarter. Score remains 19-0 Missouri.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010): Halftime update from Faurot

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 9, 2010 at 7:34 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers lead 19-0 over the visiting Colorado Buffaloes at halftime. After a strange start to the scoring with a safety for Missouri on an intentional grounding by Colorado, the slow-to-start Tiger offense came alive. Ressel hit a 47-yarder and Gabbert found receiver Jerrell Jackson and tight end Michael ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010): Egnew finds the end zone

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 9, 2010 at 7:23 p.m.

Gabbert found tight end Michael Egnew over the middle and the junior wide receiver rumbled into the end zone for the score. The touchdown capped a 97-yard drive for the Tigers. Missouri now leads 19-0 with time ticking down in the half.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010): Tigers block field goal after offense fumbles

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 9, 2010 at 7:11 p.m.

After Gabbert coughed up the ball at the Missouri 13-yard line, the Tiger defense forced some negative yardage from Colorado before blocking their second 40-yard field goal attempt of the game. The blocked kick rolled inside the Missouri five-yard line after Terrell Resonno stuffed it. The Tigers take over deep ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010): Tigers score first touchdown of the game

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 9, 2010 at 6:59 p.m.

Blaine Gabbert scrambled and found wide receiver Jerrell Jackson deep for a 30-yard touchdown pass. Missouri now leads 12-0 with ten minutes remaining in the half.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010): Colorado misses scoring chance

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 9, 2010 at 6:51 p.m.

After a big kickoff return to end the first quarter, Colorado came out and missed a 40-yard field goal attempt wide left. The Tigers take over at their own 23 with one minute gone in the second quarter.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010): Missouri extends lead with field goal

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 9, 2010 at 6:41 p.m.

The Missouri offense drove into Colorado territory before being stopped on a third down. Grant Ressel nailed a 47-yard field goal to put the Tigers up 5-0.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010): Buffaloes intentional grounding leads to safety

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 9, 2010 at 6:27 p.m.

After the Missouri punt team put Colorado at their own one-yard line, Buffalo quarterback Tyler Hansen threw the ball into space for an intentionally grounding from his own end zone. The call results in a safety, and the Tigers now lead 2-0.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010): 20th Anniversary of infamous "Fifth Down" game

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 9, 2010 at 6:01 p.m.

Today's matchup with Colorado marks the 20th anniversary of the "Fifth Down" game in 1990. The Buffaloes were accidentally given an extra down in the final seconds of the game, using it to score the winning touchdown. In memory of the infamous finish, four of the seven members of ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010): Countdown to kickoff at Faurot

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010) by John Montesantos on Oct. 9, 2010 at 5:49 p.m.

The marching band takes the field and the fans file in as we near the 6:10 p.m kickoff of Missouri vs. Colorado. The Tigers look to stay undefeated in their first conference matchup with the 3-1 Buffaloes. Stay with The Maneater website and Twitter @ ManeaterSports for continuing coverage ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010): Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. Colorado (Oct. 9, 2010) by Zach Toombs on Oct. 9, 2010 at 12:52 p.m.

Follow this blog for live coverage as Missouri football takes on Colorado in the Tigers' first conference game of the year Saturday. We'll also be posting updates to our @TheManeater and @ManeaterSports Twitter accounts throughout the game.

Tigers shut out Buffaloes to remain undefeated

Tigers shut out Buffaloes to remain undefeated

By John Montesantos | Oct. 9, 2010

The Tigers capitalized on efforts from the special teams to earn the victory.

Missouri to open conference play against Colorado

In Print: Missouri to open conference play against Colorado

By John Montesantos | Oct. 8, 2010

The Tigers defeated the Buffaloes 36-17 last season.

In Print: Tiger football player arrested for drinking while driving

By Alicia Stice | Oct. 5, 2010

The officer found an open bottle of beer in the vehicle that was still cold.

Non-conference wins put Missouri in good company

In Print: Non-conference wins put Missouri in good company

By John Montesantos | Oct. 5, 2010

The Tigers face their first conference foe, Colorado, on Saturday.

Police Beat: Missouri defensive lineman arrested

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Oct. 4, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.

Missouri football sophomore defensive lineman Jimmy Burge was arrested Saturday for drinking alcohol while driving, according to Columbia Police Department arrest records. This is the fifth time this semester police have arrested a member of the Tiger football program. Three other players and one assistant coach were arrested for driving ...

Sports Blog: Missouri safety Simmons suspended for 3 games

Posted to Sports Blog by Landon Kirlin on Sept. 28, 2010 at 3:45 p.m.

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel announced a three-game suspension for senior safety Jasper Simmons at a weekly news conference Tuesday. Pinkel did not disclose details for the cause of the suspension but said Simmons was in no trouble with the law and that the suspension was purely for "team disciplinary ...

In Print: Tiger football players tackle original raps

By Allison Pohle | Sept. 28, 2010

The six Missouri football players make up the Kentucky Boulevard Boys.

Analysis: Tiger tailbacks trounce Miami of Ohio

In Print: Analysis: Tiger tailbacks trounce Miami of Ohio

By Aaron Crow | Sept. 28, 2010

The Tigers capitalized on the ground despite the Redhawk’s No. 5 run defense in the nation.

In Print: Missouri extra point streak snapped at 252 in victory over Miami of Ohio

By John Montesantos | Sept. 28, 2010

Grant Ressel missed his first extra point at Missouri, but also hit a career long 50-yard field goal in the victory.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Game review

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 3:49 p.m.

The No. 24 Tigers improve to 4-0 on the season with the blowout 51-13 win over Miami of Ohio. The Redhawks fall to 2-2 with the loss. It was a productive day for the Missouri running game, as all four of the Tiger tailbacks found the end zone. The defense ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Another rushing TD for Tigers

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 3:26 p.m.

Freshman tailback Marcus Murphy highlighted the backup offense's scoring drive, running it in from one-yard out to extend the blowout lead. All four tailbacks have a touchdown in the game with Murphy's score. It is the first career touchdown for the speedy freshman. Tigers now lead 51-6 as ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Tigers punch it in on QB sneak

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 3:09 p.m.

The Tigers took over in the red zone after the Miami of Ohio fumble and finally scored after multiple short yardage plays and a few stops by the Redhawks. Gabbert snuck it in on a one-yard run, making him the fourth Tiger with a rushing touchdown. Missouri leads 44-3 in ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Miami of Ohio fumbles deep in own zone

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 3:07 p.m.

Sophomore linebacker Zaviar Gooden recovered the Miami of Ohio fumble. The Tigers take over at the Redhawk 13-yard line.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Grant Ressel connects on 50-yard FG

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 3:03 p.m.

The offense came up short in Miami territory, resulting in a 50-yard field goal by junior place kicker Grant Ressel. The kick was the longest of his career. Tigers now lead 37-3 halfway through the third quarter.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Gabbert finds Kemp wide open for touchdown

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 2:52 p.m.

Gabbert found junior wide receiver Wes Kemp wide open for a 33-yard TD after their play action froze the Redhawk defense. The score was Kemp's first of the season. Perhaps more interesting than the score was the point after kick, which hit the upright and missed. It was the ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Halftime update

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 2:29 p.m.

Missouri leads 28-3 at half. After the Tiger defense scored just eight seconds into the game on the fumble return for a touchdown, three different running backs have added touchdowns for the offense. Freshman Henry Josey, sophomore Kendial Lawrence and junior De'Vion Moore have all racked up over forty ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Gabbert throws it away in the end zone

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 2:27 p.m.

The Tigers threatened to tack on another score before half time, but junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert threw it into Redhawk hands in the end zone. Miami of Ohio takes over with just 18 seconds left in the half.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Redhawks on the board

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 2:08 p.m.

Miami of Ohio hit a 23-yard field goal after they were unable to get in the end zone on the Missouri defense. Score is now 28-3 Tigers.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Tigers lead 28-0

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 1:56 p.m.

Junior tailback De'Vion Moore punched it in from seven yards out to extend the Tigers lead. The offense took the ball 38 yards in four plays to push their lead to 28-0. Moore is the third Tiger running back to score today. He is joined by freshman Henry Josey ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Missouri interception stops Miami drive

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 1:54 p.m.

The Redhawk offense finally threatened to score in the red zone, but the quarterback was hit as he threw and redshirt freshman defensive end Michael Sam intercepted the pass. Sam took the pick in for the touchdown, but a block in the back during the return brought the Tiger offense ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Tigers continue to pour it on

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 1:38 p.m.

An eight-play, 71-yard scoring drive for the Tigers was finished off by a 28-yard TD run by freshman tailback Henry Josey. Missouri leads 21-0 with two minutes left in the first quarter.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Lawrence takes it to the house

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 1:23 p.m.

The Tiger offense took the ball 94 yards in just five plays, capped by a 39-yard touchdown run by sophomore tailback Kendial Lawrence. Missouri now leads 14-0 midway through the first quarter.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Tigers scoop and score on first Redhawk down

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 1:09 p.m.

The Missouri defense forced a fumble on the very first down for Miami of Ohio. Senior linebacker Andrew Gachkar punched the ball loose and senior cornerback Carl Gettis picked it up and ran twenty yards for the score. The Tigers lead 7-0 just eight seconds in after kicking off to ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Wide receiver Jerrell Jackson out

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 1:02 p.m.

Junior wide receiver Jerrell Jackson is out for today's contest with a bruised thigh. The injury was suffered during practice on Tuesday. Redshirt freshman L'Damian Washington will take his place at the X-wideout spot.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio: Tigers ready for kickoff

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Miami of Ohio by John Montesantos on Sept. 25, 2010 at 12:33 p.m.

There is hardly a cloud in the sky as the black and gold Tiger fans flock into Memorial Stadium on this 70 and sunny Saturday. Its a half hour till kickoff of Missouri's last non-conference battle of the season, as they are set to take on visiting Miami of ...

Tigers rout Redhawks, go undefeated out of conference

Tigers rout Redhawks, go undefeated out of conference

By Zach Mink | Sept. 25, 2010

The Missouri football team had seven different players score touchdowns in the victory.

In Print: Sports shorts: Simmons, Smith out for Miami of Ohio game

By Zach Mink | Sept. 24, 2010

An overview of Missouri sports

Tigers to end non-conference schedule against Miami of Ohio

In Print: Tigers to end non-conference schedule against Miami of Ohio

By John Montesantos | Sept. 24, 2010

Missouri football aims to stay undefeated heading into conference play.

Tiger football sees drop in attendance rates

In Print: Tiger football sees drop in attendance rates

By Jordan Cook | Sept. 21, 2010

Attendance has steadily declined in the last two years.

Analysis: Moe, Egnew lead struggling offense to victory

In Print: Analysis: Moe, Egnew lead struggling offense to victory

By Zach Mink | Sept. 21, 2010

The game-winning touchdown came with less than a minute to play.

Smith to miss Miami of Ohio game with broken fibula

In Print: Smith to miss Miami of Ohio game with broken fibula

By John Montesantos | Sept. 21, 2010

The sophomore defensive end leads the team in sacks and tackles for loss.

Tigers overcome untimely turnovers, come out on top

In Print: Tigers overcome untimely turnovers, come out on top

By John Montesantos | Sept. 21, 2010

The Tiger offense scored a last-minute touchdown to earn the 27-24 victory.

Sports Blog: Aldon Smith out with broken fibula

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on Sept. 20, 2010 at 12:42 p.m.

Missouri football defensive end Aldon Smith is out indefinitely with a broken fibula, coach Gary Pinkel announced in a teleconference Monday. The All-Big 12 sophomore was off to a fast start this season, accumulating 15 tackles and three sacks over Missouri’s first three games. While this obviously deals a ...

Missouri defeats San Diego State 27-24

Missouri defeats San Diego State 27-24

By John Montesantos | Sept. 19, 2010

Sophomore wide receiver T.J. Moe scored the winning touchdown with 51 seconds left in the game.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18): Aztecs add three more

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18) by John Montesantos on Sept. 18, 2010 at 9:07 p.m.

San Diego State put together a short drive but were stopped on third down inside the Tiger ten-yard line. The Aztecs then tacked on a short field goal to extend their lead. It is now 24-20 San Diego State with just over two minutes left.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18): 93-yard TD run for Aztecs to take lead

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18) by John Montesantos on Sept. 18, 2010 at 8:48 p.m.

San Diego State tailback Ronnie Hillman emerged from a crowd of tacklers on a run up the middle and ran 93 yards for the score. The run put him at over 200 rushing yards on the day. The Aztecs now lead 21-20 with eleven minutes left to play.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18): Tigers get it back with interception

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18) by John Montesantos on Sept. 18, 2010 at 8:41 p.m.

Senior cornerback Kevin Rutland intercepted an Aztec touchdown try to get it back for the Tigers. The pick came as San Diego State was just four yards from taking the lead in the game. The interception was the first turnover of the game and the first thrown by Ryan Lindley ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18): Defensive battle leads to uneventful third quarter

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18) by John Montesantos on Sept. 18, 2010 at 8:28 p.m.

After an early second half field goal for the Tigers, neither team struck the scoreboard in the third quarter. Both defenses forced multiple punts and neither offense could put together a successful drive in the past twelve minutes. The score remains 20-14 Missouri at the start of the fourth quarter.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18): Missouri extends lead to six

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18) by John Montesantos on Sept. 18, 2010 at 8:08 p.m.

Midway through the third quarter the Tigers have added three to their lead to go up 20-14. Ressel nailed a 38-yard field to bring him to 2-2 on the day.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18): Missouri goes up 17-7

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18) by John Montesantos on Sept. 18, 2010 at 7:29 p.m.

After both teams went without scoring for the entire second quarter, the Tigers extended their lead to ten with a minute remaining in the half. Gabbert took it himself after he couldn't find an open receiver, scoring on an 11-yard run to the outside. The 8-play, 78-yard scoring drive ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18): Fumble call on the field overturned

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18) by John Montesantos on Sept. 18, 2010 at 6:59 p.m.

Senior free safety Jarrell Harrison scooped up a San Diego State fumble at the Aztec 30-yard line, but the play went under review and was overturned. San Diego State took advantage, picking up the first down on the following third down after the reviewed call went their way.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18): Tigers take lead back with field goal

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18) by John Montesantos on Sept. 18, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.

After their first failed drive on offense, the Missouri punt team downed the kick at the Aztec one-yard line, the third time they've done so in three games. San Diego State managed a short drive before the Tiger defense forced a punt. Senior cornerback Carl Gettis returned the boot ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18): Aztecs answer with scoring drive

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18) by John Montesantos on Sept. 18, 2010 at 6:19 p.m.

San Diego State converted on a big third-and-one to start the drive and quickly entered Tiger territory. The top-ten offense then moved the chains on a third-and-two before a junior quarterback Ryan Lindley connected with his receiver for a big gain down the sideline. The Aztecs then punched it in ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18): Tigers out to quick 7-0 lead

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18) by John Montesantos on Sept. 18, 2010 at 6:10 p.m.

Aztecs boot the kickoff past the end zone for the touchback. Back-to-back 8-yard passes to sophomore wideout T.J. Moe to start the drive. Next came a 26-yard fade to junior tight end Michael Egnew to enter San Diego State territory. Another first down pass to Egnew before junior tailback ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18): Missouri ready for kickoff with San Diego State

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18) by John Montesantos on Sept. 18, 2010 at 5:55 p.m.

The Tigers are just minutes from kickoff with San Diego State in their second home contest of the season. The Aztecs come into the Zou with the No. 6 offense in the nation and an early 2-0 record. The Tigers are also undefeated and coming off a 50-6 blowout over ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18): Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18)

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18) by Zach Toombs on Sept. 18, 2010 at 2:34 p.m.

Follow this blog for live coverage as Missouri football takes on San Diego State on Saturday. We'll also be posting updates to our @ManeaterSports Twitter account throughout the game.

Missouri football set to host San Diego State

In Print: Missouri football set to host San Diego State

By John Montesantos | Sept. 17, 2010

The Tigers are 2-0 and ranked No. 25 in the Coaches Poll.

In Print: Missouri football utilizes sports psychologists

By John Montesantos | Sept. 17, 2010

The doctors help players practice their focus for game day.

In Print: On the sidelines: football injury update

By Zach Mink | Sept. 17, 2010

The Tigers will return Will Ebner and Kendial Lawrence to the lineup.

Josey impresses in home opener

In Print: Josey impresses in home opener

By John Montesantos | Sept. 14, 2010

The freshman tailback lit up the scoreboard against the Cowboys.

In Print: Sports Shorts: Missouri basketball announces full 2010-11 schedule

By Zach Mink | Sept. 14, 2010

Basketball The Missouri Tigers basketball team announced the 2010-11 schedule Monday. The Tigers have put together a challenging year, facing the powerhouse Georgetown Hoyas as well as the rising Illinois Fighting Illini. The games will be played in Kansas City and St. Louis, respectively. Another notable scheduling is the 2010 ...

Sports Blog: Missouri football ranked No. 25 in coaches poll

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on Sept. 12, 2010 at 2:27 p.m.

The Missouri football team was ranked No. 25 in the USA Today and ESPN Top 25 football coaches poll. The ranking comes after many ranked teams from last week suffered losses this weekend. Missouri received 82 voting points to just squeak into the Top 25. The Tigers were unranked in ...

Police Beat: Derrick Washington arrested for domestic assault

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Sept. 12, 2010 at 1:36 p.m.

A spokesman for the Boone County Jail confirmed suspended football player Derrick Washington was arrested for third-degree domestic assault Sunday morning. He has since been released on $1,000 bond. Washington was charged with felony deviate sexual assault in late August. On June 19, Washington allegedly assaulted a woman at ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Game review

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 8:49 p.m.

Missouri coasts to a 50-6 victory in their home opener at Faurot Field. The Tigers were in command from the opening kickoff and improve to 2-0 on the year. Highlighting the scoring for the Tigers was true freshman tailback Henry Josey, who ran for three touchdowns. Gabbert threw for 220 ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Backup offense turns ball over

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 8:43 p.m.

A botched handoff and fumble by the Missouri offense gives the ball back to the Cowboys at the Tiger 45-yard line. Missouri still leads 50-6 with under four minutes to play.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): McNeese State gets on the board

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 8:26 p.m.

The Cowboys finally put together a scoring drive with twelve minutes left in the game, connecting on a touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone. They were the first points allowed by the Tiger defense in five quarters of play. The extra point attempt hit the upright and ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): James Franklin takes it to the house

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 8:16 p.m.

Up 43, Missouri put in freshman quarterback James Franklin for the third quarter drive. Franklin put together a 40-yard scoring drive with the backup offense and capped it with an eight-yard run for his first career touchdown. The Tigers now lead 50-0 with under a minute left in the third ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Fumbles on both sides

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 8:10 p.m.

Missouri fumbled on the second play of their drive after Gachkar's interception. McNeese State matched them with equally poor ball protection, fumbling for their second time. The Tigers take over at the McNeese State 40-yard line.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Another interception for Missouri

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 8:06 p.m.

Senior linebacker Andrew Gachkar picked off a pass across the middle for his first career interception and Missouri's third interception of the day. That number matches the defense's performance in week one when they recorded three interceptions against Illinois. Missouri takes over from midfield with six minutes remaining ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Kenji Jackson gets it back for Tigers

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

Junior strong safety Kenji Jackson stops a promising Cowboy drive with Missouri's second interception of the day. The pick is Jackson's second of the season. The Tigers take over at their own 36-yard line.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): First passing touchdown for Missouri

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 7:52 p.m.

Gabbert connected with junior wide receiver Jerrell Jackson in the corner of the end zone for the 24-yard touchdown pass. The score capped a quick, 54-second scoring drive and makes it 43-0 Tigers.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Tigers get it back off the fumble

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 7:50 p.m.

Senior linebacker Andrew Gachkar recovered a fumble at the Cowboy 25-yard line to get the ball back for the Tigers.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Missouri extends lead to 36

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 7:46 p.m.

The McNeese State defense held the Tigers after the blocked punt, resulting in a 32-yard field goal by Ressel. Missouri now leads 36-0 three minutes into the second half.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Michael Sam stuffs Cowboy punt

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 7:45 p.m.

Redshirt freshman defensive end Michael Sam made another big defensive play, blocking the McNeese State punt to open the half. Sam already has a safety in the game. The Tigers take over deep in Cowboy territory.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Missouri leads 33-0 at halftime

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 7:17 p.m.

The Tigers lead 33-0 at halftime after scoring on their first four possessions and adding a safety and field goal in the second quarter. Freshman tailback Henry Josey was the story of the first half, racking up 108 yards and scoring three touchdowns on just five carries. Junior quarterback Blaine ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Tigers tack on three more to end the half

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 7:14 p.m.

Junior place kicker Grant Ressel nailed a 27-yard field goal to cap a late second quarter scoring drive for the Tigers. Missouri now leads 33-0 with under a minute remaining in the half.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Punt return touchdown called back

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 7:09 p.m.

The Missouri defense forced McNeese State to punt out of their own end zone. Senior cornerback Carl Gettis returned the punt for a touchdown, but the score was called back after a holding call on the Tigers. Missouri will start their drive at the Cowboy 42-yard line.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): McNeese State stalls the Missouri offense

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 7:02 p.m.

Gabbert threw his first incomplete passes and was sacked for the first time on the drive. The McNeese State defense forced the first punt of the game from the Tigers. The punt team downed the ball at the 1-yard line for the second time this season.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Missouri leads 30-0 after safety

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 6:56 p.m.

Redshirt freshman defensive end Michael Sam sacked the McNeese State quarterback in the end zone for the safety. The Tigers now lead 30-0 with ten minutes remaining in the half.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Missouri pours it on, lead now 28-0

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 6:51 p.m.

The Tigers put together a three-play, one-minute drive to strike the scoreboard again. Junior tailback De'Vion Moore punched it in for the 9-yard touchdown run. Missouri now leads 28-0 with twelve minutes left in the second quarter.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Rutland interception gets the ball back for Missouri

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 6:49 p.m.

Senior cornerback Kevin Rutland picked off a tipped ball and returned it into Cowboy territory. The Tigers take over at the McNeese State 36-yard line.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Josey takes it 62 yards for his third touchdown

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 6:44 p.m.

Henry Josey takes it to the house for a 62-yard touchdown run. The freshman tailback now has over 108 yards rushing and three touchdowns on just four carries. Tigers now lead 21-0 with 14 minutes left in the half.

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Cowboy offense shows some life to end first quarter

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 6:27 p.m.

McNeese State starts their second drive from their own 12 after an unnecessary roughness penalty on the kickoff return. The Cowboy offense finally got going, reaching midfield before converting on a big fourth and one. The visitors then missed wide right on a 42-yard field goal attempt after being stopped ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Missouri pushes the lead to 14

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 6:15 p.m.

The Tiger defense forced a quick three-and-out from the Cowboy offense, bringing the offense back out at their own 36-yard line. Missouri then posted a nearly identical scoring drive, picking away at McNeese State for a nine-play, 64-yard advance. Josey capped it off with his second touchdown run from six ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Tigers get out to early lead

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 5:59 p.m.

McNeese won the toss and deferred, leading to a 24-yard return on the kickoff by backup freshman tailback Marcus Murphy. The Missouri offense started off strong, picking up a quick first down before freshman tailback Henry Josey broke loose for a 34-yard run to enter McNeese State territory. Josey would ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Tigers count down to home opener against McNeese State

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 11, 2010 at 5:48 p.m.

The Tigers are minutes away from the kickoff of their first home contest of 2010. Missouri is set to take on McNeese State in the first meeting ever for the two teams. The Cowboys were the Southland Conference champions last season and return 15 starters from their 2009 squad. The ...

Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010): Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State

Posted to Live Blog: Missouri vs. McNeese State (Sept. 11, 2010) by Zach Toombs on Sept. 11, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.

Follow this blog for live coverage of Missouri football's home opener against McNeese State on Saturday. We'll also be posting updates to our @ManeaterSports Twitter account throughout the game.

Missouri rolls past McNeese State 50-6

Missouri rolls past McNeese State 50-6

By Zach Mink | Sept. 11, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.

Freshman tailback Henry Josey led the Tigers with 112 yards and three touchdowns.

Police Beat: Tiger football player arrested for unpaid speeding ticket

Posted to Police Beat by Steve Cassidy on Sept. 10, 2010 at 4:05 p.m.

Third-string Missouri quarterback Ashton Glaser was arrested Wednesday night at approximately 10:15 p.m. for failure to appear in court. Glaser was summoned to court for failure to pay a speeding ticket issued in June. Glaser’s father, Sean Glaser told the Columbia Daily Tribune that his son’s ...

On Campus: Spirit Bus transit available for home football games

Posted to On Campus by Leah Hurt on Sept. 10, 2010 at 10:56 a.m.

A Spirit Bus will be available this Saturday to shuttle football fans to watch the Missouri Tigers play McNeese State, a Columbia Public Works Department news release stated. This service aims to eliminate the aggravation of trying to find a place to park and would allow fans to travel together ...

In Print: Sports shorts

By Zach Mink | Sept. 10, 2010

Football Tiger defensive end Aldon Smith had a career game against the Fighting Illini on Saturday, leading the defense with 10 tackles and two sacks. The sophomore was rewarded Tuesday when he was named Big 12 co-Defensive Player of the Week along with Keenan Robinson of Texas. Smith has had ...

Analysis: Veteran Missouri defense starts season strong

In Print: Analysis: Veteran Missouri defense starts season strong

By John Montesantos | Sept. 10, 2010

The Tigers shut out the Illini in the second half of the season opener.

Missouri bests Illinois in last Arch Rivalry game

Missouri bests Illinois in last Arch Rivalry game

By John Montesantos | Sept. 5, 2010

A strong second half resulted in a come-from-behind win for the Tigers.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Tigers take sixth, final Arch Rivalry game 23-13

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) on Sept. 4, 2010 at 3:29 p.m.

Missouri closed out its sixth and final Arch Rivalry game against Ilinois with a 23-13 win. Stay with The Maneater for an in-depth analysis of the game on our website and photos.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Tigers make it a two-score game late

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 2:55 p.m.

Missouri ran the clock down to 31 seconds as Illinois was left with no remaining timeouts. Grant Ressel then connected on the 35-yard field goal to make it 23-13 Tigers with just 27 seconds to play.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Last-chance reception for Illinois called out-of-bounds

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 2:49 p.m.

Down a score with two minutes remaining, Illinois was forced to go for it on fourth-and-ten from their own 21-yard line. Scheelhaase scrambled, avoid a sack and connected with a receiver down the right sideline. The ruling on the field was that the receiver's foot was out of bounds ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Kenji Jackson nabs third Missouri interception

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 2:38 p.m.

Junior strong safety Kenji Jackson grabs the Tigers' third interception of the day and ran it back deep into Illinois territory. But an illegal block and unsportsmanlike conduct put Missouri at their own 32-yard line. The turnover came with just over five minutes remaining in the game and Missouri leading ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Missouri adds three more

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 2:29 p.m.

Missouri started the drive in Illinois territory and gained nearly thirty yards to put themselves in field goal range. Grant Ressel connected on the field goal from 27 yards out, making his two-for-three on the day. The Tigers now lead it 20-13.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Big interception from Gettis brings the offense back out

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 2:15 p.m.

Scheelhaase under threw his receiver down the sideline on second down and senior cornerback Carl Gettis made a one-handed interception to get the ball back for the Tigers. Gettis returned the ball into Illinois territory where the offense suffered a three-and-out. Gettis made another stellar play on the punt, downing ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Tigers take the lead to start the fourth quarter

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 2:10 p.m.

Missouri scored for the second time this half just over a minute into the fourth quarter. Gabbert found tight end Michael Egnew on the left side of the end zone for the 6-yard touchdown pass. The score capped a 10-play, 69 yard scoring drive. The Tigers have now scored 14 ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Third quarter update

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 2:02 p.m.

There was little action from either team in the third quarter following the Tiger's score five minutes in. The Illini recorded just one first down all quarter after the Missouri score, punting on both of their drives. The Tigers put together a nice drive but were forced to punt ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Missouri capitalizes on first drive of second half

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 1:32 p.m.

The Tigers finally found the end zone to start the third quarter after forcing an Illinois punt and controlling the ball for the next three minutes. Gabbert scrambled left on the third-and-five attempt and found T.J. Moe in the corner of the end zone for the 7-yard touchdown connection ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): First half notes

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 1:05 p.m.

Illinois leads 13-3 at the end of the first half. The Illini dominated the running game in the first half, racking up 157 yards between tailback Mikel Leshoure and quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase. Missouri ruled the air with 114 yards on 20 attempts from Gabbert. The Missouri running backs are struggling ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Ugly end to the first half for Tigers

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 12:57 p.m.

The Tigers started an ineffective offensive drive from their own 20-yard line after the Illinois score. After moving the markers on their first set of downs, junior wide receiver Wes Kemp dropped a big second down pass across the middle from Gabbert. The drive ended with a sack on Gabbert ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Illinois answers with scoring drive, take 10-3 lead

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 12:46 p.m.

Nathan Scheelhaase capped an 8-play, 82-yard drive for the Illini with a 13-yard touchdown pass to junior A.J. Jenkins. Illinois now leads it 10-3 with 2:10 left in the first half.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Tigers tie it up with 34-yard field goal

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 12:34 p.m.

The Missouri offense posted a 12-play drive from their own 40 to enter Illinois territory. Grant Ressel then made up for his earlier miss and connected on the 34-yard field goal to tie the score at 3 midway through the second quarter.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Simmons intercepts deep pass from Scheelhaase

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 12:29 p.m.

Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase threw it deep on third down and the pass was picked off by Missouri free safety Jasper Simmons. The Tigers start the drive on their own 40.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Ressel misses wide right on tying field goal attempt

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 12:25 p.m.

The Illinois defense held the Tigers on their first third down of the second quarter, forcing a 37-yard field goal attempt for Missouri. Junior place kicker Grant Ressel missed wide right and now the Illini take over at their own 20.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Tigers get it back on second fumble of the first quarter

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 12:15 p.m.

The Tiger defense gets it right back on a fumble recovered by defensive end Brad Madison. Missouri started their third drive of the game on their own 48. A quick first down and a rush to end the quarter puts the Tigers on the Illinois 35-yard line with second down ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Fumble forced by Illinois to end Tiger drive

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 12:11 p.m.

The Tigers complete a pair of long passes for first downs and enter Illinois territory. But Gabbert fumbles on a rush up the middle and the Illini take over at their own 35-yard line.

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Illinios strikes the scoreboard first with field goal

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 11:52 a.m.

The Tigers gave up two quick first downs on the first drive for the Illini before stopping them on a third down in Missouri territory. But an unnecessary roughness call on defensive end Jacquies Smith gave Illinois an automatic first down to the Missouri 25-yard line. Illinois got as close ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Tigers stall on first drive of the 2010 season

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by John Montesantos on Sept. 4, 2010 at 11:44 a.m.

The Tigers won the toss and elected to receive, starting the first drive of the season at the 22-yard line after senior cornerback Jasper Simmons's return. Missouri went with three straight passes; the first incomplete, then Gabbert connected with Egnew on the sideline for no gain on second down ...

Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010): Missouri vs. Illinois: pregame notes

Posted to Live blog: Missouri vs. Illinois (Sept. 4, 2010) by Zach Mink on Sept. 4, 2010 at 10:14 a.m.

The 2010 football season is almost underway as we are a little over an hour away from kickoff at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. The stakes are raised for two players in the game today. Redshirt freshman quarterback Nathan Sceelhaase is making his first career start for the ...

In Print: Tigers to take on Illini in final Border Showdown

By John Montesantos | Sept. 3, 2010

The Tigers enter their final Arch Rivalry game with a perfect record against the Illini.

In Print: Missouri football preview: A look at every game on the 2010 schedule

By John Montesantos and Zach Mink | Sept. 3, 2010

Illinois (at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis) When: Sept. 4 2009 Record: 3-9 (2-6 Big Ten) All-Time Series: Missouri holds the 16-7 edge in the series. Last Meeting: The Tigers opened the 2009 season with a 37-9 win against the Illini. Then-sophomore quarterback Blaine Gabbert threw for 313 ...

In Print: Tigers work to fill Washington's shoes

By John Montesantos | Sept. 3, 2010

Missouri's backup tailbacks prepare to step up with the former starter out.

Sports Blog: Washington permanently suspended from team

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on Sept. 1, 2010 at 12:27 p.m.

Senior tailback Derrick Washington has been permanently suspended from the Missouri Tigers football team, Athletics Department spokesman Chad Moller said. "Derrick Washington has been permanently suspended from the University of Missouri football program," Moller said in a news release Tuesday. "Nothing about this decision will affect his existing athletic scholarship ...

In Print: MU athletics one of 14 FBS programs to turn profit

By Steven Dickherber | Aug. 31, 2010

More than 100 schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision lost money on football.

Washington arrested on sexual assault charges

In Print: Washington arrested on sexual assault charges

By Alicia Stice and Zach Mink | Aug. 31, 2010

Four Tigers football players have been arrested this month.

Tigers fight through injuries

In Print: Tigers fight through injuries

By Zach Mink | Aug. 31, 2010

Jarrell Jackson, De’Vion Moore and Munir Prince have been among the injured Tigers.

Police Beat: Washington charged with felony sexual assault

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Aug. 30, 2010 at 12:02 p.m.

Missouri senior tailback Derrick Washington was charged with deviate sexual assault Monday, Assistant Boone County Prosecutor Andrea Hayes said. "I just now filed charges on him for felony deviate sexual assault," she said. "There will be a warrant issued for his arrest." These charges come in light of an alleged ...

Police Beat: Tigers' tight end arrested on suspicion of DWI

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Aug. 29, 2010 at 6:45 p.m.

Missouri Tigers junior tight end and long snapper Beau Brinkley became the third member of the Missouri football program in the last month to be arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Sunday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed Brinkley was also cited for having an improper window tint on ...

Washington suspended; Prince hurt in scrimmage

In Print: Washington suspended; Prince hurt in scrimmage

By Zach Mink | Aug. 27, 2010

The Missouri Tigers' first game is Sept. 4 against Illinois.

Competition runs high among Tiger receivers

In Print: Competition runs high among Tiger receivers

By John Montesantos | Aug. 27, 2010

Injuries have left young receivers fighting for playing time.

Sports Blog: Senior tailback Washington suspended indefinitely

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on Aug. 26, 2010 at 4:43 p.m.

Missouri’s No. 1 tailback, senior Derrick Washington, was suspended until further notice before Thursday’s scrimmage at Faurot Field for disciplinary reasons. Sophomore back-up Kendial Lawrence will take the top spot in the returning starter’s absence, though it is not yet known if Washington will be eligible for ...

Sports Blog: Gabbert, offense earn big win in second fall scrimmage

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on Aug. 19, 2010 at 2:52 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers football team held its second major scrimmage of fall camp Thursday morning at Faurot. The offense came away with a commanding 41-19 win over the defense in the detailed scrimmage scoring system. Junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert led the way for the "No. 1 team" offense with 208 ...

Sports Blog: Missouri football holds first scrimmage of fall camp

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on Aug. 15, 2010 at 3:21 p.m.

The 2010 Missouri Tigers football team held its first major scrimmage of fall camp Saturday. The contest featured plenty of big plays that gave way to a 56-48 win for the offense in the special offense vs. defense scrimmage scoring system. The “#1 offense” saw strong performances from the returning ...

Sports Blog: Tigers' top receiver sidelined for up to four weeks

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on Aug. 11, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.

Missouri football was dealt a tough blow Wednesday as the team’s leading receiver, Jerrell Jackson, broke a bone in his left wrist and is expected to miss around four weeks. The injury occurred after Jackson became entangled with safety Jasper Simmons an hour into practice. The 6'1" junior ...

Fans line Faurot Field at Football Fan Day

By Phil Millan | Aug. 9, 2010

The event was the Tigers' eighth annual appreciation day.

Sports Blog: Two Missouri football players cited for trespassing

Posted to Sports Blog by Wes Duplantier on Aug. 4, 2010 at 12:33 p.m.

Two MU football players were cited early Tuesday morning, one day after an assistant coach was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Safety Jarrell Harrison, a senior, was cited early Tuesday morning for trespassing, as was junior defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton, who was with him. The two were reportedly ...

Sports Blog: Two Missouri football games to be televised via pay-per-view

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on Aug. 3, 2010 at 4:02 p.m.

The Missouri football team's first two home games will be televised on pay-per-view by Fox Sports Net this season, MU and FOX Sports Net announced Tuesday. The two games, against McNeese State on Sept. 11 and San Diego State on Sept. 18, will be available to view for $39 ...

Sports Blog: Missouri football assistant coach arrested on suspicion of DWI

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on Aug. 3, 2010 at 3:59 p.m.

Assistant coach Bruce Walker of the Missouri football team was arrested Monday night on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Campus police arrived at the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex at 11:14 p.m. and found Walker behind the wheel of a running car, the Associated Press reported Tuesday Walker’s ...

Pinkel optimistic about upcoming football season

Pinkel optimistic about upcoming football season

By Zach Mink | July 27, 2010

Pinkel said Blaine Gabbert will continue his success this year.

In Print: Sports shorts

By Ben Kupiszewski , Sean Leahy and Zach Mink | April 27, 2010

Gymnastics After qualifying for two events in Thursday night's semifinal, Missouri senior Sarah Shire finished within the top five in vault and floor exercise during the NCAA Championships in Gainesville, Fla. On vault, each competitor executed two different vaults for six judges, and the average of the tabulated scores ...

Weatherspoon selected by Falcons

By Sean Leahy | April 23, 2010

He became Missouri's third first-round draft pick in the last two years.

Missouri football plays spring game

In Print: Missouri football plays spring game

By Zach Miller | April 20, 2010

The scrimmage marks the end of the spring practice schedule.

Defense dominates in Missouri football Black & Gold Game

In Print: Defense dominates in Missouri football Black & Gold Game

By John Montesantos | April 20, 2010

Five turnovers by the offense helped the Gold side earn the win.

Missouri looks for new playmakers at wide receiver

In Print: Missouri looks for new playmakers at wide receiver

By Zach Miller | April 16, 2010

Departing seniors accounted for 60 percent of Missouri's receptions.

Missouri football announces recruiting haul

In Print: Missouri football announces recruiting haul

By Sean Leahy | Feb. 5, 2010

The Tigers had 23 players sign a National Letter of Intent.

Texas Bowl loss still hurting Missouri

In Print: Texas Bowl loss still hurting Missouri

By Eric Short | Jan. 22, 2010

Ticket sales have come up short for recent bowl games.

Gutsy call pays off for Pinkel

By Sean Leahy | Nov. 28, 2009

Down by three points with three minutes left, the Tigers punted and eventually forced a safety.