COLUMBIA – Multi-game series with Arizona State University and the University of Memphis have been added to future University of Missouri football schedules, according to the university's athletic department.
The series with Arizona State is a two-year deal that will feature games in Tempe, Ariz., in 2011 and in Columbia, in 2012. The Tigers and Sun Devils have met five times previously, with Mizzou holding a 3-2 edge in the series. The last time they played was a home-and-home exchange in 1989 and 1990.
Mizzou and Memphis will also be playing a home-and-home series, with the games set for Sept. 5, 2015 in Memphis, Tenn., followed by a return game in Columbia on Sept. 3, 2016. Mizzou holds a 2-1 lead over Memphis in the brief series history.
The 2013 non-conference schedule has also been finished with the addition of Murray State and Kent State. Murray State will open the 2013 season at Faurot Field on Aug. 31 of that year, followed by home games against Toledo (Sept. 7) and Kent State (Sept. 14), followed by a road game at Indiana (Sept. 21). Toledo is where Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel served for 10 seasons as head coach prior to coming to Missouri. Kent State is where Pinkel played football and earned his degree, playing for the legendary Don James.
The 2011 non-conference slate now consists of the Arizona State road game (Sept. 10) and a home matchup with Western Illinois (Sept. 24), with two more games to be finalized. In 2012, one more date is to be determined (Sept. 1), with other non-conference home games set against Southern Illinois (Sept. 8) and Arizona State (Sept. 15), followed by a road game at Miami, Ohio (Sept. 22).
Missouri football’s 2010 schedule: Sept. 4 vs. Illinois (in St. Louis, Mo.), followed by four home games over a five-week period, including Sept. 11 vs. McNeese State, Sept. 18 vs. San Diego State, Sept. 25 vs. Miami, Ohio and Oct. 9 vs. Colorado in the Big 12 opener. The Tigers will play at Texas A&M on Oct. 16, followed by a home game on Oct. 23 against Oklahoma, which will serve as 2010 Homecoming. The Tigers will then close the season by playing four of five games away from home, including games at Nebraska (Oct. 30) and Texas Tech (Nov. 6), followed by the home finale against Kansas State (Nov. 13), a road game at Iowa State (Nov. 20) and the annual Mizzou-Kansas Border Showdown in Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium, to be played on either Nov. 26 or 27.