The Missouri football team still has a couple of weeks to prepare for the Independence Bowl, and the Missouri basketball teams and wrestling team are off to strong starts.
Missouri basketball teams collect more wins
The Missouri men's basketball team is now 9-0 for the first time since 2006, after beating Navy 84-59 on Saturday.
Missouri football tight end Andrew Jones has been practicing with the basketball team and saw his first game action in the Saturday win against Navy.
Missouri wrestling dominates ranked opponent
The No. 12 Missouri wrestling team is also off to a strong start. The Tigers beat No. 20 Kent State 34-12 in Kent, Ohio, on Friday, as reported by InterMat in its play-by-play.
Missouri is now 4-1 in dual meets this season. The only loss was a 19-18 loss to No. 11 Oklahoma last month without No. 5-ranked 125-pounder Alan Waters.
Preparing for the Independence Bowl
The Missouri football team will play North Carolina in the Independence Bowl at 4 p.m. on Dec. 26 in Shreveport, La.
The Tigers will start preparing for that game next week, but this week is devoted to working with the program's young players.
"We have the veteran players back off in several of the periods, and we just focus on coaching those young players," Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said. "And they don’t get the coaching like that when they’re on scout team. That’s really the benefit you get from it.”