Tigers grace Sports Illustrated cover

August 5, 2008 | 9:13 p.m. CDT
Missouri football has joined some elite company. On the cover of Sports Illustrated at least.
The magazine features quarterback Chase Daniel, linebacker Sean Weatherspoon and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on the front of its annual college football preview issue. According to, the issue hits newstands Wednesday.
Other covers feature Georgia, Ohio State, USC and Florida.
It is the second time in less than a year that the football team has graced the cover. The first was after a victory in November over archrival Kansas lifted the Tigers to No. 1 in the polls.
The Tigers are ranked No. 4 in Sports Illustrated’s preseason rankings.

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