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Everything you need to know for this week's game

Dec. 23 — Independence Bowl Edition

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  • Cover story: Two Jefferson City graduates meet on the line. North Carolina's Sylvester Williams and Missouri's Travis Ruth were teammates in high school. Now, four years later, they'll square off head-to-head on the line at the 2011 Independence Bowl. 

Nov. 24 — Rivalry Edition

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  • Cover story: The last rivalry game? After 120 years of playing Kansas, the 2011 Border Showdown might be the last rivalry game. Kansas administrators have said they are uninterested in continuing the rivalry once Missouri moves to the SEC next season. Football reporter Andrew Wagaman looks back at 120 years of rivalry intensity, wins, losses, ties and, most of all, hate.
  • PHOTO GALLERY: A look back at the 120 years of Missouri vs. Kansas rivalry games.

Nov. 19

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  • Cover story: The Lone Star Tigers. Nine of the 2011 starters are from Texas, and the roster has 35 players who call the Lone Star State home. Missouri has found a niche in the recruiting scene, often finding hidden gems that other teams pass up. Football reporter Harry Plumer spent a week in Texas visiting the places that Tiger football stars got their start.
  • MAP: Where in Texas are the players from?

Nov. 11 — SEC Edition

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Oct. 21 — The Realignment Issue

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Oct. 14 - Missouri's 100th Homecoming Game

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  • Cover story: The opening kickoff return memory that will last a lifetime. Many Tiger fans will never forget Gahn McGaffie's opening kickoff return for a touchdown in last year's Homecoming game. Check out the memories made from all views of the stadium as the Tigers took an early lead against Oklahoma.
  • Feelings for the University of Missouri don't end at graduation. Five Missouri School of Journalism alumni who now work at ESPN share their MU Homecoming memories. Read the memories of Pat Forde, Wright Thompson, Seth Wickersham, Michael Kim and John Anderson in their own words.

  • Test your knowledge of all this MU with an interactive 100-question quiz. Be sure to study up on your campus traditions, history and athletics before celebrating the 100th MU Homecoming.

  • Five things NOT about Homecoming. Between the daily drama that is conference realignment and the hullabaloo of the 100th Homecoming, it might be easy to forget that there is actually a football game Saturday. We keep you in the know with what to expect on the field.
  • Tweeting Tigers: We kept track of the most interesting player tweets during preseason. You can also check out our list of Missouri players and coaches with Twitter and follow us at @CoMoSports for the latest information.

  • Keep up with the Big 12 conference this week. We have a television schedule of all the games.

  • Don't forget to check out the Missourian's sports blog. This week you'll find a post about the NCAA simulation of Missouri v. Iowa State and all the latest news on conference realignment. There will not be a Five From The Film Room feature this week because the game is not going to be televised.

Oct. 7

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  • Cover story: Come hungry, leave healthy. Staff at the Missouri Athletic Training Center dining hall focus on nutrition and moderation through a variety of workout-friendly foods served to the athletes for breakfast and dinner.

Sept. 23

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  • Cover story: The scooter gang. When T.J. Moe, Corey Sudhoff, Brad Madison and several other players want to get to and from the athletic facilities, they ride their scooters. It's undeniable that a big man on a little bike is funny.
  • After last year's unforgettable homecoming win against Oklahoma, the Tigers are looking for a repeat. It won't be easy on the road, though. Oklahoma has only lost two games at home since Bob Stoops took over in 1999.
  • Tweeting Tigers: We kept track of the most interesting player tweets during preseason. You can also check out our list of Missouri players and coaches with Twitter and follow us at @CoMoSports for the latest information.
  • Caption Contest: You tell us what's going on. Tweet us what you think Andrew Baggett is up to in this photo, and we'll publish the best responses. You can tweet to us at @CoMoSports using the hashtag #captioncontest. 
  • Don't forget to check out the Missourian's sports blog. This week you'll find a post about the NCAA simulation of Missouri v. Oklahoma, the weekly Five From The Film Room and, of course, all the latest news on conference realignment.
  • It's impossible to put on a football uniform without the possibility of getting hurt. Injuries have plagued the Tigers this year, and we take a look at the most common football injuries.
  • Keep up with the Big 12 conference this week. We have a television schedule of all the games.

Sept. 16

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  •  Cover story: When the lights go out. The crew who works the graveyard shift keeps Mizzou Sports Park in tip top shape. 
  • The current crop of football players is in uncharted terrority with a week two loss. The game at Arizona State was also the first game that went into overtime since the 2008 Alamo Bowl. 
  • Tweeting Tigers: We kept track of the most interesting player tweets during preseason. You can also check out our list of Missouri players and coaches with Twitter and follow us at @CoMoSports for the latest information.
  • The opponent: Western Illinois. What is a leatherneck anyway?
  • Five things you didn't know about... defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton.
  • Caption Contest: You tell us what's going on. Tweet us what you think Andrew Baggett is up to in this photo, and we'll publish the best responses. You can tweet to us at @CoMoSports using the hashtag #captioncontest. 
  • Don't forget to check out the Missourian's sports blog. This week you'll find a post about cornerback Robert Steeples who does stand-up comedy, the first person account of the photographer who was hit in the face by Grant Ressel's missed field goal at Arizona State and, of course, all the latest news on conference realignment.
  • Keep up with the Big 12 conference this week. We have a television schedule of all the games.

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  •  Cover story: Arizona State not a cupcake game. Usually Missouri's nonconference games are scheduled for wins, but Arizona State might be the Tigers toughest nonconference opponent yet.

Sept. 2

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  • Cover story: The art of making sporty stylish. It's the jersey's job to identify the player, team and perform under the rough and tumble of contact football. But it is also important to look good. MU textile and apparel management students and faculty tell us what they think about the black and gold. 
  • Linebacker Darvin Ruise is thankful for not only his football abilities, but his musical talents, as well. He plays four instruments.
  • The opponent: Miami (Ohio). Some facts about the first team Missouri will face on the field.
  • Tweeting Tigers: We kept track of the most interesting player tweets during preseason. You can also check out our list of Missouri players and coaches with Twitter and follow us at @CoMoSports for the latest information. 
  • Caption Contest: You tell us what's going on. Tweet us what you think Brad Madison is up to in this photo, and we'll publish the best responses. You can tweet to us at @CoMoSports using the hashtag #captioncontest. 
  • Don't forget to check out the Missourian's sports blog. This week you'll find a collection of outstanding starting quarterback James Franklin quotes, a YouTube video that the offensive line suggests and how the Tigers fared in an NCAA '12 simulation against Miami (Ohio). 
  • Five things you didn't know about ... left tackle Justin Britt
  • Keep up with the Big 12 conference this week. We have a television schedule of all the games. 
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