Cotton Bowl

Missouri football left with holes to fill, attitude to build on in 2014

Kony Ealy is leaving. Markus Golden says he's staying. Missouri will need to replace 13 starters in 2014, but the 12-win team has raised the standard around the program.

Missouri football defeats Oklahoma State 41-31 in Cotton Bowl

After three-and-a-half quarters of inconsistency from some unlikely sources, the Missouri Tigers leaned on Michael Sam and Henry Josey to win a tightly contested Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma State.

Pinkel becomes Missouri's all-time winningest coach with Cotton Bowl victory

A touchdown from Henry Josey and a sack from Michael Sam were the plays that sealed Gary Pinkel's 102nd win as coach at Missouril. He had passed Don Faurot for No. 1 on the school's all-time wins list.

Cotton Bowl champs: Missouri players celebrate with thanks and sleepless night

Missouri players and coaches reacted on Twitter after their Cotton Bowl win over Oklahoma State, with selfies of trophy kisses and a little dance from coach Gary Pinkel. For more football team updates, follow this Twitter list.

An unexpected season: A look back at Missouri football's 2013 season

From a 5-0 record in non-conference play to a pair of road wins in two of the SEC's toughest environments, Missouri made an improbable run at an SEC Championship in 2013. Here's a game-by-game account of Missouri's 2013 season.

Cotton Bowl mixes history with spectacle

While the old Cotton Bowl stands just 20 miles west, more of a historic monument with hardly a soul around, Cowboys Stadium has already become a spectacle for the 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic between Missouri and Oklahoma State. 

Alumni tailgate: Music, fans, fashion and food

The Mizzou Alumni Association hosted a pre-game tailgate Friday at the Arlington Convention Center. The Missourian collected scenes from the event and caught up with some of the fans.

TIGERS REPORT LIVE: Live coverage of the Missouri vs. Oklahoma State Cotton Bowl

We collected score updates, social posts and links from Missourian staff and others during the Cotton Bowl.

Cotton Bowl: The five greatest moments in the game's history

Missouri has several Cotton Bowl memories, but where do they fit in with the rest of the game's signature moments?

Missouri fans, alumni pack Cotton Bowl block party in Dallas

To welcome Missouri fans traveling to Texas for the Cotton Bowl, the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association organized a four-bar block party in Uptown Dallas. Missourian reporter Andrew Gibson caught up with fans there.

TIGER KICKOFF: Copeland's Cranium: The final chapter

For the past few months, we've wondered if Missouri guard Max Copeland was being serious in his rants about government conspiracies, Halloween and his teammates. But in the final installment of Copeland's Cranium, he leaves the jokes at the door.

Missouri football defeats Oklahoma State 41-31 in Cotton Bowl

For much of the game, Gary Pinkel dealt with quarterback issues. But in the end, none of that mattered. Henry Josey scored three times, and Michael Sam forced a fumble that led to a 73-yard touchdown return that sealed Missouri's Cotton Bowl victory.

Josh Henson to show off revamped Missouri football offense to alma mater

Missouri's offensive coordinator has been the catalyst for the team's offensive turnaround in 2013. On Friday, Henson will play his alma matter in the Cotton Bowl in arguably the biggest test of the season. 

Missouri football coordinator Dave Steckel and his defense are under scrutiny

The Missouri defense had a great year until Auburn ran over it in the SEC Championship game. Now, defensive coordinator Dave Steckel and his "Misfit Toys" are preparing for Oklahoma State.

TIGERS REPORT: Missouri football prepares for former Big 12 foe in Cotton Bowl

The Missouri Tigers find themselves in familiar territory this week as the team prepares to face Oklahoma State in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic on Friday.

If the SEC and Big 12 were celebrities, who would they be?

Ahead of Missouri's impending Cotton Bowl game against former Big 12 foe Oklahoma State, we asked fans what celebrities they think embody each conference.

James Franklin feels torn with end of his Missouri career in sight

What Franklin will carry with him is the time spent on the sidelines and in the training room, the lows of a career that took more turns than any quarterback in the Gary Pinkel era. Those will be Franklin’s sharpest memories.

Henry Josey could be leaving for NFL Draft

The redshirt junior running back pledged his return after the SEC Championship game, but backed off his full commitment on Tuesday afternoon.

Missouri football team gains perspective with hospital visit

The Missouri Tigers football team visited a children's hospital in Dallas on Monday. During the visit, the Tigers shared special moments with patients and were inspired by Mitchell Coombs-Solomon's life story.

Missouri, Oklahoma governors place wager on Cotton Bowl

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon are wagering food products from their home states that will be donated to a food mission in the winning team's home state.