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TIGER KICKOFF: Inside the SEC Network

There are 22 monitors within the SEC Network production truck is packed with equipment and personnel. The crew set up for production and broadcasting in Columbia for the Sept. 12 Missouri football game against Central Florida.

The "U crew," a group assigned by ESPN to produce game broadcasts for the SEC Network this football season, was in Columbia last Saturday to bring Missouri's first game onto the first-year network. Missouri's second game will be Saturday's game against Indiana. Here's a look from inside the production truck leading up to kickoff.

TIGER KICKOFF: Toddlers to Tigers: Mitch Morse's transformation from hellion to angelic child

As a kid, Mitch Morse embarrassed his parents at church. But by middle school, the precocious child had transformed into an angelic child — or at least a "goody-two-shoes."

TIGER KICKOFF: Fast Five, Indiana style

Four players share their thoughts on five basketball-related questions in the spirit of this week's opponent: Indiana.

TIGER KICKOFF: SEC Network, by the numbers

The SEC Network broadcasted its first Missouri game on Sept. 13. Take a look behind the scenes and inside the network's TV truck as its crew prepared for its first Tiger football game.

Goodell to break silence on NFL's domestic violence policy

The NFL commissioner will address the league's personal conduct policy. Incidents involving stars such as Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson have brought criticism that the league has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases.

St. Louis in running for Final Four nod

The other finalists are Indianapolis, Atlanta, New Orleans, Minnesota, Dallas, San Antonio and Phoenix.

Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings

Tony Cruz singled in the winning run in the 13th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals moved closer to their second straight NL Central title with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.

Unleashing the beast: How Missouri's Josh Augusta got his start in football

As an incoming freshman at Peoria (Ill.) High School, Missouri's 6-foot-4, 335-pound defensive tackle wasn't planning on playing football. Then a coach promised him it would be fun.

Blitz keeps focus after professional milestone

Most of the Missouri soccer team had no clue that Coach Blitz reached 200 wins until it happened. There was no celebration, just a calm and collected coach continuing to look ahead.

Wilson helps Missouri volleyball offense

The senior outside hitter posted a career-high 22 kills last weekend and is devoting the rest of the season to "going out with a bang."

Missouri football's 'fast' offense puts pressure on its defense

Central Florida’s ability to control the clock illustrated how an opposing team can stymie Missouri’s quick-strike offense. While the Tigers are happy to score quickly, they’re cognizant of the pressure it puts on the team.

Multimillion dollar renovations expected for Mizzou Arena

Included in the renovations is a $1.5 million video board set to be ready for this upcoming season. 

With Providence Bowl looming, Rock Bridge football stays quiet

The Rock Bridge High School football team will play Hickman High School in the Providence Bowl on Friday, but there is noticeably less buzz surrounding this year's game from the Rock Bridge student body.

Inspired Hickman team to face Rock Bridge on Friday

Hickman coach Arnel Monroe took a quiet, supportive approach at practice Monday following his team's fourth loss in a row Friday to Helias High School.

TIGER TWEETS: 6 first-world problems of MU football players

Between technology problems and not getting enough meat in your Chipotle bowl, life can be rough.

Missouri football announces home-and-home series with Connecticut

The Missouri athletics department has announced a home-and-home football series between the Tigers and the Connecticut Huskies that is scheduled to begin in 2015.

Battle defense to be tested against Helias after shutout win

After a shutout victory over Excelsior Springs, the Spartans believe their defense will face a big test Saturday against the Helias Crusaders.

Stephens College volleyball earns first conference win of season

Stephens College rolled out its new athletics logo Thursday, and the volleyball team followed up the unveiling with its first conference win of the season.

Stephens backup goalie Briannica Ponder gets the nod before kickoff

Junior goalkeeper Briannica Ponder didn't know she would be starting Thursday's match until just before game time. Amanda Chapman, the starting goalie for Stephens College, didn't play because of what coach Xander Kennedy described as "numbness throughout all of her limbs."

Rams on high alert for Cowboys' DeMarco Murray

Even while attending the birth of a daughter earlier this week, James Laurinaitis had DeMarco Murray on the brain. To be fair, it's tough to blame anyone on the defense for spending too much time studying tendencies of a running back they're chasing in their dreams.

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