Texas-sized welcome

EL PASO, Texas — Backing up your talk during a football game is one thing; doing so while racing go-karts against three pairs of princesses is another.

Video: Fan Fiesta

Coach Gary Pinkel is ready for the Sun Bowl. Thursday afternoon, the bands from each school sponsored a pep rally in what the city of El Paso calls the "Fan Fiesta." Enjoy the sights and sounds of this event.

Game time finally here

EL PASO, Texas — When the Missouri football team runs its first play today in the Sun Bowl against Oregon State, it will mark the first live game action against another team in 34 days.

Moore on target for Oregon State

Missouri’s defensive players might want to put a little stickem on their gloves before today’s Sun Bowl.

Five things you didn’t know about Oregon State

1 OSU claims some strange world records, like the longest tractor run in 2003 and the longest poetry reading in 1960.

MU’s top shooter nursing injury

After guard Matt Lawrence missed practice Thursday, Missouri coach Mike Anderson said Lawrence is questionable for Saturday’s game against Southern University.

Missouri draws few more fans for finale

EL PASO, Texas — The notion that Missouri has a poor traveling fan base might be in step with the perception of the football program as a whole.

Putting the grrr in Tigers

Tiffany Brooks has the jump shot of a man and she knows it.

Hickman boys bow out early

The Hickman boys basketball team won’t be bringing a trophy home from the Neosho Holiday classic this year.

Sun Bowl breakdown

Video: Tiger Trivia

Oregon State fans take a crack at answering questions by Tigers about Missouri at the El Paso Convention Center.

Missouri loses thriller in Sun Bowl

Oregon State came back from a 14-point deficit with just more than 6 minutes to go, to beat Missouri 39-38 on a two-point conversion with 23 seconds on the clock.

Despite loss, Temple plays 'amazing' game

EL PASO, Texas - Tony Temple said he thinks any running back could have played the game that he did on Saturday in Missouri’s loss to Oregon State in the Sun Bowl.

Video: Tiger fans rally on game day

On Friday morning Tiger fans gathered in various areas across the campus of Texas-El Paso to tailgate and rally for the Sun Bowl. Check out what events took place during these pregame rituals.

Tigers make time for U.S. troops

EL PASO, Texas — Missouri and Oregon State’s football teams woke up a little earlier than usual on Wednesday to eat breakfast with U.S. troops at Fort Bliss, an Army Air Defense Artillery Center.

Jackson all business

ST. LOUIS — Being named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week and the St. Louis Rams’ 2006 MVP is nice, running back Steven Jackson said Wednesday, but making the playoffs is more important.

Hickman triumphs in first-round game at Neosho Holiday Classic tournament

Hickman’s entire 11-man roster scored in Wednesday’s 70-45 victory over Springfield Central.

Video: Tigers at Fort Bliss

Missouri wide receiver Greg Bracey talks with soldiers during a Wednesday-morning breakfast at Fort Bliss, an Army Air Defense Artillery Center. Head Coach Gary Pinkel shares a few words of appreciation for the troops.

Tigers get heads in game

EL PASO, Texas — The day before the Missouri football team left for the Sun Bowl, Martin Rucker had an idea.

Rucker rehashes NFL plans

EL PASO, Texas — Junior tight end Martin Rucker is rethinking his original declaration that he will be coming back to play his senior season for the Tigers.