Friday’s game against Oakland surely didn’t excite many Missouri men’s basketball fans, but the 74-58 victory at least showed the Tigers are learning.
KANSAS CITY — With tears in his eyes, Dick Vermeil said this is really it. A third retirement means he is out of football.
KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Chiefs gave Dick Vermeil a near-perfect goodbye gift.
MU quarterback Brad Smith stands behind the center and waits for the snap. Second-and-10, with 8:56 to play, the Tigers are down by 10 to Iowa State. They need something big to win their Homecoming game on this unseasonably warm October afternoon. The center snaps the ball. Smith looks to pass. But the quarterback who holds the NCAA record for single-season rushing yards always has the option to run.
SHREVEPORT, LA. — Gary Pinkel had coached his Missouri team to a comeback win in the Independence Bowl, celebrated with a Gatorade shower, spoken with the media and returned to the locker room to shower — this time conventionally.
For the Missouri football team’s seniors, this was it.
The New Year doesn’t afford Missouri a new basketball season. This one’s in full swing. But it can provide a fresh start, of sorts.
SHREVEPORT, LA. – If you were to write a manual on the intricacies of being a college football fan, you would be wise to consider Ron Fauss and Doc Bryson for your subjects.
SHREVEPORT, LA. - The focus of the South Carolina football team could be summed up in one statement Thursday, as the Gamecocks made final preparations for their Independence Bowl match up today against Missouri.
What exactly, if the situation was to arise, would a college basketball team do without their starting point guard and floor general?
Two years ago, Sidney Rice was a big deal. A star high school football and basketball player in Gaffney, S.C, he was one of those guys who everyone knew.
There are more than 100 players on the Missouri football team, and some friendships seem to form naturally.
SHREVEPORT, La. — The Independence Bowl gets some Americans to turn on their televisions for a few hours at the end of the year. For big college football fans, it might even be a reason for temporary excitement before it becomes an afterthought in the shadow of more prestigious bowls.
The last time Missouri beat a Southeastern Conference team in football, a young coach named Gary Pinkel had just been promoted to offensive coordinator at Washington, the Cold War was reaching its climax and Brad Smith was still in diapers.
The Missouri women’s basketball had three major milestones Thursday night.
SHREVEPORT, La. -- One last time, Missouri was able to count on Brad Smith. And, yet another time, the greatest offensive producer the school has ever seen came through.
Subscribers to the Mobile Missourian's sports results text messaging service received these dispatches throughout the game:
For the first time this season Missouri’s basketball team is two games above .500.
SHREVEPORT, La. — After three days of light-hearted, fun-filled activities, Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel and his team have officially set their game face.
Usually a coach empties the bench in the waning minutes of a blowout, allowing those relegated to mop-up duty, whether in a romp of a win or defeat, playing time and experience.