The Tigers might be No. 1 in the polls, but oddsmakers still favor Oklahoma in Saturday’s Big 12 Championship.
Travel packages to the Big 12 Championship are sold out, but driving is always an option.
MU football players, Coach Gary Pinkel and various spirit squads will make appearances. Coffee and hot chocolate will be provided.
Max Zofness passes the lacrosse ball Monday to his roommate Blaine Skrainka while playing on the front lawn of their house on University Avenue.
MU football players took some time after their victory over Kansas to celebrate their No. 1 ranking, but they quickly went back to work, preparing for a rematch Saturday against Oklahoma for the Big 12 title.
Precision passing from quarterback Chase Daniel and clutch kicking from Jeff Wolfert helped them earn Big 12 player of the week honors
Down on the Las Vegas Strip the Tigers aren’t even rated the best team in their next game, against No. 9 Oklahoma.
Former Texas A&M assistant Mike Sherman was hired to lead the Aggies Monday, and former Nebraska assistant Turner Gill is among the candidates to replace Bill Callahan in Lincoln.
On the mat, sophomore Max Askren is a “grinder,” according to MU wrestling coach Brian Smith. Away from the mat, Askren’s coach describes him as a deep thinker who enjoys learning about other cultures and their languages.
Despite their differing personalities, Hickman juniors Jessi Strother, Chloe Perkins and Hannah Babcock have combined to form solid leadership for the Kewpies on and off the volleyball court.
The Associated Press put the Tigers on top of its poll for the second time in school history. It is the Tigers’ first No. 1 ranking since November of 1960. The Tigers received 45 first-place votes, while No. 2 ranked West Virginia got 20. In the BCS rankings, which ultimately determine which teams play for the national championship, Missouri was also listed at No. 1 over West Virginia.
When asked about the challenges presented by MU quarterback Chase Daniel and tight ends Martin Rucker and Chase Coffman, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops responded confidently. “We’ve dealt with that the last two years with them. Right?”
After coach Mike Anderson told the MU men's basketball team they had to practice all week, including on Thanksgiving Day, it dominated Western Illinois 91-52 on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.
The Tigers claimed one of the last at-large slots in the 64-team NCAA Volleyball Tournament, their eighth straight tournament appearance.
After losing the opener of the Florida Atlantic Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday in Boca Raton, Fla., the Missouri women’s basketball team looked for a change of pace to break out of its two-game slide.
Tigers can enjoy their great season, Big 12 North title.
Typically a rarely-penalized time, Missouri was flagged 14 times in its win over Kansas.