Mizzou Sports

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI FOOTBALL: Win over Miami (Ohio), Big 12 uncertainty

Missouri beat Miami (Ohio) 17-6 on Saturday, taking Tigers fans' minds off of conference realignment for a day.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri wins 17-6 over Miami (Ohio)

Under a blistering hot sun the Missouri Tigers beat the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks 17-6 in the opening game on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri takes half-time lead, 10-0, over Miami (Ohio)

With temperatures creeping toward 100 degrees, the Missouri Tigers claimed a 10-0 lead over the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks during the opening game of the Missouri football season on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Friends reconnect at first tailgate party for Missouri football

As team members for Missouri and Miami (Ohio) prepared to face off in the football season's first game, fans took the opportunity to get reacquainted, meet new people and eat a tailgate breakfast.

Missouri AD Mike Alden talks about Big 12 situation

Alden admitted he "was concerned."

Missouri defense forces red zone stops in win over Miami (Ohio)

The Miami (Ohio) offense marched down the field throughout the first half, but when it reached deep into Missouri territory, it was stopped time after time by the Missouri defense.

Missouri football quarterback James Franklin learning speed of game

Quarterback James Franklin struggled in his first start, something that his predecessors did not. He and his teammates are not worried.

Missouri football defeats Miami (Ohio) 17-6

No. 21 Missouri won its first game of the season but saw two defensive starters leave the game with injuries.

The party begins Friday in Missouri's RV lot

Fans share a sense of community in the RV lot southeast of Hearnes Center.

Tailgaters replace burgers with breakfast for early Missouri football game

Many tailgaters, inspired by the early start time of the football game Saturday, decided to tailgate with breakfast foods instead of burgers and hotdogs.

TIGER KICKOFF: Missouri linebacker thankful for athletic abilities, musical talents

Tigers linebacker Darvin Ruise, one of the Missouri football team's most promising young defensive players, learned to play four instruments in church as a child. But he said singing is his greatest passion.

TIGER KICKOFF: Five things you didn't know about Justin Britt

TIGER KICKOFF: Participate in this week's caption contest

TIGER KICKOFF: The opponent

TIGER KICKOFF: Big 12 television schedule for this weekend

Keep up with the Big 12 games on TV and online.

What you need to know about Missouri's season opener

The Missouri Tigers kick off the 2011 season against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.  Here's what you need to know if you're going to the game.

Missouri's Gooden a linebacker of exceptional ability

Zaviar Gooden is not only an impressive physical specimen but a great player and great person, according to his teammates.

Preparations in full gear for the Missouri football home opener

Preparations for Saturday's Missouri football opener have begun throughout Columbia, and many stores in town are preparing for the expected increase in shoppers.

Texas A&M plans to leave Big 12 by July 2012

The move, which had been expected, might set off another round of conference realignment in college sports.

Sheldon Richardson can't wait for Saturday's Missouri football opener

Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has been a Tiger for less than a month. Although he's been called the most-hyped Missouri football player ever, he's proving himself on the field as a humble young man ready for some field time.