Missouri's victory over Oklahoma made the Tigers' game with Nebraska an unofficial Big 12 North Championship game. Early in conference play, it is a two-team contest in the division, and Saturday's outcome could make or ruin the season for either team.
Cathy Scroggs, the vice chancellor of MU Student Affairs, was one of two honorary coaches during the game, alongside Missouri Students Association president Tim Noce. The black team, coached by Noce, won 102-96 after trailing by six at halftime.
Junior college transfer Ricardo Ratliffe and Boonville third-grader Brayden Page both made the most of the MU men's basketball team's Black and Gold Game, Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.
This time-lapse video shows MU students and fans jamming the area in the hours prior to the start of the show.
Aric Bremer has lived in Columbia for 11 years and is an afternoon radio DJ.
After recovering from a broken bone in his right leg, Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith returned with a force Saturday against Oklahoma, making an interception and returning it 58 yards.
Sam Bradford, a former Oklahoma Sooner, donned a Missouri football jersey provided by St. Louis Rams teammate Danario Alexander after practice Wednesday.
The Huskers' cornerback looks to redeem himself after a rough performance against Oklahoma State last weekend.
Coach Robin Pingeton has the Tigers playing a style of basketball that resembles coach Mike Anderson's "Fastest 40 minutes in basketball."
Eric Martin will miss Saturday's game against Missouri.
The Gold team wins Game 1 of the Missouri baseball team's fall World Series.
Gahn McGaffie had only touched the ball in a game five times this season, but when he returned Oklahoma's opening kickoff for a touchdown, he did something the Tigers hadn’t done for 43 years.
Just seven games into his career at Nebraska, quarterback Taylor Martinez has marked his place in the record books. As a dual-threat quarterback, he captured the Cornhuskers' single game quarterback rushing record with 241 yards on the ground against Kansas State.
The Cornhuskers have been better on the road than at home, as measured by winning percentage, in coach Bo Pelini's three seasons.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops stood by his decision to punt with less than 2 1/2 minutes remaining and the Sooners down to the Tigers by nine points. He said the polls were on his mind at the time.
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel said no one is an offensive lineman to be a star, but Saturday, the Tigers' offensive linemen clearly stood out, playing their best game of the season against their strongest test.
Five of the nation's top offenses are in the Big 12.
Fans rushed Faurot Field on Saturday night, uprooted the north end zone goal post and, following tradition, took it to the downtown bar.
Aric Bremer, a 2003 MU graduate, will take the place of Randy Wright.
Belief mixed with preparation to produce the Tigers' big win.