There are few factors that, at face value, set apart Missouri backup quarterback James Franklin. He’s funny, but even starter Blaine Gabbert will crack a joke. He’s polite, but many of his teammates’ reserved manners border on politeness. He is religious, but many Tigers thank God for their success on the field. With Franklin, the differences are in the details, and when you’ve spent time with him you realize just how unique those details make him. His humor is different, more genuine and guileless, and his politeness isn’t just a means to evade questions. His religion, though so much less overt than many athletes', is deeper — there’s no need to talk about it — and it drives everything he does.
On Dec. 28, Missouri will play Iowa for the first time since 1910, bringing a once ugly rivalry into the 21st century.
The Missouri football team has spent the past weeks learning how to blend the fun of playing in the Insight Bowl with the intensity it needs to succeed on Tuesday in Tempe, Ariz.
The Missouri men's basketball team capitalized on clutch moments to defeat Illinois on Wednesday night in the annual Braggin' Rights game at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Fans of opposing teams met on the dividing line of the Scottrade Center on Wednesday night, but only one left with 'Braggin' Rights.'
With 1.3 seconds remaining, and Missouri holding a 75-64 lead over Illinois, Laurence Bowers walked over to the side of the Scottrade Center and waved his arms up and down, a big grin on his face. The Tigers had sealed their second-straight victory over the Illini, and Bowers had quite a game, finishing with 13 points. He also came up with the play that sealed Missouri’s win.
No. 9 Missouri earned 'Braggin' Rights' with a 75-64 victory over No. 21 Illinois on Wednesday night at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
The Illinois men's basketball team looks to bounce back against Missouri on Wednesday after being upset by Illinois-Chicago on Saturday.
Missouri men's basketball coach Mike Anderson announced Tuesday that Tigers sophomore guard Michael Dixon Jr. will play against Illinois on Wednesday in the Braggin' Rights game at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Shakara Jones became the 28th Tiger to reach 1,000 career points in the Missouri women's basketball team's 68-65 win against California-Riverside on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.
For Justin Safford, who is from Bloomington, Ill., Wednesday's Braggin' Rights game against Illinois has a special significance.
After Michael Dixon Jr., the Tigers' regular point guard, was suspended indefinitely on Wednesday for a violation of team rules, freshman Phil Pressey stepped into the role. But during Sunday’s practice, Pressey fractured a bone in his right hand and will be out for a minimum of two weeks.
Kishaun Williams, a freshman guard for the Missouri women's basketball team, says she has had to get used to being away from her family in Baton Rouge, La.
The Tigers easily beat the New Jersey Institute of Technology 72-37.
Ricky Kreklow played his season-high 20 minutes for the Missouri men's basketball team Saturday as the Tigers beat Central Arkansas 116-63. While he scored 11 points, his greatest contributions never see the box score.
The point guard remains suspended, but coach Mike Anderson says he will begin practicing with the team Sunday.
Men's basketball player John Underwood is leaving the team for personal reasons.
Tigers freshmen Tori Niemann and Paige Spietz have a chance to prove they can be productive players, but they spent the past week focusing on their first finals week of college.
The Missouri men's basketball team defeated Central Arkansas 116-63 on Saturday evening at Mizzou Arena.
A former assistant coach and a former player will find themselves on opposite sidelines on Saturday night at the Missouri men's basketball game.