Mizzou Sports

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.

Twitter reactions to Texas A&M's departure from the Big 12

Here is a glimpse into how people are reacting to the news on Twitter.

What others say about Texas A&M's Big 12 departure

News outlets across the country are buzzing with the reality of another bout of conference realignment in college athletics.

Texas schools react to Aggies' decision

It was difficult for universities in the Lone Star State not to react to Wednesday's news that Texas A&M, which has been in the Big 12 since the conference's founding in 1996, plans to leave the league.


Earleywine given contract extension as Missouri softball coach

After three straight Women’s College World Series appearances, Earleywine was given a seven-year contract extension.

COMMENT: Even without Big 12, Missouri will find a home

Whether the Big 12 Conference stays together or dissolves, Missouri is not going to end up out in the cold.

SMU ready to take advantage of a Big 12 opening

SMU, which currently plays in Conference USA, has been the only school to publicly campaign for an invite into the Big 12 if Texas A&M leaves as expected.

ON THE BLOG: Hard to call Missouri quarterback shy

Members of the media covering the Tigers this season have become used to quarterback James Franklin speaking his mind.

Missouri football opener will have new-look offensive line

An injury to center Travis Ruth has shook up the Tigers' offensive line, and Jayson Palmgren will be playing center in a game for the first time.

Missouri offense crisp in final preseason scrimmage

An up-tempo style and an improved James Franklin helped the Tigers' offense look as good as it had all month during Thursday's preseason scrimmage.

Missouri running back hopes to repeat success from last season

Henry Josey was one of four running backs thrust into the spotlight when Derrick Washington was dismissed from the team last season. A year later, he's working hard to stay in the mix with the help of an injured teammate.