Mizzou Sports

San Diego State downtrodden after last-minute loss

The mood outside the San Diego State locker room after the game was painfully solemn, with coaches and players heading to the team bus shaking their heads in a silent procession.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tailgates, Marching Mizzou and Fans

Saturday was busy for the MU cheer team, Marching Mizzou and fans.

TIGER KICKOFF: Getting physical with MU's Aldon Smith

Aldon Smith's physical abilities have always made him stand out. His desire to excel as an athlete helped him learn how to harness those abilities and mold himself into one of the country’s most outstanding defensive linemen.


TIGER KICKOFF: Cookin' with Blaine

Since moving into his own place two summers ago, Blaine Gabbert developed a passion for cooking.

Unique defense will challenge Missouri football team

San Diego State's defensive strategy, called the 3-3-5, uses three linebackers instead of four. This leaves an extra player to go where needed. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said playing San Diego State will be "a challenge." 

Hard work big part of receiver's success for Missouri football

Sophomore wide receiver T.J. Moe says his experience at Missouri has showed him that dogged performance at practice yields substantial results.

MU's Gooden developing fast as linebacker

Zavier Gooden is tasked with replacing one of the best linebackers at Missouri in Sean Weatherspoon, but so far Gooden has been integral to the Tigers' success on defense.



Missouri tight end Egnew due to break free

Missouri tight end Michael Egnew is second on the team with 16 receptions, but seven of them have gone for 5 yards or less. The Tigers are hoping to see him break some tackles for bigger gains.

Pinkel expects tough game for Missouri football against San Diego State

The Aztecs' complicated defense and high-scoring offense will pose a challenge to the Tigers, coach Gary Pinkel said. 

UPDATE: Suspended MU tailback Derrick Washington arrested for domestic assault

Less than two weeks before his arraignment for felony charges, former MU tailback Derrick Washington was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault.

Freshman quarterback gets first playing time for Missouri football team

On Saturday night, Missouri’s backup quarterback James Franklin saw his first minutes of playing time at the collegiate level. Although Franklin’s play was more of a controlled effort to not run up the score than a breakout performance, the freshman said that it felt good to get in the game and show himself that he could play at a new level.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri football stomps McNeese State

Missouri football, led by Blaine Gabbert and Henry Josey, scored on its first four possessions and held McNeese State scoreless for the contest's first 48 minutes and 24 seconds in its 50-6 victory Saturday.

Missouri football runs wild over McNeese State in home opener

Missouri was led by quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who completed his first 15 passes, and tailback Henry Josey, who scored three times on his first four carries, to a 50-6 victory.

'The Jungle' more sleepy than mighty on first tailgating day

Vast sections of The Jungle, MU's new student-only tailgating spot, were unoccupied in the hours before Saturday's home football game against McNeese State.

Missouri football's backup tailbacks dominate

Missouri's second-, third- and fourth-string tailbacks not only stepped up, they also provided the force behind Missouri’s offense during Saturday's 50-6 victory against McNeese State.

McNeese State fan hasn't missed a game since retiring

Lake Charles, La., natives Bob Alleman and Ron Broussard made the 14-hour drive to Columbia to watch their McNeese State Cowboys play against Missouri. Alleman hasn't missed a game since 2009.

TIGER KICKOFF: Missouri football players lay down hits, raps

For the six Missouri football players who make up the Kentucky Boulevard Boys, the rap group is sometimes a serious music venture, sometimes an off-field recreation and sometimes an elaborate inside joke. But most of the time, the group is all three at one time.


TIGER KICKOFF: Simplified offense leads to second-half success for Missouri running backs

Missouri offensive coordinator Dave Yost said he asked his fellow coaches at halftime of the Tigers' game against Illinois for their four favorite running plays from the first half. Yost said those four plays became the new, simplified running gameplan for the second half.

Freshman tailback marks first game with Missouri football team

Missouri freshman tailback Henry Josey was told the night before the season's first game he might get a chance to play. He said he spent a lot of time thinking and reflecting once the possibility of playing became real.

MU third-string quarterback arrested on traffic warrant, released on bond

Reports say Missouri third-string quarterback Ashton Glaser was arrested Thursday for missing a court date for a speeding charge.