After losses to Oklahoma State and Texas, Missouri got their focus back Saturday in a 58-0 win against Colorado.
Missouri's Chase Coffman broke the NCAA record for career receptions by a Football Bowl Subdivision tight end during Missouri's 58-0 victory over Colorado at Memorial Stadium. Coffman finished the game with 220 catches, surpassing former Louisville tight end Ibn Green, who had 217 receptions from 1996 to 1999.
Fully-loaded school buses, church buses and old Checker airport limos outfitted with Tiger ears are among the vehicles ready to stake their claim as Columbia's best.
Over decades, the TigerMobile, a 1969 Checker Aerobus, has been transformed into an eye-catching salute to Mizzou.
The Missouri women's basketball team gave fans a taste of the coming season with a scrimmage Saturday morning.
The Tigers have had their struggles, but Chase Coffman is at the top of his game.
Although Colorado football coach Dan Hawkins isn't a fan of the two-quarterback system, he'll be employing it this weekend when his Buffaloes play Missouri.
When Jeff Cappel came to Oklahoma before the 2006-07 season, he inherited a team in turmoil. Former coach Kelvin Sampson had left behind a recruiting scandal that cost Oklahoma recruits and scholarships, and Oklahoma lost its top four scorers and top three rebounders when their eligibility ran out.
The Big 12 North is expected to be especially wide open this season, and though he stopped short of making any bold predictions, Missouri coach Mike Anderson is optimistic about his team's chances.
Catie DeVito, Pat Forde and Michael Kim all worked in local and regional sports before moving to ESPN and are a fraction of the more than 20 MU School of Journalism alumni working for ESPN.
Injuries and fundamental errors have contributed to struggles for a unit that returned 10 players from a season ago.
Representatives from athletics, parking services, the MU Police Department and others met last week to discuss what to do about the spot off Providence Road. The decision was made to delay Reactor Field's opening until 2:30 p.m. Saturday, three hours before MU kicks off against Colorado for Homecoming. Donor lots will open for tailgating at the usual 8 a.m., and Maryland Avenue Garage will open at noon.
Reactor Field will not be open to tailgating until 2:30 p.m. Saturday because of recent "inappropriate behavior," athletic director Mike Alden said in an open letter to fans posted on the athletic department's Web site on Tuesday.
The Buffaloes rank near the bottom of the Big 12 in almost every offensive category.
On Monday, Missouri players and coaches exuded a narrow focus. They said they are determined to rebound starting Saturday night against Colorado in Columbia and avert the football program's first three-game losing streak since 2006.
This week, former Oklahoma assistants Mark Mangino and Mike Leach are set to face each other. Mangino as the coach of Kansas and Leach as the coach of Texas Tech.
After dropping eight spots last week, Missouri fell five spots to No. 16 in both polls after Saturday's loss to Texas. The Tigers' punishment was less harsh in the initial BCS rankings, which debuted with Missouri at No. 15
One team played like the No. 1 team in the country, and the other looked lucky to ever be named No. 11. One quarterback brought more Heisman cred to his name. The other was completely shut down and disheartened in Texas.
The first two drives of the game tell the story of Missouri's 56-31 loss in Austin, TX. The Longhorns take it to the end zone in 12 plays with 6 first downs. The Tigers go three and out.