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Big 12 coaches downplay rankings

After the unveiling of football rankings Sunday, the Big 12 Conference had half of its teams in the Top 25, and four in the Top 10. But as conference play begins, coaches say the rankings aren't on their minds.

Upsets lift Tigers in football rankings

Despite a bye week, Missouri jumped to No. 3 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

Former basketball star finds MU football success

Tigers right tackle Colin Brown didn't take football seriously in high school, but has shown serious dedication in developing his raw talent and body size into what Chase Daniel now calls "the cornerstone of the offensive line."

Pinkel a hot topic in Washington

Should University of Washington officials fire Tyrone Willingham, those close to the program say Pinkel and MU offensive coordinator Dave Christensen, both with Washington ties and rising national profiles, could become attractive options.

Special respect for MU's Milligan

Looking back at where he's been, what he's seen, and what he's done, for Zach Milligan, who spent 11 months as a soldier in Iraq, working toward a Big 12 Conference championship suddenly doesn't seem like such an imperative mission.

Pinkel spends day at ESPN

MU football coach Gary Pinkel and MU quarterback Chase Daniel appeared on separate ESPN programs Tuesday, and tackled topics including Texas and Nebraska and  motorcycling. 

MU football team prepares for Nebraska

Should the Tigers win at Nebraska on Oct. 4, the Tigers will have passed another landmark on their journey toward national supremacy.

Oklahoma braces for TCU

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops remembers exactly what it felt like to lose at home to TCU in 2005. By the end of this week, his players won't have any trouble with remembering that either.

Slight slip for Tigers

The Missouri football team fell one spot in the AP poll this week, but kept its No. 5 ranking in the USA Today Coaches poll.

Tiger tales outside the stadium

Tailgating at its best: Cool cuts and parents' fashion choices from a reporter’s notebook.

KICKOFF: Baston chases ball carriers, not acclaim

It's a rare statement from a college starter on a top-ranked team, but MU nose tackle Jaron Baston says he is not looking for "superstar-ism," as he calls it.

KICKOFF: MU's Gettys takes his shot

Jeff Gettys, a sophomore reserve linebacker for the Missouri football team, has taken advantage of every opportunity he has had a a walk-on for the Tigers. His efforts have earned him a scholarship.

KICKOFF: Who was Ziggy Hood before he was a Tiger?

It's hard for former teammates and coaches at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas, to forget the plays MU's Ziggy Hood used to make.

2008 MU football team impresses former players

The offense of the Missouri football team has become a topic of national discussion, and those with ties to the program reflect upon its transformation.

‘Bowl or bust’ for Buffalo quarterback

Drew Willy, Buffalo’s quarterback and team leader, won’t let his team’s previous struggles dampen his spirit.

Buffalo coach Gill sees allure of playing Tigers

As a player, Turner Gill enjoyed much success against the Missouri Tigers.

Tigers get picky

After beating a ranked team and dominating its next two opponents, the Missouri football team is still looking for ways to improve.

Hurricane rearranges Big 12 schedule

Texas was set to play Arkansas next, but now the Longhorns next game is against Rice. 

MU defense still tweaking

The performance of Missouri's defense was largely overlooked amid the offense's praise Saturday. Players and coaches said some areas must be addressed before the Tigers begin Big 12 Conference play Oct. 4 at Nebraska, but they are optimistic improvements will be made.

Another impressive weekend for Big 12 teams

Hard as it is to fathom, the top teams in the conference found ways to look even stronger.