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Tigers' defense examines struggles

The Missouri football team's defense enters Saturday’s Big 12 Conference championship ranked 116th nationally and last in the Big 12 in pass defense.

Eyes in Texas will be upon Missouri

Texas fans will pull for Missouri to achieve an upset against an Oklahoma team that stands one victory away from playing for the program’s eighth national championship. Some consider a Tigers’ victory at Arrowhead Stadium the only cure for the disappointment they experienced Sunday when they witnessed the Sooners clinch a Big 12 championship game berth by passing the Longhorns in the latest BCS rankings.

Stoops says Sooners deserve their spot

Oklahoma's head coach understands the frustration of the team's rivals, but that won't stop him from preparing the Sooners for the Big 12 championship.

Christensen announced as Wyoming's next coach

On Tuesday night, Missouri’s offensive coordinator was announced as Wyoming’s next coach. Christensen becomes the first assistant under coach Gary Pinkel to earn a head-coaching position since the staff arrived in Columbia before the 2001 season. Christensen said he plans to retain his duties at Missouri through the Tigers’ bowl game.

Tigers proud of Christensen

Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel and the Tigers players said Monday they are glad to see offensive coordinator Dave Christensen get the head coaching job at Wyoming. 

MU's Eberflus confirms talks with Toledo

Missouri assistant football coach Matt Eberflus addressed the media for the first time Monday about interviewing to become the head football coach at Toledo. 

Reports say Christensen to take Wyoming job

Reports suggest Missouri offensive coordinator Dave Christensen will be named Wyoming's next head coach.

Tigers look to refocus for Oklahoma

Oklahoma will face Missouri in the Big 12 Conference title game next Saturday. The Sooners won a three-way tie with Texas and Texas Tech atop the Big 12 South standings by taking the No. 2 spot in the Bowl Championship Series standings.

Slow start dooms Tigers against Jayhawks

Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing torched Missouri for 375 yards and four touchdowns, and it took Missouri until the beginning of the third quarter to start playing a strong game.

Hard to explain Tigers' first-half struggles

No one could describe what happened before halftime during Kansas’ 40-37 victory at Arrowhead Stadium. It wasn’t until the third quarter that the Tigers’ offensive unit established a rhythm. But, by then, Missouri found itself in a fight it would not win.

Fans give reasons for rivalry

For Missouri and Kansas fans, it doesn't much to explain their distain for each other.

Dresner sends spoof release to Lawrence police chief

The Missourian received this news release in an e-mail on Saturday at about 9 p.m. from Interim Chief of Police Tom Dresner.

PHOTO GALLERY: KU defeats MU at Border Showdown

MU's loss dropped the Tigers to 9-3 on the season.

MU-KU Border Showdown to remain at Arrowhead until 2012

The new deal continues the late Lamar Hunt’s dream of making the MU-KU game for Kansas City what the Texas-Oklahoma game is for Dallas.

Questions surround MU assistant Eberflus' future

Missouri defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus might not direct Missouri’s defense much longer. He has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the Toledo job that will open after eighth-year coach Tom Amstutz steps down following tonight’s game against Bowling Green.

Alden announces Pinkel's new contract

Missouri athletic director Mike Alden made official the contact extension awarded to eighth-year football coach Gary Pinkel on Wednesday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.

Coffmans pass on Thanksgiving football

It would be a family touch football game unlike any other. The Coffmans have four football stars anyone would want on a Thanksgiving Day team: Missouri’s replay machine Chase Coffman, his former NFL player father, a brother who plays quarterback at Kansas State, and another quarterback brother in high school. But even with all that available talent, the Coffmans don’t play football on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving travels to Weatherspoon

Sean Weatherspoon’s mother is flying from Texas to provide a holiday feast.

Pinkel to receive $2.3 million annually with new deal

MU football coach Gary Pinkel's contract was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Board of Curators. He will receive $2.3 million annually for seven years.

After season, MU assistant open to head coaching jobs elsewhere

The Missouri football team's offensive coordinator, Dave Christensen, expressed interest Monday in pursuing a head-coaching position.



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