Pinkel said he hopes to sign hisnew contract "in the next couple of days." The school's Board of Curators, which must approve the deal, is scheduled to meet Tuesday.
Oklahoma jumped two spots in the latest BCS ranking after defeating previously unbeaten Texas Tech on Saturday night in Norman.
Oklahoma’s 65-21 home win over Texas Tech on Saturday only muddied the picture of who the Missouri Tigers football team will play Dec. 6 for the Big 12 championship at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
Players’ parents share positive reactions to news that Pinkel and Missouri athletic department officials are in discussion to extend Pinkel’s contract beyond the five-year deal he signed last December that pays him $1.85 million annually.
The deal could make the Missouri coach the third highest-paid coach in the Big 12 and quiet speculation about him departing to take the open job at Washington.
MU athletic director Mike Alden presented football coach Gary Pinkel and his team the Big 12 North trophy during a surprise presentation Thursday afternoon at Dan Devine Pavilion.
MU students interested in buying tickets for the Big 12 Championship football game through the Athletic Department will have to pay $75.
Missouri clinched the Big 12 North on Saturday, but the Tigers’ bowl possibilities will remain blurred if they lose in the Big 12 championship game against Texas Tech, Texas or Oklahoma on Dec. 6 in Kansas City.
The Missouri football team's game Nov. 29 against Kansas holds plenty of meaning for the Tigers, even though they have already earned the Big 12 North title.
After hearing Barrack Obama discuss the playoff issue in a TV interview, Texas coach Mack Brown wants to at least see a format that coaches could debate.
Missouri won its second consecutive Big 12 North championship Saturday by beating Iowa State. The celebration was tempered, though, as the Tigers know bigger achievements remain on the horizon.
The Tigers secured their spot in the Big 12 Conference Championship after trouncing Iowa State 52-20.
Chase Coffman, Missouri’s senior tight end and the NCAA all-time leader in receptions at the position, missed his second consecutive game for the Tigers with a sprained right big toe.
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For the fans who showed up Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium, cold weather and bad football are just realities that come with supporting the Iowa State Cyclones in November.
The asterisk was scheduled to be removed from the trophy awarded to the winner of the Missouri-Iowa State football game. The story of the mark hinges on a controversial call that cost Missouri the 2006 game.
Missouri has navigated through its first two November tests successfully but has two contests left. Players and coaches say an emphasis on finishing with focus has served the team well in recent seasons.
The Mizzou football team has already made nine appearances on television so far this season, making it an above average season.
Iowa State coach Gene Chizik's flailing Cyclones are well beyond a point of no return. They will fail in their attempt to qualify for their first bowl appearance since 2005. They stand last in the Big 12 North, considered by some to be one of the nation’s weakest divisions in major college football. On the surface, it appears Iowa State doesn’t have much to play for against Missouri on Saturday night in Ames.
A few bad throws at the wrong time haven't hurt the confidence of Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel, but it's fair to say the errors have been on his mind.