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MU Football

Tigers tailgaters ride with spirit

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.

TigerMobile part of MU tailgate scene

Over decades, the TigerMobile, a 1969 Checker Aerobus, has been transformed into an eye-catching salute to Mizzou.

MU tight end Coffman proves he's a good catch

The Tigers have had their struggles, but Chase Coffman is at the top of his game.

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New QB system works for Colorado

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.

MU journalism school alumni find success at ESPN

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.

MU defense gets back to basics

Injuries and fundamental errors have contributed to struggles for a unit that returned 10 players from a season ago.

Reactor Field tailgaters upset over later lot opening

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.

MU to cut back on tailgaters' time at Reactor Field

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.

Colorado depends on defense

The Buffaloes rank near the bottom of the Big 12 in almost every offensive category.

Tigers admit lost focus

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.

Big 12 coaches return to beginnings

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.

Missouri sinks again in polls

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

Tigers trampled in Texas

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.

Coffman stands out on dismal night for Tigers

Missouri tight end Chase Coffman had 12 catches for 140 on Saturday night at Texas, yet he would have traded in every last one of his receptions for a chance to improve on the Tigers' 0-11 record against No. 1 teams.

NOTEBOOK: Fan started ESPN tradition

Come next week, the Washington State flag will have followed ESPN's "College Gameday" crew to their next location, like it has done for the past five years.

Daniel stayed true to his Tigers commitment

When top quarterback recruit Ryan Perrilloux changed his mind and committed to LSU instead of Texas, the Longhorns made a late run at Chase Daniel. Missouri quarterbacks coach David Yost doesn't like to think what might have happened if Daniel went to Texas.

Tigers still eyeing football title, for now

If the MU football team's mission is to get to the national championship game, the mission could be over before it starts if the Tigers aren’t able to go down to Austin, Texas and defeat the top-ranked Longhorns.

Tigers have mixed feelings on Texas trip

Missouri has 28 players traveling to play at the school that rejected them as recruits coming out of high school



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