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10 things you didn't know about Minnesota

From a university-saving philanthropist with a sweet tooth to Bronko Nagurski to the pioneer of open-heart surgery, here are 10 things you didn't know about Missouri's Citrus Bowl opponent, Minnesota.

Citrus Bowl will mark end of eras for Missouri, Minnesota football

Missouri and Minnesota exceeded many people's expectations en route to Thursday's Citrus Bowl. Key members of both programs will be playing their final games. 

Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year: No. 3: Dorial Green-Beckham dismissed

It was a happy day in Columbia when top recruit Dorial Green-Beckham committed to his home state Tigers. Less than three years later, after a productive sophomore season, he was dismissed by the program.

Citrus Bowl preview: Four notes about the Minnesota Golden Gophers

Missouri's Citrus Bowl opponent hardly throws the ball or loses turnovers. 

Theme parks, wings and practice: What the MU football team has been up to in Orlando

The Tigers are preparing to  take on Minnesota in the Citrus Bowl.

Kill, back from leave, leads Gophers to bowl

The Minnesota coach dealt with epileptic seizures last year.

The defining moments of the 2014 Missouri football season

Leading up to Thursday's Citrus Bowl, we take a look back at the moments that defined the Tigers' season.

Missouri football players collecting Citrus Bowl gifts

The Tigers will receive a $447 Best Buy gift card for participating in the bowl game. Missouri linebacker Michael Scherer plans to spend that on an Xbox. 

Chase Daniel to start at QB for Kansas City

Former Missouri star Chase Daniel will start for the Chiefs in a must-win regular-season finale Sunday against the Chargers.

Barry Odom to be Missouri football's next defensive coordinator

It will be a homecoming for the 38-year-old Odom, who played linebacker for the Tigers from 1996-1999. He was head coach at Rock Bridge High School and later served various roles within MU's program before becoming defensive coordinator at Memphis in 2012.

Tackling becomes lost in era where offenses rules

In football, one of the essential elements of the game — tackling — just doesn't get a whole lot of practice time anymore.

Missouri football wide receiver Jimmie Hunt to miss Citrus Bowl

The Tigers' second-leading receiver had shoulder surgery Wednesday. Senior Gavin Otte and freshman Nate Brown have been tabbed by Missouri coach Gary Pinkel to replace Hunt. 

Missouri football: Grading the defense and special teams

The defense was the strength of the team in 2014, but it wasn't perfect. The Missourian breaks down the performance of each position group.

Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year: No. 10: John Kadlec, 'Mr. Mizzou,' dies at 86

Longtime Missouri broadcaster John Kadlec, fondly known as "Mr. Mizzou," died Oct. 29, at the age of 86. His funeral at Columbia's Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church was widely attended. 

Mauk gets 'reality check' in first full year starting for Missouri football

The redshirt sophomore quarterback had a tumultuous season with a strong finish. With two years of eligibility remaining, he looks to carry the lessons learned.

Missouri football's Shane Ray named consensus All-American

Ray reset the school's single season sack record with 14.0 this season and racked up 21.0 tackles for loss, both of which lead the Southeastern Conference.

Missouri football: grading the offense

As Missouri prepares for its New Year's Day kickoff with No. 25 Minnesota at Orlando's Citrus Bowl, we grade the team's offense position by position.

Former Mizzou star Kellen Winslow resigns as Florida A&M athletics director

College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow resigned as Florida A&M University's athletics director eight months after taking over the program, the school announced Monday.

Missourian offers up superlatives for Missouri football

With the Tigers preparing for Orlando's Citrus Bowl, the Missourian names some end-of-the-season superlatives.

UPDATE: Missouri coordinator Dave Steckel named next head coach at Missouri State, will make $270K

Tigers defensive coordinator Dave Steckel was named Missouri State football's next head coach Sunday, but he'll still coach the Tigers in the Citrus Bowl against Minnesota.