Missouri defensive line All-American Shane Ray will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft following a record-setting season. Ray earned the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year award for his efforts as the Tigers worked toward an 11-3 record and a Citrus Bowl win against Minnesota.
The Associated Press put Missouri senior Markus Golden, who had 10 tackles in a Citrus Bowl win against Minnesota, as one of its top performers in the bowl season.
The former Missouri receiver was not allowed to play this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made him eligible to play immediately. He caught 59 passes for 883 yards and scored 12 touchdowns two years ago for the Tigers.
Missouri's quarterback threw interceptions on Missouri's first two drives. But the sophomore quarterback helped the Tigers bounce back with his tough play and positive attitude.
The Tigers won their 11th game of the season and second-straight bowl game. Their 23 victories over two seasons are the most in team history.
Michael Sam brought significant media attention to Missouri when he came out publicly, bidding to become the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL.
Take a look at coverage from Orlando and fan reactions from the Tigers victory over the Minnesota Gophers in this year's Citrus Bowl.
Pre-game highlights included a wing-eating challenge.
The Tigers used three trick plays on special teams in their Citrus Bowl victory over Minnesota. Although a fake field goal failed, Missouri executed a fake punt and onside kick to perfection.
Even with 38 other bowl games, the Citrus Bowl means a lot to Missouri and Minnesota coaches. As for the fans, those backing Minnesota don't need "a ham and a blanket" to watch football in Orlando.
ESPN Outside the Lines released a scathing investigation of the Missouri athletics department's failure to report the alleged sexual assault of one of its athletes, Sasha Menu Courey. The former Tigers swimmer, who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, committed suicide in 2011 after the alleged assault in 2010.
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.
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.
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.
Missouri's Citrus Bowl opponent hardly throws the ball or loses turnovers.
The Tigers are preparing to take on Minnesota in the Citrus Bowl.
The Minnesota coach dealt with epileptic seizures last year.
Leading up to Thursday's Citrus Bowl, we take a look back at the moments that defined the Tigers' season.
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.
Former Missouri star Chase Daniel will start for the Chiefs in a must-win regular-season finale Sunday against the Chargers.