The Springfield News-Leader reported Saturday that signs pointed to the Tigers' defensive coordinator, Dave Steckel, becoming Missouri State's next head coach. The school has announced a press conference at 5 p.m. Sunday to introduce its next head coach.
Evan Boehm pretended to pull down his teammates' pants and Gary Pinkel talked about what a Citrus Bowl win would mean for his program Saturday at the team's first bowl-game practice.
Pinkel was previously named Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year by the Associated Press in 2007. Shane Ray and Marcus Murphy picked up additional conference honors.
Missouri's four captains were named second-team All-SEC. The Tigers play Minnesota on Jan. 1 in the Citrus Bowl.
Shane Ray, a junior, broke a Missouri record en route to following Michael Sam as the second consecutive Tiger to win the award. In total, seven Missouri players were honored by the league after winning the East Division.
The Tigers will face off against Minnesota in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 in Orlando, Florida.
No. 1 Alabama rolled to a 42-13 victory at the Georgia Dome to claim the program's 24th SEC championship. Gary Pinkel remains without a conference championship in four tries.
The Tigers are making their first Citrus Bowl appearance since 1981. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel played in the bowl for Kent State.
It's bowl season for college football, and Missouri is headed to Florida for the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. Read up on some facts about the bowl game and Missouri's opponent, the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Jimmie Hunt's huge third quarter helped pull Missouri to within one score during the SEC Championship game. In the end though, the outcome was never in doubt.
The Tigers managed just three points in the first half, falling in the SEC Championship for the second year in a row.
Missouri owns four division titles since 2007, yet the Tigers' inability to win a conference championship showed again in this year's Southeastern Conference title game.
Evan Costello grew up a Missouri fan, but now he goes to Alabama. And he dislikes Missouri just as much as Auburn.
Without its best player on defense, Missouri gave up season-highs in points and yards in a 42-13 loss to Alabama.
Georgia Dome vendors tried to appeal to Alabama fans before Saturday's Southeastern Conference Championship. Fans of the Crimson Tide far outnumbered Missouri fans.
Missouri football was set to practice at 3:30 p.m. CDT, but a mechanical issue delayed the team's flight out of Columbia.
Head coaches for this Saturday's championship game were former teammates at Kent State University.
Missourian photojournalist Tim Tai gives the Lytro Illum camera a test drive at the SEC Championship.