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COMMENTARY: Saban reminds us that playoff system is new, untested and still controversial

If you were in the room listening to Saban speak, you might have felt as if he was cautioning the media, fans — anybody — reminding them that this whole College Football Playoff thing is new. And untested.

Missouri football: Breaking down the Alabama Crimson Tide

Missouri will have its hands full when it meets No. 1 Alabama on Saturday for the Southeastern Conference Championship at the Georgia Dome. Ahead of the game, read up on the Crimson Tide.

Moving Missouri football from town to town — and soon Atlanta

Erich Heidolph jokes that he doesn't know many people with graduate degrees who fold towels for a living. But Missouri football's athletic equipment manager doesn't goof around when it comes to prepping and packing the team's gear for road trips, such as the one the Tigers are about to make to the SEC Championship Game.

10 things you didn't know about Alabama

It's all about football in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Missouri plays the Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship Game this Saturday, so here are 10 things you didn't know about Alabama.

Former Missouri football player arrested on suspicion of burglary and stealing

Lee was a freshman wide receiver and had been dismissed from the team last month "for disciplinary reasons," according to previous Missourian reporting.

Alden: More changes coming to Memorial Stadium

Missouri athletics director Mike Alden spoke Thursday about expanding the south side of Memorial Stadium, which would include a new football facility and increased seating.

Alabama vs. Missouri: Whose fans have the best insults?

As Missouri vs. Alabama approaches Saturday, fans serve up some witty contempt on Twitter.

#MIZ2ATL: Scenes from Missouri fans' SEC Championship experiences

The Columbia Missourian invited fans to share their road trips and experiences ahead of Saturday's game.

Missouri football fans hope for different Atlanta experience second time around

In 2013, Missouri fans were vastly outnumbered by Auburn fans. Missouri fans could face a similar fate again in a matchup against Alabama, which is just three hours from the Georgia Dome.

Missouri football's Baggett could be peaking at right moment

Andrew Baggett became the first Tiger to kick two 50-yard field goals in the same game. But in high school, he was splitting the uprights on kickoffs and denting vehicles in the parking lot.

Pinkel and Saban, Don James proteges, face off Saturday for second time

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and Alabama coach Nick Saban were both influenced by Don James, their coach at Kent State. Saturday's Southeastern Conference Championship game will be the second meeting for the coaches. 

SEC fines Missouri for recent field rush

The University of Missouri violated the Southeastern Conference's "access to competition area" policy when fans stormed Faurot Field after the Tigers' win over Arkansas.

Missouri football defies public perception heading into SEC championship

The Tigers head into Saturday's SEC championship game against No. 1 Alabama as underdogs once again. Which is just fine by them.

COMMENTARY: Even with a win over Alabama, Missouri doesn't belong in College Football Playoff

Missouri is No. 16 in the most recent College Football Playoff ranking. The Tigers have too many teams to jump in order to qualify for the semifinal — even if they capture the SEC Championship.

Looking ahead: Missouri football takes hot streak to SEC championship

In the days leading up to Saturday's SEC Championship Game against No. 1 Alabama, the national media have wondered more about Missouri's two losses than its 10 wins.

Whether lucky or good, Missouri football finds itself heading to Atlanta

"I think you create your own luck," Tigers coach Gary Pinkel said Sunday. Maybe, but the football gods have smiled a bit on this SEC title-game-bound Missouri team.

Missouri football cracks top 15 in AP, coaches polls

Missouri rose three spots in The Associated Press Top 25 and four spots in the USA Today Coaches polls. The Tigers play No. 1 Alabama on Saturday for the Southeastern Conference Championship.

UPDATE: Missouri wins home finale against Arkansas, will play Alabama in SEC Championship

Receiver Jimmie Hunt played a pivotal role in the Missouri drive that gave the Tigers the lead for keeps. Next stop, the SEC Championship game next weekend in Atlanta.


Missouri football beats Arkansas 21-14, earns trip to SEC Championship

Senior Marcus Murphy put the Tigers ahead late in the fourth quarter. Missouri also earned a trip to Atlanta. 

Bud Sasser's passing ability comes through again for Missouri

The senior receiver is now 2-for-2 passing in his career. He helped tie Saturday's game on a double-reverse pass that sparked Missouri's win.