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Outside Atlanta's Georgia Dome, 'Roll Tide' sells

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's flight to Atlanta delayed

Missouri football was set to practice at 3:30 p.m. CDT, but a mechanical issue delayed the team's flight out of Columbia.

SEC championship: Missouri's Pinkel and Alabama's Saban look at Saturday's game

Head coaches for this Saturday's championship game were former teammates at Kent State University.


Lytro camera at SEC Championship in Atlanta

Missourian photojournalist Tim Tai gives the Lytro Illum camera a test drive at the SEC Championship.

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.