MU Football

Missouri football's offense a running debate

The Tigers' ground game garnered much of the attention after Missouri's win over Vanderbilt. But the Tigers aren't calling themselves a run-first team.

Taylor Chappell, Missouri football look to shore up penalties

The Tigers — especially their right tackle — are looking to move past the miscues that cost the Tigers 100 yards in Saturday's game.

Missouri football players trade tickets to bring family and friends

Missouri players are allotted four tickets per game. Politics of geography and seniority play a part in how these courtesy tickets are distributed among teammates. 

An early — very early — look at Missouri football's bowl possibilities

A lot can happen between now and the remaining five weeks of the college football season, but with the Tigers bowl-eligible after their latest victory, we thought we'd take a look at some possible postseason destinations. 

NCAA graduation rates improve; critics cry foul

The NCAA's newest graduation report, released Tuesday, showed 84 percent of athletes who entered college in 2007-08 earned a degree within six years, a 2 percentage-point increase over last year's previous high mark.

Four takeaways from Missouri football media day

Missouri hosts Kentucky on Saturday, and Tigers coach Gary Pinkel has a saying about the importance of November games.

Missouri football recap: What we learned from the Tigers' win vs. Vanderbilt

Missouri's offense showed more signs of life, but Saturday's win didn't create much confidence before the Tigers face Kentucky.

Missouri uses gritty ground game to overcome Vanderbilt

The Tigers leaned heavily on tailbacks Marcus Murphy and Russell Hansbrough in their 24-14 homecoming win over Vanderbilt on Saturday.

Penalties torch Missouri despite victory

With penalties including intentional grounding and defensive holding, Missouri gave up 100 yards in penalties to Vanderbilt in its 24-14 victory on Saturday.

Homecoming bittersweet for Missouri football players

The vibe at Tiger Walk was different from the homecoming revelry found on other parts of campus. Yes, there was clapping. Yes, there were smiles. But the mood felt bittersweet.

Missouri football beats Vanderbilt 24-14

The homecoming win makes Missouri bowl eligible.

Missouri football: 4 notes about the Vanderbilt Commodores

The Commodores of 2014 are not the Commodores under James Franklin. Here are a few notes about the Tigers' incredibly young Southeastern Conference opponent.


TIGERS REPORT LIVE: Missouri celebrates Homecoming against Vanderbilt

The Missouri Tigers defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 24-14 in the 103rd anniversary of the Homecoming football game. We are collected scenes from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook to give you an inside look at the traditions of house decorations, the parade, tailgate and, of course, the game.

Missouri football's Marcus Murphy a 'smooth' superstar

As a senior at DeSoto High School in Texas, Marcus Murphy could have scored more touchdowns. Instead, Tigers' return specialists gave up downs for one of his teammates.


HOMECOMING: Oh, the places MU alumni go

The Missourian is collecting a roll call of where MU alumni are now. Take a look at the responses and share your own.


TIGER KICKOFF: Lorenzo Williams finds footing as football coach

Former Missouri defensive lineman Lorenzo Williams is best known for his sack that resulted in a Tiger victory against Kansas in the 2007 Border Showdown. After brief stints in the NFL and as an arcade owner, he couldn't bear to be away from his favorite sport.

TIGER KICKOFF: Tommy Saunders reinventing the ab wheel

You may remember Saunders as the Tigers’ scrappy receiver who came to Missouri as a walk-on in 2004 and eventually worked his way into the starting lineup. Today, Saunders is a fitness entrepreneur who believes he’s finally poised for his big breakthroughafter re-imagining the ab wheel.

TIGER KICKOFF: The past never far for 1960 Missouri football All-American Danny LaRose

Danny LaRose never could have imagined the success he experienced as a football player at Missouri from 1958-1960. Now, living in a cabin in Michigan, he thinks back to those days and the short time he got to spend with his mother.

TIGER KICKOFF: Ref from '5th Down Game' has moved on

In 1990, Missouri was burned by an officiating gaffe that allowed Colorado a fifth down. Referee J.C. Louderback isn't pleased that he allowed the extra play to happen, but he's not letting it haunt him.

Missouri football's Darvin Ruise turns defense into offense

Darvin Ruise's interception Saturday against Florida at The Swamp, just 50 miles from his high school, inspired memories of the linebacker at his former position — an option quarterback.