In which I take a seat next to Little Joe, the source of the ground-rattling explosions punctuating Missouri's 51-13 win over Miami (Ohio) University on Saturday.
A walk around Columbia before a game is essentially a tour of the Missouri football hall of fame, with the jerseys of Tiger greats paraded around on the torsos of beer-holding fans and football-tossing kids. And even with allegations of assault clouding Washington's name, his jersey is still worn proudly in tailgating lots around the stadium.
The Missouri football team scored seven touchdowns in its 51-13 rout of Miami (Ohio) University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The $850,000 payment for last Saturday’s football game against San Diego State is the largest of the three guarantees that Missouri is paying in 2010. “These one-game deals are what we call guarantee deals, and guarantees have skyrocketed,” said Mark Alnutt, Missouri’s Senior Athletics Director of Administration.
James Franklin has been wearing a string of alternating black and white beads with a black and white Superman charm hanging prominently from the bottom since his senior year in high school. Although the necklace may look like something a teenager threw together in just minutes, it has deep significance to the Missouri football team's backup quarterback.
For some Tigers football players, a bye week is a mental respite. Others will take the time to heal physically. Local players will go home for a meal cooked with love, some will sleep the time away, and others will fish.
Missouri junior linebacker Will Ebner had plenty of pent-up frustration when he took the field for the first time in 2010. After recovering from a hamstring injury and serving a two-game suspension, his play helped the Tigers win Saturday against San Diego State.
With senior safety Jarrell Harrison's quick recovery from a knee injury and the potential return of free safety Jasper Simmons from a similar, the Missouri football team could have three options at safety for the first time since mid-August.
In order to leave the Big 12, Nebraska, which joins the Big Ten on July 1, will surrender a maximum of $9.25 million, and Colorado gets to move to the Pac-10 in 2011 instead of 2012 after negotiating a deal in which it will give up $6.86 million.
The Tigers focus on returning to the basics in Saturday's game.
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel announced Monday morning that sophomore defensive end Aldon Smith would miss Saturday’s game against Miami (Ohio) with a broken fibula in his right leg.
Tigers football coach Gary Pinkel said Monday that the star defensive end will miss Saturday's game because of a broken bone in his leg.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio's mild heart attack Saturday has led other coaches to examine their own health.
As time ran out for Missouri, coach Gary Pinkel and his players never lost faith.
A 68-yard touchdown reception by T.J. Moe with 51 seconds left in the game put Missouri back on top, 27-24.
For Marching Mizzou, football Saturdays mean a 9- or 10-hours of work that start with a mini-show in the Hearnes Center parking lot for tailgaters.
The Tigers beat San Diego State 27-24 Saturday. The game-winning score came on the last play.
The mood outside the San Diego State locker room after the game was painfully solemn, with coaches and players heading to the team bus shaking their heads in a silent procession.
Saturday was busy for the MU cheer team, Marching Mizzou and fans.
Aldon Smith's physical abilities have always made him stand out. His desire to excel as an athlete helped him learn how to harness those abilities and mold himself into one of the country’s most outstanding defensive linemen.