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MU Football

Aldon Smith embraces long-awaited opportunity for Missouri football

While the NCAA Clearinghouse examined Aldon Smith's eligibility last year, the Missouri defensive lineman couldn't play or practice with the team. By the time he was cleared, the season was about to begin and Smith sat out. Now he's allowed to play and his contribution has been significant.

Former quarterback settles down at running back for Kansas State

Daniel Thomas is accustomed to playing quarterback but he has more that 1,000 yards at running back this season for Kansas State, helping the Wildcats excel in the Big 12 North.

Pinkel: Missouri football not waiting until halftime to make adjustments

The Tigers have struggled in the second half of Big 12 games, and the coach said it comes down to poor execution.

Another breakout game from a Missouri defensive lineman

Hamilton was second on the team Saturday with eight tackles. His effort came a week after fellow defensive lineman Aldon Smith made many significant plays against Colorado.

Florence has record day leading Baylor over Missouri football

After five games in which he never threw for more than 235 yards, Florence had the best game for a quarterback against the Tigers this season, breaking Baylor's single-game passing yards record in the process.

Baylor bounces Missouri with strong second half

Missouri has yet to score a second-half touchdown since Big 12 play began.

Baylor football fans still support despite early disappointment

Baylor football fans were hoping for improvement this season. Fans at the game Saturday explained how things changed after the team's star quarterback suffered a season-ending injury and the Bears lost several games.

COMMENT: 10 Things you didn't know about Baylor

Willie Nelson, Jessica Simpson, Chuck Norris and live bears all make appearences in this week's 10 Things you didn't know about Baylor.

Untelevised Missouri football game could hurt Columbia sports bars

The Missouri-Baylor game is the first Tiger football game this season to not be on TV.

Missouri football's Jacquies Smith takes advantage of trick play

As a defensive end, Jacquies Smith doesn't often get to hold the football. But when Missouri wanted to attempt a fake field goal Saturday against Colorado, coaches chose Smith to make a big play.

Two Missouri football players named to academic all-district team

Missouri offensive lineman, Kurtis Gregory and placekicker, Grant Ressel were named to the College Sports Information Directors of America's Academic All-District 7 team.

Baston emerges as leader for Missouri football team

After early disciplinary problems upon arriving at Missouri, tackle Jaron Baston has developed into an undisputed leader of the Missouri defense and was voted as a team captain before his senior season.

Baylor's second half against Nebraska offers Bears hope

Baylor coach Art Briles says he wants his team to play Missouri like it did in the second half last Saturday against Nebraska.

Weatherspoon named Lott Trophy Player of the Week

After leading the Tigers in last Saturday's win over Colorado, Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon earned Lott Trophy IMPACT Player of the Week honors. 

Pregame Playmakers: MU cheerleaders support team, one another

Members of the MU cheerleading squad have to learn to trust one another on the field while doing routines, but it's the trust shown off the field that makes this squad a group of friends.

Changing positions helps Missouri defense get quicker

The Missouri football team recruited Zaviar Gooden and Donovan Bonner as safeties, but Tigers coach Gary Pinkel said moving them to linebacker gives his defense more speed.

Turnovers, sacks finally come for Missouri defense

Coach Gary Pinkel has said it all season. His team’s defense was close. If it kept doing the right things, the turnovers and sacks would come. In Saturday’s win over Colorado, they came in bunches.

Talk of Gabbert injury about more than physical condition

James Thomas, a doctoral student at Missouri, analyzes the effect of Blaine Gabbert's injury from a sociological perspective.

Colorado's buffalo tradition more than just a sprint

A lot of effort and preparation goes into Ralphie's run onto the football field, which has been a Colorado football tradition for 42 years.

Jackson's catch stands out as Missouri football beats Colorado, 36-17

Jackson's dazzling play was reflective of the day the Tigers had early. Missouri cruised in the first half and held off Colorado after halftime for a 36-17 win, its first in Big 12 Conference play.



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