MU Football

Nevada, not Missouri, sneaks into AP poll

The Wolf Pack find its way into the poll for the first time since 1948. The Tigers were among 12 teams receiving votes.

Missouri football kicker's day marked with highs and lows

Missouri placekicker Grant Ressel missed an extra point on Saturday, ending the team's streak of 252 conversions. The next time he took the field, he kicked a 50-yard field goal, the longest of his Missouri career.

COMMENT: The story behind (and beside) the Missouri football cannon

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.

Despite his legal troubles, Derrick Washington's jersey still popular on gameday

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.

No scare this time, Missouri football team rolls past Miami of Ohio

The Missouri football team scored seven touchdowns in its 51-13 rout of Miami (Ohio) University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

TIGER KICKOFF: MU paying big bucks for nonconference opponents

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.

TIGER KICKOFF: Necklace more than fashion accessory for Missouri backup quarterback

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.

TIGER KICKOFF: MU football team looks forward to bye week

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.

Linebacker returns to Missouri football team with a vengeance

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.

Jarrell Harrison makes the most of return to Missouri football team

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.

Nebraska, Colorado finalize payout agreements

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.

Missouri football team to face an improving Miami of Ohio

The Tigers focus on returning to the basics in Saturday's game.

Missouri's Aldon Smith: Injury? What injury?

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.

Missouri defensive end Smith injured

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.

Big 12 football coaches juggle job stressors and personal health

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio's mild heart attack Saturday has led other coaches to examine their own health.

Missouri sideline reacts to final minutes of Saturday's football game

As time ran out for Missouri, coach Gary Pinkel and his players never lost faith.

Missouri football comes back to beat San Diego State 27-24

A 68-yard touchdown reception by T.J. Moe with 51 seconds left in the game put Missouri back on top, 27-24.

Marching Mizzou quite a production

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tigers eke out win over San Diego State

The Tigers beat San Diego State 27-24 Saturday. The game-winning score came on the last play.

San Diego State downtrodden after last-minute loss

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.