MU Football

Big 12 releases future football conference schedules

After Colorado and Nebraska exit the Big 12, the conference will expand to a nine-game league schedule.

Kemp makes big contributions to Missouri football team

As an outside receiver for the Missouri football team, Wes Kemp is used primarily for his blocking skills. But during the Tigers' game Saturday, Kemp contributed a touchdown reception, too.

Freshman Michael Sam makes good first impression on Missouri football team

Missouri freshman defensive end Michael Sam has made four major plays for the Tigers in just four games.

Missouri-Colorado football game set for 6 p.m. start

The Oct. 9 game will be the second cable telecast for Missouri this season. The season opener against Illinois, which was also on Fox Sports Net.

Missouri's Munir Prince decides to end football career

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel announced during Monday's Big 12 coaches’ teleconference that senior cornerback Munir Prince has decided not to return to the football field. On Aug. 26, Prince temporarily lost feeling in his arms and legs after an unusually hard hit during the Missouri football team’s final preseason scrimmage.


MU football team suspends safety

The Missouri football team indefinitely suspended free safety Jasper Simmons on Monday.

Bike taxi drivers get a workout on gamedays

The husband-and-wife team of Anna and Ben Zack don't mind missing Missouri football games to shuffle fans around on Shakespeare's Pizza's bike taxis.

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.