The Missouri offense is a lot different than what the Northwesteren defense has become used to in Big 10 Conference play.
Carl Gettis is the only starter on the Missouri secondary who will be back in Columbia next season. Given the secondary’s camaraderie, it has been like family members passing the torch the next leader.
On Thursday, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald met at Silverhorn Golf Club in San Antonio as headline participants at the AT&T Golf Classic.
Dave Christensen, Missouri's offensive coordinator, said he is not looking to use his new post as the head coach at Wyoming as a stepping stone to bigger coaching jobs like other UW coaches in the past.
Before last year, the Missouri football team would have been plenty pleased to get to the Alamo Bowl, but the 2008 Cotton Bowl champions came into this season with higher hopes than four losses and a bowl before January.
Missouri football fans going to the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio can purchase a bowl package through the MU Alumni Association that can include travel, hotel accomodations, game tickets and entrance to association events.
After watching Oklahoma celebrate their third consecutive Big 12 Conference championship, Missouri is trying to cope with a disappointing end to what looked to be a promising season.
Oklahoma trounced Missouri 62-21 in the Big 12 Conference championship football game with Sooners sophomore quarterback Sam Bradford looking like the Heisman Trophy front-runner Missouri senior quarterback Chase Daniel was supposed to be.
All week long, the Tigers talked about how they were getting no respect and given no chance to upset No. 4 Oklahoma. But the Tigers failed to prove anyone wrong.
New forms of rivalry finds its way into Big 12.
The Sooners surged ahead in the first half and went on to defeat Missouri 62-21 in the Big 12 Conference championship game
During the past two seasons the Tigers have clawed to the cusp of greatness, have staggered and now find themselves teetering upon prominence once more.
Missouri's football team knows that it has historically played poorly against Oklahoma. But after two losses last year, including one that eliminated Missouri from the national championship, the Tigers have revenge on their minds.
If Missouri players seek inspiration before facing heavily favored Oklahoma on Saturday in the Big 12 championship game, they should look no further than the 2003 Kansas State team. That year, Kansas State shocked Oklahoma and advanced to the Fiesta Bowl.
Toledo hired Tim Beckman as its head football coach Thursday, selecting the Oklahoma State defensive coordinator to take over its football program. MU defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus was a candidate for the job.
Tremane Vaughns and Steve Redmond take pride in their roles as team barbers for the Tigers football team, which gathers Thursdays in the locker room for conversation and a trim.
The MU Tigers aren't predicted to win against Oklahoma, but the underdog team is still focusing on a win for Saturday's game.
The Missouri football team's defense enters Saturday’s Big 12 Conference championship ranked 116th nationally and last in the Big 12 in pass defense.
Texas fans will pull for Missouri to achieve an upset against an Oklahoma team that stands one victory away from playing for the program’s eighth national championship. Some consider a Tigers’ victory at Arrowhead Stadium the only cure for the disappointment they experienced Sunday when they witnessed the Sooners clinch a Big 12 championship game berth by passing the Longhorns in the latest BCS rankings.
Oklahoma's head coach understands the frustration of the team's rivals, but that won't stop him from preparing the Sooners for the Big 12 championship.