Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mizzou Visits with Children



A few of the Missouri Tigers visited with children in Houston on Wednesday.

Team Takes a Picture in Reliant Stadium



Missouri saw the field for the first time on Wednesday when they took their team picture for the Texas Bowl.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Seniors' Last Hits



After the last practice of the season, the seniors got a chance at one more big hit.

Texas Bowl Luncheon



Mizzou and Navy met for lunch on Tuesday to hear from each head coach, watch season highlights, and have a question and answer session with the team captains.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Texas Bowl Rodeo

Future's Bowl



After bowl practice on Monday, the younger offense and defense players scrimmaged in the "Future's Bowl."

Monday, December 28, 2009

Mizzou Shopping Spree



Best Buy in Houston shut down Sunday evening for the Missouri Football Players to use their gift card from the Texas Bowl.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Texas Bowl Practices

Bowling During Bowl Week



The Mizzou Tigers hung out as a team their first night in Houston. The ate, played pool, bowled, and signed Texas Bowl Footballs for each other.

Mizzou Arrives for Bowl Week

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

1961 Orange Bowl



KOMU-TV8's Eric Blumberg takes a look back at one of the greatest games in Mizzou Football History.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

NFL Day



On their last day of practice in Columbia, Missouri, the Missouri Tigers got to dress in whatever they liked.

December Graduates





Seven Mizzou Football Players earned their degrees on Saturday, December 19 from the University of Missouri.

Danario Donte Alexander - Sociology

Jaron Londale Baston – Hotel and Restaurant Management

Herbert “Jake” Harry IV – General Studies

Joe “Andy” Maples – General Agriculture

Hardy L. Ricks – General Agriculture

Franklin DeSean Weatherspoon – Interdisciplinary Studies

Kurtis Gregory – Masters in Agriculture

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Switching Sides of the Ball



After Bowl Practice on Tuesday, the Missouri Offense and Defense switched sides and played each other. The offense (in the game) came out winning.

Tigers in the NFL



Former Missouri Tiger Justin Gage's two receptions on Sunday were two touchdowns that led to a 27-24 win over the Dolphins.

Big Man 7-on-7



After Bowl Practice on Monday, the Missouri Offensive Lineman and Defensive Lineman played each other in 7-on-7 football. The defenesive lineman came out victorious.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dari Sports



Dari Sports visited Columbia, Missouri to cover Mizzou Quarterback Blaine Gabbert in sensors. The sensors have reflective markers that send off a light signal to 12 cameras that surrounded Gabbert as he threw some passes. The cameras locate where the markers are in 3-D space. The information transmitted from the markers into the cameras is then conveyed on a computer screen to show a “Robot Blaine.”

All of the information gathered breaks down Gabbert’s velocity, acceleration, range of motion, balance, movement and more. It can also calculate kinetic variables such as force. All of the forces acting on Gabbert’s arms, hips, and legs when throwing can calculate what he uses to accelerate, balance, and move for every type of throw.


Gabbert’s results revealed that he is very symmetrical and consistent in his core rotation while throwing. He rotates his trunk quicker for longer throws. The Missouri Athletic Performance Team will use the results to make Blaine Gabbert an even stronger, more balanced quarterback for the Tigers, and Mizzou will continue using this program to ensure quickness and accuracy for its athletes at every position.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Vote Coulter for Rudy Award



Brian Coulter is up for the 2009 Rudy Award. The Senior Defensive End from Baker, Louisiana has 39 tackles and two sacks this season.

The College Football Rudy Awards honor Division I college football players who best embody the principles of inspirational football legend Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger. Rather than measure the players stats, the Rudy Awards measures the size of a player's heart.


The finalist will be named The Most Inspirational College Football Player, and the 2009 Recipient of the College Football Rudy Awards. They will receive an academic college scholarship in his name to his university and The Rudy Award Trophy personally presented by Rudy Ruettiger at a ceremony to be held on January 11, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.


You can vote for Coulter as many times as you want on the Rudy Awards’ web site.




Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tiger Rookie Spotlight



This week's Tiger Rookie Spotlight is with freshman wide receiver Jaleel Clark from Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tigers to Texas Bowl

Tigers in the NFL



Jeremy Maclin, #18 – Philadelphia Eagles @ Atlanta Falcons

                Maclin was the top receiver for the Eagles on Sunday with four catches for 83 yards.


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans


                 With 15 tackles and one sack this season, the starting defensive end helped the Jaguars to a 23-18 victory over the Texans.


Chase Daniel, #10 New Orleans Saints @ Washington Redskins


                Cutting it close, Chase and the Saints stayed undefeated with an overtime field goal kick to reach victory over the Redskins. The win clinched the NFC South for the Saints.


Ziggy Hood, #96 – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders


                The first round draft pick added three tackles to his NFL Career against the Raiders on Sunday.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tigers in the NFL



Jeremy Maclin, #18 – Philadelphia Eagles @ Atlanta Falcons

                Sunday, 12:00

                FOX       

                DirecTV 708


With DeSean Jackson out, Maclin will be the main receiver and looks to score more NFL TDs.


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans


                Sunday, 12:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 705


Starting at defensive end for the Jaguars, the St. Louis native has 14 tackles this season.


Chase Daniel, #10 New Orleans Saints @ Washington Redskins


                Sunday, 12:00

                FOX

                DirecTV 712


Chase Daniel has had quite the ride with the undefeated New Orleans Saints. They head to the Capitol to face the Redskins.


Ziggy Hood, #96 – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders


                Sunday, 12:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 707


The big defensive end is getting plenty of time for the defending Super Bowl Champs and looks to sack Raiders’ QBs this weekend.


C.J. Mosley, #69 – Cleveland Browns vs. San Diego Chargers


                Sunday, 3:05

                CBS

                DirecTV 713


The Chargers travel across the country to take on the Browns and former Tiger C.J. Mosley.


Justin Gage, #12 Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts


                Sunday, 12:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 704


Gage is back and going to Indianapolis to help the Titans go for a win on the road.

Defensive Plays vs. Kansas

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tigers Named All-Big 12



Three University of Missouri football standouts were named first-team All-Big 12 by league coaches.  Senior WR Danario Alexander, senior LB Sean Weatherspoon and sophomore PK Grant Ressel all earned first-team designation, while freshman DE standout Aldon Smith won the league’s defensive freshman of the year award.



Weatherspoon, a Butkus Award finalist who leads Mizzou and ranks 3rd in the Big 12 with 101 tackles on the season, was a first-team selection for the second consecutive season, while Alexander and Ressel are first timers on the team.  Alexander is the nation’s top receiver, leading the NCAA with his MU-record 1,644 receiving yards (a 137.0 per-game average), on 107 receptions, including 13 touchdowns.  Ressel leads the nation in field goal accuracy (among those with 11 or more makes), at 96.0%, as he’s connected on 24-of-25 kicks in his first year as a starter, including the game-winning 27-yard field goal against rival Kansas last Saturday at the final gun.



Smith is the nation’s top freshman in both tackles for loss (18.5) and quarterback sacks (11.0). Eleven sacks ties the MU single-season record.  He becomes only the second Tiger to win the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year award, joining former All-American Justin Smith, who took home the same honor in 1998 and is now a starting defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers.



A pair of senior captains – DT Jaron Baston and OL Kurtis Gregory – both earned second-team All-Big 12 honors. 



And eight other Tigers (CB Carl Gettis, P Jake Harry IV, OL Dan Hoch, WR Jared Perry, CB Kevin Rutland, S Jasper Simmons, DE Aldon Smith and TB Derrick Washington) won honorable-mention all-league acclaim in 2009.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Special Teams vs. Kansas



This week's Special Teams Plays of the Week go to punter Jake Harry and Grant Ressel. Ressel was named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week for his outstanding performance in helping lead Mizzou to a thriling 41-39 comeback win over rival Kansas last Saturday.

Offensive Plays vs. Kansas

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Nike Pro Combat Uniforms



The Mizzou Football Team saw their exclusive Nike Elite uniforms the Sunday before they beat Kansas.

Tiger Song of the Week



Senior Safety Del Howard from Garland, Texas picks a song that gets him motivated on all levels.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Tigers in the NFL



Justin Smith, #94 San Francisco 49ers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

As the 49ers dominated over the Jaguars Sunday, the first round draft pick had five tackles and 1.5 sacks. He now has 40 tackles and 2.5 sacks in his ninth NFL season.


Jeremy Maclin, #18 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins



In a close win over the Redskins, Maclin had five receptions for 63 yards.


C.J. Mosley, #69 Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals


The 6’3, 305 defensive tackle added one more tackle to his NFL career on Sunday.


Brad Smith, #16 New York Jets vs. Carolina Panthers


Breaking a three-game losing streak with the Jets, Smith had a kick-off return for 38 yards.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Slideshow vs. Kansas

Friday Night Highlights



This is the video the Mizzou Football Team watched the night before they beat Kansas.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tigers in the NFL



Justin Smith #94 San Francisco 49ers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

                Sunday, 3:05

                CBS

                DirecTV 714


Jeremy Maclin #18 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins


                Sunday, 12:00

                FOX

                DirecTV 710       


Ziggy Hood #96 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens


                Sunday, 7:20

                NBC


C.J. Mosley #69 Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals


                Sunday, 12:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 705


Atiyyah Ellison #99 Jacksonville Jaguars @ San Francisco 49ers


                Sunday, 3:05

                CBS

                DirecTV 714


Justin Gage #12 Tennessee Titans vs. Arizona Cardinals


                Sunday, 3:15

                FOX

                DirecTV 712


Brad Smith #16 New York Jets vs. Carolina Panthers


                Sunday, 12:00

                FOX

                DirecTV 709

Spirit Spotlight



This week's Spirit Spotlight is on Mizzou Golden Girl Susan Zimmer from Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from the Tigers



The Mizzou Football Family wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Defensive Plays vs. Iowa State



WeAreMizzou.com's defensive plays of the week go to the two interceptions against Iowa State. Kevin Rutland intercepted a pass in the first quarter, and Jasper Simmons intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tiger Rookie Spotlight



This week's Tiger Rookie Spotlight is Jasper Simmons from Pensacola, Florida. He is a junior college transfer from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.

Alexander Breaks Record



With 173 yards at his last home game on senior day, wide receiver Danario Alexander broke Jeremy Maclin’s record for receiving yards in a season. Alexander’s updated season numbers include 92 catches for 1,411 yards and 12 TDs – all bests in the Big 12.



He’s proven to be the nation’s most dynamic long-distance threat, as he is averaging a nation-best 46.3 yards on his 12 TD grabs, with 5 of them covering 63 yards or more.  Only seven players through games of November 21st have reached double-digits in TD reception in FBS this season, and none of the other six have any TD catches that have covered 70 yards. 

Big Hits vs. Iowa State



WeAreMizzou.com's Big Hits this week come from Sean Weatherspoon, Andrew Gachkar, Dan Hoch, Kevin Rutland, Carl Gettis, Elvis Fisher and Aldon Smith.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Spoon is Butkus Finalist



 

University of Missouri senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon from Jasper, Texas has been named one of five finalists for the Butkus Award, which goes annually to the nation’s top collegiate linebacker.


Weatherspoon currently ranks 2nd in the Big 12 Conference with his 9.38 tackles-per game average, and he ranks 5th in the Big 12, and 19th in the NCAA with 1.32 tackles-for-loss per game.


His updated season numbers include 101 tackles (71 unassisted, 30 assisted), 14.0 tackles for loss (42 yards), 4.5 QB sacks (21 yards), 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, and 2 pass break ups.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Tiger Song of the Week



This week, Danario Alexander shares why one song really relates to his college football career.

Tigers in the NFL



Jeremy Maclin, #18 Philadelphia Eagles @ Chicago Bears

                During Week 11, Maclin grabbed six receptions for the Eagles as the beat the Bears 24-20.


Justin Smith, #94 San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers


                The first round draft pick added three more tackles against the Packers, reaching a total of 35 so far this season.


C.J. Mosley, #69 Cleveland Browns @ Detroit Lions


                The five-year NFL veteran added another tackle for the Browns on Sunday.


Brad Smith, #16 New York Jets @ New England Patriots


                Returning from an injury, Smith jumped right back into scoring. Watch as he returns a blocked punt for a touchdown against the Patriots.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mizzou Senior Tribute



This video is what the team watched the night before the seniors played their last game in The ZOU.

Mizzou vs. Iowa State

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday Night Highlights



This is the first half of the video the Mizzou Football players watched Friday night before the game.

Tigers in the NFL



Jeremy Maclin, #18 Philadelphia Eagles @ Chicago Bears

                Sunday, 8:20

                NBC


With his four NFL touchdowns, Maclin is quickly becoming a favorite to throw to for the Eagles. He travels to Chicago to play the Bears on Sunday Night Football.


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills


                Sunday, 1:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 706


Adding two tackles last week, Ellison and the Jaguars host the Bills on Sunday.


Ziggy Hood, #96 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs


                Sunday, 1:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 707


At Mizzou, the Ziggy Hood played in Arrowhead twice. The first round draft pick travels with the Steelers to take on the Chiefs just two hours from Columbia, Missouri.


C.J. Mosley, #69 Cleveland Browns @ Detroit Lions


                Sunday, 1:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 705


With 12 tackles this season, Mosley and the Browns go to Motor City to meet up with the Lions.


Brad Smith, #16 New York Jets @ New England Patriots


                Sunday, 4:15

                CBS

                DirecTV 715


Struggling with a recent injury, Smith will return to the field for the Jets in the East Coast against the Patriots.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Defensive Play of the Week Pt. 2



WeAreMizzou.com's Defensive Play of the Week vs. Kansas State Part Two goes to the goal line stand near the end of the fourth quarter.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Defensive Play of the Week Pt. 1



The first part of WeAreMizzou.com's Defensive Play of the Week is Jarrell Harrison's first interception as a Mizzou Tiger.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Offensive Player of the Week



With 10 receptions for 200 yards and three touchdowns against Kansas State, Danario Alexander became the only wide receiver in history to earn Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week twice in one season.  

Song of the Week



Mizzou's offensive lineman Kurtis Gregory tells us a variety of songs prepare him for games.

Big Hits vs. Kansas State



WeAreMizzou.com's Big Hits this week come from Brian Coulter, Aldon Smith, Sean Weatherspoon, Austin Wuebbels, Kurtis Gregory and Will Ebner.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tiger Rookie Spotlight



This week's Tiger Rookie Spotlight is junior college transfer Jarrell Harrison from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Spirit Spotlight






WeAreMizzou.com's Spirit Spotlight this week is Mizzou Golden Girl Annalise Lyons from St. Louis.

 

Tigers in the NFL





Chase Daniel, #10 New Orleans Saints @ St. Louis Rams

                Just two hours away from Columbia, Missouri, Chase Daniel and the Saints defeated the Rams 28-23.


Jeremy Maclin, #18 Philadelphia Eagles @ San Diego Chargers


                Maclin had another great NFL game with six receptions for 76 yards and another NFL touchdown.


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Jets


                Ellison and the Jaguars grazed by the Jets 24-22 as he added two more tackles this season.


Ziggy Hood, #96 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals


                Hood added two more tackles to his NFL career on Sunday against the Bengals.


Justin Smith, #94 San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears


                The 2001 first round draft pick added three more tackles on Thursday as the 49ers overcame the Bears 10-6.


C.J. Mosley, #69 Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens


                Monday, 7:30

                ESPN


                Mosley and the Browns play in the AFC North Rivalry on Monday Night Football. The defensive end has 12 tackles this season.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tigers in the NFL



Jeremy Maclin, #18 Philadelphia Eagles @ San Diego Chargers

                Sunday, 3:15

                FOX       

                DirecTV 715


Quinton Demps is struggling with an ankle injury right now and if he can't go against the Chargers this week, rookie Jeremy Maclin will get the nod on kickoff returns.


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Giants


                Sunday, 12:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 704


Starting at defensive end for the Jaguars, the St. Louis native has 12 tackles this season.


Chase Daniel, #10 New Orleans Saints @ St. Louis Rams


                Sunday, 12:00

                FOX

                DirecTV 711


Only two hours from where he played college ball, Chase Daniel and the undefeated Saints head to St. Louis to face the Rams. Daniel started three games against Illinois in the Edward Jones Dome for Mizzou going 3-0.


Ziggy Hood, #96 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals


                Sunday, 12:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 705


After a big Monday Night Football win, the Steelers and starting defensive end Ziggy Hood host the Bengals.


C.J. Mosley, #69 Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens


                Monday, 7:30

                ESPN


Mosley and the Browns play in the AFC North Rivalry on Monday Night Football. The defensive end has 12 tackles this season.


Justin Gage, #12 Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills


                Sunday, 12:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 706


After leading the Titans with four receptions on Sunday, Gage nearly reached 100 yards, getting 97 against the 49ers. Check out these amazing catches from Sunday’s game:


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Support Staff Spotlight



This week's Support Staff Highlight is Pat Ivey. He played defensive tackle at Mizzou and is now the Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Performance.

Tigers in the NFL



Tonight on the NFL Network, former Missouri Defensive End Justin Smith and the 49ers take on the Chicago Bears at Candlestick Park. The 2001 first round draft pick has 29 tackles so far this year.

Special Teams vs. Baylor



WeAreMizzou.com's Special Teams Play this week goes to Andrew Gachkar's blocked field goal.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mizzou Spirit Spotlight






WeAreMizzou.com features Mizzou Golden Girl Elize Schlueter this week.

 

Big Hits vs. Kansas State



WeAreMizzou.com's Big Hits this week come from Brian Couler, Sean Weatherspoon, Aldon Smith, Austin Wuebbels, Will Ebner, and Kurtis Gregory.

Offensive Player of the Week



This week, WeAreMizzou.com chose Danario Alexander as the offensive player of the week from the Baylor game. He had a career high 13 catches and 214 yards, including this 84-yard touchdown.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tiger Rookie Spotlight



Each week WeAreMizzou.com will spotlight freshmen on the Tiger Football Team. This week, Brayden Burnett from Texas tells us why Mizzou feels like home to him.

Zaviar Gooden



KOMU 8's Eric Blumberg found something special in a Tiger wearing a special number this season.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Grant's Up for Groza



         University of Missouri sophomore placekicker Grant Ressel (Jackson, Mo.) has been named a semifinalist for the 2009 Lou Groza Award, which goes to the nation’s top placekicker.  Ressel was named as one of 20 semifinalists up for the award, as announced today by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

Ressel, who came to MU as a walk-on, has been one of the top kickers in the nation after winning the starting job late in fall camp in August.  He’s been near-perfect through nine games, as he’s 43-of-44 on combined kicks (97.7%), including 17-of-18 on field goals (94.4%) and a perfect 26-of-26 on extra points.  He’s had some big shoes to fill, as MU’s last kicker, Jeff Wolfert, established an NCAA record as the most accurate kicker in NCAA history for combined kicks (244-of-257 [94.9%] from 2006-08). Wolfert was also a finalist for the Groza Award.


Ressel is currently 6-of-7 from 40 yards or longer, including making three 46-yarders, with two of those coming last week against Baylor.  One of his 46-yarders against the Bears was a crucial one with 2:55 to play that pulled Mizzou to within 40-32.


Ressel is approaching the MU single-season record for most FGs made.  The current mark is 21, set in 2007 by Jeff Wolfert.  Ressel currently ranks 1st in the Big 12 (4th in the NCAA) in field goals per game (1.89) and is 2nd in the Big 12 and 17th in the nation in scoring (8.56 ppg). 


Entering the Kansas State game this weekend, Ressel is also 2nd in the NCAA lead in FG accuracy, among those with 10 or more attempts.

Tigers in the NFL



Justin Smith, #94 San Francisco 49ers vs. Tennessee Titans

With 29 tackles and a sack this season, the first round draft pick added one more tackle against the Titans on Sunday.


Jeremy Maclin, #18 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys


Maclin surpassed 200 yards on the season against the Dallas Cowboys. He had three catches for 44 yards on Sunday. He’s averaging 13.5 yards a game and has three NFL touchdowns.


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs


The Parkway South High School grad keeps adding on tackles for the Jaguars. In a 3-point win over the Chiefs, Ellison recorded one more for the season.


Justin Gage, #12 Tennessee Titans @ San Francisco 49ers


Gage led the Titans in receptions on Sunday with four. He nearly reached 100 yards, getting 97 against the 49ers. He now has 22 receptions for 302 yards this season.


Chase Daniel, #10 New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers


Former Mizzou Quarterback Chase Daniel has been enjoying his time learning from experienced great NFL quarterbacks on the undefeated New Orleans Saints. As the Saints defeated the Panthers by 10, Daniel’s family watched from the crowd. He said on Twitter, “The Fam is in town, big win! Can't wait to show them all over Nola! 8-0!” (via @ChaseDaniel)


Ziggy Hood, #96 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Denver Broncos


The first round draft pick will keep getting NFL Defense experience tonight on Monday Night Football.  Look for him at 7:30 on ESPN.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday Night Highlights



Each week, WeAreMizzou.com will post the highlights the team watches the night before the game. Enjoy!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tigers in the NFL



Justin Smith, #94 – San Francisco 49ers vs. Tennessee Titans

                Sunday, 3:15

              CBS

              DirecTV 714


Jeremy Maclin, #18 – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys


                    Sunday, 7:20

               NBC
      


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs


                   Sunday, 12:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 706


Justin Gage, #12 Tennessee Titans @ San Francisco 49ers


                    Sunday, 3:15

                CBS

                DirecTV 714


Chase Daniel, #10 New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers


                     Sunday, 3:05

                FOX

                DirecTV 711


Ziggy Hood, #96 – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Denver Broncos


                     Monday, 7:30

                ESPN

Support Staff Spotlight



Mark Alnutt is a former Mizzou Football Player, and he is now the MU Associate Athletic Director.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Special Teams Play of the Week

Big Hits vs. Colorado



Every week, WeAreMizzou.com will bring you Mizzou's Big Hits from each game. This week features Kurtis Gregory, Brian Coulter, Kendial Lawrence, Will Ebner, Zaviar Gooden, Robert Steeples, and Austin Wuebbels.

Tiger Rookie Spotlight



Each week WeAreMizzou.com will spotlight freshmen on the Tiger Football Team. This week, true freshman Donovan Bonner hits on every reason why Mizzou is right for him.

Special Teams Play of the Week


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Defensive Play of the Week



This week WeAreMizzou.com chose the safety as the defensive play of the week from the Mizzou - Colorado game.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Governor Nixon Travels With Team



Missouri's Governor Jay Nixon is a huge Mizzou Tigers fan. He traveled to Boulder, Colorado with the team to cheer on the Tigers to a victory over the Buffaloes.

Spoon Recognized Nationally



University of Missouri senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (Jasper, Texas) has been named the Lott Trophy IMPACT Player of the Week, for his outstanding performance in last Saturday’s 36-17 win at Colorado.  Weatherspoon led an impressive defensive performance for Mizzou, with a game-high 12 tackles as the Tigers held Colorado to negative-14 yards rushing overall, and just 176 yards of total offense in the win.

 

He had four of his tackles in the fourth quarter as the Tigers maintained their lead to notch a Big 12 road win which kept them in contention for their third consecutive Big 12 North Division title.

 

Weatherspoon, a Lott Trophy quarter-finalist the past two years who was an Associated Press 3rd-Team All-American in 2008, now has 73 tackles on the season to lead the team and 375 in his career, which is currently 5th-best on the school career chart.

Offensive Play of the Week



This week, WeAreMizzou.com chose Jerrell Jackson's one handed catch as the offensive play of the week.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tigers in the NFL



Justin Smith, #94 – San Francisco 49ers @ Indianapolis Colts

After coming off a game with 10 tackles, the first round draft pick from Jefferson City recorded seven more against the Colts on Sunday. Smith has 28 tackles this season.


C.J. Mosley, #69 – Cleveland Browns vs. Chicago Bears


Mosley added on one more NFL tackle against the Bears. He now has 12 tackles this season.


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 – Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans


The St. Louis Defensive End got three more tackles on Sunday against the Titans. He now has 11 tackles and one sack this season.


Justin Gage, #12 – Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars


Adding 41 yards on his season total, the former Missouri Wide Receiver had three catches against the Jaguars on Sunday to lead the Titans to their first win this season.


Jeremy Maclin, #18 – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants


First round draft pick Jeremy Maclin scored his third NFL touchdown on Sunday. He had four catches for 47 yards. The Eagles defeated the Giants 40-17 and are now in first place in the NFC East.


Song of the Week



Each week a Missouri Tiger Football Player or Coach will choose his song favorite of the week. This week, sophomore Kenji Jackson tells us about a song that explains how important football is to him.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday Night Highlights



Each week, WeAreMizzou.com will post the highlights the team watches the night before the game. Enjoy!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Tigers in the NFL



 

Justin Smith, #94 – San Francisco 49ers @ Indianapolis Colts


              Sunday, 12:00

           FOX

           DirecTV 710



With 21 tackles this season – 10 of which were last week – the first round draft pick heads to Indianapolis to take on the undefeated Colts. The 49ers are second in the NFC West.


Jeremy Maclin, #18 – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants


                Sunday, 12:00

                FOX

                DirecTV 715


Averaging 13.7 yards a game, the rookie wide receiver continues to start for the Eagles. They host the Giants with first place on the line in the NFC East.



C.J. Mosley, #69 – Cleveland Browns vs. Chicago Bears


                Sunday, 12:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 706


With 11 tackles this season, defensive tackle C.J. Mosley and the Browns head to Soldier field to take on the Bears.


Brad Smith, # 16 – New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins


                Sunday, 12:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 707


After missing last week’s game due to injury, the former Mizzou Quarterback looks to get back on the grid iron. The Jets and the Dolphins meet for the second time in three weeks this Sunday.


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 – Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans


                Sunday, 3:05

                CBS

                DirecTV 713


Coming off a bye week, the Jaguars’ Defensive End heads to Tennessee.


Justin Gage, #12 – Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars


                Sunday, 3:05

                CBS

                DirecTV 713


With 164 yards this season, the wide receiver from Jefferson City, Missouri and the Titans host the Jaguars.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Big Hits vs. Texas



Every week, WeAreMizzou.com will bring you Mizzou's Big Hits from each game. This week features Will Ebner, Sean Weatherspoon, Dan Hoch and Andrew Gachkar.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tiger Rookie Spotlight



Each week WeAreMizzou.com will spotlight freshmen on the Tiger Football Team. This week Michael Sam and Kendial Lawrence, both from Texas, tell us they love learning at Mizzou.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tigers in the NFL



 

Justin Smith, #94 – San Francisco 49ers @ Houston Texans


                The defensive tackle totaled 10 tackles – 8 of which were solo.  Smith has 21 tackles and one sack this season. The 49ers are second in the NFC West.


Jeremy Maclin, #18 – Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Redskins


                The first round pick out of Missouri had five receptions for 53 yards last night against the Redskins. Maclin is averaging 13.7 yards a game. Philadelphia defeated Washington 27-17 and is second in the NFC East. Teammate DeSean Jackson credited Maclin for blocking for him.


Ziggy Hood, #96 – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings


                The Pittsburgh Steelers handed the Minnesota Vikings their first loss of the season on Sunday. The defense dominated, sacking quarterback Brett Favre three times. But what made the difference in the game were Pittsburgh’s two defensive touchdowns in the last seven minutes.


C.J. Mosley, #69 – Cleveland Browns vs. Green Bay Packers


                Defensive tackle C.J. Mosley recorded one tackle in the game against the Packers. It’s his 11th this season.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Song of the Week



Each week a Missouri Tiger Football Player or Coach will choose his song favorite of the week. This week, Offensive Line Coach Josh Henson from Tuttle, Oklahoma tells us what helps him decide his favorite songs.

Mizzou vs. Texas



Some of these photos were taken by Joel Kowsky.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tigers in the NFL

Justin Smith, #94 – San Francisco 49ers @ Houston Texans

               

               Sunday, 12:00

               FOX

               DirecTV 709

Ziggy Hood, #96 – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings


                Sunday, 12:00

                FOX

                DirecTV 710



C.J. Mosley, #69 – Cleveland Browns vs. Green Bay Packers


                Sunday, 12:00

                FOX

                DirecTV 708




Jeremy Maclin, #18 – Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Redskins


                Monday, 7:30

                ESPN

                DirecTV 206
     


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 Jacksonville Jaguars

                Bye Week


Justin Gage, #12 Tennessee Titans

            
    Bye Week


Dwayne Blakley, #84 Tennessee Titans

                Bye Week


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday Night Highlights



Each week, WeAreMizzou.com will post the highlights the team watches the night before the game. Enjoy!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Homecoming at Mizzou



The very first homecoming started at Mizzou in 1911. Each year, members from the homecoming committee come to the last football practice before the game on Saturday. Here they tell us how Columbia's school spirit really shines during homecoming week.

Support Staff Spotlight



Each week, WeAreMizzou.com will bring you a feature on a member from our support staff. This week, here's an inside look at our academic program with Mizzou Athletic Academic Advisor, Joe Scogin. He played baseball at Fort Hays State University.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Big Hits vs. Oklahoma State



Every week, WeAreMizzou.com will bring you Mizzou's Big Hits from each game. This week features Chris Willett, Brian Coulter, Sean Weatherspoon, Trey Hobson, Brad Madison, Kenji Jackson, Jaron Baston, and Elvis Fisher.

Mizzou Spirit Spotlight






Each week, WeAreMizzou.com will feature a Mizzou Spirit member. This week, Mizzou Golden Girl Karielle Chambers from Kansas City tells us why she loves dancing at football games. 







Karielle is currently in a sideline spirit contest on AthlonSports.com. You can still vote for her until October 30.

KOMU-TV 8 Story on Danario Alexander



KOMU-TV8's Eric Blumberg takes a look at how senior captain Danario Alexander overcame injuries to having 44 receptions for 627 yards and five touchdowns already this season.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ziggy Hood Visits Mizzou



NFL first round draft pick Ziggy Hood from Amarillo, Texas visited Columbia during his bye week and shared how the program has helped him in the NFL.


National View of Mizzou vs. Texas

This Saturday, Texas comes to Columbia to face the Tigers in their homecoming game at 7 PM. ESPN's Brent Musberger and Kirk Herbstreet will be covering the game, and it will be on ABC in High Definition. Eighty-one percent of the country will see the Mizzou-Texas game, while 19 percent will see USC-Oregon State.





Mizzou Special Teams Play of the Week



Each week, WeAreMizzou.com will choose a special teams play of the week. This week goes to Carl Gettis and Jasper Simmons for this reverse punt return in the fourth quarter.

Tiger Rookie Spotlight



Each week WeAreMizzou.com will spotlight freshmen on the Tiger Football Team. This week Jack Meiners from St. Louis tells us why he knows this is the place for him.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mizzou Tiger Song of the Week



Each week a Missouri Tiger Football Player or Coach will choose his song favorite of the week. This week, Sophomore Elvis Fisher from Saint Petersburg, Florida tells us what an offensive lineman does to get up for the game.

John Anderson: Part Two



Mizzou Alum John Anderson traveled to Stillwater, Oklahoma to see the Tigers take on the Cowboys. Here he talks about Coach Pinkel and what he's done for the program.

Columbia Missourian Story on Spoon


Weatherspoon brings personality to Missouri football



October 16, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT



Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has always stood out in a crowd. "He met no strangers," his mother Elwanda Weatherspoon said.

COLUMBIA — Sean Weatherspoon is often at the mercy of Sean Weatherspoon.


And as the cluster of men and women descend on him, recorders and notebooks in hand, it’s easy to see why.


He answers each question as comfortably as the next, never stumbling over his words, at home in the midst of another welcomed opportunity to be the one carrying a conversation, occasionally flashing the wide smile that his high school coach says makes everything right. A mohawk is subtly carved into his already short hair. A grey wool coat struggles to contain his hulking shoulders.


He is a 6-foot-2, 250-pound heap of personality and, when the camera is rolling, that personality takes over. Everything else is just along for the ride.



read more...