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.



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Monday, October 19, 2009

Offensive Player of the Week



This week, WeAreMizzou.com brings you the offensive player of the week, wide receiver Danario Alexander from Marlin, Texas. In the first half, he caught a 48-yard pass from Parkway West High School's Blaine Gabbert and ran it in for a touchdown. Near the end of the first-quarter, Gabbert completed a 50-yard pass to Alexander for a first down.



This year, the wide receiver from Marlin High School has 44 receptions for 627 yards and five touchdowns. He ranks second in the Big 12 for receiving yards per game and ninth in the country.

Tigers in the NFL



Jeremy Maclin, #18, Philadelphia Eagles @ Oakland Raiders

First round draft pick Jeremy Maclin started in his third consecutive NFL game at wide receiver. After a catch for six yards yesterday against the Raiders, Maclin has 13 receptions for 193 yards with two touchdowns this season. He previously broke an Eagles’ record for being the first rookie to score two touchdowns in one game that were both more than 40 yards each. The Chesterfield, Missouri native holds 18 records at Mizzou including the NCAA’s career All-Purpose Yardage record with 5,609 yards.


Ziggy Hood #94, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns


The first round draft pick for the defending Super Bowl Champions continues to add power to the Steelers’ defense. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 4-2 this season after defeating the Cleveland Browns 27-14 Sunday afternoon. The win is their 12th straight over the Browns. Hood has a five-year contract with the Steelers.


Justin Gage #12, Tennessee Titans @ New Orleans Saints


      The wide receiver is working hard with the Titans to get better as a team. This season he has 15 receptions for 164 yards. In his seven years in the NFL, Gage has 168 receptions for 2,473 yards. Gage is from Jefferson City, Missouri and played both basketball and football for the Tigers.


C.J. Mosley, #69 Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers


C.J. Mosley added another tackle to his season yesterday against the Steelers. The defensive end has ten this season. Another former Tiger joined him this season; previous Mizzou Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberflus is now the Browns’ Linebacker Coach. From Waynesville, Missouri, Mosley had 167 tackles, 15.5 sacks, and 38 tackles for loss at Mizzou.


William Moore #25, Atlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears


        You can see the second round draft pick working with the Falcons’ Special Teams this season. The safety from Hayti, Missouri holds the Mizzou record for interceptions returned for touchdowns with four. Moore also has the most interceptions in one season at Mizzou with eight in 2007. He wears #25 as his NFL number in memory of his former teammate, Aaron O’Neal.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mizzou vs. Oklahoma State Pictures








 

John Anderson: Part One



Mizzou Alum John Anderson traveled to Stillwater, Oklahoma to see the Tigers take on the Cowboys. Here he talks about what the University of Missouri means to him.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Tigers in the NFL

Each week WeAreMizzou.com lets you know former Mizzou Tigers to look for in NFL games this weekend.



Jeremy Maclin, #18, Philadelphia Eagles @ Oakland Raiders

·         FOX

·         DirecTV: 712

·         Sunday, 3:05 CT

First round draft pick Jeremy Maclin will start at wide receiver in his third consecutive game in the NFL. He had 12 receptions for 187 yards and two touchdowns. Last week, he broke an Eagles’ record for being the first rookie to score two touchdowns in one game that were both more than 40 yards each. The Chesterfield, Missouri native holds 18 records at Mizzou including the NCAA’s career All-Purpose Yardage record with 5,609 yards.

Ziggy Hood #94, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

·         CBS

·         DirecTV: 706

·         Sunday, 12:00 CT

The 6’3, 300 pound defensive end from Texas continues to add power to the Steelers’ defensive. The first round pick recorded his first NFL regular season tackle last week against the Detroit Lions. Hood has a five-year contract with the defending Super Bowl Champions.

Justin Gage #12, Tennessee Titans @ New Orleans Saints

·         CBS

·         DirecTV: 714

·         Sunday, 3:15 CT

·         With seven years in the NFL under his belt, the wide receiver already has 15 receptions for 164 yards this season. Gage is from Jefferson City, Missouri and played both basketball and football for the Tigers.

C.J. Mosley, #69 Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers

·         CBS

·         DirecTV: 706

·         Sunday, 12:00 CT

·         The defensive end sustains the strength of the Browns’ Defense. From Waynesville, Missouri, Mosley had 167 tackles, 15.5 sacks, and 38 tackles for loss at Mizzou.

William Moore #25, Atlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears

·         NBC

·         Sunday, 7:20 CT

·         You can see the second round draft pick working with the Falcons’ Special Teams this season. The safety from Hayti, Missouri holds the Mizzou record for interceptions returned for touchdowns with four. Moore also has the most interceptions in one season at Mizzou with eight in 2007. He wears #25 as his NFL number in memory of his former teammate, Aaron O’Neal.


Brad Smith #16, New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills

·         CBS

·         Sunday, 3:15 CT

·         The four year starter at Mizzou is hurt and has not practiced this week. The Jets have said it will be a game-time decision if he will play on Sunday.



Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Night Highlights



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

Big Hits vs. Nebraska



Every week, WeAreMizzou.com will bring you Mizzou's Big Hits from each game. This week features Trey Hobson, Carl Gettis, Jasper Simmons and Sean Weatherspoon.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Spoon is Up for Lombardi



The Lombardi Rotary Club named University of Missouri’s Sean Weatherspoon one of 12 semifinalists for the 2009 Lombardi Award.



The senior linebacker from Jasper, Texas has been one of the top defenders in the country in 2009, as he’s led the charge for an improved Mizzou defense that has helped the Tigers to a 4-1 record this season.  He’s leading Mizzou in tackles, with 43 through five games, and also has four tackles for loss and 1.5 quarterback sacks.  A third-team Associated Press All-American in 2008 who led the Big 12 Conference in tackles a year ago (155), Weatherspoon is currently ninth on the Mizzou career tackles chart, with 345 stops, and is 89 away from the school record of 434 set by James Kinney from 2001-04.



On November 11, four finalists for this year’s Lombardi Award will be named.  All of the finalists will travel to Houston for the ceremony to announce the winner on December 9.  The voters for the Rotary Lombardi Award consist of all head coaches of NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams, all of the former winners and finalists of the Rotary Lombardi Award, and selected members of the media.

Mizzou Special Teams Plays of the Week

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, Senior Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon from Jasper, Texas tells us what gets him pumped up before games.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tiger Rookie Spotlight



Each week we will spotlight freshmen on the Tiger Football Team. This week Matt White and T.J. Moe tell us what they love about Mizzou.

Alden Becomes President



University of Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden is the President of the Division 1A Athletic Directors’ Association.

“This is a great honor, and something I feel is a positive reflection of the University of Missouri as a whole, and all of the great work and achievements that are taking place here across the board,” said Alden.   


Alden is in his 12th year of leading the charge for Tiger Athletics, and has overseen a transformation of the department into one of the top comprehensive programs in the nation.  Athletically, Mizzou recorded its most successful season ever in 2008-09, with a record-high finish in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Standings, as well as seeing its football, men’s basketball, soccer and softball teams all win Big 12 Conference titles during the year.  Academically, Mizzou has routinely led the Big 12 in graduation and Academic Progress Rates, in addition to providing a strong presence in the Columbia community with countless outreach initiatives involving student-athletes, coaches and staff members.

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 nutrition program with Mizzou Sports Nutrition Director, Jana Heitmeyer. She was a four-year letter winner in gymnastics at Kent State University. This fall, she started a new web site for Mizzou athletes to organize what they eat every day.

Gregory Nominated for "Academic Heisman"



Mizzou offensive lineman Kurtis Gregory is a candidate for the “Academic Heisman.” The 2009 William V. Campbell Trophy (formerly known as the Draddy Trophy) winner receives the 25-pound bronze trophy and a $25,000 post- graduate scholarship.

Semifinalists must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor, and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship. It was renamed this fall in honor of Bill Campbell, the chairman of Intuit, former player and head coach at Columbia University and the 2004 recipient of the NFF's Gold Medal.


On October 29 The NFF Awards Committee selects up to 15 finalists. Each finalist will be recognized as part of the 2009 NFF National Scholar- Athlete Class, receiving an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship. The Campbell Trophy winner will have his scholarship increased to $25,000, and will be announced live at the NFF's Annual Awards Dinner on December 8 at the prestigious Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. A total distribution of $277,000 in scholarships will be awarded that evening.


Gregory is a graduate student and team co-captain of the Tigers. The Blackburn, Mo. native earned his undergraduate degree from Mizzou in May of 2008, and is currently working on his Master’s degree, which he plans to finish in May.  He was a 2nd-Team All-Big 12 selection in 2008, and he’s scheduled to make his 34th consecutive start at right guard this Saturday at Oklahoma State.


Gregory is also one of 30 candidates for the 2009 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, which honors the nation’s top student-athletes in the categories of classroom, character, community and competition.



Former Tigers Chase Daniel, Brad Smith, Rob Droege, Corby Jones, and Jake Stueve  were all candidates for the Draddy Trophy as well.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Chase Daniel Visits Columbia



While current New Orleans Saint Chase Daniel visited Columbia during his bye week, he sat down at a local restaurant, Shiloh, and talked about how he shares experiences with one of the quarterbacks on his NFL team.

Tigers in the NFL

Missouri Tigers represented five teams in the NFL on Sunday and Monday.


Jefferson City, Missouri Defensive End Justin Smith totaled four tackles for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday evening against the Atlanta Falcons.  The former Mizzou standout is in his ninth season in the NFL.


First round draft pick and former Mizzou Defensive Lineman Ziggy Hood added to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory Sunday over the Detroit Lions. Hood recorded his first tackle in an NFL regular season game.



In his seventh season in the NFL, former Mizzou Wide Receiver Justin Gage had one reception for seven yards on Sunday for the Tennessee Titans. He has 164 yards and 15 receptions in the 2009 season.


On NFL Monday Night Football, New York Jets Wide Receiver Brad Smith had a 19-yard reception which led to the Jets' first touchdown in the game. Smith was a four-year starter at quarterback for the Missouri Tigers.

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