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.