Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

2010 MATC Tour


Senior Cornerback Kevin Rutland from Houston, TX and Sophomore Wide Receiver T.J. Moe from O'Fallon, MO show us around the Missouri Athletic Training Complex - a one-stop-shop for everything a student-athlete needs.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Michael Egnew Named 1st-Team All-American



Orlando, Fla. – The University of Missouri football program has produced some outstanding players at every position under the guidance of 10th-year Head Coach Gary Pinkel, but perhaps no position has been more heralded than the tight end spot (where Pinkel himself was an honorable mention All-American in his playing days at Kent State).  Mizzou is fast becoming known as “Tight End U,” and that moniker rings even louder with the news that junior TE Michael Egnew (Plainview, Texas) has become the third MU tight end in the last four years to win 1st-Team All-American status.

Egnew was honored as such by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, with the annual WCFF team being unveiled tonight at the Home Depot/ESPN College Football Awards Show in Orlando, Fla.  He joins former Tigers Martin Rucker (2007) and Chase Coffman (2008) as a 1st-Team All-American.

Egnew leads all of the nation’s tight ends with 83 receptions, and his 698 receiving yards is also second-most among all tight ends, with those figures coming against the nation’s 9th-toughest schedule, according to the NCAA.  Egnew’s signature game was a 13-catch, 145-yard performance against San Diego State, and he’s also had double-digit outings against Illinois (10 catches, 60 yards, 1 TD) and at Texas A&M (10-87).  Egnew also had a two-touchdown game against Colorado, when he had six catches for 52 yards in all.

Egnew and his Missouri Tiger teammates began on-field preparations Thursday afternoon for the 2010 Insight Bowl against Iowa, as Mizzou took to the practice field for a two-hour session, their first since closing the regular season with a 35-7 win over Kansas on Nov. 27th.  The Tigers will be off Friday for the first day of Final Exams at Mizzou, then they’ll practice Saturday and Sunday, before having Monday through Thursday of next week off for a continuation of Finals Week.  After Finals conclude, the Tigers will practice four more times in Columbia before packing up and heading to the Phoenix/Tempe area on Dec. 22.

Tickets remain available for purchase for the 2010 Insight Bowl, and Tiger fans are encouraged to help Mizzou toward its goal of selling its 11,000 allotment to the game.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.mutigers.com, or by phone at 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in Columbia).  Additionally, fans who cannot make the trip, but who still want to help the program, are encouraged to purchase tickets and donate them to be used by Phoenix-area charities and military personnel.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Black and Gold Music Video


Mizzou Student rapper/producer K.I.D. made this video just for Mizzou during the 2010 Homecoming.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Three Tigers Named 1st-Team All-Big 12 by A.P.



Dallas, Texas – Three University of Missouri football standouts were named first-team All-Big 12 today by the Associated Press, as announced today.  Senior C Tim Barnes (Longwood, Mo.), junior TE Michael Egnew (Plainview, Texas) were first-team offensive selections, and senior LB Andrew Gachkar (Overland Park, Kan.) joined them as a first-team defensive selection.  Barnes and Egnew were also first-team picks by Big 12 coaches earlier this week, while Gachkar improved from honorable mention by league coaches.

Gachkar led one of the most improved defenses in the nation in 2010, with a team-best 81 tackles, while leading the team in interceptions (2), forced fumbles (2), recovered fumbles (2) and blocked kicks (2).  He added 8.5 tackles for loss on the year, as well.  Barnes earned 1st-team honors for the first time in his stellar career, thanks to his efforts anchoring an offense that has helped guide the Tigers to a 10-2 record and a share of the Big 12 North Division title in 2010.  Egnew, a finalist for the 2010 Mackey Award, won the tight end spot after an outstanding season which saw him lead all of the nation’s tight ends with 83 receptions for 698 yards and 4 touchdowns. 

A pair of underclassmen – junior OL Dan Hoch (Harlan, Iowa) and sophomore DE Brad Madison (Bethany, Mo.) – both earned second-team All-Big 12 honors.

Eight other Tigers (CB Carl Gettis, P Matt Grabner, S Jarrell Harrison, WR T.J. Moe, PK Grant Ressel, CB Kevin Rutland, DE Aldon Smith and DE Jacquies Smith) all won honorable-mention all-league acclaim.

Special Teams Play of the Week


Mizzou has downed five punts at the one-yard-line this season.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Defensive Plays of the Week


Three Mizzou Football Seniors get interceptions in their last regular season game as Tigers.

Three Tigers Named 1st-Team All-Big 12 by Coaches



Dallas, Texas – Three University of Missouri football standouts were named first-team All-Big 12 today by league coaches, as announced by the Big 12 office.  Senior C Tim Barnes (Longwood, Mo.), junior TE Michael Egnew (Plainview, Texas) and sophomore DE Aldon Smith (Raytown, Mo.) all earned first-team designation.

Barnes earned 1st-team honors for the first time in his stellar career, thanks to his efforts anchoring an offense that has helped guide the Tigers to a 10-2 record and a share of the Big 12 North Division title in 2010.  Egnew, a finalist for the 2010 Mackey Award, won the tight end spot after an outstanding season which saw him lead all of the nation’s tight ends with 83 receptions for 698 yards and 4 touchdowns.  Smith, the 2009 Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year, won 1st-Team honors for the first time despite missing three games early in the year due to a broken leg.

A pair of underclassmen – sophomore WR T.J. Moe (O’Fallon, Mo.) and junior DE Jacquies Smith (Dallas, Texas) – both earned second-team All-Big 12 honors, while 11 other Tigers (OL Elvis Fisher, QB Blaine Gabbert, LB Andrew Gachkar, LB Zaviar Gooden, S Jarrell Harrison, OL Dan Hoch, DE Brad Madison, PK Grant Ressel, DL Terrell Resonno, CB Kevin Rutland and OL Austin Wuebbels) won honorable-mention all-league acclaim.

Monday, November 22, 2010

William Moore Gets Pick Back in Missouri

Offensive Play of the Week

Michael Egnew: Mackey Award Finalist



Columbia, Mo. – University of Missouri junior TE Michael Egnew (Plainview, Texas) has been named one of three finalists for the 2010 John Mackey Award, as announced today by the Nassau County Sports Commission.  The award goes to the nation’s top collegiate tight end, with the winner.

Egnew leads all of the nation’s tight ends with 78 receptions, and his 663 receiving yards is also most among all Mackey finalists (by more than 100 yards), with those figures coming against the nation’s 7th-toughest schedule, according to the NCAA.  Egnew’s signature game was a 13-catch, 145-yard performance against San Diego State, and he’s also had double-digit outings against Illinois (10 catches, 60 yards, 1 TD) and at Texas A&M (10-87).

Egnew also had a two-touchdown game against Colorado, when he had six catches for 52 yards in all, and he’s coming off an outstanding effort at Iowa State, as he caught a game-high 7 passes for 77 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter to help Mizzou claim a 14-0 win in Ames last Saturday.

Egnew is the latest in a line of standout tight ends at Mizzou, as he is following in the footsteps of 2008 Mackey Award winner and consensus 1st-Team All-American Chase Coffman, as well as 2007 Mackey Award finalist and consensus 1st-Team All-American Martin Rucker.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Offensive Play of the Week

For the third time in four years, Mizzou has a Mackey Award semifinalist.



Columbia, Mo. – University of Missouri junior TE Michael Egnew (Plainview, Texas) has been named one of eight semi-finalists for the 2010 John Mackey Award, as announced today by the Nassau County Sports Commission. The award goes to the nation’s top collegiate tight end, and three finalists for the prestigious awards will be named November 22
nd.

Egnew leads all of the nation’s tight ends with 71 receptions, and his 586 receiving yards is also most among all Mackey semi-finalists, with those figures coming against the nation’s 2nd-toughest schedule, according to the NCAA. Egnew’s signature game was a 13-catch, 145-yard performance against San Diego State, and he’s also had double-digit outings against Illinois (10 catches, 60 yards, 1 TD) and at Texas A&M (10-87). Egnew also had a two-touchdown game against Colorado, when he had six catches for 52 yards in all.


Egnew is the latest in a line of standout tight ends at Mizzou, as he is following in the footsteps of 2008 Mackey Award winner and consensus 1
st-Team All-American Chase Coffman, as well as 2007 Mackey Award finalist and consensus 1st-Team All-American Martin Rucker.

Tigers Go Undefeated in the ZOU

The Tigers beat the Wildcats 38-28 on Senior Day.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Defensive Play of the Week

Tigers in the NFL


Chase Daniel #10 QB, New Orleans Saints


Daniel saw his first regular-season action with the Saints' offense this year in New Orleans' 34-3 win over the Carolina Panthers. The former Mizzou QB gained 16 yards on his only carry of the day.

Ziggy Hood #96 DE, Pittsburgh Steelers


The first round draft pick made two tackles, including one solo stop and one tackle for loss, in the Steelers' 27-21 victory Monday night at Cincinnati. He has five tackles on the year, his second in the league.

Jeremy Maclin #18 WR, Philadelphia Eagles


Maclin had four catches for 48 yards Sunday as the Eagles beat the Indianapolis Colts 26-24. For the season, Maclin has caught 34 passes for 506 yards and six touchdowns. On the ground, he has two carries for 25 yards.

William Moore #25 S, Atlanta Falcons


Moore had three tackles, including a solo stop and one tackle for loss, as the Falcons topped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-21. On the year, Moore has 23 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble.

Brad Smith #16 WR, New York Jets


Smith had two carries for eight yards and returned four kicks for 109 total yards in the Jets' 23-20 overtime win against the Detroit Lions. For the year, Smith has played in seven games, posting 22 kickoff returns for 675 yards, 18 carries for 121 yards and one catch for 11 yards.

Danario Alexander Featured in STL Sports Magazine

Monday, November 8, 2010

Offensive Play of the Week





True Freshman Marcus Murphy scored the first touchdown on a 69 yard run.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

GA Tickets for Mizzou-Kansas State on Sale Monday



In anticipation of selling out of reserved seat tickets, the University of Missouri Athletic Department has announced that general admission hillside tickets for Mizzou’s home finale against Kansas State next Saturday will go on sale starting at 8 a.m. on Monday.

General admission tickets are $27 and can be ordered by calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in mid-Missouri), going online to mutigers.com or visiting the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office.

Less than 150 reserved seat tickets also remain available for $55.

Mis
souri will host Kansas State at 11:30 a.m. next Saturday, November 13, with Tiger Walk set for 9:15 a.m. at the Providence Road pedestrian bridge. The Tigers will be looking to finish their 2010 home slate undefeated when they take on KSU. It is the annual BLACKOUT game at Faurot Field and all fans are encouraged to Wear Black. Official BLACKOUT merchandise is available online at the Tiger Team Store.

Also, Saturday is Senior Day for Mizzou. Fans will want to arrive early for a pregame recognition of the 2010 Senior Class.

Chase Daniel Thanks Mizzou

Defending Super Bowl Champion Chase Daniel and the Missouri Tigers continue to have a strong relationship. He made a video on SportsBuzz.com for everyone back in Columbia. You can continue to get updates on Chase on his web site.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Mizzou Equipment Travels





The Mizzou Equipment Staff travels on a bus and semi for every away game. Here's a look into the 14 hour setup for Texas A&M.

Blackout Game vs. Kansas State


 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mizzou Fans Travel to Lincoln

Tigers in the NFL



Ziggy Hood #96 DE, Pittsburgh Steelers

In his first NFL start, the first round draft pick had a tackle vs. the Saints on Sunday. He now has 4 tackles in his second NFL season. Hood and the Steelers take on the Bengals on Monday Night Football at 7:30.

Justin Smith #94 DT, San Francisco 49ers

The first round draft pick had four tackles and two sacks against the Broncos on Sunday. Smith now has 60.5 NFL sacks - the most by a Missouri Tiger in the NFL. After a bye week, the Jefferson City native plays the St. Louis Rams on November 14 at 3:15.

Brad Smith #16 WR, New York Jets

The former Mizzou QB had a 47-yard return to start the second half in the Jets game vs. the Packers. Smith and the Jets head to Detroit to take on the Lions next Sunday at noon on CBS.

Offensive Play of the Week

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Danario Alexander and Sam Bradford Bet on MU-OU Game

Mizzou Highlighted as One of the Best On & Off the Field



The NCAA released college football graduation rates for this week's Bowl Championship Series football rankings. According to each program's graduation rate, the University of Missouri Football Team is in the top 5 nationally. The average four-year graduation rates are for players entering school from 2000-03.

In addition, Mizzou Football leads the Big 12 Conference with a 71 percent graduation success rate. 

As Gary Pinkel has been the Missouri Head Football Coach the numbers have only grown. In the past three years, 38 of 39 Missouri Football Players have either graduated early or on time. Last year, NFL players Danario Alexander and Sean Weatherspoon graduated in December 2009 – a semester early.

Mizzou Football current seniors Jeff Gettys, Munir Prince, Kevin Rutland, and Forrest Shock have already graduated and are enrolled in graduate school.  The other eight seniors are on track to graduate on time.

ESPN on ABC College Football Map

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Special Teams Play of the Week







Missouri Sophomore Gahn McGaffie earned Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week for his kickoff return for a touchdown.

Mizzou Fans Break GameDay Record







18,000 fans showed up for ESPN's College GameDay and broke the record.

Defensive Play of the Week







Missouri ranks 16th in the nation in interceptions with 11.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ESPN Hosts Share Experiences at Mizzou

Maclin Stops in Columbia










In his second NFL season, first round draft pick Jeremy Maclin has 30 receptions for 458 yards and 6 touchdowns. Maclin and the Eagles have a bye week before they take on the Colts on November 7.

Mizzou Tiger Song of the Week

Fans Rush Faurot Field After Victory


Fans Rush the Field After MU Win from TigerVision/KOMU on Vimeo.

Offensive Play of the Week

Monday, October 25, 2010

Blaine Gabbert Semi-Finalist for Davey O'Brien Award

O'Brien Award - Register and vote for our quarterback for The O'Brien National Quarterback Award

Tigers in the NFL



Danario Alexander #84 WR, St. Louis Rams

In his second NFL game, Alexander had one catch. He now has five receptions and one touchdown for the Rams. You can look for the playmaker next Sunday at noon on FOX when they take on the Carolina Panthers.

Ziggy Hood #96 DE, Pittsburgh Steelers

The first round draft pick had a solo tackle vs. the Dolphins on Sunday. He now has 3 tackles in his second NFL season. Hood and the Steelers take on former Mizzou QB Chase Daniel and the Saints next Sunday at 7:20 on NBC.

Jeremy Maclin #18 WR, Philadelphia Eagles

Maclin had five receptions for 42 yards on Sunday. In his second NFL season, the first round draft pick has 30 receptions for 458 yards and 6 touchdowns. Maclin and the Eagles have a bye week before they take on the Colts on November 7.

William Moore #25 S, Atlanta Falcons

The Mizzou record holder for interceptions returned for touchdowns had 5 tackles in the Falcons’ game on Sunday. Moore now has 26 tackles and three interceptions so far this season. Moore has a bye week before playing the Buccaneers on November 7.

Justin Smith #94 DT, San Francisco 49ers

The first round draft pick had eight tackles against the Panthers on Sunday. Smith has 32 tackles in his 10th NFL season. He will be on CBS next Sunday at noon against the Broncos.

Mizzou Homecoming vs. Oklahoma

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Friday Night Highlights







This is the video the Mizzou Football Team watched Friday night in their hotel before the game vs. Oklahoma.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ESPN Visits Mizzou




Mizzou-Oklahoma Game Sold Out



Mizzou’s Homecoming game against Oklahoma this Saturday has officially sold out. The Tigers and Sooners will square off at 7 p.m. at Faurot Field and a crowd of over 70,000 is anticipated. The game can be seen live on ABC.

A reminder for Saturday’s game that all fans are encouraged to Wear Gold and arrive early to enter the stadium due to the sold out crowd. ESPN GameDay will be broadcasting live from Francis Quadrangle by Jesse Hall from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday and the Homecoming Parade will take place downtown starting at Noon. Greet the football team as it arrives at the stadium for Tiger Walk at 4:45 p.m. at the pedestrian bridge over Providence Road. Please visit mutigers.com, mizzou.com or missouri.edu for more information on all gameday and Homecoming events this weekend.

Tickets still remain for Missouri’s final home game of the year, on Nov. 13 against Kansas State. That game will be Senior Day, as the senior class will be recognized on the field prior to kickoff. To order tickets for the MU-KSU matchup, call 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in Mid-Missouri), go online to mutigers.com or visit the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office.

Tickets for the Tigers’ regular season finale against rival Kansas on Nov. 27 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City are also still available.

Special Teams Play of the Week




Sunday, October 17, 2010

ESPN College GameDay Is Coming to Mizzou!

 

Oct. 17, 2010

Columbia, Mo. - The University of Missouri is pleased to announce that ESPN's College GameDay show is coming to the Mizzou campus for the first time ever this week, in conjunction with Mizzou's Homecoming game against Oklahoma.

Many details will follow throughout the week, but Tiger fans of all ages are encouraged to come show their support for the show during their stay in town.

MU officials are working with ESPN on location details, which will be announced as soon as they're available. The show will run from Mizzou on Friday from approximately Noon to 2 p.m. (central time), as well as the Saturday show which runs from 8-11 a.m. (central time). Fans are invited to come out to the activities on both days.

Stay tuned to www.mutigers.com for more details and updates on this exciting development!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Big Hits vs. Colorado

Mizzou Flag Fan

KOMU-TV8's Dani Wexelman finds a Mizzou Fan who has been to games for 61 seasons.

Alexander Excited for Opportunity




As reporters encircled his locker for the first time since he signed with the Rams near the end of the preseason, Danario Alexander suddenly was entrenched in a hail of catcalls and jokes.

Officially a member of the Rams’ active roster, the local product was greeted by teammates chanting “Mizzou” at him and safety Oshiomogho Atogwe quoting the rapping Drake and asking if “the spotlight makes you nervous?”

After taking a minute to laugh at the good-natured rookie ribbing, Alexander couldn’t help but express his enthusiasm at being on a regular season NFL roster for the first time.

“I am excited for the opportunity ahead and I am ready to make plays right now,” Alexander said. “I am very comfortable. I have been working hard every day in practice and stuff like that. I’m getting stronger in the weight room so I am looking forward to it.”

Only a week ago, Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo discussed Alexander’s health status, saying he was getting closer to getting rid of the atrophy in his leg accumulated from four knee surgeries in the past few years.

The key was getting it so Alexander’s legs measured the same size and knowing he would be healthy enough to contribute if called upon. As of Monday, Alexander met that requirement.

read more on StLouisRams.com...

Michael Egnew's Path to Mizzou







KOMU-TV8's Eric Blumberg shares how Mizzou TE Michael Egnew made it to Mizzou.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Song of the Week

Special Teams Play of the Week

The ZOU Ranked Second as Toughest Place to Play



On the ESPN broadcast of the game last Thursday between North Carolina and Virginia Tech, play-by-play announcer Chris Fowler said that in Virginia Tech’s home games, visiting teams average over two false start or delay-of-game penalties per game.  Those types of penalties are often credited (at least partially) to the crowd noise and hostile atmosphere in the home team’s stadium.

Naturally, I wondered how Virginia Tech compared to other FBS teams in the average number of opponent’s false start or delay-of-game penalties per home game.  But when I started looking at the data, I realized that there is inconsistency in how official scorers record what type of penalty occurred.  For instance, instead of recording a penalty specifically as a false start, some will record it using the more general “illegal procedure” type.

So I decided to consider delay-of-game penalties plus all penalties that fall under the category of “illegal procedure”: false start, illegal formation, encroachment offense, and illegal procedure itself.   These penalties are signaled by the referee using official signal number 19.

Here are the top teams whose home opponents average the highest number of illegal procedure and delay-of-game penalties per game.  The data is from the 2005 through 2009 seasons, and only includes games at the team’s home stadium (or stadiums in the case of Arkansas’s two home stadiums and Miami’s move from the Orange Bowl to Land Shark Stadium).  Neutral site games are not included.

Click here to read the stats...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mizzou is Ranked



After Mizzou's bye week, they are now ranked in every poll. The Tigers are 22 in the USA Today Poll and 24 in the AP Poll.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Special Teams Play of the Week







This week's Special Teams Play of the Week is Grant Ressel's 50 yard field goal.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mizzou-Colorado Game To Kick At 6 p.m. On Oct. 9th



Columbia, Mo. – The University of Missouri football game in Columbia on Oct. 9th against the Colorado Buffaloes will kick at 6 p.m. (central time) and will be televised live on Fox Sports Net. The selection was announced today by the Big 12 Conference office as part of its weekly television picks for games that weekend.

This will mark the second cable telecast for Mizzou this season, following the season opener against Illinois, which was also on Fox Sports Net. The game will mark the 20th anniversary (just three days to the exact date) of the infamous 5th Down Game, which was played at Faurot Field on Oct. 6th, 1990. It will also mark the last scheduled appearance in Columbia by Colorado, as the Buffaloes are departing the Big 12 for the Pac-10 Conference, starting next year.

A promotional sale is underway for the Colorado game which offers fans a 4-pack of South end zone bleacher seats for just $144 (just $36 apiece, nearly $20 lower than the regular price of $55 for reserved seats for the game).

To purchase tickets to the Colorado game, or future home games against Oklahoma (Oct. 23) and Kansas State (Nov. 13), visit http://www.mutigers.com/tickets/tickets-m-footbl-body.html or call 1-800-CAT PAWS.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Coach to Cure MD





This Saturday, more than 5,000 football coaches from more than 350 NCAA Schools will be wearing a Coach to Cure MD patch to raise awareness and funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research.

You can be a tremendous help by donating online or texting CURE to 90999 to donate $5.

Special Teams vs. San Diego State




Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Defensive Play of the Week





This week's Defensive Play of the Week goes to Kevin Rutland for his interception at the goal line in the fourth quarter.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

T.J. Moe Receives Big 12 Helmet Sticker from ESPN



ESPN.com chose T.J. Moe as one of the helmet sticker recipients of the week. Moe was the hero of Mizzou’s last-minute comeback 27-24 win Saturday night over San Diego State in Columbia, as he caught a short pass, and made a juke move to fake out a would-be tackler, got a great block from fellow WR Jerrell Jackson, and he raced untouched 68 yards for a TD with just :51 seconds left to give Mizzou a fourth quarter victory.

Moe now has 30 receptions for 299 yards and 2 TDs on the year, through 3 games.  He currently ranks 2nd in the Big 12 Conference and 3rd in the NCAA in receptions (10.00 per game), and he is also 3rd in the Big 12 and 18th nationally, in receiving yards (99.67 avg.).  The 68-yard reception was the longest of his career.

Mizzou Defeats San Diego State 27-24


Thanks to the Columbia Daily Tribune and Bill Greenblatt for some of these photos.

Friday Night Highlights







This is the video the Mizzou Tigers watched on Friday before the game vs. San Diego State.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tiger Rookie Spotlight




WeAreMizzou.com's Rookie Spotlight this week is on Kony Ealy and Jimmie Hunt.

Special Teams Play of the Week







Defensive Play of the Week







WeAreMizzou.com's Defensive Play of the Week is Michael Sam's Safety.

KOMU-TV8 Story on Aldon Smith







KOMU-TV8's Eric Blumberg features a story on Defensive End Aldon Smith.

PPV Info For San Diego State Announced



COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou’s home football game vs. San Diego State on Saturday, Sept. 18 will be telecast via pay-per-view on participating video providers. Kickoff for the contest is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT.

Information about how to purchase the telecast, including a current list of confirmed participating video providers, is attached. Updates will be posted on MUTigers.com and FOXSportsMidwest.com as they become available

For the first time Mizzou pay-per-view contests will be available in High Definition on participating providers. Suggested retail price for each game is $39.95. The telecasts will be available on specially designated pay-per-view channels and will not preempt FSN’s regularly scheduled programming

Mizzou’s game on Saturday vs. McNeese State was also televised via pay-per-view. The McNeese State and San Diego State games are being televised on pay-per-view because they were not selected for over-the-air broadcast or cable television coverage. Mizzou and FOX Sports Net (FSN) are working together to make the games available on a pay-per-view basis, giving fans an option to watch games they otherwise wouldn’t be able to see on television.  FSN’s pay-per-view division produces and distributes the telecasts.

For the San Diego State game Dan McLaughlin will call the play-by-play alongside former Kansas City Chief Richard Baldinger. Todd Donoho will serve as sideline reporter.