Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lorenzo Williams Golf Tourney

KOLR10's Charlie Hannema shows how former Mizzou Football Players get together to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.

FOX Sports Midwest and FOX Sports Kansas City To Televise Big 12 Football Media Days

FOX Sports Midwest and FOX Sports Kansas City will provide live coverage of the early sessions from Big 12 Football Media Days in Dallas and recap shows each day.

Big 12 Live from Media Day, co-hosted by John Rhadigan and correspondent Wendell Barnhouse, will include the early session coaches’ press conferences live on Monday, July 26 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. CT; and Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 28 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. CT.

Big 12 Football Media Day Recap will be shown Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights (dates and times below). The 30-minute programs will include highlights of that day’s coaches’ press conferences, analysis by FSN Big 12 announcers and media covering the event, and interviews with student-athletes and other guests.

Big 12 Live from Media Day also will be carried on other FSN regional affiliates in Big 12 markets. All coaches’ press conference will be streamed live on as part of The Big 12 Report, the Conference’s online show that focuses on the league’s schools and student-athletes.

Big 12 Live from Media Day – live telecasts (times central)

Monday, July 26

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 28

8:30-10:30 a.m.

Big 12 Football Media Day Recap (times central)

Monday, July 26

8 and 10 p.m. in eastern Missouri and Illinois 6 and 10:30 p.m. in central and western Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska (KC Royals TV territory)

Tuesday, July 27

5 and 10 p.m. in eastern Missouri, central Missouri, Illinois and Iowa (STL Cardinals TV territory) 6 and 10:30 p.m. in western Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska (KC Royals TV territory)

Wednesday, July 28

5 and 10 p.m. in eastern Missouri, central Missouri, Illinois and Iowa (STL Cardinals TV territory) 5 p.m. in western Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mizzou-Illinois Tickets On Sale July 23

In just 44 days the Mizzou football team will open up the 2010 season with the State Farm Arch Rivalry game. A limited number of tickets to the Missouri-Illinois matchup will be available for purchase starting Friday, July 23. The Tigers and Illini will meet at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on Sept. 4, with kickoff set for 11:30 a.m.

The tickets will go on sale at 6 p.m. on Friday online only at Lower-level tickets are available for $70 and terrace-level tickets are $35. Seats will not be allocated at the time of purchase, but will be determined by Tiger Scholarship Fund donor level and priority points.

Mizzou students can purchase tickets in specific student sections beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27. Student tickets are limited to two per order and will only be available via phone (payable only via credit card) or in person at the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office. Students must have already purchased a Student Season Ticket Combo in order to be eligible to purchase tickets to the Illinois game. The Student Season Ticket Combo is available for purchase only on

Season tickets, as well as single-game tickets for the Tigers’ six home games, are still available by going to, calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in Mid-Missouri) or visiting the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office. Season tickets are available for as low as $209.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Making the Video

Every Spring, Tiger Football Players get together to film a commercial for the upcoming season. The commercial is now airing on television, but here's a look at what happened behind the scenes.


Women's Football Clinic

Blaine Gabbert Named to Manning Award Watch List

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Another day, another major national award that University of Missouri junior QB Blaine Gabbert is now up for. One day after being named to the Davey O'Brien Award Watch List, Gabbert has also been named a candidate for the Manning Award, which goes annually to the nation's top collegiate quarterback.

Gabbert, who led Mizzou to eight wins as a first-year starter in 2009, was unveiled Thursday morning by the Allstate Sugar Bowl (creators of the award) as a candidate for the award, which began in 2004. Gabbert had an outstanding season a year ago, as he threw for 3,593 yards and 24 touchdowns while helping guide one of the youngest teams in the country to eight wins and a Texas Bowl berth.

"The Manning family is like the first family of quarterbacks, to be considered for the award is a real honor," Gabbert said. "But I know it's only pre-season, and that we've got a lot of work ahead of us as a team to reach our goals, so that's what my focus is on," he said.

Prior to the 2004 college football season, the Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only college football quarterback award that takes into consideration the candidates' bowl performances; therefore, it is presented annually following the completion of the bowl season. The winner is selected by a panel of national media covering college football, as well as each of the Mannings. For more information on the Manning Award, please visit the online home for the award.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tim Barnes Works Hard on the Farm

KOMU-TV8's Eric Blumberg visited Longwood, Missouri to see how Missouri Offensive Lineman Tim Barnes works hard at home during his free time in the summer.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Single Game Tickets on Sale July 15

Columbia, Mo. – Single-game tickets for 2010 University of Missouri football home games will go on sale to the general public beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 15th. Games going on sale initially include McNeese State (Sept. 11), San Diego State (Sept. 18), Miami, Ohio (Sept. 25), Colorado (Oct. 9) and Kansas State (Nov. 13).

Single game tickets for the Oklahoma game (Oct. 23) will not be available until Sept. 1. Until that date, the only way to guarantee seats for the Homecoming game is to purchase a season ticket. Season tickets are currently available for as low as $209.

Tickets to the five designated home games will be available for order online beginning at 6 p.m. on July 15th at Tickets will open up to phone and in-person orders at the Mizzou Arena ticket office beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 16th. Fans can place their orders over the phone by calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS, or 884-PAWS in mid-Missouri.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Ten programs finished with combined grade point averages above a 3.00

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The spring semester in 2010 saw plenty of success for the Tigers competitively. The men’s basketball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and the women’s softball team advanced to its second-straight Women’s College World Series. Mizzou Gymnastics also advanced to the NCAA Championships for the first time in program history; combine that with football’s fifth-straight bowl game, Mizzou’s 13 All-Americans and another victory over Kansas in M&I Bank Border Showdown, 2009-10 was a year to remember.

But Mizzou’s success did not end on the competition floor as 2009-10 was another banner year for Mizzou academically, specifically in the spring semester. In fact, seven of Missouri’s 20 sports led the Big 12 Conference in Academic Progress Rate (APR), which was second-most in the league, while compiling an overall combined grade point average (GPA) of 2.80. Additionally, 10 of Mizzou’s programs also tallied a GPA better than 3.00 and nearly half of the student-athletes at Mizzou achieved at least a 3.00 GPA. Each of those 217 student-athletes earned a spot on the 2009 Commissioner’s Honor Roll as well and of those 217 student-athletes, 149 were recognized on their respective school’s dean’s list, the second-most all-time at Mizzou.

During the 2010 spring semester, Mizzou achieved a 75-percent Graduation Success Rate while 80 athletes across the winter and spring sports landed on the Big 12’s Academic All-Conference teams. Additionally, the Mizzou men’s and women’s cross country teams were honored by the US Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as All-Academic teams. The honor for the Tiger women is their 44th consecutive USTFCCCA academic award, making them the only program in the nation to take home the award in every season since the USTFCCCA started to recognize All-Academic teams.

Individually, plenty of Tigers were honored by various organizations from around the nation for academic success. Kaitie Vanatta, Leslie Farmer and Shannon Leinert of the Mizzou track and field program were all recognized. Vanatta was named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team while Farmer and Leinert earned a spot on the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team; Leinert went on to be honored as a third team Academic All-American as well.

Abby Vock was the Division I softball recipient of the NCAA Elite 88 Award. The award is given to the player at their respective championship that had the highest overall GPA. That means that of all of the student-athletes on teams that advanced to the Women’s College World Series, Vock had the best overall GPA. A junior accountancy major, Vock boasts a 3.84 cumulative GPA during her time at Mizzou.

Several student-athletes received additional major awards from Academic organizations, highlighted by both Madison Marcolla (women’s golf) and Tim Cornell (track/cross country) as both earned a Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship. Also, track and field freshman jumper Marcus Ferguson was named to the Omicron Delta Kappa Freshman 14 for his work on the track and in the classroom. Junior Kari Adam (soccer) was also named to the Mystical 7, a secret society at Mizzou. Mystical Seven taps seven outstanding seniors for membership based on their good deeds and selfless leadership and service to the campus and community. Mystical Seven is the second-oldest of the secret honor societies still in existence at Mizzou.

For their work in the community along with their success in their respective sports, RaeShara Brown (women’s basketball), Bree Thornton (soccer), Weiwen Wang (volleyball), Alyssa Bonnick (soccer) and Sierra Gant (women’s track) all earned the Arthur Ashe Jr. Award while Sarah Shire (gymnastics) and Max Askren (wrestling) each received the Big 12 Community Service Award.

Mizzou also had several of its student-athletes recognized for leadership, highlighted by baseball’s Andreas Plackis, who earned the Chancellor’s Excellence and Leadership Award. Also, Jordan Hawley (men’s swimming), Terry Dennis (football), Marissa Cook (women’s golf) and Gant will attend the Big 12 Leadership Summit.

To round out the individual awards, Plackis and Dennis each received the MU Unsung Hero Award. The nominees are judged on their contributions to Mizzou and the greater Columbia community. More specifically the award identifies individuals who do the behind the scenes work that make differences in the life or lives of somebody else. The Unsung Hero award is looking for the humble and ‘unsung’ because nobody else does.

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