Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tiger Rookie Spotlight with Daniel Easterly and Greg White

Each week, WeAreMizzou.com will feature two Mizzou Rookies. This week we look at Daniel Easterly from Detroit, Michigan and Greg White from DeQueen, Arkansas.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Song of the Week

Each week, WeAreMizzou.com will feature a player talking about his favorite song. This week, Senior Team Captain Tim Barnes chooses two songs that pump him up for games.

Tickets for MU’s homecoming contest available Sept. 1

The University of Missouri, the birthplace of the Homecoming celebration, will host Oklahoma in this year’s Homecoming matchup on Oct. 23 at Faurot Field. Tickets for that contest will go on sale at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1 on mutigers.com.

Any remaining tickets will be available for order by phone at 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in Mid-Missouri) or in person at the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office starting at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Tickets are $75 for a reserved seat, but fans also have the chance to take advantage of the newest priority season option at Faurot Field, by purchasing a ticket for the Touchdown Terrace for the Oklahoma game for just $150. The Touchdown Terrace is located at field level in the south endzone next to the Mizzou locker room. Fans in the Touchdown Terrace receive complimentary food and soft drinks, have access to a climate controlled hospitality area and private restrooms and will watch the game from a padded chair-back seat.

Single-game tickets for the Tigers’ other home games are currently on sale, as are season tickets, which are available for as low at $209.

In addition, fans are reminded that the Kickoff 4-Pack, which offers four tickets in the South Stands for the home opener with McNeese State on Sept. 11, is now available for just $100.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tigers in the NFL

Every week, WeAreMizzou.com will bring you updated stats from Tigers in the NFL. This past Thursday, Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver Jeremy Maclin had three receptions for 39 yards in a 20-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Heading into his second year in the NFL, the first round pick has four career touchdowns and averaged 58.6 yards a game last year.

Here's a look at all the Tigers in the NFL.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Xs and Os Clinic

For the 10th year, Vicki Pinkel and Rockie Alden host the Xs and Os Clinic to kick off the football season.

Missouri's defensive tackles take pride in power

COLUMBIA — One word best describes the Missouri football team's defensive tackles: powerful.

Both are 6-foot-5, 300-pound athletes that look more like the Terminator than the sumo wrestlers many teams use to clog running lanes.

Sure they’re agile enough to perform spin moves and quick enough to swim over offensive lineman, but Terrell Resonno and Dominique Hamilton both favor the same move. The bull rush.

It’s rather simple. They explode into the offensive lineman in front of them and try to get their inside hand on the opponent’s chest. From there, it’s no more than a pushing game.

“I want to overpower the guy,” Hamilton said. “Of course, swimming and ripping is going to come in handy, but the bull rush, that’s just my thing. I’ve been doing that since middle school.”

Despite his experience with the move, Hamilton is constantly working to improve his bull rush.

“I work it every day in practice,” he said. “I’m trying to get better at it. If I can perfect it out here on the practice field, I can perform it in the game definitely.”

While improved technique makes an impact, for Resonno, it all still boils down to power.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Smith is left holding the bag ... often

Aldon Smith, Missouri’s modern-day Deacon Jones, prefers a subtler way to describe the feeling he gets when smashing into a quarterback. “A sack feels like a kiss from a girl you like a lot,” Smith said.

By Dave Matter

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Deacon Jones, perhaps football’s greatest pass rusher, gets credit for inventing the term to describe what he did best: sacking.

“You take all the offensive linemen and put them in a burlap bag, and then you take a baseball bat and beat on the bag,” Jones explained to the Los Angeles Times last year. “You’re sacking them, you’re bagging them. And that’s what you’re doing with a quarterback.”

Aldon Smith, Missouri’s modern-day Deacon, prefers a subtler way to describe the feeling he gets when smashing into a quarterback.

“A sack feels like a kiss from a girl you like a lot,” Smith said.

A kiss? Aldon, you must elaborate.

“It’s just something,” he said, “that makes you feel really good.”

Smith pauses to reconsider his metaphor.

“Or it’s actually like getting a paycheck,” he said. “You know how you work so hard all week, and then it’s like, ‘Damn, I finally got paid.’ Hard work pays off.”

However he chooses to portray a pass rusher’s greatest payoff, Smith has mastered the act itself. And in a hurry. A year ago, in just his fourth season of organized football, Smith broke Missouri’s single-season sack record, eclipsing the mark held by another Smith, former first-round NFL draft pick Justin. For his production, Smith was recognized as the Big 12 Conference’s defensive newcomer of the year, giving the Tigers an essential element in today’s pass-drunk Big 12: an elite edge rusher.


Final Battle for the Black Jerseys

The Defense wins the last competition and the 2-a-Days series.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Kickoff 4-Pack for Home Opener Available Friday

Mizzou will open up its home portion of the 2010 season on Sept. 11 by hosting McNeese State at Faurot Field at 6 p.m. A special Kickoff 4-Pack for that game will go on sale on Friday. This special discount gives fans an opportunity to purchase four South Endzone Tickets for only $100. The offer will go on sale on mutigers.com at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27.

Starting on Monday, Aug. 30, the Kickoff 4-Pack tickets will be available for purchase over the phone by calling 1-800-CAT PAWS (884-PAWS in Mid-Missouri) or in person at the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office. The Kickoff 4-Pack is available while supplies last and the discount is not available on previously purchased tickets or on the day of the game.

As a reminder, season tickets are still available for as low as $209 and can be purchased by going to mutigers.com, calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in Mid-Missouri) or visiting the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office. Single-game tickets for the Tigers’ home games, with the exception of the Homecoming matchup with Oklahoma, remain on sale.

In addition, the Mizzou 2-Pack, which offers fans a chance to purchase tickets to the Oklahoma (Oct. 23) and Kansas State (Nov. 13), continues to be on sale at a discounted rate of just $119 through Friday.

Fans can also purchase a special 2-Pack for the NEW Touchdown Terrace, the newest premium seating option at Faurot Field. The TDT 2-Pack for the Oklahoma and Kansas State games is available for $239 (a savings over $25). The Touchdown Terrace includes complimentary food and soft drinks, private restrooms, padded seats and more. That offer also expires on Friday.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Chase Daniel's Drew Brees-like showing proves most impressive for New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints' 38-20 exhibition victory against the Houston Texans was his first appearance since he became the official King of New Orleans in February.

But the MVP on this night was another Saints quarterback, Chase Daniel, who put on a Brees-like show, to the delight of the sellout crowd of 70,025.

Brees left the game after one quarter of work and tossed the keys to the Saints' high-powered offense to Daniel, the diminutive waterbug who torpedoed the Texans for the final three quarters.

Daniel tossed touchdown passes to three receivers and directed scoring drives of 51, 83, 65 and 60 yards. But beyond the stats, he showed the kind of moxie that made him a cult hero at the University of Missouri, where he earned comparisons to Brees.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Battle for the Black Jerseys

Defense is victorious and ties the 2-a-days series 5-5.

Missouri Offensive Line

The offensive line has the biggest position with 22 players.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

2nd Fall Camp Scrimmage

Offense won the second fall camp scrimmage and is still in the lead.

Dr. Reardon Speaks to Mizzou

Sports Psychologist Dr. Jim Reardon spoke to the Mizzou Football Team Wednesday evening. In his 35 years as a sports psychologist, he has worked with many of the best athletes in the country, including gold medalist and world record holding Decathlete Dan O’Brien. Dr. Reardon also worked with the New York Jets for three and a half years. Former Missouri track coach, Dr. Rick McGuire recommended Dr. Reardon work with the Missouri Football Team as they prepare both mentally and physically for the 2010 season.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Battle for the Black Jerseys

The offense won today and tied the series for Thursday's scrimmage.

Missouri Tight Ends

Offense won the black jerseys, and now the series is tied for Thursday's scrimmage.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Battle for the Black Jerseys

Defense keeps the black jerseys after Tuesday's practice.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Battle for the Black Jerseys

The defense won back the black jerseys, and now they're tied 3-3.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

First Scrimmage

Offense won back the black jerseys at the first fall scrimmage.

Mizzou-Kansas Tickets on Sale August 16

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Tickets from Mizzou’s allotment for the 2010 M&I Bank Border Showdown football game between Missouri and Kansas will be available for purchase, beginning on Monday, Aug. 16. The tickets will go on sale online only at mutigers.com starting at 6 p.m. on Monday. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase by calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in mid-Missouri) or in person at the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office starting Tuesday morning. The Tigers and Jayhawks will meet at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 27. As a reminder, season tickets are still available for as low as $209 and can be purchased by going to mutigers.com, calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in Mid-Missouri) or visiting the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office. Single-game tickets for the Tigers’ home games, with the exception of the Homecoming contest against Oklahoma, are also on sale. In addition, the special Mizzou 2-Pack, which gives fans the ability to purchase one reserved ticket to home games against Oklahoma and Kansas State for $119, will go on sale on Friday, Aug. 13 and will be offered through Aug. 27, while supplies last.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Missouri Safeties


WeAreMizzou.com takes a look at the Safeties and Coach Odom.

Tigers at the Pool

Coach Pinkel ended practice early and the Tigers headed to the pool.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Battle for the Black Jerseys

Defense wins back the black jerseys.

Battle for the Black Jerseys

The weather cooled down a little in the morning as the Tigers battled for the black jerseys a third time.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Kid Fights to Play Football

KOMU-TV8's Dani Wexelman meets a family at Mizzou Fan Day who is fighting for their brother to play football again.

Missouri Tailbacks


On the Tigers' first two-a-day, WeAreMizzou.com takes a look at the Tailbacks with Coach Jones.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Practice 3 - Kickers and Punters

On the first day of pads practice, WeAreMizzou.com takes a look at the kickers and punters.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Practice 2 - Linebackers

During the first morning practice at Fall Camp, WeAreMizzou.com focuses on the Linebackers and Coach Steckel. There's even a surprise guest at the end...

Practice One - Quarterbacks

Throughout Fall Camp, WeAreMizzou.com will be focusing on each position. For the first practice, we look at the quarterbacks with Coach Yost

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Team Reports for Fall Camp

The Mizzou Football Team reports for Fall Camp. The players get together for dinner at the MATC dining hall before the first practice.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Nike Shoes

Big 12 Media Days


Coach Pinkel, Blaine Gabbert, Kevin Rutland, and Derrick Washington flew on a private jet to Dallas for a day full of interviews with Big 12 Conference reporters.

Danario Alexander on NFL Search

Former Mizzou WR Danario Alexander is healthy and searching for an NFL Team. He worked out with the St. Louis Rams on Monday.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Mizzou/FSN Announce Two Pay-Per-View Telecasts

Football Games Versus McNeese State, San Diego State To Be Aired

Columbia, Mo. – The University of Missouri and FOX Sports Net announced today that Mizzou’s home football games against McNeese State (Sept. 11) and San Diego State (Sept. 18) will be televised live via pay-per-view for Tiger fans unable to make the games in person.Game time for both contests has been set for 6 p.m. from Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium.  In addition, kickoff time for the Sept. 25 home game against Miami, Ohio, has been set for 1 p.m., with no television for the contest.The pay-per-view telecasts will be available on participating cable systems in the region and nationwide to satellite and telco customers, giving fans the option to watch a game they otherwise wouldn’t be able to see on television.

Suggested retail price for residential purchase of each game is $39.95.  Additional information about how to purchase the telecasts, including a list of participating providers, will be available in the coming weeks.  Details will be posted on MUTigers.com, and on FOXSportsMidwest.com as they become available.

Participating cable and satellite providers will offer the telecasts to their customers on a specially-designated pay-per-view channel.  It is expected that Charter, Time Warner, Mediacom, Comcast, Suddenlink and many more cable providers, along with DirecTV, Dish Network and AT&T U-Verse, will offer the games.  The telecasts will not pre-empt FOX Sports Midwest or FOX Sports Kansas City’s regularly-scheduled programming.

his marks the third straight year that Mizzou and FOX have teamed to bring pay-per-view games to Tiger fans.  In 2008, pay-per-view games included Southeast Missouri State and Nevada (the latter was moved to a FOX Sports Net broadcast after severe weather changed the broadcast schedule elsewhere that weekend).  In 2009, games against Bowling Green and Furman were shown on pay-per-view.

“We have an outstanding partnership with FOX Sports Net, and we’re very pleased to make these games available to Tiger fans,” said Senior Associate Athletics Director Mark Alnutt.  “We feel this is a win-win situation for both organizations, as well as Mizzou Football fans who can’t make it into Columbia for the game – now they have a chance to see the game for a very affordable price,” he said.

Mizzou’s 2010 schedule is below, with all known game times and TV information included.  Other TV selections during the season will be made six to 12 days in advance of kickoff by the Big 12’s network partners.

Date                      Opponent                                           Time                      TV

Sept. 4                  vs. Illinois (St. Louis)                        11:30 a.m.           FSN

Sept. 11                McNEESE STATE                                6:00 p.m.             PPV

Sept. 18                SAN DIEGO STATE                            6:00 p.m.             PPV

Sept. 25                MIAMI (OHIO)                                  1:00 p.m.             n/a

Oct. 9                    COLORADO                                         TBA                        TBA

Oct. 16                  at Texas A&M                                    TBA                         TBA

Oct. 23                  OKLAHOMA (HC)                             TBA                           TBA

Oct. 30                  at Nebraska                                        TBA                        TBA

Nov. 6                   at Texas Tech                                     TBA                          TBA

Nov. 13                 KANSAS STATE                                  TBA                        TBA

Nov. 20                 at Iowa State                                     TBA                         TBA

Nov. 27                 vs. Kansas (Kansas City)                11:30 a.m.           FSN

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Wear Black and Gold on Sept. 3

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Mizzou Fan Day Set for August 8

The Mizzou Athletic Department has announced that the Eighth Annual Football Fan Day will be held Sunday, Aug. 8 at Faurot Field. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and the team will be on the field until 5:30 p.m. Admission is free for the event.

Tiger fans will have the opportunity to go onto the field, meet the Mizzou players and coaches and get autographs. Fans are asked to limit outside items for signing to one. Free schedule posters will also be available at the event. Fans should enter via Gate 1 or Gate 2W beginning at 4 p.m. Free parking is available around the stadium. Additionally, fans are encouraged to visit the Tiger Team Store at the North end of Faurot Field from 3-6 p.m.

Season tickets are available for as low as $209 and can be purchased by going to mutigers.com, calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in Mid-Missouri) or visiting the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office. Single-game tickets for all of the Tigers’ home games, with the exception of the matchup with Oklahoma, are also available. Tickets for MU-OU game will go on sale Sept. 1. Check mutigers.com for any additional information.