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

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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, or 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 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 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.


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