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.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Song of the Week








This week, linebacker Jeff Gettys tells us how he finds songs that make him relaxed and focused on the game.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Mizzou vs. McNeese State




Mizzou defeated McNeese State 50-6 at the first 2010 game in The ZOU.


 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday Night Highlights





This is the video the team watched on Friday night before the game vs. McNeese State.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Big Hits vs. Illinois







Each week, WeAreMizzou.com will post the Big Hits from every game. Enjoy these ones against Illinois!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Special Teams Play of the Week





This week's Special Teams Play of the Week is Matt Grabner's punt that Carl Gettis stopped at the one-yard line.

Mike Alden Appointed Chair of NCAA Leadership Council



Columbia, Mo. -- University of Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden has been appointed Chair of the NCAA Leadership Council. Athletics Director at Mizzou since 1998, Alden was a member of the Leadership Council last year and was elevated to his new role for the 2010-11 academic year.

The Leadership Council, which boasts representatives from 31 Division I conferences, identifies important issues surrounding the future of the NCAA. It also provides oversight to several committees including Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, the Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Committee, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the Committee on Women’s Athletics and all NCAA cabinets.

Alden enters his 13th year at
Missouri and has helped lead the Tiger athletic programs to new heights. The Missouri Football program has advanced to five consecutive bowl games, while Tiger Basketball has won 54 games the last two seasons. Missouri Soccer has won Big 12 crowns in consecutive years and Tiger Softball has advanced to back-to-back Women’s College World Series appearances.

Facility improvements at Mizzou have also been a primary focus for Alden and his staff as better than $165 million in renovations have occurred at the
MizzouSportsPark since his arrival.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Smith Named Walter Camp & Big 12 Defensive Player Of The Week



Dallas, Texas – University of Missouri sophomore DE Aldon Smith (Raytown, Mo.) was named Big 12 co-Defensive Player of the Week as announced today by the Big 12 Conference office.  Smith was honored for his standout performance in Mizzou’s 23-13 win last Saturday over border rival Illinois which saw MU’s defense pitch a second-half shutout to aid the comeback win.  Earlier this week, Smith was also named the National Defensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Smith was a constant disruptive force against Illinois, as he led Mizzou with a career-high 10 tackles on the day.  Included in that total were three tackles for loss, and a pair of quarterback sacks, including one on the third play of the third quarter which forced a crucial three-and-out for the Illinois offense that helped swing the momentum back in MU’s favor.

Smith, the 2009 Big 12 Conference Defensive Newcomer/Freshman of the Year, is the first Tiger defender to win the weekly Big 12 award since LB Sean Weatherspoon won it in 2008 after a big day against Buffalo.  This marks the 16th time a Tiger defender has been named Big 12 player of the week since the league formed in 1996, and Smith is the fourth Tiger defensive end to take home the award – joining former greats
Justin Smith (once in 2000), Brian Smith (once each in 2005 and 2006) and Stryker Sulak (once in 2008).

Defensive Play of the Week





This week's Defensive Play of the Week is Carl Gettis' one-handed interception.

Song of the Week





Kevin Rutland chose a song this week that gets his mind focused on each and every play of the game.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Offensive Play of the Week





Each week WeAreMizzou.com will feature an Offensive Play of the Week. This week is T.J. Moe's touchdown catch in the third quarter. Moe is currently tied for first place for the most NCAA receptions this season with 13.

Former Players Come to Game





Sean Weatherspoon, Danario Alexander, and Jaron Baston came to St. Louis to cheer on their former teammates from the sideline.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Mizzou Wins Opener


Mizzou defeated Illinois 23-13 in the Arch Rivalry Game. Thanks to the Columbia Daily Tribune for some of these photos.

Friday Night Highlights





Each week, WeAreMizzou.com will post the video the team watches Friday night in the hotel before their game on Saturday. Here's the one before Illinois.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tiger fans can get Missouri football, basketball stats directly to their Apple devices

Columbia, Mo. -- Mizzou Athletics announced the release of its new statistical application for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch on Friday in advance of its football season-opener vs. the University of Illinois.

Developed by TapStats, a company based in Olathe, Kan., the new statistical application will provide real-time stats to Tiger fans all over the globe for Tiger home games in football and men’s and women’s basketball.

The application is the same system that will be utilized in the Missouri press box this season and is available for purchase on the iTunes application store for $4.99. A portion of the proceeds from each sold application will go to support the Tiger Scholarship Fund.

Spirit Spotlight





Each week, WeAreMizzou.com will feature a member from our Spirit Squads. This week is Mizzou Golden Girl LaTesha Thomas from St. Louis.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Arch Rivalry Pep Rally







State Farm in Columbia, Missouri threw a pep rally to kickoff the Arch Rivalry Game.