Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
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.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
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.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
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!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
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
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...
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
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...