Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

SEC Announces 2012 Football Conference Schedule

Tigers Will Host Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Vanderbilt at Faurot

Columbia, Mo. – The University of Missouri will begin athletic competition in the Southeastern Conference in 2012, and today the Mizzou Football program, fresh off its 41-24 win over North Carolina in the 2011 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, learned its schedule for the upcoming historic first year in its new conference home.  The SEC league office released the conference schedule today, and it shows in 2012 the Tigers will play host to Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Vanderbilt, while they’ll venture on the road to take on Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas A&M. 

Mizzou’s historic first game as a member of the celebrated league will come early in the season, as defending SEC East Division champion Georgia will make its first-ever appearance at Faurot Field on Sept. 8th.  The schools will meet for only the second time in history, as Georgia claimed a 14-0 win in the 1960 Orange Bowl in the only previous meeting.  After a Sept. 15th non-conference home game against Arizona State, the Tigers will play their first-ever SEC road game Sept. 22nd at South Carolina.  The Tigers are 2-0 alltime against the Gamecocks, with both previous meetings coming in bowl games (1979 Hall of Fame, 2005 Independence).

The month of October will feature three SEC home games for the Columbia, Mo. community, as Vanderbilt (Oct. 6th), Alabama (Oct. 13th) and Kentucky (Oct. 27th) will all play at Faurot Field.  Vanderbilt has played in Columbia three times before, but not since 1958, when the Commodores claimed a 12-8 win over MU Coach Dan Devine in his first game ever on the Tiger sideline.  Mizzou leads the series with Alabama by a 2-1 margin, and the Crimson Tide last visited Columbia in 1978, when they came away with a 38-20 win in a season which ended with their national championship under legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.  Kentucky, who has won two of three games alltime with Mizzou, will be making its first trip to Columbia since 1965, when the Wildcats won via a 7-0 shutout.

The month of November provides a stark contrast to October, as the Tigers will play solely on the road in SEC action.  The tough slate of road games begins with a Nov. 3rd test at Florida.  Mizzou has won the only previous meeting between the schools, as it claimed a 20-18 win in the 1966 Sugar Bowl over then-quarterback and current South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier.  The next week will see the Tigers venture into 102,455-seat Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., where they will face the Tennessee Volunteers for the first time in program history.

November closes with a game at Texas A&M on Nov. 24th.  Mizzou and the Aggies are joining the SEC together in 2012, and in a scheduling oddity, they will square off for the third-straight season in College Station.  The Tigers have managed wins at venerable Kyle Field each of the last two years, winning 30-9 in 2010 and 38-31 in overtime in 2011.  Mizzou has won five of its last six games overall with A&M, dating back to 2002, while the Aggies hold a 7-5 overall edge in the series.

Here’s a look at the 2012 Mizzou Football schedule, with three non-conference dates yet to be determined (to be slotted into four currently-open dates of Sept. 1st, Sept. 29th, Oct. 20th and Nov. 17th):

 

Date                           Opponent                              Site                                         Series History (Last Meeting)

Sept. 1                        Open

Sept. 8                       GEORGIA                              Columbia, Mo.                      UGA leads, 1-0 (1960)

Sept. 15                     ARIZONA STATE                 Columbia, Mo.                      Tied, 3-3 (2011)

Sept. 22                      at South Carolina                   Columbia, S.C.                       MU leads, 2-0 (2005)

Sept. 29                      Open

Oct. 6                         VANDERBILT                        Columbia, Mo.                      MU leads, 2-1-1 (1958)

Oct. 13                       ALABAMA                             Columbia, Mo.                      MU leads, 2-1 (1978)

Oct. 20                       Open

Oct. 27                       KENTUCKY                           Columbia, Mo.                      UK leads, 2-1 (1968)

Nov. 3                         at Florida                                Gainesville, Fla.                     MU leads, 1-0 (1966)

Nov. 10                       at Tennessee                          Knoxville, Tenn.                     No previous meetings

Nov. 17                       Open

Nov. 24                       at Texas A&M                        College Station, Texas          A&M leads, 7-5 (2011)

“It’s good to see the schedule lined out on paper,” said Mizzou Head Coach Gary Pinkel, whose program is one of only eight nationally to have won at least eight games each year for the past six seasons.  “Even though we just finished our season, this gets everyone excited to start preparing for the move.  We’re very pleased and honored to be joining such a successful and historically significant conference, and our program is looking forward to the challenges that we’ll face,” Pinkel said.

Season ticket information for the 2012 season has not yet been finalized.  Fans who would like to receive information on how to donate to the Tiger Scholarship Fund and become eligible to purchase next year’s season tickets, can click on the link below to register for more information: http://www.mutigers.com/genrel/12-master-request.html or visit the Tiger Scholarship Fund at tsf-mizzou.com to learn about priority football seating. The only way to guarantee a seat at the home football contests is to purchase season tickets.

There is no timetable on when the remaining non-conference games will be finalized, and details will be released when available.  For a look at the league-wide 2012 SEC conference schedules, please visit the online home of the SEC at www.secdigitalnetwork.com.

2011 Mizzou Football Highlights

Monday, December 26, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Day in the Life of Andrew Jones

Missouri Student-Athlete Andrew Jones graduated, practiced for the Independence Bowl, and made his first points for the Mizzou Basketball Team all in one weekend.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

All-Big 12 Announced

AP All-Big 12 Teams

1st Team

Michael Egnew

E.J. Gaines

Dominique Hamilton

Henry Josey

2nd Team

Austin Wuebbels

Jacquies Smith

Luke Lambert

Trey Barrow

Honorable Mention

Andrew Wilson

Coaches' All-Big 12 Teams

1st Team

·         Henry Josey

·         Michael Egnew

2nd Team

·         Jacquies Smith

·         E.J. Gaines

·         Trey Barrow 

Honorable Mention

·         Dominique Hamilton

·         Dan Hoch

·         Kenji Jackson

·         Luke Lambert

·         T.J. Moe

·         Jayson Palmgren

·         Sheldon Richardson

·         Braylon Webb

·         Austin Wuebbels

Mizzou Spirit Spotlight

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tigers in the NFL

Mizzou's Aldon Smith making plays for the San Francisco 49ers.

KOMU's Top Ten Plays

Monday, December 5, 2011

Independence Bowl: Mizzou vs. UNC

Mizzou Fans can purchase tickets here to cheer on the Tigers in their seventh consecutive bowl game.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Behind the Scenes Border Showdown

Watch Tigers in the NFL

Danario Alexander, Aldon Smith, Justin Smith - St. Louis Rams @ San Francisco 49ers: 3:15, FOX

Colin Brown and Brad Smith - Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans: 12:00, CBS

Chase Daniel - New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions : 7:20, NBC

Blaine Gabbert, Kevin Rutland, C.J. Mosley, Andrew Gachkar - Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Diego Chargers: Monday, 7:30, ESPN

Ziggy Hood - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals: 12:00, CBS

Sean Weatherspoon - Atlanta Falcons @ Houston Texans: 12:00, FOX

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

2011 Mizzou Football Seniors

Watch Tigers in the NFL

Colin Brown and Brad Smith - Buffalo Bills @ NY Jets: 12:00,
CBS

Chase Daniel - New Orleans Saints vs. NY Giants: Monday, November 28, 7:30, ESPN

Blaine Gabbert, Kevin Rutland, C.J. Mosley - Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans, 12:00, CBS

Andrew Gachkar - San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, 3:15, CBS

Ziggy Hood - Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs, 7:20, NBC

Sean Weatherspoon - Atlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings, 12:00, FOX

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Offensive Play of the Week

Eligible for Seventh Straight Bowl

With their victory over Texas Tech on Saturday, the University of Missouri Football team has qualified for a postseason bowl game for the seventh consecutive season. Official bowl invitations will be extended on Sunday, December 4.  After the bowl game location is announced fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets from the Mizzou allotment.

Bowl game tickets will be available for purchase on MUTIGERS.COM at approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, tickets also will be available via phone at 1-800-CAT PAWS (884-PAWS in mid-Missouri) or in person at the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office.

Tiger Scholarship Fund (TSF) Members and Mizzou Football Season Ticket holders will receive priority in purchasing bowl tickets.  All seat locations will be assigned according to the TSF priority point system. All Mizzou fans are encouraged to purchase tickets by Friday, December 9.  Additionally, fans that are not able to attend the game will be able to purchase tickets for donation to charities.

At this time, there are several potential bowl scenarios for the Tigers, including but not limited to the following:

  • Bridgepoint Holiday Bowl - San Diego, CA (Dec. 28)
  • Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas - Houston, TX (Dec. 31)
  • New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Bronx, NY (Dec. 30)
  • TicketCity Bowl - Dallas, TX (Jan. 2)

Please note, bowl selections will not be finalized until Sunday, Dec. 4th and other bowl games are a possibility. For updated bowl information, visit mutigers.com or follow the Mizzou Athletics Twitter account: @mutigersdotcom.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

2011 Senior Day

Watch Tigers in the NFL

Colin Brown and Brad Smith - Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins: 12:00, CBS

Blaine Gabbert, Kevin Rutland, C.J. Mosley - Jacksonville Jaguars @ Cleveland Browns: 12:00, CBS

Andrew Gachkar - San Diego Chargers @ Chicago Bears: 3:15, CBS

Justin Smith and Aldon Smith - San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals: 3:05, FOX

Sean Weatherspoon - Atlanta Falcons vs. Tennessee Titans: 3:15, CBS

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Defensive Plays of the Week

Sixteen Tigers Named to Academic Team

Missouri one of four teams with double-digit first team distinctions 

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Big 12 Conference has named 134 student-athletes to the 2011 Academic All-Big 12 Football team, the league office announced on Thursday. Of those 134 student-athletes, 16 are members of the Missouri Football team. The Tigers were one of four teams with double-digit first team distinctions.

Among those honored, six were nominated with a grade point average of 4.00, including Missouri’s Matt Hoch and De’Vion Moore.

 The Academic All-Big 12 Football Team includes 86 first team honorees and 48 second team members.

First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while the second team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Offensive Play of the Week

Mizzou Blackout Game

This Saturday, November 19th marks the Tigers' annual Black Out Game. Fans are encouraged to wear all black as Mizzou takes on the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

This year, fans were given the opportunity to vote on the “Official Black Out T-Shirt” for the game and voted on a black t-shirt with glow in the dark letters: “Tigers come out in the dark.”

As the game kicks off at 2:00, the student section will be glowing by the third quarter. Get your Glow in the Dark Black Out shirt online or at the University Bookstore today.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mizzou Defeats Texas in The ZOU

Watch Tigers in the NFL

Colin Brown and Brad Smith - Buffalo Bills @ Dallas Cowboys: 12:00, CBS

Chase Daniel, Sean Weatherspoon, and William Moore - New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons: 12:00, FOX

Blaine Gabbert, C.J. Mosley, and Kevin Rutland - Jacksonville Jaguars @ Indianapolis Colts: 12:00, CBS

Ziggy Hood - Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals: 12:00, CBS

Jeremy Maclin - Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals: 12:00, FOX

Justin Smith and Aldon Smith - San Francisco 49ers vs. New  York Giants, 3:15, FOX

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

University Of Missouri To Join Southeastern Conference

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (November 6, 2011) – The Southeastern Conference Presidents and Chancellors, acting unanimously, announced today that the University of Missouri will join the Southeastern Conference effective July 1, 2012, with competition to begin in all sports for the 2012-13 academic year.

The addition of Missouri will increase SEC membership to 14 institutions. The additions of Texas A&M, announced on September 25, 2011, and Missouri, are the first expansions for the SEC since September of 1991 when the University of South Carolina joined the league. The University of Arkansas joined the SEC in August of 1991. With the addition of Arkansas and South Carolina, the SEC was the first conference to split into divisions and add a conference championship game in 1992.

“The Presidents and Chancellors of the Southeastern Conference are pleased to welcome the University of Missouri to the SEC,” said Dr. Bernie Machen, President of the SEC Presidents and Chancellors and president of the University of Florida. “The University of Missouri is a prestigious academic institution with a strong athletic tradition and a culture similar to our current institutions.”

click here to read more about Mizzou joining the SEC...

Watch Tigers in the NFL

Colin Brown and Brad Smith - Buffalo Bills vs. NY Jets: 12:00, CBS

Chase Daniel - New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 12:00, FOX

Andrew Gachkar - San Diego Chargers vs. Green Bay Packers: 3:15, FOX

Ziggy Hood - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens: 7:20, NBC

Jeremy Maclin - Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears: Monday, 7:30, ESPN

William Moore and Sean Weatherspoon - Atlanta Falcons @ Indianapolis Colts: 12:00, FOX

Justin Smith and Aldon Smith - San Francisco 49ers @ Washington Redskins: 12:00, FOX

Friday, November 4, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Gaines wins Big 12 weekly defensive honor

By Dave Matter

Posted October 31, 2011 at 10:09 a.m.

After shutting down Texas A&M receiver Jeff Fuller for most of Saturday's overtime win, Missouri cornerback E.J. Gaines was named the Big 12 defensive player of the week. From the league's official release:

Gaines anchored a solid second-half defensive performance as Missouri upset No. 16 Texas A&M 38-31 in overtime in College Station, Texas.

click here to read more...

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mizzou @ Texas A&M

Mizzou defeats Texas A&M 38-31 on the road in overtime.

Watch Tigers in the NFL

Colin Brown and Brad Smith - Buffalo Bills vs. Washington Redskins: 3:05, FOX

Chase Daniel - New Orleans Saints @ St. Louis Rams: 12:00, FOX

Blaine Gabbert, Martin Rucker, Kevin Rutland, C.J. Mosley - Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans: 12:00, CBS

Andrew Gachkar - San Diego Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs: Monday, 7:30, ESPN

Ziggy Hood - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots: 3:15, CBS

Jeremy Maclin - Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys: 7:20, NBC

Justin Smith and Aldon Smith - San Francisco 49ers vs. Cleveland Browns: 3:15, CBS

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mizzou Interactive Tiger Wall

Mizzou has the largest touchscreen in the United States located right as soon as you walk in the Missouri Athletic Training Complex. Here's a look into "The Total Athlete experience" - a rich interactive database telling the story of all 21 sports at Mizzou. Visitors are greeted with a life size pacing animated tiger that engages the user via proximity sensors.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mizzou vs. OSU

Watch Tigers in the NFL

Danario Alexander - St. Louis Rams @ Dallas Cowboys: 3:15, FOX

Chase Daniel - New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts: 7:20, NBC

Blaine Gabbert, Kevin Rutland, C.J. Mosley, Martin Rucker - Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Baltimore Ravens: Monday, 7:30, ESPN

Andrew Gachkar - San Diego Chargers @ NY Jets: 12:00, CBS

Ziggy Hood - Pittsburgh Steelers @ Arizona Cardinals: 3:05, CBS

William Moore and Sean Weatherspoon - Atlanta Falcons @ Detroit Lions: 12:00, FOX