Friday, November 22, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gary Pinkel Named Semifinalist for National Coach of the Year

Maxwell Football Club Field Includes 16 Candidates

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel has been named one of 16 semifinalists for the 2013 Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year, as announced today by MFC President Ron Jaworski.

Pinkel has led Mizzou to one of the top turn around stories in college football this season, as his Tigers currently stand 9-1 overall, and atop the Southeastern Conference East Division standings at 5-1.  Mizzou enters this weekend’s game at #24 Ole Miss carrying a ranking of #8 in the latest Bowl Championship Series ranking, as well as standing #8 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls.

Pinkel is also closing in on becoming the winningest coach in Mizzou history.  In his 13th season manning the Tiger sideline, Pinkel’s MU record is 99-62 (.615), with the win total trailing only the legendary Don Faurot, who went 101-79-10 (.558) from 1935-42, 1946-56.  The Tigers have already qualified for what will be the program’s 9th bowl game under Pinkel, and MU is in the hunt for their 4th conference division title in the last seven years, after winning Big 12 North Division titles in 2007, 2008 and 2010.

Semifinalist voting for the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year award will begin on Thursday, November 21st and close on Monday December 2nd. Finalist voting will take place from December 3rd to December 15th and the winner will be announced on December 17th.  Eligible voters include Maxwell Football Club members, NCAA Head Football Coaches, Sports Information Directors and selected national media.  For more information on the MFC Coach of the Year Award, please visit

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mizzou 48, Kentucky 17

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SEC Names Mauk Freshman of the Week

Tiger QB matched school record with five touchdown throws in 48-17 win at Kentucky

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Mizzou Football redshirt freshman QB Maty Mauk (Kenton, Ohio) has been named the Southeastern Conference’s Freshman Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. The honor is the third of Mauk’s debut season in the Tigers’ lineup, playing in relief of injured senior co-captain QB James Franklin (Corinth, Texas).

Mauk continued his high level of play in the 48-17 win at Kentucky, matching a feat only accomplished by all-time Mizzou great Chase Daniel. Mauk threw five touchdown passes against the Wildcats to match Daniel’s four five-TD pass games from his career (2005-08). The Tiger QB completed 17-of-28 passes (60.7 pct.) for 203 yards and helped sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham (Springfield, Mo.) set the school record for touchdown catches in a game with his four.

Mauk’s recognition is the 10th SEC honor for a Mizzou player in 2013, continuing to reset Mizzou’s best for conference honors in a season. Head coach Gary Pinkel’s 2007 squad brought home a total of eight individual honors.

The third honor for Mauk matches senior DE Michael Sam (Hitchcock, Texas) for the team-high in league honors this season. The two Tigers’ trio of honors are the first of their kind since 2007, when former Mizzou and current Kansas City Chiefs QB Chase Daniel was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week three times during the 2007 season (Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Nov. 26).

No. 9 Mizzou (9-1, 5-1) heads into an off week before a road trip to Ole Miss on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Tigers then close the regular season at home with Texas A&M on Nov. 30. Ticket information is available at

Mizzou’s SEC Weekly Honors

DE Markus Golden (Jr.) – Defensive Line (Sept. 7)

DE Kony Ealy (Jr.) – Defensive Line (Sept. 14)

DE Michael Sam (Sr.) – Defensive Line (Sept. 28)

DE Michael Sam (Sr.) – Defensive Line (Oct. 5)

LB Kentrell Brothers (So.) – Defensive (Oct. 12)

DE Michael Sam (Sr.) – Defensive (Oct. 19)

QB Maty Mauk (RSFr.) – Freshman (Oct. 19)

OL Justin Britt (Sr.) – Offensive Line (Nov. 2)

QB Maty Mauk (RSFr.) – Freshman (Nov. 2)

QB Maty Mauk (RSFr.) – Freshman (Nov. 9)