The Missouri basketball team plays its third game in five days and its first road game of the season today at Xavier (5:30 p.m., FS1), a team that reached the Sweet 16 last season.
News of Gary Pinkel’s impending resignation after 15 years as Missouri’s head football coach appeared to have come with a happy ending Saturday night, when the Tigers defeated BYU to end a four-game losing streak.
KANSAS CITY — Gary Pinkel has been coaching football a long time. Attend any of his press conferences, and he’ll be sure to remind you: 25 years as a head coach — 10 at Toledo, 15 at Missouri. But Pinkel’s press conference after Missouri’s 20-16 defeat of BYU on Saturday night was the first in which he could say just how much time his coaching career had left.
COLUMBIA — Missouri’s first game of the season was highlighted by hot shooting and a stretch in which the Tigers made 16-of-22 shots against a team coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance. In their second game of the season, the Tigers missed 16-of-22 shots at one point, were out-rebounded and struggled to pull away from a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference foe.One pretty. One ugly. Two wins.
Missouri’s tumultuous week — which included a team boycott, a slew of resignation announcements and a threat of terrorism on campus — came to a close Saturday night with a 20-16 Missouri win against BYU at Arrowhead Stadium.
No one would blame you for forgetting there is a Missouri football game today. The program’s all-time winningest coach announced his resignation Friday because of a cancer diagnosis, and it might not have been the biggest story to break since the Tigers last played a down.
COLUMBIA — Gary Pinkel’s 15th season at Missouri will be his last.
Kevin Puryear scored 20 points in his college debut, leading Missouri to an 83-74 win against Wofford in the Tigers’ season opener.
Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel will be stepping down from his position following the conclusion of the season.
After a season in which it set a school record for losses, fell to Western Athletic Conference opponent Missouri-Kansas City to open the year and won fewer games than the matching football squad across Champions Drive, the Missouri basketball team has, presumably, nowhere to go this season but up.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Wednesday he had asked his coaching staff to stay in close touch with the team in a tense week that included a player plan to boycott and the arrest of a student following online threats against black students and faculty.
Gary Pinkel began his lone radio appearance Tuesday by saying he took a stand. He spent the rest of the interview trying to distance himself from taking another.
Events transpired quickly in the 48 hours after the Missouri football team tweeted its support of graduate student Jonathan Butler’s hunger strike to remove Tim Wolfe as University of Missouri system president.
COLUMBIA — The Missouri women’s basketball team closed out its two-game exhibition season with another win Monday night, capturing a 97-54 victory against Quincy.
It is a regular part of the Missouri football team’s schedule to meet with media at the beginning of each game week, and sure enough, members of the team spoke to media Monday ahead of their game Saturday against BYU.