It’s a most unusual beginning. The Missouri Tigers kick off the 2013-14 basketball season without their head coach when they meet the Southeastern Louisiana Lions at 7 p.m. today at Mizzou Arena.
E.J. Gaines is like most college football players — the Missouri senior wants to play in the NFL.
There’s a new man at the top.
A surprise no more, No. 9 Missouri leads the SEC East with three games to go.
It’s a luxury not many teams are afforded, not even in the mighty Southeastern Conference. “It’s very rare when your backup quarterback can play close to what the starter can play,” Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel said Monday. But the Missouri Tigers have been blessed, as backup Maty Mauk has performed admirably while starter James Franklin has missed the last few weeks with a sprained right (throwing) shoulder.
Missouri quarterback James Franklin looked good in pre-game drills and could be back from a shoulder injury this week.
Maty Mauk eschewed efficiency in favor of effectiveness. Missouri’s redshirt freshman quarterback, making only his third collegiate start, completed just 12-of-25 attempts for 163 yards but tossed three of those completions for touchdowns as the No. 10 Tigers bounced back from their lone loss in style with a 31-3 victory against Tennessee on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 65,869 at Faurot Field.
Missouri kicker Andrew Baggett banged a field goal attempt off the upright to end the first half of Saturday night’s game against Tennessee at Faurot Field. It’s time to break out the Twitter muscles again.
Maty Mauk threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, leading No. 10 Missouri's dominant and resilient effort in a 31-3 victory over Tennessee Saturday night.
The Tennessee Volunteers boast an accomplishment the Missouri Tigers can’t match.
The Missouri Tigers trailed the Central Missouri Mules by two points with just seven minutes left in the game, but they used a 25-10 scoring edge down the stretch to win 92-79.
Shane Ray wants to be better than Michael Sam. So does Kony Ealy, Markus Golden and the rest of the Missouri defensive line. That’s just the competitive nature of the Tigers’ best defensive unit, a group that has pushed Missouri near the top of the nation in a few major categories — sacks, tackles for a loss and rushing yards allowed.
Tennessee coach Butch Jones remembers when he thought he might be coaching Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk instead of trying to stop him.
There’s still plenty to play for. Sure, Missouri’s heartbreaking loss to South Carolina on Saturday ruined an undefeated season and likely killed any dreams of playing for a national championship. But as the No. 10 Tigers (7-1, 3-1 SEC) get set to host Tennessee (4-4, 1-3 SEC) at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPN-TV) at Faurot Field, this season can still be one to remember.
Tennessee faces an uncertain quarterback situation as it heads into Saturday’s game at No. 10 Missouri. Justin Worley was injured and ineffective last week in a 45-10 loss to top-ranked Alabama, which leaves the junior’s status as Tennessee’s starting quarterback in question. Tennessee coach Butch Jones said Monday that Worley was day to day after hurting his right thumb against Alabama.