Sunday, January 27, 2013
Burroughs Wonder Star Zeke Elliott visits Mizzou just ahead of National Football Signing Day Feb. 12.
Burroughs super-star running back Ezekiel Elliott just returned from a whirlwind 24-hours at Mizzou. All along, his word was he was going to take his talents to Columbus, Ohio and The Ohio State University Buckeyes. Friday night, departing Westminster Christian Academy's gym, Elliott put it this way: "They are still my state school, and I'm going down there to give them a chance." The worm could be turning. Ohio State brought in a last-minute prospect, just in case Zeke bolts for Columbia. The visit went very well. The crowd at the Mizzou Arena for the Vanderbilt game rocked the house with M-I-Z-E-Z-E. The Burroughs back got the message. Both his parents lettered in sports at Mizzou. His dad Elliott played football for the Tigers. USA …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Tigers focused on three consecutive October home games including Alabama Oct. 13.
Sports trivia: When Vanderbilt faces off with Mizzou Saturday night in Columbia (6 p.m. kickoff on Fox Sports Midwest), the team with James Franklin will definitely be the winner. Seems that James Franklin coaches Vandy while James Franklin is Mizzou’s starting quarterback. Don’t worry, they are not related, but something has to give. Mizzou is 3-2 (0-2 in the SEC) coming off a 21-16 road win at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. The Commodores were pasted by Georgia 48-3 and sport a 1-3 record (0-2 in the SEC.) Mizzou covets a win with home games coming up in October (13th) with top-ranked Alabama and an Oct. 27 game with Kentucky (home coming). Here comes Vandy This is the first meeting between the schools since Dwight David …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mizzou faces top-10 ranked South Carolina in an SEC showdown.
Mizzou has a football history with Steve Spurrier and his South Carolina Gamecocks. For one, Spurrier was the quarterback in 1966 who almost engineered a Florida comeback in the Mizzou 20-18 win in the Sugar Bowl played that year out-of-doors at Tulane Stadium. Mizzou beat Spurrier and his Gamecocks in the 2005 Independence Bowl in Shreveport, 38-31 and the Tigers beat South Carolina under Jim Carlen in the Hall of Fame Bowl game in 1979, 24-14. Playing in Columbia, SC, will be no walk in the park Saturday. Some 80,000 will be loud and proud for the 2:30 p.m. (C.S.T. kickoff) on CBS. South Carolina is in full stride, heading into this SEC showdown with a perfect 3-0 start. After a shaky 17-13 win over Vanderbilt to open conference play, …
Friday, September 7, 2012
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Can you imagine the excitement of the historic first SEC game for Mizzou in Columbia Saturday? The Georgia Bulldogs come calling and the ZOO will be rocking. All 70,000 tickets have been sold in advance. Trust your luck to the scalpers and the ticket brokers from this point forward. Columbia will be a mad house. History will be made. If you don't think there's a home field advantage with the house rocking, you are following the wrong sport. This is your invitation to share those moments. Comment on Patch how much you enjoyed the game. Post your photos to the Ladue-Frontenac Pics & Clips. You can do it as they game is underway. For those who won't be in Faurot Field, envy runs deep. Here is a video for true Black and Gold fans to get those …
Monday, September 3, 2012
An injury to senior Will Ebner might just open a middle linebacker spot.
The Mizzou Tigers came out of the 62-10 season-opening win over Southeast Louisiana pretty much unscathed. However an injury to middle linebacker senior Will Ebner might change the prsopects for freshman Michael Scherer of MICDS or Donavin Newsom of Parkway North, another freshman. Likely the two freshman would be slated for a redshirt year and not see duty with the Tigers in 2012. But should often-injured Ebner from Friendswood, TX. not be able to answer the bell for the SEC opener with Georgia Saturday (kickoff 6:30 p.m. C.S.T.) then one of the two freshmen might be called up to fill that position. MICDS coach Josh Smith is not sure. “Michael is dressed out and on the sidelines. They can be redshirted if they don’t get into the games,” …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Interviews with key players, newcomers on Media Day at Mizzou.
Columbia...These are interviews with key Missouri starters, players from St. Louis and incoming freshmen. Jack Meiners, starting tackle from Chaminade Patch: Are you ready for the season. Jack Meiners: Absolutely. We are working very hard to make it happen. We practice then we spend the rest of the day in the film room watching games. Patch: How is the transition going from the Big 12 to the SEC. Meiners: I don’t think its too bad. There’s just a different style offensively and defensively. There are great teams in the Big 12 and there are great teams in the SEC so we will just have to see. We will have to compete every Saturday and play our “A” game. Patch: Teams like Oklahoma and Oklahoma State and Nebraska and Texas are hardly second …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Linebacker coach Dave Steckel is busy molding this defensive standout into a top line performer.
Columbia, MO...Look at the two-deep Missouri Tiger football roster and you won’t find Michael Scherer’s name anywhere. Certainly not at linebacker. Andrew Wilson and Will Ebner, two vets for the Missouri Tigers have that wrapped up. But when the Tigers roar onto the turf for a night battle September 1 versus Southeast Louisiana, expect this MICDS grad to be somewhere on the field. He could well be ticketed for the special teams kick off and receiving units. Or, Gary Pinkel’s offense may call for No. 58 to punch it home in short yardage situations. In a day when so many players are specialists: strong side safeties, slot receivers, rovers and the like, Scherer is a throw back all around player who adds so much to both sides of the ball. One…
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Faurot Field Takes on New Look for the Start of the SEC Era.
Ross Dellenger of the Columbia Tribune Newspaper describes the brand new lush turf that patrons will see at the home of the Tigers football team at Mizzou this fall. The old turf was well past its prime, and now the new look greets fans and athletes alike in time for the 2012 season. Check out the photos old and new side by side and then the MU video, then make plans to be in the stands for one of the most exciting years to come. This is the link to the new video construction of the turf at Faurot Field at Mizzou.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Do you think Mizzou and SLU will win their first NCAA men's basketball tournament game?
If you're reading this post, you've undoubtedly already filled out a bracket for the NCAA men's basketball tournament, which officially kicked off Tuesday. Instead of filling out that second, third, fourth... ninth bracket, why not try your hand at another fun game? For the first time since the 1999-2000 season, both Mizzou and Saint Louis University are playing in college basketball's most prolific postseason tournament. Both squads open their tournament schedules on Friday: Here at Patch, we're obviously pulling for the hometown teams? What about you? Leave us your prediction—outcome and score, and why you're predicting the way you are—and see how you stack up against other local future-readers throughout the St. Louis-area. To leave…
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Locals earn their spots in the Big Dance with sparkling records this year.
For the first time in the modern era, everyone in my family is happy with the NCAA basketball tournament selections. My son went to Indiana; everyone else graduated from Mizzou. I’ve been a life-long Billiken fan. My brother went to Michigan, and lived across the street from Michigan State. This time, all these schools are in. Everyone’s happy. This field of 68 includes something for everyone. I guess I could bet with my heart or my head. How about a Billiken-Mizzou final game in the West regional in Phoenix? Special congratulations are in order for Rick Majerus and his Billikens who beat Oklahoma, Washington, Boston College, Xavier and other powerful teams this season to earn a berth outright with a sparkling 25-7 record. The only time …