November 26, 2007

Big 12 Title Game: Each Side Loses One

Saturday's Big 12 title game will decide more than a conference champion. Should Missouri win, the Tigers will remain No. 1 in the BCS and play for the national title. Should Oklahoma win, the Sooners will move up and knock the Tigers out, but the championship game then depends on the plight of West Virginia. Either way, it's a complicated situation, made all the more complicated by the injuries hampering both teams. Oklahoma will play without top running back DeMarco Murray, who is having surgery this week that will end his season, and Missouri may be without half of its tight end tandem, as Chase Coffman is questionable with an ankle injury.

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October 27, 2007

Missouri: Brown Down

The lift No. 13 Missouri got from its 42-28 win over Iowa State on Saturday cannot compare with the loss that hit the team during the game. Safety Cornelius "Pig" Brown ruptured his right Achilles' tendon in the fourth quarter of the win, dealing a huge blow to a defense that was steadily improving for the 7-1 Tigers.

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August 31, 2007

Missouri vs. Illinois: In and Out

When Missouri faces off against Illinois on Saturday in the season opener for both teams, the Tigers will welcome back a lost man while the Illini bemoan their bad luck. Missouri defensive back Hardy Ricks disloacted his left shoulder during the second week of preseason practice, but will be back hitting people this weekend in St. Louis. Meanwhile, Illinois was not so lucky, as starting wide receiver Chris James is lost for the season after injuring his ACL.

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August 08, 2007

Mid-Week Roundup

We're only halfway through the first week of practice, and there's already been a lot of painful news coming out of training camps. Today's casualties include Iowa State, Hawai'i and Missouri.

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