Approval rating for Missouri coach Barry Odom: You decide

Missouri Tigers football coach Barry Odom was introduced to life in the SEC as a head coach in 2016. It was not a lot of fun. But the former Missouri linebacker and defensive coordinator finished his first season with some positives. Odom replaced Gary Pinkel, who retired after announcing he had non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Pinkel spent 15 seasons as Missouri’s head coach and went 118...
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Missouri won’t accept bowl bid at 5-7, despite qualifying score

Not too long ago, one of the most extraordinary weeks in the history of the University of Missouri football program unfolded before the eyes of a nation. From Saturday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 14, the Tigers endured (and to some degree created) a level of upheaval unmatched by any other program this season… and in recent college football memory. On Nov. 7, some Mizzou football...
Via The Student Section
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Missouri paints #ThanksGP for Gary Pinkel’s final home game

Gary Pinkel will coach his final home game as Missouri head coach today when his Tigers host Tennessee. To honor the outgoing coach, who is 118-71 in 15 years at Mizzou, the school has painted a large #ThanksGP hashtag at Faurot Field. #ThanksGP on the berms here at #TheZou — Shawn Davis (@ShawnDizzle77) November 21, 2015 #ThanksGP is spray painted...
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

As Gary Pinkel leaves, Missouri leaves behind several lessons

There’s still so much to process and absorb about Gary Pinkel’s retirement at the University of Missouri… and no, we’re not even talking about the off-field stuff from a rather remarkable week in Columbia. The larger drama enfolding the program last week was quite compelling, regardless of personal views. For some, that series of events is worth discussing; for others, it...
Via The Student Section
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gary Pinkel dances after win over BYU

Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel announced Friday that he would stepping down at the end of this season due to health reasons. Whether it’s been his team’s up-and-down season, the unrest on campus, or his personal battle with lymphoma, Pinkel has faced more than his fair share of adversity this fall.  So perhaps that’s why the scene following Missouri’s 20-16 win over BYU...
Via College Spun
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Gary Pinkel’s tenure at Missouri was simply 'Devine'

The word “extraordinary” can be used casually, to the point that the word loses its heft and its force. The past week for Missouri football was truly extraordinary … and it’s not even over. A chaotic and bewildering week ends for Missouri with the Tigers’ game against BYU on Saturday night in Arrowhead Stadium. The dramatic events surrounding a program and a college...
Via The Student Section
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pinkel to resign as Missouri head coach after lymphoma diagnosis

Gary Pinkel will step down as Missouri football coach at the end of the year due to health reasons. Pinkel was diagnosed with lymphoma in May and has coached the entire season with the diagnosis. “I made the decision in May, after visiting with my family, that I wanted to keep coaching, as long as I felt good and had the energy I needed,” Pinkel said in a statement released...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

A step toward equality: Univ. of Missouri president resigns

In a press conference on Monday morning, University of Missouri school president, Tim Wolfe, announced his resignation amid the growing criticism of the way he’s handled racism on the school’s campus. “I am resigning as president of the University of Missouri system,” Wolfe began as he addressed the press. “The motivation in making this decision comes from love.” Wolfe’s...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Missouri boycott not supported by all players, coaches

On the campus of the University of Missouri, there is a watch going on waiting to see if the school’s president will resign as requested by some student groups and faculty. As the student body continues to deal with racial tension (something many prominent black students say hasn’t been addressed by the school’s leadership), the football team is joining in the calls for change...
Via Gamedayr
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Gary Pinkel tweets support for striking Missouri players

Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel tweeted a full team photo in support of his striking players. The strike was originally started by the black members of the team in response to a series of racist incidents on campus. It calls for the removal of university president Tim Wolfe for his lack of response. Today, the entire team and coaching staff joined together in full support of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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