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Men’s basketball 2015 conference schedule announced

The Southeastern Conference today released its 2015 men’s basketball schedules, including the schedule for Missouri.

The Tigers’ conference play opens at home against the LSU Tigers on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. All of Missouri’s SEC games are scheduled to be televised.

Home games include top teams from last year: NCAA Final Four qualifiers Kentucky (Jan. 29) and Florida (Feb. 24), Read more of this post

Missouri under-rated coming off 12-win year

By The Associated Press
It’s a new year and the same old story at Missouri, coming off a 12-win season and once again lightly regarded. Time to show ‘em all — again.
Getting picked to finish fourth in the Eastern Division should serve as motivation for a program being marked down Read more of this post

2014 Missouri Tigers football preview: Arkansas

Missouri vs. Arkansas
Date
: Nov. 28
Record: Arkansas was 3-9 in 2013. The Razorbacks lost to Missouri 38-7 in the 2008 Cotton Bowl. Missouri leads the series 3-2.

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Darren Hellwege, Sports Commentator

Like Tennessee, this is a once great program that’s gone through a revolving door of coaches the last few years and it’s left the Razorbacks as one of the lower teams in the SEC. I like the hire of Bret Bielema from Wisconsin, but his first year in Fayetteville obviously left a lot to be desired.

Quarterbacks
Junior Brandon Allen is pretty well agreed upon as the Razorbacks starting quarterback. He wasn’t especially sharp in 2013, throwing almost as many interceptions (10) as touchdowns (13) as the Hogs finished dead last in the SEC in passing yards. Needless to say, improvement will need to be Read more of this post

SEC coaches pick Florida to win the conference this year

Mizzou picked to fall toward bottom of the pack

Birmingham, Alabama – Florida narrowly edged Texas A&M as the favorite to claim the 2014 Southeastern Conference women’s soccer title in voting by the league’s 14 head coaches. This marks the 16th time that Florida has been tabbed by the coaches to win the title. The results were announced in a media release today.

Missouri finished 8-9-3 overall in 2013, 4-4-3 in the SEC, and was picked to tie for ninth place with Ole Miss. Read more of this post

2014 Missouri Tigers football preview: Tennessee

Missouri at Tennessee
Date
: Nov. 22
Record: Tennessee finished 5-7 in 2013 including a 31-3 loss to Missouri in Columbia. The Tigers lead series 2-0.

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Darren Hellwege, Sports Commentator

As I mentioned in my column about Florida and the supposed “hot seat” under Will Muschamp, I think college football programs have gotten way, way too impatient with coaches. I could point to several examples, but Exhibit A might well be in Knoxville — where the Tennessee Vols, one year removed from a 10-win season, fired veteran coach Phil Fulmer after the 2008 season in which the Volunteers went 5-7. Since then, under Lane Kiffin…and Derek Dooley…and Jim Chaney…this once proud program has fallen on hard times. Then before the 2013 season they brought in Butch Jones and he led the Vols to a record of, ironically, 5-7.

Jones seems to be taking the right steps to build a program, but Tennessee fans are going to need to be patient, Read more of this post

2014 Missouri Tigers football preview: Texas A&M

Missouri at Texas A&M
Date
: Nov. 15
Record: A&M finished 9-4 in 2013 and lost to Missouri 28-21 in Columbia. The Aggies lead series 8-6

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Darren Hellwege, Sports Commentator

The big question surrounding the Aggies this year is so obvious coach Kevin Sumlin is really, really sick of answering it—how do they replace Johnnie Manziel? The bad news for those who snicker as the question is asked is not only are there good young options at QB, but top to bottom this is a strong team.

Quarterbacks

The battle for next Aggies quarterback comes down to sophomore Kenny Hill and freshman Kyle Allen. Hill missed time this summer after a suspension following a public intoxication bust, but with a small amount of game experience backing up Read more of this post

2014 Missouri Tigers football preview: Kentucky

Missouri vs. Kentucky
Date
: Nov. 1
Record: Kentucky finished 2-10 in 2013 including a 48-17 loss to Missouri in Lexington. The series is tied 2-2.

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Darren Hellwege, Sports Commentator

After years of frustration, Wildcats fans are hungry for a winner. Mark Stoops was one of the outstanding assistant coaches in college football, and has brought in impressive recruiting classes to Lexington. But this was a tough rebuilding job, as evidenced by an embarrassing 10 losses last year. Expect serious improvement for Big Blue this year.

Quarterback

The offense could be substantially better (not that that’s saying much) but there are some “ifs” starting at quarterback where nobody can say with certainty who will be the starter. Last year’s Read more of this post

2014 Missouri Tigers football preview: Vanderbilt

Missouri vs. Vanderbilt
Date
: Oct. 25
Record: Vanderbilt was 9-4 in 2013 with one of those losses being at home to Missouri, 51-28. Missouri leads series 3-2-1.

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Darren Hellwege, Sports Commentator

Coach James Franklin, who turned a long moribund Vandy program into a solid winner, has left for Penn State. There’s a lot of talent still around at Vanderbilt and they may not slip to pre-Franklin levels, but there is serious question as to whether the Commodores can win nine games again under new coach Derek Mason.

Quarterback
The questions start at quarterback, where several intriguing options but no absolute answer exists. Patton Robinette is probably No. 1 to at least start things off, having played in 10 Read more of this post

No Manziel? No Clowney? SEC says no problem

Mizzou predicted to finish 4th in East Division

By The Associated Press

The Southeastern Conference finally got knocked off the mountaintop.

Now, Alabama and other aspiring national contenders are trying to begin the climb back in a league that suddenly has a fresh feel.

Gone are marquee names like Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel and Heisman Trophy finalists AJ McCarron and Read more of this post

2014 Missouri Tigers football preview: Florida

Missouri at Florida

Date: Oct. 18
Record: Florida finished 4-8 in 2013, including a 36-17 loss at Missouri. Missouri leads series 2-1

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Darren Hellwege, Sports Commentator

While I think Will Muschamp’s a good coach and in general the idea of a “hot seat” for having one losing season is stupid, Florida’s going to only bounce back so far from last year’s 4-8 disaster.

Florida’s stout defense makes them tough, but there are question marks. And any time you hire a new coordinator and hear that the offense will be “the polar opposite of what we were doing before,” as Jeff Driskel has said, that’s a worry. Kurt Roper showed he was a good OC at Duke, and his resume includes stops at Ole Miss, Tennessee and Kentucky, so he knows the SEC. His high-octane no-huddle offense has had success in a lot Read more of this post

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