1. 2009 College Football Top 25: Ranking Teams 11-15

    My Top 25 for 2009 rolls on with teams Nos. 11-15:   15. Georgia Bulldogs 2008 record: 10-3 (ranked No. 10) Projected 2009 regular season record: 7-5 (losses at Oklahoma St. (Sept. 5); at Arkansas (Sept...

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  2. Missouri Tigers 2009 Football Preview: O-Line Hopes To Set Tone Up Front

    Ask any quarterback or running back out there, and they'll tell you they're only as good as the guys who wage war on every down inside the depths of the trenches. The credo will never change, but the manner in which it is interpreted certainly has...

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  3. 2009 College Football Top 25: Ranking Teams 16-20

    My preseason Top 25 poll continues with teams Nos. 16-20: 20. Florida State Seminoles 2008 record: 9-4 (ranked No...

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  4. 2009 College Football Top 25: Ranking Teams 21-25

    As a writer who covers college football, I suppose it had to be done sooner or later. The following is a modest assessment of the country's 25 best teams, complete with 2008 records ...

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  5. Missouri Tigers 2009 Football Preview: How Will Rebuilt Secondary Fare?

    However unjustly it may have been, the Missouri secondary was pegged as the scapegoat for a majority of the team's defensive woes in 2008, but the numbers don't lie...

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  6. Missouri Practice Friday Produces Tweet-Worthy Results

    Head Coach Gary Pinkel could barely do enough to contain his glee over his team's practice Friday morning. Following the first session of what was the Tigers' final two-a-day, a glowing review ...

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  7. Missouri Tiger Defense Rules Camp's Second Scrimmage

    The Missouri Tigers held their second scrimmage of preseason camp Thursday morning at Faurot Field. A far cry from Saturday's 11-on-11, when quarterback Blaine Gabbert and the offense ...

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  8. 2009 Missouri Tigers Football Preview: 'Spoon Vocal Leader at Linebacker

    No one will ever confuse Missouri for a linebacker factory of sorts, a moniker that deservedly belongs to schools like Penn State and USC, but the Tigers have produced their fair share of solid playmakers at the position over the past few years...

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  9. MRI On MU's Hoch Yields Favorable Results

    The Missouri Tigers have received some good news regarding right tackle Dan Hoch. Team trainer Rex Sharp confirmed to the Columbia Daily Tribune after practice Wednesday morning that the injury ...

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  10. Injury To Right Tackle Headlines Missouri Practice Tuesday

    The Missouri Tigers received their first real injury scare of preseason camp during practice Tuesday morning at Faurot Field. Right tackle Dan Hoch suffered what head coach Gary Pinkel described as a sprain to his left knee halfway through practice...

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  11. 2009 Missouri Tigers Football Preview: Senior Defines Interior Of D-Line

    The blueprint in constructing any effective defense involves, first and foremost, building from the inside out. After all, a fierce pass rush on the outside goes only so far if opponents are able to move the ball up the gut with ease...

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  12. Missouri Football Preseason Camp Update: Revisiting Saturday's Scrimmage

    The Missouri Tigers' first official scrimmage of preseason camp ended with favorable results on both side of the ball...

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  13. 2009 Missouri Tigers Football Preview: Does Depth Mean Success at Defensive End?

    More than any other position, including quarterback and receiver, defensive end has the potential to lay claim to the most eye-popping talent on the Missouri team in 2009...

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  14. Missouri Linebacker May Seek Medical Redshirt Following Surgery

    The following story was posted at my page at Examiner.com on Tuesday, so it's a tad outdated, at least to the more passionate of Missouri Tiger fans...

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  15. Bleacher Report Represented on KFNS 590 AM in St. Louis

    Just thought I would pass this along. Below is an interview between myself and the guys of The Morning Call on St. Louis' KFNS 590 AM from Friday (Aug. 7) morning...

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  16. Missouri Football Preview: Tiger Offense Undergoes Changing of the Guard

    It's early spring in Columbia, and the newly retooled Missouri offense has slothed threw a lackluster performance in the annual Black and Gold Game. Final score: Defense 68, Offense 40...

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  17. Missouri Football Preview: What Should We Expect from the Defense?

    As the saying goes, defense wins championships. The age-old adage may seem antiquated amid today's gridiron wars of unmitigated and wide-open offensive attacks, but the fact that we still use it suggests it's as relevant as ever...

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  18. Missouri Football Preview: Tigers Hope To Reload, Disprove Critics

    Perhaps unlike any other season in its 120-year history, the Missouri football program enters 2009 with an unsettling amount of uncertainty...

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  19. The Best and Worst of St. Louis Media

    The city of St. Louis has long been regarded as one of the nation’s foremost havens for sports intellectuals. But with such a lofty distinction comes the need for outstanding journalistic coverage on a mass scale...

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  20. The Top 10 Reasons April Is Not the Best Sports Month of the Year

    The onset of spring and its winds of change bring about a virtual smorgasbord of high-profile sporting events that’s sure to whet the appetite of any fan...

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  21. Top 10 Photos of 2008 Taken Totally Out of Context

    It's been one hell of a ride over the past year. From the excitement of a historical presidential election, to the paralyzing effects of an economic recession, 2008 has given us its fair share of ups and downs...

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  22. College Football Senior Superlatives

    In the world of college athletics, there’s no substitute for experience and leadership. Countless players around the country have grown from wide-eyed, effervescent true freshmen to grizzled and war-tested seniors...

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  23. Top 10 Nonsensical Sports Rule Changes

    Inspired by Oakland A’s co-owner Lew Wolff’s ludicrous proposition that baseball should reduce the first round of the playoffs to a single game, I present my top asinine ideas to make the sports world a better place...

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  24. The Top 10 Bad Team College Bowl Games

    Since when do only the best 68 teams in the nation get the chance to participate in postseason play? With a whopping 34 bowl games already scheduled to hit the airwaves the next two months, ...

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  25. The Secret Athletic Careers of Notable Politicians

    Politicians are smug, soulless, pedantic robots hard-wired in such a way that will justify their molestation of the American public for their own corrupt means. And by some accounts, athletes harbor the same traits...

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