Hopefully there's a similar scene around 5:30 tomorrow evening. (Photo via Bill Carter.)
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Mizzou Football Links
Border War Border War Border War
The Trib (Dave Matter): Dust in the wind
Wall Street Journal: Border War: Missouri, Kansas Have One Last Score to Settle
But none of the affected rivalries are as historic or historically fierce as the Border War. (It was rebranded in 2004 as the Border Showdown, but those old enough to recall the 1960 game still refer to it by its old name.) The enmity dates to events that precede the Civil War. The series began when the wounds of war were still fresh.
"I have a friend who can trace his lineage back to a family member in the early 1860s who died at the hands of Jayhawkers," said Bill Connelly, manager of Rock M Nation, a Missouri blog. "If you grew up on the Western side of the state, especially if you're around Kansas people, you probably disagree on history as much as anything else. It's something that no other rivalry can claim."
Post-Dispatch: Realignment dooms some great rivalries
The Missourian: PHOTO GALLERY: The Missouri-Kansas rivalry through the years
KC Star: Border War ticket sales lagging
Last Week's Ending Was Pretty Awesome
MUtigers.com Blog: A Look Back at Memorable Tiger Goal Line Stands
1997 at Oklahoma State - One of the classic games in the last half-century of Tiger football, as the Tigers went to Stillwater and upset the 12th-ranked Cowboys in double overtime by a 51-50 score. It was a game of huge momentum swings, as the Tigers gave up the first score of the game but then scored 30 straight points to hold a commanding 30-7 lead after a 23-yard touchdown run by Corby Jones to open the 3rd quarter. But the Cowboys wouldn't go away, and they put up 30 straight points of their own to take a 37-30 lead with about two minutes to play. Jones answered though, and hit Ricky Ross on a 38-yard TD pass with around :30 seconds left to send it into overtime. After the teams traded TDs in the first overtime period, Mizzou got the ball first in the second OT session, and took a 51-44 lead on a 15-yard run by Corby Jones, followed by Scott Knickman's PAT. The Cowboys answered with a 6-yard TD run to pull to withing 51-50, and here's where the goal-line stand came into play: OSU chose to go for two points and the win. The Cowboys lined up for two in a swinging gate formation, but as OSU's Tony Lindsey dropped to pass, he was flushed out of the pocket by Tiger DE Marquis Gibson. Fellow linemenand Brian Cracraft were able to hem Lindsey in and tackle him short of the goal line as he tried to run it in for the game-winning score. Instead, the Tiger defense had made a game-winning stop to improve to 5-3 on the year and win on the road against a ranked opponent - a feat which wouldn't be accomplished by a Tiger team until 2011...
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The Missourian: James Franklin growing into role as leader of Missouri football team
KC Star: Battle-scarred Pinkel leads Missouri into brave new world
The Missourian: What happens to the leftover bowl-eligible Big 12 team?
Mizzou Basketball Links
Faith In Haith
The Dagger: Missouri's impressive start helps Frank Haith win over skeptics
CBS Sports: Mizzou players enjoying new system under Haith
Basketball Prospectus ($): First Look: Missouri
Post-Dispatch: Faith in Haith? Indeed
The Missourian: Missouri off to fast start
SimmonsField.com: SEC Dixie-nary: G is for Geography
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Network FAQ
Addicted to Quack: A beginner's guide to advanced statistics in college basketball
Montreal Gazette: Closer look at statistics reveals reason teams are successful