The Greatest

The Greatest, #32: The Henry Josey story

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The 2013 football season was an incredible one because of the success on the field. It was a transcendent one because of the stories off of it.

The Greatest, #46: Michael Sam comes out

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Sports and community and student body and culture can sometimes converge. And it can be beautiful.

The Greatest, #67: 2013 Volleyball

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From hoping to make the NCAA Tournament, to hoping to win the SEC, to finishing the regular season 34-0, the Kreklows' Tigers pulled off one of the most heartening, redeeming, out-of-nowhere...

The Greatest, #70: 2014 Cotton Bowl

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Missouri's 2013 season was already a rousing success. But it wouldn't have felt quite as successful without a happy ending. In the 2014 Cotton Bowl, the Tigers got just that.

The Greatest, #92: Kreklow to Henning

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Molly Kreklow and Lisa Henning were instrumental in two different program turnarounds for Mizzou Volleyball.

The Greatest, #95: 2013 defensive ends

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Missouri's defensive ends combined for 55.5 tackles for loss, 32 sacks, and countless game-turning plays during the Tigers' top-five finish in 2013.

The Greatest: taking suggestions

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We're taking nominations/suggestions regarding where to place some of the great things from 2013-14 on the Mizzou's Greatest list.

Homecoming has defined Pinkel era

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In most years during the Gary Pinkel, the Homecoming game has defined the season as a whole. It will do so again, one way or another, on Saturday against South Carolina.

#MizzouGrates

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Rock M Nation spent much of this summer running down the list of "Mizzou Greats" But have you seen the list of Mizzou Grates?

The Greatest, #14: Danario 2009

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It really might be the greatest season we've ever seen from an individual Mizzou athlete not named Ben Askren.

The Greatest, #15: 2007

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Even our ridiculously optimistic, we're-fans-after-all predictions weren't optimistic enough.

The Greatest, #16: Christian Cantwell

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He is Missouri through and through, and he is one of Mizzou's greatest ... even if we never got to watch him cave in the middle of an offensive line.

The Greatest, #17: One State, One Spirit

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Something that fills you with this much emotion, with this much pride in your school, absolutely must be on a list like this.

The Greatest, #18: Chelsea

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C’mon … of course Chelsea Thomas is #18 on our list. Did you really think she was going to end up anywhere else?

The Greatest, #19: MU-NU 1978

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On a chilly field in Lincoln, Mizzou took on a great team (perhaps the best team in the country) playing its best and won.

The Greatest, #21-20: Doug Smith & MU-KU '90

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At first glance, he looked like he couldn't possibly have complete control of his body; at second glance, he was jogging back down the court after scoring on you in one of about 10 different ways.

The Greatest, #22: 1965 Indoor Track

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Tom Botts' squad ran, threw, and jumped to the national title.

The Greatest, #23: Roger Wehrli

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Wehrli moved almost effortlessly through a crowded backfield to defend a pass, or through a hectic open field with a football cradled under his arm, eating up ground with a long-legged stride that...

The Greatest, #25-24: Homecoming and McGaffie

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One play set the stage for No. 1 to fall. (And yes, this was originally ranked a little bit higher. We just couldn't wait to talk about it, is all.)

The Greatest, #27-26: Willie and his last game

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"The most explosive player ever to wear the uniform."

The Greatest, #28: 1922 hoops

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Rightful owners of a banner that hangs two hours west.

The Greatest, #29: Hi Simmons

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A national champion, a legacy, and a heck of a football assistant to boot.

The Greatest, #30: Norm Stewart (athlete)

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He would score 25 points in a game in February, then pitch a shutout in April. He was one of Mizzou's greatest before he ever even got into coaching.

The Greatest, #33: Pitchin' Paul

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He had talent, looks, charisma, and a top-notch nickname. Pitchin' Paul Christman was Mizzou's first star quarterback.

The Greatest, #34: John Brown

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A fighter, a tenacious rebounder, a program savior, and, at the time, the program's best ever scorer.

The Greatest, #35: Priday's Friday

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Perhaps the best single-game performance by any Mizzou player, in any sport.

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