The Greatest

The Greatest, #22-21: Doug Smith & MU-KU '90

8

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, #23: 1965 Indoor Track

6

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

The Greatest, #24: Roger Wehrli

8

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, #26-25: Homecoming and McGaffie

31

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, #28-27: Willie and his last game

5

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

The Greatest, #29: 1922 hoops

7

Rightful owners of a banner that hangs two hours west.

The Greatest, #30: Hi Simmons

6

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

The Greatest, #31: Norm Stewart (athlete)

4

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

6

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

The Greatest, #34: John Brown

4

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

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