Monday, November 26, 2012
The Tigers' coach will look to return the team to bowl-caliber form next season.
The Columbia Daily Tribune is reporting that University of Missouri Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel will return to the Tiger sidelines in 2013. After an injury-riddled season that robbed the team of a consistent offensive line and quarterback play in Mizzou's 5-7 first season in the Southeastern Conference, Athletic Director Mike Alden told the paper Pinkel would return next fall. The Tigers will not play in a postseason bowl game for the first time since 2004. Pinkel is scheduled to review the 2012 season and look ahead to next season with reporters Tuesday morning, after a flurry of uninformed speculation had rumors flying he would resign Monday. Keeping the current Tiger coaching staff has implications for several St. Louis area Senior …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel defended Joe Paterno and called him a great man during his SEC media day availability. What do you think of his remarks?
Remarks that University of Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel made defending the now disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno have at least one Missouri lawmaker at arms. Pinkel, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, called Paterno a "great man." That comment came just days after an investigative report concluded that top Penn State officials, including Paterno, had for more than a decade known of child sexual abuse allegations made against Jerry Sandusky and said nothing. According to the Post-Dispatch, Pinkel called Paterno a great friend and said the "greatness of this man" should not be erased. From the report: “You know, it's such a tragedy,” he began. “Joe Paterno was a friend I got to know professionally. You can'…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The money will be used to fund the construction of a training facility for athletes with developmental disabilities in Columbia, MO, a news release from Special Olympics Missouri states.
- Nate Birt
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The charitable arm of Clayton-based Centene Corporation has given $1 million to Special Olympics Missouri toward construction of an athletic training facility expected to break ground in 2013, the company announced Thursday. The contribution from Centene Charitable Foundation is the largest gift the organization has ever received. "At Centene, we recognized the need to step up and provide significant support and I highly encourage and challenge the community to invest in this once-in-a-lifetime project that will take health, wellness and fitness opportunities for these children and adults to a level never before experienced," Centene Chief Executive Michael Neidorff stated in a news release posted to Special Olympics Missouri's website. …