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    Missouri to play Minnesota in Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day

    Missouri to play Minnesota in Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day

    Posted 4:00 PM 12/7/2014 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tigers' football team will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl after finishing the season 10-3. 

    The game will be played in Orlando, Florida on January 1, 2015 at 12 p.m.

    The Tigers finished the season 16th in the (More)

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    No. 16 Missouri falls to No. 1 Alabama in Atlanta

    No. 16 Missouri falls to No. 1 Alabama in Atlanta

    Posted 7:00 PM 12/6/2014 by Chinmay Vaidya, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    ATLANTA - The No. 16 Missouri Tigers fell to the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide 42-13 in the SEC championship game. The Tigers were within a possession until Alabama scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to roll to victory. 

    The Crimson Tide opened up the scoring with a (More)

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    Live Blog: Missouri battles Alabama in the SEC championship game

    Live Blog: Missouri battles Alabama in the SEC championship game

    Posted 2:03 PM 12/6/2014 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA- No. 16 Missouri is back in Atlanta after capturing its second consecutive SEC East title. This time, the Tigers will take on the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide in the conference championship game. Last year, Missouri lost to Auburn 59-42 and is looking to erase the sting of that loss by (More)

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    Joplin and Tuscaloosa rebuilding after 2011 tornadoes

    Posted 10:52 PM 12/5/2014 by Jay Wallis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Back in May of 2011, a catastrophic tornado struck Joplin, impacting hundreds of thousands of lives. Since then, the city has made progress towards getting back on its feet.

    Less than one month before this incident, a tornado devastated parts of Tuscaloosa. Just like (More)

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    New Atlanta Stadium to replace Georgia Dome in 2017

    Posted 8:27 PM 12/5/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ATLANTA -INTRO:The Georgia World Congress Center and the Atlanta Falcons are construct a new stadium right next door to the Georgia Dome.

    The New Atlanta Stadium will cost about $1 billion.

    Construction began back in May and officials said they expect it to be ready by 2017. (More)

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    SEC FanFare eases championship rivalries

    Posted 6:10 PM 12/5/2014 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ATLANTA - Tensions ran high as Mizzou and Alabama prepared for Saturday's game, but SEC FanFire kicked off Friday to bring the teams together.

    "The players just pour in here," The Colonnade Group President Robbie Roberton said. "It's like a sense of family."

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    Mizzou Atlanta Alumni throw SEC championship eve party

    Posted 5:45 PM 12/5/2014 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ATLANTA - Mizzou Atlanta Alumni got together Friday at the Buckhead Saloon in Atlanta for an SEC eve party.

    Atlanta Chapter President Chad Bozarth said this year's crowd increased greatly compared to last year.

    "Throughout the night, we'll probably have about 800 people walk through (More)

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    Alabama sophomore determined to not let cancer stop her

    Posted 2:48 PM 12/5/2014 by Mary Kate Burgess, KOMU 8 Mizzou Xtra Reporter

    TUSCALOOSA, AL - For Corbyn Wile, the University of Alabama isn't just her school, it's a family affair. 

    "I actually have three older sisters, and they all three came here," Wile said, with a smile.

    But there is one thing that sets her apart from her sisters: she is battling a (More)

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    MU football takes flight for Atlanta

    Posted 2:37 PM 12/5/2014 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - MU football jetted off for the SEC Championship in Atlanta from Columbia Regional Airport at just about 2:00 Friday afternoon.

    The weather caused some delays, but the flight normally is just under an (More)

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    No. 22 Oklahoma beats Missouri 82-63

    No. 22 Oklahoma beats Missouri 82-63

    Posted 11:03 AM 12/5/2014 by The Associated Press

    NORMAN, Oklahoma (AP) - Oklahoma's still scoring. Now, the Sooners are playing defense, too.

    Ryan Spangler scored a season-high 18 points to help No. 22 Oklahoma defeat Missouri 82-63 Friday night in the SEC/Big 12 challenge. Buddy Hield had 17 points and three steals and Isaiah Cousins (More)

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    Dreamland Bar-B-Que connects with community

    Posted 11:08 PM 12/4/2014 by Jay Wallis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - In Columbia, there are plenty of identifiable restuarants that are connected to the city and Mizzou. There is a restaurant in Tuscaloosa that has a unique connection to the city and the Crimson Tide.

    Dreamland Bar-B-Que embodies Tuscaloosa. It is one of Alabama's most (More)

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    Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park still attracts visitors

    Posted 7:46 PM 12/4/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ATLANTA - Nearly two decades after the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park remains a popular tourist destination. Like any major city, there's plenty of noise and chaos in Atlanta. That's why some people like to go to the park.

    "It's quiet for the most (More)

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